Autumn Wedding Bouquet

Roses are always the star in wedding bouquets - or any bouquet, for that matter! - and garden roses are even more so. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne creates a natural armature and designs a luscious autumnal-hued bridal bouquet with stunning roses from GardenRosesDirect.com. Enjoy!

Video Transcription 


On trend with autumn garden roses, it's easy when you turn to our friends at GardenRosesDirect.com. They have so many fabulous colors to choose from. Let me show you how to create this beautiful bouquet. 


The star of the bouquet, the two GardenRosesDirect.com roses. Oh my gosh. Golden Mustard, that intense color, absolutely beautiful. And then softer little more pastel, but with that autumn vibe. The Caramel Antique, the mechanics, it took standard curly willow that's very pliable, and then just wound it into an armature to have a very natural, organic feel to the finished bouquet. 


For foliage, a little bit of grevillea. It has that beautiful brown and green, contrasts so well. Breaking it down, I don't want it to be quite so large. Pulling off a few, and a secret, the leaves will dry beautifully so you can use them as individual leaves as well. Then adjusting, looking at what I've got here. Maybe one more, pulling it down a bit and then weaving it through, letting it come out horizontally, giving a little bit of size to the bouquet. Repeating that, maybe a little bit coming through the center, and then a single hydrangea. This will help separate all the blooms, then I go back and finish, creates more support to the overall armature and will brighten the bouquet. Adjusting the placement, turning as I desire. For a little bit of fun, so hanging Amaranthus will drop the eye giving movement overall to the bouquet. Then once I have the base together, I'm ready to add roses. 


Now, the stars of the show, the Caramel Antique, I remove the leaves so that I can just feed it right down in easily, and repeating it, putting them at different levels so that it creates interest a little bit, face different directions. Then the Golden Mustard, weaving it in, thinking about the facing. Where's the front of the bouquet? Obviously with the Amaranthus. Maybe doing two and then repeating, continuing to add, feeding it through. And you can see, the armature allowed you to spread them out easily so that their faces are beautiful and controlled, but yet extended in a more horizontal manner. As you work, take a look at it in the front of the mirror so you can see what the person's going to be seeing from the front in the photographs. That's how you make sure your positioning is perfect. 


As you finish, again, look from the front and then tuck in your final blooms. Maybe another rose down very low tucked in, maybe another coming up a little bit higher. Finding the perfect hole and feeding it in, you can pull from the bottom. Then if you want, go back with Oasis floral cold glue and tuck in additional leaves right where you might want them, just a bit of glue tucked in. Final roses, making sure that all your spots are full the way you want them to be, then using bind wire, tie it together securely and shorten your stems. 


The recipe, I started with the roses from GardenRosesDirect.com. I used six of the Caramel Antike and six of the Golden Mustard. Paired, they are the essence of autumn. Then I added two stems of hanging Amaranthus, the grevillea leaves, one hydrangea tucked down below, and the curly willow base to support everything. 


Weddings have become almost year around. They certainly are strong all through the autumn season, and I think you're going to see that continue in the years ahead. For more creative inspiration, check out our website, Flower School .com. If you have questions, you can reach us through there. And of course, now it is your turn. Gather your favorite autumn roses, add in autumn treasures and create a okay. Be sure to take a picture, post it on social media and hashtag Floral Design Institute. That way, we all can see what you do as you do something you love.

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