What can a bride carry instead of flowers?
Mason Jar. When it comes to wedding décor, mason jars are perfect for just about everything: favors, signature drinks, centerpieces, and even an alternative to the traditional bouquet.
Why brides carry a bouquet?
“The practice of brides carrying bouquets dates to antiquity,” Owens tells us. “Ancient Greeks and Romans, even Egyptians, carried fragrant herbs and spices to ward off bad luck during weddings.” The flowers symbolized a new beginning and brought hopes of fertility, happiness, and fidelity.
What do flowers symbolize in weddings?
While flowers with a love connection, like roses and carnations, are popular, there are many other meaningful traits like new beginnings (daffodil), faith (iris), and perseverance (hydrangea) to consider. While a red rose symbolizes passion, a white rose means purity, and a pink one signifies joy and admiration.
What do you need to make a brooch bouquet?
To make a brooch bouquet, you will need: 30 to 60 brooches (or jewelry pieces- clip-on earrings, pendants, strands of pearls), silk flowers of your choice (hydrangeas work best), floral wire (22 gauge or larger), floral tape, wire cutters, scissors, hot-glue gun, finishing ribbon (satin, burlap, linen, silk), gold /silver paint and a small
Why do you need a brooch for a wedding?
Brooch bouquets can make your special day everlasting. These bouquets can be kept for years to come as a reminder of the love you share. And since this is your special bouquet, heirloom and family pieces can be incorporated into the finished product as a reminder of those who are there to support you every step of the way.
How do you make a brooch from silk flowers?
Pull all of the leaves off of the stems of the silk flowers. Where the leaves were, cut off the plastic nubs that come off of the stem. Once all the greenery is gone, cut the flowers to create the handle of the bouquet; leave at least 6 to 8 inches from the base of the flowers to where you cut.
What kind of flowers do you use for a brooch?
Silk hydrangeas are easiest to use because they make a solid crown for the brooches to sit on. When the arrangement is set, wrap the stems with floral tape starting from the top, closest to the flowers. Wrap downward, overlapping the tape each time you wrap around the stem until you make it to the bottom.