Monday, 21 January 2013

How to make an aqua packed bouquet

I was asked about how to make an aqua packed bouquet. I made these diagrams when I was a student on the city and guilds course:

Cut two rectangles of cellophane. The rectangles should be slightly larger than the pieces of tissue paper. Cut a square of cellophane.

Take one piece of cellophane and lay a piece of the tissue paper on top. Fold the cellophane as shown (point to middle of short side) and wrap around the bouquet.


Turn the bouquet round and repeat with the other piece of cellophane and tissue paper.  

Secure the cellophane/tissue paper just above the tie point with sellotape. 

Now lay the bouquet on the square of cellophane and bunch up the cellophane to the tie point. Secure with sellotape. 

Finish the design with a ribbon. 

Carefully pour water over the middle of bouquet until the water reaches approximately 2 inches.

Royal Scots club wedding

Avalanche rose and white thistle hand-tie bouquets. 
Pale pink rose, pink bouvardia and purple eustoma aqua packed gift bouquets.
Pink eustoma and spray rose corsages mounted on a eucalyptus leaf. 
White hydrangea and beargrass fish bowl table centres.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Quirky little love birds

I received an order for some quirky love birds and a garland. They were to top a wedding cake. The male bird was to wear a royal blue tie and the girly love bird a french lace veil. The bride was going to have an array of cakes on cake stands.