A ribbon bridal bouquet can be a wonderful choice for the crafty bride looking to make something unusual and stunning for her wedding.
If you are looking for an alternative to the fresh flower bouquet or the silk flower bouquet, then this is an excellent alternative.
Ribbon flowers and accents need not only be used for your bridal bouquet, but they can also be used for decoration such as at your wedding reception, pew bows at the church, for your unity candle, and even nice accents on accessories such as garters, shoes and purses.
I highly recommend a lot of practice and give yourself a lot of time to work on projects. There are some basic supplies you will need on hand to make your ribbon bridal bouquet. These include:
Add to all these you need to find the right ribbons to work with. You will be working predominantly with wire-edge ribbons, of which, there are two kinds.
Woven wire-edge ribbon where the wire is woven in as part of the construction of the ribbon. This kind of ribbon makes a wonderful loopy bow or it can be turned into beautiful flowers for corsages, headpieces and other decorative items.
Merrow-edge ribbon where the wire is stitched to the ribon by a serging process. This process give the ribbon a distinctive "heavier" edge which makes this type of ribbon suitable for floral arrangements such as centerpieces, decorative wreaths and pew bows.
The best resource that I have found and highly recommend if you would like more information on making a ribbon bridal bouquet is this wonderful book you can order from Amazon...
It has really great projects for ribbon flowers that go beyond the bridal bouquet with step by step instructions on how to construct all the different types of ribbon flowers including the rolled petal rose, camelia, fancy rose, pulled or gathered rose, cabbage rose, folded rose, trillium, orchid and calla lily.
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