DIY Silk Flower Bridesmaid Bouquets
I had talked about the fact I was doing fake flowers at the beginning of my blogging, but that was kind of all I talked about. I had decided that I was going to do them myself and make all the bouquets. I bought the majority of my fake flowers from Hobby Lobby. I knew that I wanted blues and dark purples in all of the bridesmaids’ bouquets, and some other colors in mine. I wasn’t too concerned about trying to make the flowers look real—silk flowers are beautiful as they are, and I didn’t want to worry about trying to fool people into thinking they were real.
Each bridesmaid bouquet ended up being slightly different, and that was mostly because I bought them two at a time and forgot what I had decided on and just went with that I had. I worked with a light blue base, and then added purple and dark blue flowers. Having the light blue flowers be my base was smart, as it gave me a place to start each bouquet. I’d just wrap three or four light blue flowers into a small bouquet, and then place the other flowers around it till I was happy.
What I discovered is that taking flowers from just a bunch of individual flowers and making them into bouquets is HARD WORK. I found a new respect for those who are professional florists because I ended up taking every single one of my bouquets apart and redoing them! Getting colors even, and fluffiness even, and the bouquets to all be round-ish without any blank spaces is hard! It’s an art form that I now respect a thousand times more. I was so proud of my first one, before I asked anyone who wasn’t me about it, and they all had to break it to me that it actually kind of sucked. But I got better at making them, and I ended up being super happy with how they all turned out.
All photos personal, unless stated / My first version, which was sad and uneven.