Marloes wedding bouquet1) Where/ When to buy flowers?
Two days before the wedding took place I bought the flowers at the Aalsmeers flower auction market.
2) How to treat them?
Placed the flowers in clean buckets, removed the leaves ( no leaves in the water to avoid bacteria grow) Wrapped the flowers in newspapers to help them water uptake. Placed them in a cool dark room for few hours.
3) How to start making the waterfall bouquet ?
Clean table and day light is essential for me. And a big mirror to check the waterfall bouquet outline from different view point. Clean the stems, remove the leaves till the binding point. Massage and trim the materials in a natural waterfall shape. Place layer over layer like a real waterfall.
4) How to bind the bouquet- rope/tape?
Spiral technique has one binding point – I used natural rope. Clear tape is also a good option to fix the binding point.
5) How to use ribbon – pins?
The handle I covert with ribbon – same color as her wedding dress and fixed it with 3 pins.
6) How width the ribbon handle should be?
The handle should be the size of the brides hand, in case she wear gloves – that should not become dirty.
7) How to keep the flowers fresh one day?
This is a hand tied bouquet what can be placed in water during the day, and I used special coating spray to keep the bouquet fresh for one day.
8) How to take a photo?
After finishing I always taking photos – very important for my own record – using daylight and one color background. And I asked Marloes if she can send me some professional photos that I can use on my SNS. Lucky 🍀 she did send me!!!