Fall weddings deserve special flowers. Let your fall wedding bouquet and the flowers of the bridal party reflect the bounty of the season and of your love.
DIY Wedding Bouquet and Boutonniere Ideas for a Fall Wedding
By Marty Ross
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- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® Serrated Hardware Shears (8")
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Lots of fresh flowers
Wedding flowers – specifically the bridal bouquet – can be a pricey line item on your wedding budget. However with a much smaller investment at your local grower plus a few Fiskars pruning tools, you can create your own bouquets and boutonnieres for your whole bridal party. Not only will it help you save a ton of money, but you will be proud of your own contribution to your special day. Florists call the bridal party’s flowers “personal flowers,” and these are the most important flowers of the day. Choose flowers that reflect your wedding colors. Harvest-season colors with just a touch of pink are both bold and romantic. The flowers themselves will give you lots of wedding bouquet ideas.
If you’re planning to buy from a local grower, it’s a good idea to place an order in advance, and to buy more than you think you’ll need. Plan to pick up your blooms two days before the wedding, and make your bouquets the day before the ceremony.
Sunflower Wedding Bouquet
1. With the Fiskars PowerGear2™ Pruners cut the long stems of the sunflowers. The pruners’ non-stick blade cuts through tough stems easily without hurting your hands. Start by cutting about one-third off the end of each stem. The cuts will look as neatly tailored as your wedding dress.
2. Add other blooms you like. For this bouquet, we chose pink garden zinnias, a wispy black basil, dill flowers, black-eyed susans and black carrot blooms — all perfect for the season.
3. Make the bouquet in your hand, or in a tall vase. Use three or five sunflowers: an odd number of stems look better than an even number. Add other blooms and foliage so they show both above and below the sunflowers. You can stand in front of a mirror with the bouquet in your hands to see how the flowers look as the bouquet takes shape.
4. Tie a piece of ribbon tightly around your bouquet, just under the flowers. Use the PowerGear2™ Pruners to snip off any unsightly stubs.
5. The Amplify® Serrated Hardware Shears are a great tool for this project as a whole. They are sharp enough to cut ribbon neatly, but strong enough to snip through light-gauge wire.
6. After you tie the bouquet with a piece of ribbon (or use floral tape) to hold it together while you work, wrap it tightly with wide gold ribbon, extending six or eight inches down the stems.
7. Secure the ribbon with corsage pins. Push the pins up into the stems, not straight through. Then tie a frilly pink-and-purple bow at the top of the gold ribbon, just under the flowers.
Bridesmaids’ bouquets should have the same color scheme and some of the same flowers as the bride’s bouquet, but these bouquets can be much smaller, light-hearted and whimsical. Our bouquets are made with six black-eyed susans, two pink zinnias, and a wispy wand or two of black basil. They’re fragrant and fun and bound together with pretty pink ribbon and a shimmering gesture of gold gauze.
Boutonnieres are the tiniest bouquets of the day. Black-eyed susans, green-eyed susans, and a small accent of basil or black carrot will pick up the theme of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets. Remember, they don’t all have to be exactly alike.
1. Make boutonnieres against the backing of a leaf. We used the dark foliage of smoke bush, but you could use an oak leaf as the substantial base for a boutonniere.
2. Wrap the small stems together with floral tape, and then cover the tape with ribbon.
3. Add a jaunty tiny bow in a contrasting color and a corsage pin.
As you make all these bouquets you’ll enjoy working with the Softouch® Micro-Tip® Pruning Snip to snip off unruly leaves and to groom along stems. These tiny, super-sharp snippers are as accurate as tweezers, so you can perfect your wedding party’s personal flowers before they are photographed — again and again — on a day you’ll always remember.
Visit our DIY Wedding page for more inspiration on how to create your own one of a kind wedding.