Wedding Bouquet – How to Finish the Greenery and Tie the Stems Together

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Master Floral Designer Margaret Flis demonstrates how to finish the greenery and tie the stems together.

    Margaret Flis

    <span>Margaret Flis is owner and floral designer of Gathered Stems, a unique and charming flower shop in McLean, Va. She has been in the floral industry for 19 years creating hundreds of original designs for weddings, parties, and other special events. Originally from Maine, her designs reflect her love of nature and her idyllic style. She often uses fruits, rocks, mosses, and dried materials along with fresh flowers to communicate an individual feeling in every arrangement. She uses a hands-on approach to create custom designs for the home, and provides every client with personal attention.</span>

    Okay! I am Margaret Flis from Gathered Stems, and we are back with finishing off your wedding bouquet. We have already prepared all our greenery, the last greenery that we are going to add is the Salal or lemon leaf. This is going to make a nice collar around the outside of your bouquet. It is going to finish it off nicely, so when you look at it from the side, it is got a definition of varied ends. So go around, it does not have to be a perfect collar and just comes down, just adds some nice greenery around the outside. Okay, Im going to take a wax string and tie up the bouquet. It doesnt need to be very tight because once you tie it off you might still want to move some things around, so give yourself a little bit of room top play with. Leave a long piece of string on the outside and take your string thats attached to the wire roll, bring it around and go around several times. Okay.

    Go ahead and cut the wax string there, and tie it off. Okay, no that you have it tied off, you will be able to set it down. So go ahead and set it with the top of the bouquet kind of hanging off the table, but not enough, so little fall, leave that sitting right there. The last thing we are going to do is add the ribbon.