Not Your Average Bouquet: A Very Veggie Arrangement

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Flowers are fab, but as evidenced by our previous butterfly bouquet post, we are all about adding an unexpected twist! Once we caught a glimpse of the gorgeous arrangement in our current wedding campaign, we knew what we had to do…

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The secret ingredient in today’s DIY? Veggies! Aside from being nutritious and delicious, vegetables also add unexpectedly lovely texture, color, and a real wow-factor to any standard bouquet. We opted to use a mix of colorful blossoms with a wildflower feel, simple ribbon, and a few choice pieces of produce in ours.

Ready to whip up your own? Check out the how-to below!

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What You’ll Need:
Flowers
Carrots (with leaves attached)
Radishes
Salad savoy
Artichoke
Ribbon
Scissors
Floral wire

Step One

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Begin by tying the long leaves of your carrots together, leaving them fully intact — they’ll create a graceful, trailing look to your bouquet. Group tall, sturdy-stemmed flowers together at the back, creating a sort of ‘cradle’ for your carrot bunch. This will help support them and keep them upright! Tie the flowers and carrots all together with another ribbon.

Step Two

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Now, begin adding in your more delicate flowers, placing them on both sides of the bouquet to create an even, full look, and tucking their stems into the tightly tied ribbon. If their stems are much longer than the carrot leaves, you’ll want to trim them down so they don’t stick out too much!

Step Three

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Pull some of the outer leaves of the salad savoy off (they tend to wilt and droop rather quickly!). Next, place the savoy at the front of the bouquet for maximum impact. Secure it by weaving the floral wire through a few of the savoy’s leaves, then twisting it tightly together at the back of the bouquet. Trim any long pieces of the wire at the back.

Step Four

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Grab a group of radishes (we suggest three), and use a long piece of floral wire to bunch them together at their stems, then loop that wire around to the back of the bouquet and twist to secure, just like you did for the savoy. Add in a sprig of flowers at the front for an extra pop of color if you please!

Step Five

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Slip another long piece of floral wire around the base of your artichoke, sliding it beneath the bottom row or two of leaves, then twisting to secure at the back of the arrangement. Once again, trim any long, loose ends. Next, wrap the entire base of the bouquet several times with your ribbon, being careful to cover the savoy stems, and wire twists at the back. Finish by tying it tightly.

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And you’re done! Admire your handiwork. We can totally see a barefoot bride carrying this down the aisle at a bohemian dream wedding.

+What type of offbeat-and-beautiful bouquet are you dreaming of DIY-ing?

 

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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