Finished & Wrapped Bouquet


Create Wedding Flower Centerpieces and Bouquets


Lesson Info

Finished & Wrapped Bouquet

So are you going to tie it up now and yeah should ask someone's help teo hold it while I tie it yes can we get a volunteer here? I will hold your flowers if you want to help her all right or where I can hold it if you guys with tired for me here you go we're having a ceremony definitely hold it very so I'll hold it if you would please um just yes, sure. So walk us through the wrapping process and not not at all I mean, I could make it more complicated by making but I just I did the whole floral tape thing you know tape it all the way do this do that that's perfect then you could just be a little bit little bit no tighter a little bit tighter. Yes, just like that we won another one around that's pretty good, actually, thank you. You're welcome, eh? So I started that just tying it once to get everything in place was going to make it easy, make my life easy. And then, um then you could put some full floral tape around the stems to kind of get him a little bit less all over the place and e...

asier to hold and make your the actual stem tighter on dh thinner so then I'm going to go ahead and take my floral tape and wrap it you don't want to wrap it too much because you don't want a floral tape to really show I don't I don't like it that way anyway and then there's, there are two ways that I approached the whole rapping thing if I'm going to use a ribbon, then I, um, I'll wrap it a little bit more, just sicker, but if I'm not going to use the ribbon or if my room is going to be very thin, then I'm just not going to wrap it very much at all. I'm going to make it make a very thin area, I'll show you, but for this one, I'm going to wrap it. Maybe about an inch on the stems or maybe two inches, two inches would be good and this is in a separate area from the twine. Yes, it could go over the twine. It can go over. Yes, that's. Fine. It is the twine. You just have one. Not on that. Yeah, it's just to hold my bouquet and place for me so that I can go ahead and maneuver easier with my tape. How the students doing e over wine? Actually, you know poppy hill says, you know, to keep a while, the wilder look you can't tie it all the way down correct when you finish the flowers get exactly what I'm saying I don't I don't like to tie it all the way down because I don't wanna have to number one he was too much ribbon to covered with and also I like this stems because it's that which gives it that organic look that you can see the stems and that's not to say that a beautiful ribbon is not great which I will use but there's two ways you could do it you could understate the revenge or you could really just go all out with the ribbon but that just depends on what your bride ones on your own personal style was there a rule of thumb about how long the stem should be after you've completed the bouquet um I like them not too long and not to shore and I'll show you how in just a minute once I'm done wrapping is taking over and I had another florist gave me a tip one time and she said that if to cut ribbon that you should always have a separate pair of scissors you only use for ribbon yeah that keeps the exactly and I thought that was a great test a great tip and that's very true and I I found that fabric scissors actually worked the best to you they're not really that expensive but they are different than regular scissors yeah that sound that magli makes it so much easier and so much prettier so much more finished so the way I did this is I'm definitely not going all the way it's about an inch little inch and a half with that and then I'm looking at this and thinking well you know I wouldn't just about this much off of my I don't want to lie I don't like stamps too long so I'm gonna cut it yeah questions about stem thing exposed because they could get look up address you haven't seen that is that something that you don't have anything that I have had to worry about because I guess I haven't used anything that stains maybe if you're using like I would never for example use think berries you know what inquiries are I would not use those in a bride's bouquet because if they if one of those one of those berries pop what's going to happen it's going to be terrible on the dress so I don't use usually I don't use anything that's going to s so I I look at I mean it's really straight for what I look at this in the mirror and I think you know I really like the the way this looks I like the length fine now I will there's two ways again that I approached this either I will go ahead on put just one very simple um ribbon around it like this and this covers my um it covers my green tape which I don't want it once scene after all and then over this I will put a couple of pretty complimenting um I'll make a couple of bows with different color ribbons or if you don't care about bows and ribbons so much you can just keep it like this on the way I secure this is first I have to cut this yeah um do you need a tail on it or you not know too okay just like that sold me by a tale o just like excess know thatyou could not it oh no I don't not it because I'm gonna use um these pins and I try to cover the part that I cut by folding my ribbon so I head where I had just cut with that folded piece and I'm going to put one pen on top and another in the bottom and doesn't have to look perfect get it out in the front or the back in the back yes so the placement of the pin doesn't necessarily matter as much no and I kind of like this uh ribbon a little bunch e because um you know it it gives it that natural look it goes along with my whole style and then if I want to dress it up a little bit I'll use ribbons like this this I think this is a really pretty one it matches my um my palate quite well I'll go ahead and wrap this around it and now in terms of coordinating ribbon too the bride's dick or what what I personally did as I had remnants from the alterations in my dress uh and so we ended up using that where do you get your direction for that? Do you just use the ribbon? Some brides are quite particular about what they want in there. You know as far as ribbon goes and um some don't care and some just want burlap I have a bride just signed with me who wants burlap so, um it depends on your personal the bride's personal preference really? Um now if I can have somebody hold this again for me so I can um thank you kate look really nice with that, ok uh every girl deserves a flower now are you tying up uh on top of the ribbon there? Yes. Yes. Very close to the body basically the top of the yes, the very top of that original ribbon and that's it. I mean, I don't do anything special to it just a simple bow and let's say that the ribbon gets a little brinkley do you do then steam it or yeah, you can do that for sure I like that this is long like this look, if you don't like it, you can cut it more but this is something that I like and since it's mine okay I can do what I want with e I love the teamwork that we have here with students helping each other out and tying things up that looks great this is where a night with the girls comes in yeah, absolutely you need some health is a great thing you could do with some friends so any principle you need help yeah come to they walk around with I would anybody like to hold my bouquet while I walk around? Absolutely I think chris would I like to think this is heavy and it has a very strong below the boat yes yes so it should be higher show somebody a little bit higher and let's see yeah that's good. I like how you created your senator he here too I like that you put this in the middle because it brings back there at the scene yeah and then you got there you go. You are the stems. Is that a good amount below? I like it it's about the same as mine. I might cut it a little bit more just a little maybe like this much. Okay, you need help but it's the only thing I might have done has kept the stems a little bit longer that's fine. I mean, it has to do with your personal preference really? So let me see it turned around and keep it a little bit longer because you can always hate got exactly keeping the longer is good and also it gives you the ability to put it in water easy without your, uh we've been getting wet another thing I could say about actually that I forgot to mention I'm glad it was brought up I don't put the ribbon until the very last moment that I I'm going to take it to the bride so until then if I'm making out the night before it's going to be on and just with a twine or the tape inside water and that you don't want exactly yes yeah can't we love to hear your thoughts as you go around to what do what do you see what extent totally esso I love how this is I would have added a little bit more the silent up here just for some some of the jingles of the silence of top but I think it's great you're a pro yeah, you have done that here which is great with the silent and I love the use of kind of how you dispersed all of it I said, oh yeah you did do that but it's hiding yeah but he was a little bit more of you know, just the green in between but it's lovely think beautiful here are also very nice yeah, I would have used a little bit more silent up here, just to kind of make it all flow with the rest of it, but otherwise it's beautiful. Is this all one branch you look so pretty? Yeah, it was it, sure, fresh cut it, yeah, no, no it's, really beautiful, great job on your you got your thing going over there. Very pretty, you're driven, and here I would have also over here I would use whatever he was, a little bit more of these in the back. Um, otherwise it's beautiful. You ladies are awesome. I love it. Could teacher, yeah, great job.

Class Description

Memorable weddings are all about the details - from the shy flower girl to the spirited bouquet toss. Flowers are our way of symbolizing the living, budding love of a couple. Join renowned florist Kiana Underwood for a 2-day course dedicated to teaching you how to turn a simple floral design into a work of art.

During this hands-on event, Kiana will cover every aspect of designing and creating gorgeous bridal and attendant bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and wedding flower centerpieces. You’ll explore what makes a cohesive floral design as Kiana guides you through methods of pairing flowers based on color, style, scent, and even significance. Kiana will cover ways to gain inspiration for new arrangements from the colors, seasons, and locally-available flowers all around you. You’ll also learn about incorporating unexpected elements and home garden-sourced flowers in your designs. The lush, organic arrangements you learn to create in this workshop will be as unique and stylish as the couple they celebrate.



I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Instructions were clear and Kiana's work was beautiful. She gave excellent tips to simplify bouquet assembly. Based on this course, I created the bouquets for my daughter's wedding and they were a huge success.