Updated: Oct 1, 2021
I knew from the moment we started planning the wedding that I wanted to make my own bouquet, I love real flowers, but craft is such a big part of my life, so I wanted a big project to show off! I love making paper flowers with my machine, so knew that was going to be a big part of it.
I also love the idea of being able to keep a paper flower bouquet forever, and not needing to preserve it.
I also knew that pinks and purple and holographic had to feature, so started by pulling out my cardstock stash and grabbing any cardstock that caught my eye. I mainly used plain cardstock and ombre cardstock from Hobbycraft alongside glitter and holographic cardstock from Craft label.
I used this project https://design.cricut.com/landing/project-detail/6058c10f751cad1544142161 in Cricut Design Space as the groundwork for my bouquet, then added more rolled flowers from the flower shoppe image set. I love how easy it is to roll up the flowers and glue them together.
I started making the individual flowers and adding them to thin wire. I then purchased a bouquet handle from amazon that had a ball of oasis attached to it, which meant the flowers could be easily fed into the oasis to create the shape of the bouquet.
My mum helped me make up the bouquet, following my very exact instructions that it had to be wild and beefy! haha. I knew I didn't want it to look too round and perfect, more like the wildflower style bouquets.
I of course had to add an Emma Jewell touch, so added disco balls, stars, moons and rhinestone sprays.
We added three fans to the back of the bouquet to give it height at the back. Then added holographic leaves made from Cricut party foil to the bottom as well as some tissue paper tassel (actually stolen from a tassel garland I've had in the craft room for years)!
Apart from one pack of extra card, the bouquet base, pink ribbon and the rhinestone sprays, everything else was from my craft room, so cost me less than £20 to make.
I made my bridesmaids smaller versions for their bouquets, I wrapped each of the flower stems in silver glitter tape and the sticks for the disco balls in pink ribbon.
I'm so pleased with how they turned out, and loved making something that was such a big part of my outfit and day!