I had a lot of questions about the flowers I did for the Santa Barbara Bridal Expo ... Believe me, it was so simple. And you could easily replicate this concept for your own event! Here is a little pictorial how-to ...
Materials you'll need:
Tall Vase (I used an 18")
Black Ribbon (3" wide), or color of choice
Blue Ribbon (1/2" wide), or color of choice
Hydrangea, Three loose stems
A stem of Orchids, or any flower with stem on
Cut 2-3 pieces of black ribbon of equal length (about 1" longer than vase's diameter). Wrap around middle of vase and secure with a hot glue gun or crafting glue. Let dry. Pull thin blue ribbon around middle and tie with a bow in front.
Put the vase rocks in the bottom of your vase and fill the vase 1/3 full with water. Arrange Curly Willow in center.
Encircle the Curly Willow with the Hydrangea.
Cut the orchids off the stem, leaving about 1 1/2 - 2" of stem. Find where the Curly Willow forks and stick stem in "V" of the fork.
Cut 3" of floral wire. Wrap stem with reindeer moss and secure with green floral wire. Continue with additional orchids until you have desired look.
Step 6: Disguise seam of ribbon in back with black jewels. Use crafting glue to stick them on. Gives the effect of the back of a vintage wedding dress!
Using a funnel or baster, fill the vase the rest of the way with water to cover hydrangea stems.
Enjoy! This makes a fabulous centerpiece for an escort card table or gift table. You can also use as a centerpiece at reception tables, but it looks best if used on half and then mixed with a few low, full pieces on the other half of the tables.