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Diy Bouquet Ideas – Ribbon & Wire Wrap

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Hey Everyone,

I’ve have a couple of lovely compliments on my DW flowers so I decided to add a new thread to share the details with you.

The resort had sent many, many, pictures of all sorts of flowers (from previous weddings) to give me ideas but none seemed to have the pizzazz that I was looking for. I found some great inspiration online when trying to decide on what kinds of flowers, colours, and shapes I wanted for my bouquet to match our style, attire, and décor. This is the picture that started it all:

Wire Wrap Inspiration

Once I saw the colourful wire-wrap on the stems I knew, I HAD TO HAVE IT!

I figured this was pretty unique and of all places Cuba would probably not have anything like this so I searched eBay.ca and bough my own Aluminum Jewelry Wire, in our wedding colours, in 15 Gauge. Here is the link to the item I bought: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-1Roll-12-15-18Gauge-1-0-1-5-2-0mm-Aluminum-Jewelry-Wrap-Craft-Wire-12Color-/400568137637?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item5d43b8b7a5

I also bought wide (6inch) black satin ribbon to wrap the stems with before, so the colour would pop.

I was planning on adding the ribbons and wire wrap after delivery from the florist, as a DIY, but the wedding coordinator said that the florist would have no problem doing it all for me and I think they did a pretty great job. 

As part of my wedding package with the resort, the following flowers were included: one bouquet, one boutonnière, and one centerpiece arrangement. Due to some issues with the Varadero florist (full details to come later in my resort review) none of our flowers of choice or colour were available (and we were not being that picky, honest). They had 4 types of flowers plus baby’s breath, all were white and pink. We used 3 of the types of flowers (the other were white chrysanthemums aka ‘funeral flowers’ as per the wedding coordinator). We didn’t particularly like any of the flowers as a centerpiece so instead i asked that they make a smaller bouquet to toss, they did this no problem. Since they had nothing available in blue and I desperately wanted to tie in our other wedding colour we added in loops of blue gauze ribbon to the bouquets and used it on the boutonnière as well. I’m so happy I brought what was left from our wedding favors with me ‘Just in case’, it turned out PERFECT!

Here are some pictures of our flowers:

Bouquet with blue ribbon

Jazzed up Bouquet

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Sand Ceremony


Beach Photo Shoot


Lessons learned: be flexible, be creative, and pack EVERYTHING you can think of that you might need! 

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I think I said it before... lol but I'll say it again. I absolutely LOVE your flowers!! They turned out beautifully!!!  Thanks so much for the DIY info! I'm going to look into it. Did you do the curls yourself, or did the florist help with that?

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Thank you :)


I was soo happy with how they turned out, especially since I had no idea how they would turn out as they ran out of flowers.


The florist took all of my supplies and did everything for me, the loops of blue ribbon stuffed into the bouquet as well as all of the wire wrapping. Thankfully everything was ready for me when they were delivered since they came less than an hour before the ceremony and in hindsight there was no way I would have had time to do it myself (maybe a family member could have though).

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Your flowers are awesome!  My mom is making all of our flower needs.  The resorts out there are so expensive for flowers and this way I can keep my bouquet from the wedding :)

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I also did a DIY bridal brooch bouquet! Something I can keep forever and pass down one day! All the jewellery came from people close to me, so it really means something; since not everyone is around today to see me get married I'll still have a piece of them with me





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Especially since I really don't like flowers



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