European Bouquet Holders

 

woodland bouquet 2, Art of Weddings, Françoise Weeks

Jaimie Bosworth Photographer

woodland bouquet 4, Art of Weddings, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photographer

Less than 2 years after I started to do woodland arrangements in 2007, I really wanted to emulate that detailed organic look for bridal bouquets. I needed a holder with a thin oasis base of about 8″ in diameter. I looked everywhere, but could not find what I wanted. Determined to figure it out, I came up with a system, using a straight handle bouquet holder (I cut down the amount of oasis significantly), two 8″ metal  wreath frames, oasis and small zipties. It was a bit time consuming to prepare this, but it worked like a charm.

woodland bouquet holder how to,  Françoise Weeks

Woodland bouquet made in the ‘home made’ bouquet holder

woodland bridal bouquet with piano roses, Timberline Lodge, Françoise Weeks

Foto Vitae

I was absolutely thrilled when in 2011 Oasis created  round and square ‘European bouquet holders’. The round ones (which definitely are more popular) are the exact same size as the ones I had put together, except that the oasis is a bit thicker. Needless to say, I don’t spend time making my own anymore. Most students who come to the workshops have not used these holders, but everyone absolutely loves them. They are so versatile and so many styles of bouquets, including cascading ones, can be made with these.

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burgundy and butter yellow bouquet, Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo

white and purple bridal bouquet Françoise Weeks

white and purple bridal bouquet, Françoise Weeks

autumnal woodland bouquet, Françoise Weeks

autumnal woodland bouquet  Françoise Weeks

textured bridal bouquet with orchids, Françoise Weeks

textured bridal bouquet with orchids 2,Françoise Weeks

Bouquets from students:

woodland bouquet, design Autumn Keller, workshop February 2013, Françoise Weeks

woodland bouquet , design Autumn Keller, workshop February 2013, Françoise Weeks

design by Autumn Keller

woodland bouquet, design Susan Mcleary, wedding workshop Oct 2013, Françoise Weeks

woodland bouquet back, design Susan Mcleary, wedding workshop Oct 2013, Françoise Weeks

design by Susan McLeary

Holly's woodland bouquet, workshop February 2013, Françoise Weeks

design by Holly Chapple

 

 

One Comment on “European Bouquet Holders”

  • Jayne Scott November 22nd, 2013 4:22 pm

    Hello from Appling, Ga.! Such rare, exquisite, creations! Exceptional design! What a delight to see!

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