Are you looking for something a bit different for your wedding day? Something that shows how trendy, fun-loving and interesting you are, without being tacky? Well instead of using a normal every-day boring bouquet of flowers, why not make yourself a bouquet made of fruit?
Yes thats right I said fruit!
Now you're probably thinking that a fruit bouquet would be interesting, but that it might not be quite the look you want for your wedding. In fact, maybe you're thinking a fruit bouquet would just look plain ridiculous!
Well, I think you'll be surprised how good a fruit bouquet can actually look. If you keep the bouquet small and prepare the bouquet carefully, you can have a really great looking wedding bouquet that will definitely be a talking point amongst your family and friends afterwards.
The trick is to not overload the bouquet with too much fruit. If you add too much fruit, it will start to look tacky, and you'll have trouble carrying the bouquet down the aisle!
So what fruit do you use in a fruit bouquet?
I suggest using a variety of small fruits like:
One thing to be aware of when chosing your fruit, is that some fruits (like strawberries), will stain if you are not careful. Just wrap them in cellophane, and you won't have to worry about everything getting stained.
- Small apples
- Kiwi fruit
Make sure you use small pieces of fruit. This will allow you to make a fairly decent sized bouquet, without having to worry about your arm dropping off when you're carrying it!
Once you've chosen your fruit, you need to wire the fruit into the bouquet. You will need to use heavy gauge wire, which you can get from your local flower shop.
You can either put the wires straight through the fruit and then tape the wires, or you can wrap the fruit in cellophone first, and then wire and tape.
The next thing to do is add some leaves to the bouquet. I like to use big leaves, as they make it look like the fruit is hiding in the leaves. This make the fruit bouquet more subtle, and stops it from looking like a fruit basket.
You can also cut a bunch of leaves off a fruit tree and wire the fruit amongst the leaves. Make sure the branch is fairly straight. This will allow you to tape the branch, and will add a more bridal look to the bouquet.
Finally, place some ribbon bows near the leaves, to soften the fruit bouquet, and to add some elegance.
As you can see, it isn't too hard to make a fruit bouquet, and it's definitely something you should consider if you want something a little more interesting than a regular flower bouquet for your wedding. And there's the added advantage, that if you get hungry later, you've got something handy to eat!