It’s probably a bit cheesy, but I love weddings, I really do. And this past weekend, I got to be a part of a very special one. Two good friends of mine, after eight years, finally tied the knot in a beautiful, non-traditional ceremony.
There were no maids of honour, no groomsmen, and certainly no garter toss. Two souls were bound in blessings and love by their family, friends (and, yes, the legal stuff too). I was asked to make a succulent floral crown for the bride, which I did happily.
And she looked lovely.
Here’s a little step by step so you can do the same.
I found a great tutorial on Pinterest, which I adapted slightly.
You will need
- Thin floral wire
- Thick floral wire
- Baby succulents
- Baby’s breath and other flowers
- Wire cutters
- Floral tape (this is not thaaat important)
- Take the thick wire, and cut double the size of the head in question. Twist together to form a head-sized oval.
2. Cut parts of the thin wire, and stick into the stem of the baby rock roses.
3. Fold the wire, and, very gently, twirl the end of the wire around the succulent stem to keep it extra secure. The succulents bruise easily and the stem can be destroyed easily and accidentally – so be careful!
4. Now twist the wire around the base of the crown.
5. Keep doing this gently by placing your succulents in strategic places, and tuck in and trim your flowers as you go.
6. Don’t forget to drink champagne as you go…
7. Keep going until the crown is about 3/4 full, and end it with flowers so it almost tapers off.
And you’re done!