Video: How to Make a Simple yet Stunning Floral Arrangement for Bride and Groom Chairs
In this excerpt from the Team Flower Centerpieces and Reception class, I demonstrate one of four different styles of floral chair decor. This design is similar to making a corsage and is perfect for the back of the bride and groom chairs at their reception. It’s so simple—you just may be inspired to surprise your next client with a little something extra!
Begin with the seastar fern to create your backing, and add a few pieces of the gardenia foliage to create a little bundle. Next, add in pieris for stability in front and behind. Your chamomile can be inserted next and will be used as a sort of “pillow” for your focal flower. Add the ivy for a bit of shape! when you’ve created a small bunch out of these materials, bind them together with stem tape before adding the rose. Next, you’ll wire the rose (for a tutorial on how to do this, click here). Then, place your greenery bundle on the chair where you’d like to attach and affix using the wire from the rose. Finish it off with a couple of small pieces of pieris greenery to cover the wire.
This chair design is something that can be easily put together on site. When doing so, be sure to make the bundle in proportion to the chair.
If your chamomile is looking a little flimsy, it probably isn’t well hydrated, so don’t add it in! Instead, use a spray rose or something with a hardier stem.
Be sure you spray the rose with Crowning Glory to contain the moisture so the flower does even better out of water.
Choose a focal flower that can be wired. That way, you can easily attach the bunch to the chair.