A wedding wreath is not only an exquisite decoration of the bride's hairstyle, symbolizing her purity, innocence and purity. According to ancient Slavic traditions, a wreath woven by the hands of a bride is a powerful talisman for marriage and a nascent family.
In modern wedding ceremonies, there are more and more echoes of ancient rituals, and making a homemade wreath of flowers and leaves is one such example. In Russia, the wedding was completed by removing the veil from the bride's head and putting on a wreath, which the girl wove with her own hands. To make a wreath, you do not need specialized skills and knowledge of complex techniques, it is enough to show a little imagination and choose flowers and plants that match the hairstyle, dress and face shape.
Wreath of rose buds
An exquisite, elegant and stylish wedding wreath is obtained using half-opened rosebuds in white and pale pink. Sometimes, to add a bright note to the overall composition, several orchid flowers of rich colors are added to the weaving.
A floral wire and a green or color-matched floral ribbon are used as a frame for a wedding wreath. The wire is connected into a ring, the size of which should correspond to the circumference of the head and allow the "rim" to sit a little loosely. For reliability, it is recommended to use 2-3 layers of wire - this will give the frame the necessary rigidity.
The wire base is wrapped with a floral tape, after which the plants are prepared for work: they cut off excess leaves, thorns, shorten the stems to 3-4 cm. Wreath weaving begins from the edge of the base, attaching a sprig of leaves or other greenery using a floral tape or thin decorative wire. Then rose buds are fixed on the frame: unopened flowers at the edges, more lush, with open petals closer to the center.
Flowers should be alternated with branches of greenery, masking the gaps and trying to cover the floral tape. The buds are set quite tightly on the frame, cutting off the protruding parts of the stems, which will make the wedding wreath more comfortable and lighter in weight. Weaving is brought to the middle of the base, after which the same actions are repeated from the other edge of the wreath, trying to place flowers and greens symmetrically to the opposite side.
Satin Ribbon Wreath
Wreaths look very elegant and noble with the use of flowing satin ribbons, the color of which is matched to the bride's dress. To make such a wreath, you will need floral wire, floral ribbon, satin ribbon and flowers: live or made of silk fabric.
A piece of floral wire is bent at the ends in the form of small rings through which satin ribbons are threaded: this measure will create a dimensionless wreath, fixed on the bride's head with the help of tied ribbons.
The wire is neatly laid on top of a satin ribbon of the desired color laid out on the table, after which they begin to fix flowers on it, alternating them with greens. Flowers can be woven into a wreath either individually or in the form of small bouquets. But it is important to remember that a large amount of flowers and greenery significantly increases the total weight of the wreath and this can cause severe discomfort to the bride.