A hand-tied wedding bouquet resembles an arm arrangement. While an arm arrangement does not normally have a stem, a hand-tied wedding celebration arrangement includes a lengthy stem that is wrapped in elegant bow. The individual who makes the bouquet will typically add lace or some other fragile material to the base of the arrangement.
The lemon leaf has round, thick leaves that resemble the shape of lemons. Like the leather fern, it has a long lasting vase life. It can stand alone or be a subtle companion to a beautiful bouquet. Its shiny leaves work well with all flower types and are most fitting in vases as table centerpieces. The lemon leaf is great for adding fullness to floral designs.
Also known as the Peruvian lily, the alstroemeria originated in South Africa. Like its exotic name, the inner petals of this flower have stripes on them that create texture and diversity when added to bouquets. They come in a range of colors from whites and golds to pinks and purples. The alstroemeria symbolizes friendship and devotion and is often seen in bouquets for friends or relatives.
Blooming in early summer, yarrow comes in yellow tones, as well as white, pink, and red. The fern-like foliage is attractive as well as a fragrant addition to wedding flower arrangements. Brides should take some of their yarrow-containing flower arrangements home to grace their tables, as the cut flowers can last as long as three weeks. The flowers dry very well if you hang them upside down in a dry area for two weeks.