If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you will have seen some sneak peeks of this crochet wedding bouquet (and matching buttonholes) already – but I’m so pleased with it, it totally deserves its own blog post.
I had been itching to make a crochet wedding bouquet for ages – I had intended to make myself one for our Las Vegas vow renewal earlier this year, but with holiday planning and a busy period at my day job I just couldn’t find the time.
So instead, I bullied my good friend into letting me make her wedding flowers for her. She’s such a good friend that she more or less let me have free reign with the flowers, but mentioned that they were using a duck egg colour in their big day.
This led me to this colour scheme:
I chose Cascade’s Ultra Pima Fine for the bouquet and I was utterly thrilled with this choice – the yarn was fantastic to work with and I would thoroughly recommend it if you want to crochet your wedding flowers. Using a 4ply yarn meant it was thin enough to look elegant, but still easy to work with.
The eagle eyed among you will notice that I added two colours to the original scheme in the process – a very light blue and a stark white. Although I’m not usually a fan of white and cream in the same project, I felt like the white accents really lifted the finished project.
To make the base of the bouquet I used an absolute ton of my crochet succulents, in various sizes – all between two and five layers of leaves.
To the succulents, I added frangipani flowers and daisies.
Each flower was individually wired and the whole thing was assembled as a traditional bouquet – no polystyrene forms here!
I’m delighted! I wanted to make something different to the other crochet bouquets I’ve seen around. There’s something about crocheted roses which can look a bit like, well, brains (!) when put together tightly. I wanted each flower to have a part to play in the finished piece, and to come together as one.
I also made ten buttonholes using the same colours – I love how making your flowers out of yarn gives total control over colours – everything just matches!
I put the buttonholes on badge backs, which I had been unsure about before the wedding – but this made them a big hit on wedding day – so much more versatile than a fake stem.
All the buttonholes had the same stitch pattern, but with different colour combinations – I wanted each member of the wedding party to be the same, but different. If I’m getting philosophical about it, it represents each person playing a different role in the day and in the couple’s lives.
My bride and her bridal party were thrilled with these. Comments were coming in from guests all day about them. The best part about having a crochet wedding bouquet is that you get to keep it forever without having to preserve it! I hope this bouquet stays around as a wedding keepsake for many years to come.
I’ve listed this bouquet in my Folksy shop as a custom order. I’d love to make the same one again… but I’d also love to make a different one to someone else’s specification – so please get in touch if you’d like to discuss.
Until next time,
Elsie Pop xx