Add a collar of tropical leaves to your bouquet. Position the stems of the leaves in line with the floral stems at regular intervals, so they surround the flowers. Bind the leaf stems and floral stems with fine florist's wire. Wrap all the stems with ribbon, secured with pearl-headed pins.
Bouquet of black and mango calla lilies, Italian carnations, pink and orange dendrobium orchids and croton leaves, from £176.25, Inwater. Wire, £2.25 for 40m, Hobbycraft. Ribbon, £1.50 per metre, VV Rouleaux. Pins, £3 for 100, John Lewis.
As seen in the May/June 2010 issue of Brides.
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