Sweetheart Wrist Corsages

Hey, Everyone!  How's it going?  If you have been keeping up with me at all, you know that I have been busy doing the flowers for a wedding which took place on April 6th.  Since then I have been busy with all sorts of "regular life" things.  For instance last Monday morning, while still living off the buzz of a wedding that went very well and where all things came together wonderfully, I was anticipating a garden club banquet that I was supposed to be attending that same night.  Because there were a few flowers left over from the wedding I decided to play around with them, as I often do. I decided to make some very dainty wrist corsages for the four garden club officers who were going to be inducted that night.

I was still pretty exhausted from doing the wedding, however.  That whole wedding flower process creates a lot of stress, physical work and fatigue for me. I am also a Nervous Nelly and often times do not sleep well while I am doing these weddings.

So...all of this is to say, I had fun creating these wrist corsages after-the-fact and at my leisure but, in my leisure I didn't spend a lot of time taking great photos.  I hope you can get the gist of the process from the photos I did take and forgive me this time around :).

The flowers used in the wedding consisted of white and light pink ranunculus, rice flower and various varieties of greens including silver dollar eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, gunni eucalyptus and Italian ruscus.  There were roses and hydrangeas left over from the wedding also but, they were too large to use in my dainty, "sweetheart" corsages.  At the last minute I purchased Lenten roses, as well, for the wedding just because I loved the sight of it.  The bride had not asked for it so I only used it in the mother's nosegays.  I didn't want to alter the look she had envisioned for the wedding party.  Anyway, you can see the Lenten roses in the above and below photos.  They are the flowers that have a slight light green hue to them.  Aren't they pretty?

To make these corsages I used this floral supply wrist corsage bracelet ↓  You can also attach the flowers to a long ribbon for a different look if you like.  However, with the ribbon someone else has to tie the corsage onto your wrist and I wasn't sure my garden club ladies would like to fuss around with that!  These bracelets usually work very well because they are somewhat tight to the wrist and hold the corsage in place. The flowers are glued onto the metal band with floral glue.  

As I said, it was fun playing around with the flowers and making what I call "sweetheart" corsages.

I incorporated some waxflower into the corsages, as well.  I had used some of it in the grandmother corsage for the wedding I did on April 6th.

  In this little corsage (my favorite) you can see the Lenten rose, ranunculus bud, rice flower, waxflower and the seeded eucalyptus.  I usually make larger wrist corsages when I make them for  weddings but, I have to say I am starting to fall in love with these simple, diminutive ones. 

When I was done I placed each corsage in a clear cellophane bag, folded down the end, stapled it shut and refrigerated it until I left for the banquet that evening.

I delivered these wrist corsages to the banquet along with some bundles of extra flowers I had left over, as well.  The bundles of flowers were small and mostly consisted of roses, ranunculus and a few greens.  Everyone seemed to enjoy them.  I only wish I had had the nerve to ask the ladies if I could take a photo of them wearing the sweetheart wrist corsages.  I would have liked to have shown them to you being worn.  They really looked cute on their wrists.

Oh well, maybe next time :)!

I am hoping to have more time to blog on a more regular basis again now that the wedding is done.  Let's hope "regular life" things don't get in the way :)!

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  1. LOVE these! So lovely, and the flowers on the white background are perfect for photos. The flowers and your arranging speak for themselves! Would love to have you join us at Homestyle Gathering via My Wee Abode! I'm here via Thursday Fave Things... your ranunculus stopped me in my tracks! ;-)

    1. Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you each week!

    2. Thank you, Julie. I truly appreciate the encouragement!

  2. These are lovely corsages. I love rununculus, but never see them here in Florida unless
    the are faux flowers. You did a super job on these, so pretty and I am sure everyone
    really enjoyed them.
    Happy Easter.
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. Thank you so much, Nellie! Having technical problems with the comment section of my blog or I would have responded sooner. Thanks again!

  3. Hi Christine, your corsages turned out absolutely beautiful! I just love the colors too! Thanks for sharing at the TFT party! I'm featuring you this week!
    I hope you are enjoying the last week of April!
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

    1. Thank you, Theresa! I am over the moon excited about the feature!