Do you love fresh flowers at weddings, but don’t like it when they wither afterwards? Can you imagine a bridal bouquet and boutonniere that don’t wither? These beautiful crocheted floral pieces are such keepsakes and can be friendly on the wedding budget, as well!
In November of 2019, I was inspired to create this bouquet and boutonniere for my youngest son’s wedding in December (it only took me 3-4 weeks to complete both pieces!). They didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a wedding, so they got married at the local courthouse. It was a beautiful day spent with our children and grandchildren celebrating our son’s marriage and our new family member (yay for adding another daughter-in-law to the family)!
So what’s a crochet designer supposed to do when she gets the urge to create something new? I did what I almost always do: get inspiration on the internet and in published crochet patterns to see how others are making their crochet designs (and I looked at photos of real floral bouquets, as well)! I saw lots of ideas and gleaned a lot from those patterns. I’m pleased with my finished bridal bouquet & boutonniere and I’m very excited to share this pattern with you on my crochet pattern page here!
To celebrate the launch of this new pattern, I’m offering $1.00 off the price of my Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere pattern with coupon code “BBB1off” from today through next Monday, January 27, 2020.
This pattern includes a list of all the materials I used to make both pieces. I used yarns and crochet threads for the flowers, leaves, fern and Styrofoam coverings. The pattern also includes specific instructions to crochet the leaves and the coverings for the 2 Styrofoam shapes: the half ball and the cone. Step-by-step assembly instructions and photos are included for the bouquet and boutonniere.
PLEASE NOTE: The pattern does NOT include specific instructions for crocheting the flowers on both pieces and the fern on the boutonniere. I used some free patterns for some of the flowers as well as some paid/copyrighted patterns for both the bouquet and boutonniere. In the pattern, I have included photos of the flowers, information about the name and designer of each flower/fern pattern and links to where you can find or purchase the flower/fern patterns that I used. Because of US copyright laws, I did NOT include the specific instructions to make these pieces. I did, however, include information about the changes I made to the flower and fern patterns, which can be used in conjunction with the free and paid patterns themselves.
You should use any crochet flower patterns, as well as colors of yarn and/or thread you choose to make your bridal bouquet and boutonniere. If desired, you could use an artificial fern piece for the boutonniere instead of crocheting a fern (and stiffening it with wire). You could also use artificial leaves instead of crocheting the leaves.
Let your imagination run wild to create a one-of-a-kind bridal bouquet and boutonniere for a friend or family member! You’ll be glad you did!
I’d love to see your finished bridal bouquets and boutonnieres! Please tag me (or send me an email) so I can share your bouquet and boutonniere success with you!