It’s been awhile since we’ve posted a DIY on our blog and so I want to share how we put together a gorgeous pink peach amaryllis and peony bouquet that would be perfect as a bridal bouquet! The soft pastel colors and choice of blooms that we’ve used might make you think that this is a bouquet you can only make in the spring, but did you know you can get all of these flowers in the winter? So, if you’re planning a winter wedding, but really love more spring-like colors, read on and learn how to create this DIY bouquet!
The “ingredients” for this pink peach amaryllis and peony bouquet:
- 1 stem of pink peach amaryllis (3-4 blooms per stem)
- 4 white or blush peonies
- 5 pink garden roses (we used a pale pink peach one called Princess Charlene)
- 5 pink tulips
- 5 white tulips
- 4-5 Kangaroo Ferns
- 4-5 Genista, aka Genistra (order by request). You could also use baby’s breath or astilbe
As with any arrangement, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using flowers that have had plenty of time to hydrate. Flowers like peonies and amaryllis arrive in bud form, so they’ll need at least a couple days in water so the blooms have time to open up.
Amaryllis can be a little tricky to work with since the stems are hollow and the blooms can be quite large. You’ll want to handle the amaryllis with care so as not to crush the stem. Try to find a stem where the blooms are at a good angle for your bouquet. You can see the stem we used had a forward facing bloom that was perfect for the front and center focal point of our bouquet.
To start, you’ll want to gently remove the outer layer of the bloom that dries up as the amaryllis blooms and also pluck off the pollen covered anthers to avoid a pollen mess!
Prep the other flowers by removing lower foliage and any thorns from the garden roses.
Gently peel off leaves from the tulips and also peonies. Lay out everything on a table so that you can easily grab each flower type as you create your bouquet.
Starting with the amaryllis stem, begin to build out your bouquet by adding the other flowers. Use the larger bloom flowers like peonies and garden roses to begin filling in the spaces around the amaryllis blooms.
Then, use smaller flowers like the tulips to fill in the smaller gaps.
Tuck in the genista and kangaroo fern in between the flowers making sure to space them throughout the bouquet.
Continue adding flowers and greens until you have the shape and size of bouquet that you want. Don’t be afraid to let the tulips bend out from the bouquet and let the kangaroo fern peek out between the flowers. This will add to a more organic feel to the bouquet so it doesn’t look too compact or tight. Once you’re finished adding flowers, use floral tape to wrap up the stems and keep everything together and cover the tape with ribbon of your choice (I used a simple white satin ribbon).
Give the stems an even trim; I like to leave an extra inch or two so that it’s easier for the bouquet to sit in a vase of water and stay hydrated. You can trim off those last few inches right before the bouquet is needed for the wedding!
That’s all there is to it to create a pretty pink peach amaryllis and peony bouquet like this (even in the middle of winter!)
I hope you find inspiration with this DIY tutorial and get inspired to create your own bouquet! If you have any questions just leave a comment below or drop us a line. Also, for more ideas, check out some of the other bouquet and centerpiece DIY tutorials that we have on our blog.