Glamellia is a vintage-style bridal bouquet from the 50th of the last century. It looks like a gigantic camellia flower and originally was made out of gladiolus petals.
That is why the bouquet was named Glamellia; a word created by composing two words –GLAdiolus and caMELLIA.
It’s better to create a bouquet on the day of a wedding. If you create it a day before, keep it refrigerated and wrapped in tissue paper or a plastic bag. Never spray a bouquet with water or Floralife!
Supplies: Jumbo size bouquet holder (remove the floral foam out of the bouquet holder), ribbons, and a tall glass to keep a bouquet holder while you work on the bouquet.
Florals: 10-12 leaves (salal or any tropical leaves), 6-7 stems of roses.
Tools: hot glue gun.
Cover the reverse side of the bouquet holder with salal leaves.
- apply only a little amount of glue along the midrib (midvein) because the glue burns leaves, leaving brown staines
- glue a leaf, locating the midrib line towards the center of the bouquet holder
- with the next leaf overlap the midrib of a leaf you already applied to cover the burned spot
- now wrap the holder of the bouquet with a ribbon and attach a little bow
- first of all, select the prettiest rose and put it aside – we use it for the center of a bouquet.
- remove only 6-7 petals of each rose, as the inner petals are smaller and not so firm
- applying the first row, place petals flat on the bouquet holder overlapping each other
- glue the next row of petals to the petals in the previous row (to keep a petal in the right position, press on it till the glue hardens).
- repeat applying rows of petals locating every row about 1/2″ higher than the previous
Now, it is the turn of our central rose.
First, trim the stem of the central rose to the right length; we glue the stem into the center of the bouquet holder. For better grip, make the stem bulkier by wrapping a stripe of a paper towel around the stem.
Apply a big amount of glue on the tip of a stem, insert it in the center of the bouquet and hold on to the rose for about 2 minutes while the glue hardens.
You use the same techniques to create bouquets mixing petals of different colors.