Green hydrangea wedding bouquets, such as in the tutorial below, are often portrayed as a hand tied style. The only problem with this is that they are a very thirsty flower and can wilt quickly without a continual water source.
Check out how to create a "mock hand tie" while still using a foam bouquet holder. Your guests won't be able to tell the difference, but your bouquet will stay fresh much longer.
Although they were not available when making this tutorial, I love the large European Bouquet Holder by Oasis. With a thick Max-Life foam layer, it helps keep your hydrangeas looking their best while giving you a large surface to work with and support those heavy flower blossoms.
Hydrangeas have large, thick stems, so they take up a lot of room in a holder. Be sure to INSERT ONLY ONCE - since putting in and taking out stems too many times degrade the foam and causes it to crumble.
Hydrangeas are very large, so it won't take many stems to cover the bouquet holder.
Be sure your wholesale flowers have had the time to hydrate completely before designing. The key is to process your flowers correctly upon arrival and have plenty of room in the buckets to open.
Hydranges are cluster flowers, made up of small laterals that branch off a main stem. You may have to separate some of these off if you plan to narrow your bouquet down in a cascade style.
Cut the stems off short with a sharp knife, angling the cut to make insertion into the Oasis easy. Be sure to cut with a sharp blade, as scissors are known to crush and destroy plant cells, pinching them off making it hard to suck water up the stem.
The angle cut will make the stems insert a little easier into the foam. You can change the color of green hydrangea wedding bouquets to other colors, since hydrangeas come in hues of pinks, purples, whites and blues.
Since most stems are very large and full, it will probably only take 4 or 5 hydrangeas to fill in the top part of the bridal bouquet. I created this particular design in an elongated oval, since we are going to continue down into a cascade. If you prefer the round style, don't elongate the design.
Hydrangeas are a heavy-headed flower, which means you may need to remove a few laterals on the hydrangea going down the cascade. This allows you to taper the cascade as it flows down the bouquet. You need to reserve a longer stem as shown below to create the cascade length.