A garden is rich with flowers for a wedding bouquet. Lush fragrant roses have been favored in wedding bouquets for generations. Roses blend with any color scheme and seasonal themes for a wedding. These bouquets are appropriate for the bride and her bridesmaids. Round rose bouquets are made by gathering and securing rose stems together with tape and ribbon or in a foam holder. Foam holders give a secure foundation and a water source to a large round rose bouquet.
Choose sweetheart, medium or large full bloom roses in your favorite color or mixture of colors. Strip the thorns from the rose stems. Cut the stems at a slant with the floral shears. Place the fresh-cut stems into water to be sure that they are fully hydrated.
Soak the foam bouquet holder in water until it is fully saturated. The water increases the weight of the foam at least three times. Skip this step when using silk flowers. Add a lace collar for a romantic backing to the rose bouquet. Slide the handle of the pre-soaked foam bouquet holder through the round opening in the center of the collar. Tightly wrap the plastic strips at the bottom center of the collar to the holder handle with floral tape before assembling the bouquet.
Select a well-shaped rose. Remove any blemished petals by gently pulling them off from the blossom. You will notice that a fresh rose has crisp, sturdy petals. Cut the stem of the rose at 5 to 6 inches for a large bouquet. Cut the stem at 4 to 5 inches for a more compact wedding bouquet.
Insert the rose directly into the center of the foam. Use your thumb and forefinger to hold the stem while securing it into the foam.
Cut four more roses 1/2 inch shorter than the first rose. Insert them into the top of the foam, circling around the first rose. A fifth rose may be needed if the size of the blooms leaves a gap between them.
Add more roses in a circle around the first row of roses at the sides of the foam. Continue until the foam is covered. Tie a lace or satin bow to the handle with cascading ribbons for a flowing effect.