Lucky Bridal Bouquet
Photography: Charles Schiller
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2005
The leaves of a four-leaf clover are said to stand for hope, faith, love, and luck -- a fitting sentiment for a wedding.
Carry a bit of good fortune down the aisle: crepe-paper four-leaf clovers. Ours are interspersed among white sweet peas tied with a silk shantung bow. We glued on an artificial ladybug.
Green crepe paper
Green floral tape
Green floral wire
Cut a 2-by-6-inch rectangle from green crepe paper (we used 2 shades), grain running the long way. Fold into quarters.
Cut a clover-leaf shape out of the folded paper; snip cutouts apart for 4 separate leaves.
Twist leaf bases.
Attach stacked leaves to a 9-inch length of green floral wire by wrapping with green floral tape.
Bend leaves to shape.