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Hand-Wired Bouquets: Cymbidium Petals

Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2005

What appears to be a single luxurious bloom is formed from layer upon layer of cymbidium orchid petals. White at the center, the cluster gradually becomes a coy pink: The trick is using petals from blossoms of varying shades. Pairs of petals are slipped on wires, then assembled to create the unique bouquet. The wire stems are wrapped in velvet ribbon and tied with two satin bows that match the bottommost petals.

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