A Cotton-and-Craspedia Bridal Bouquet

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wedding bouquet with cotton

Photo: Whitney Furst Photography

Brides all over the country are turning to cotton for the white element in their bridal bouquets. "I love working with cotton for its soft texture," says Faye Zierer Krause, who uses it in many of her arrangements for her Etsy store. "Its large head size makes it a good value, and it won't wilt. Cotton is versatile; it works equally well for an outdoor summer wedding or a winter wedding taking place indoors." For this super-long-lasting, rustic-chic posy, she used dried yellow craspedias, cotton, tallow berries, phalaris grass, wheat, and sola-wood roses and finished it with a mesh collar and a cotton ribbon wrap.

—Denise Penny Shepard

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