Posts tagged Bouquet
Posts tagged Bouquet
There are a few colors on the spectrum that I think are crowd pleasers and pink is by far one of them. It is delicate, lovely and reminds us of all things pretty. Just like this bouquet recipe designed by wedding florist Oak & the Owl Interior and Floral Design Studio.
Flowers needed to duplicate this bouquet
* Photographed by Tonya Goettsche.
How beautiful is this yellow ranunculus wedding bouquet for a bridesmaid? The beauty lies in simplicity.
Flowers Used In This Bouquet
Beautiful free-form bouquet of garden roses, nigella, and dusty miller tied with a pair of deep blue satin ribbons.
If you’re swooning over this purple wedding bouquet, just take this recipe to your favorite florist.
3 Dark purple hydrangeas
3 Baby green hydrangeas
5 Purple dahlias
5 Purple stock
8 Picasso calla lilies
10 Purple freesia
3-5 Pink jasmine
5-7 Green hypericum berries
7-9 Sword fern fronds
1. First, cut off all the leaves from the fake flowers. Take three of the hydrangeas and put them in a triangle like shape. Take three more of the hydrangeas and place them around the other three. Now take the last hydrangea and place it in the middle-top of the bouquet. Let it stand a little taller than the other flowers so that it has more of rounded look.
2. Take the three Mums and place them around the bouquet.
3. When looking at the bouquet from the top, the three Mums will look like they’re in a disconnected triangle.
4. Take some of your brown floral wire and wrap it around the top and the bottom to secure the flowers together.
5. Now you’re going to cut the ends of the stems. There isn’t a certain length that the stems must be at but you should be able to comfortably put both hands on the stem part.
6. By starting at the top, take your ribbon and start wrapping it around the stems. You can secure the ribbon at the top by either using a push pin and tacking it into the stems or using a hot glue gun. It’s ok if the pin can be seen because it will be covered by the floral wire.
7. Wrap the ribbon almost all the way down the stem, leave about a half an inch of the stems showing. You can do a couple layers if you want to add more of a thickness. Secure the ribbon again with a push pin or hot glue gun.
8. Take the natural wire and start loosely wrapping it around the stem.
9. Use the whole spool of natural wire to wrap the stem. You can even use two spools if you want more thickness.
10. Now take the brown wire and wrap it a few times around the stem so that it secures the natural wire.
*Photo Credits: Jaimee Morse
Photo credit: Kio Kreations
While fragrant flowers look beautiful and can fill the room with a sweet, perfumey scent, they also can give you (and guests) a headache, cause an allergy attack or make your food less-appetizing. So before you order flowers to fill your venue, think about their scents.
Flowers with strong scents
Oriental Lilies (most commonly used: Stargazer and Casablanca varieties)
Lily of the Valley
These lovelies are much less intense, but still fragrant:
Some Rose, Sweetheart and Spray Rose Varieties
Bells of Ireland
I Love this summery bouquet of white cymbidium and dendrobium orchids, white peonies and mini calla lilies.
Floral Design: Preston Bailey / Photography: Wendell T. Weber
Pink roses, white daisies, and lush greens
I love this ornate wildflower bouquet sprinkled with baby daisies. A perfect summertime bouquet with a touch of whimsy, this one just makes me smile.
Hand-tied bouquet of white lily, orange parrot tulips, purple anemone, purple calla lily, white hydrangea, blue thistle and lady’s mantle.
How positively perfect are these pure white peonies?
When it comes to wedding flowers, go with the season! Choose wedding flowers that bloom locally and naturally during the time of your wedding.
Although you can find most floral varieties all year, seasonal blooms are readily available, less expensive, and often more durable. So choose your wedding flowers by seasons! Select your wedding season below, and find out which flowers typically bloom during that time.
My most favorite flower, I can never resist a bouquet with baby daisies in it!
I have seen quite a few bouquets over the years and along the way, I have noticed a pattern had developed in all the bouquets that became my favorites. So I thought I’d share a little recipe that yields great results for a natural, garden-style bouquet. The ingredients can vary according to what flowers are available and your desires.
Bouquets are not just for weddings. Why not make an effort to collect a few beautiful stems this weekend to create a personalized bouquet for your home or special lady in your life.
Tips on how to create a bouquet
The key to this type of bouquet is quality, not quantity. Sure, you could go to the grocery store and grab several bunches of tulips and slam them into a vase, or better yet, a cellophane bag, but why not put a bit more care into the selection of stems? Try to think about things you or the recipient likes. Can you recall a particular color, flower type or fragrance that reminds you of them? A few thoughtfully selected stems can have a surprising amount of emotional impact.
When putting together a bouquet, I use a collection of ingredients that are very similar to the ones I use when creating a big arrangement, just fewer of them.
Tips for Putting It Together
Lay out all the ingredients on your work surface; take note of the way the flowers naturally arc and use this layout as a guide for assembly. Don’t try to force the stems to go against the way they have grown. This may cause the stems to snap, and it is a lot easier to just go with the flow. Remove leaves and thorns from the lower part of the stems. Start with a base element and begin adding in all your ingredients, holding loosely just under the start of the lower leaves. Cluster flower heads together in odd numbers at slightly different levels. Tie the bouquet off with a special ribbon where you were holding it. Make sure to cut all the stems before putting the bouquet in water.