Be Bold!


I like this Bouquet we designed. Because it features bold colors and has a stem of this & that in unique shapes.  Liatrus for a tall linear flower shares space with larkspur that is tall but has a bit of bunchy to it.  Down in the bouquet a hot pink rose towers above the hydrangea.  Yellow spray roses add a pop of vibrancy to the side of the bouquet offset by a yellow carnation on the other side.  Orange is what really brings the final bold color in varieties of  alstromeria lilies and carnations.  Greens from the hydrangea frame the bottom of the vase and the variegated pit adds just enough white into the bouquet with its tips.  Next time you are considering a bouquet, try mixing lots of bold colors and see what a fun display can be created.  The nice mixture makes it like a party in a vase.  As always visit Your Local Florists because we love to help creating.


Spooky Can Be Booootiful!


Add a little spooky to your floral bouquets to decorate for Halloween.  With so many people decorating for Halloween, it is a great idea to bring in those fresh cut blossoms and create a themed design.  In the design below we selected some flowers that are seasonal for fall in shades of reds and oranges.  They include different sizes and textures such as roses, daisys, mums and berrys.  To add a bit of a Halloween theme to it we simply tied some black netting around a cube vase and secured it with some orange tulle and sheer ribbons.  Then we took some sticks from branches and painted them black to pick in the middle of the bouquet.  It creates a booootiful bouquet with hints of a scary forest scene.  If you wanted to you could add some purple as well.  Perhaps some purple mums or a purple ribbon.  This particular design is nice because it has a mixture of elegance without going over the top with the Halloween theme.  If you want to go over the top you could add some spiders, or cobwebs made of glue.  That would be soooo scary!  As always Your Local Florist can help, so take advantage of their expertise.

Halloween Bouquet

Fall Folly!


This statement piece is in our front window display.  It is an over-sized Fall Bridal Bouquet that Sally The Scarecrow is holding.  We wanted to make this a bit overstated and wild.  It is constructed in a traditional bouquet holder meant for permanent flowers.  The base is lots of fall foliage such as leaves, wheat, cattails, curly ting, golden leaves, japanese laterns, pods and in the center a fall patterned bow.  In order to add color and little natural feel, we added some seasonal fall silks such as sunflowers and mums.  All together it created a stunning bouquet.  At first we meant just create an over emphasized fall design, but after it was complete it proved to be quite unique and I believe it could be used at the right over-the-top wedding!

Fall Bridal

Floral Crown


Seems simple enough, create a crown made of flowers and greenery.  Even for an experienced designer it is quite tricky and labor intensive.  First you need to create a round semi-flexible frame made of wire and wrapped in stem wrap to hide the wire.  Next tape and/or wire little pieces of greenery, flowers, filler or whatever your flower crown will be made of.  Then carefully tape/wire each piece onto the base working your way around the frame.  When you are done with that fill any gaps with a little hot glue and whatever fresh product will fill the space.  I always put the finished product on my head so I can see if any floral items are poking out funny or need trimming.  Once done, lightly mist it up and put it in the cooler to keep it fresh in a bag!  Floral Crowns are great for weddings or parties or themed events.  The one below has seeded eucalyptus, thistle, mini carnations.


Hearts In Flowers


It is an interesting phenomenon when flowers create shapes.  And one of the most interesting shapes we have encounter this year is the Heart.  We can never know what this means to others or why the flower took this shape but we are always amazed and touched when we see one.  If we come across a heart flowers we definitely use it in a design and feature is predominantly.  When in a flower garden or receiving cut flowers take time to really enjoy each blossom, you never know what treasures you may find.  Here a few of the Hearts we have found the past few months…

Heart      Heart1    Heart2   Heart3

Create with Color!


Some of the most memorable moments are created with color.  It is the end of summer and fall is on the horizon.  The below bridal bouquet incorporates many colors, flowers and textures.  With the changing of seasons we used violets, hot pinks, whites, oranges and yellows.   Flowers in this bouquet include alstromeria, berrys, roses, daisys, carnations, delphinium stock, fuji mums and variegated pit at the base.  Handheld bouquets are quite easy to create.  Start with one stem and then begin working each stem into place with one hand while holding the bouquet with the other hand.  Adjust stems by pulling or pushing the stems up or down.  Once it is completed take a piece of oasis tape and bind the bouquet together at the top until secure.  For this particular bouquet we wrapped the stems with white satin ribbon.   A pop of color is a great way to help create a excitement for you special day!

Color Bouquet

Special Events Need Flowers!


Are you having a special event.  If so, you need to bring some colors and life to the celebrations.  First you need some smaller pieces for perhaps tables or side spaces.  Little nooks and crannies are perfect for side pieces to bring colors to dark spaces.  Larger displays can be added for centerpieces for a focal area or congregation point.  Below we utilized bright colors and soft colors to create an organic look.  Greens, light pinks, brighter pinks and yellows.  A mixture of flowers adds more textures to the bouquets so we selected, gerberas, spray roses, hydrangea, babys breath, carnations, snapdragons and mixed greenery.  There are low designs and taller designs.  In this situation lower centerpieces will be displayed on dinning tables so guest can visit and taller pieces on food and photo tables.  Next time you have an event don’t forget to bring in some florals to help create an event your guest will always remember fondly,.  And Your Florist can help!