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with up-to-date ideas and fresh techniques for bouquets and
Whatever the budget, venue, theme or type of wedding, one aspect remains
true of almost all of them: Couples want their events to be special and
memorable and to possess a unique style that reflects their
personalities and preferences. And that’s great news for florists, since
little touches to the florals, especially the personal flowers, can be
important elements of distinction as we demonstrate with these stylized
bouquets and boutonnieres featuring unexpected details, surprising
structures, and nontraditional elements and combinations of materials.
Luminous pearlescent rose petals gently spill to the floor in this fluid
selection, whose dramatic cascade echoes the flowy quality of the
bride’s vintage-Hollywood-inspired gown. At the base of the
waterfall-like bouquet is a classic rose nosegay, and the tumbling
petals, which are affixed to strands of bullion wire, veil the nosegay
and drape from its radiant blooms.
MATERIALS: ‘Blizzard’ and ‘Message’ roses from Virgin Farms
Direct; beaded garland from Accent Décor; Oasis™ Elegant® Bouquet
Holder, Floral Adhesive and Bullion Wire from Smithers-Oasis.
The casual, gardeny aesthetic of this enchanting mass creation is
delightful for attendants, but the generous mix of all-white
blossoms recommends it for brides as well. Lending a custom look in
a fraction of the time is a ready-made bouquet wrap that beautifully
covers the hand-tied stems, and it’s easily adjusted to enwrap
gathered stems of nearly any dimension.
MATERIALS: ‘Snow Storm’ Asiatic lilies from The Sun Valley
Group; lilacs, Ranunculi, Anemones, Astilbe and Phlox from Orchids
Direct; salal from favorite supplier; Lomey® Hand-Tied Bouquet Wrap
Tight groups of materials, emphasizing texture and color, are assembled
into a grand bouquet that, despite its precise flower placements, hints
at a playful quality with the fanciful bear grass plumes. That, along
with the intense analogous hues, makes it ideal for attendants. Its
rounded form, gracefully extended by the arcing grasses, will
beautifully complement most gown silhouettes and body types.
MATERIALS: tulips and Freesias from The Sun Valley Group;
orchids, Ranunculi, waxflowers, Hypericum and Craspedias from Orchids
Direct; variegated Pittosporum, seeded Eucalyptus and bear grass from
favorite suppliers; 1.5-inch Wild Poppy ribbon from Morex Corp.
Forming a lavish shower, bunches of bear grass are inserted around
the base of a foam-filled cage, which is secured atop the detachable
handle of a pretty parasol. Tulip petals are randomly glued among
the grasses but are heavily clustered at the ends, to assure eye
movement from the top of the tulip-filled posy, enhanced by layers
of petals, to the bottom of the dynamic design.
MATERIALS: tulips from The Sun Valley Group; detachable
Signature Bella Umbrella handle, Bixi™ bouquet adapter and Pagoda
Umbrella from Bella Umbrella; Iglu® Grande Holder and Floral
Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; bear grass from favorite supplier.
Dresses from Vera Wang and Watters &
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