In recent years, trends for wedding and party flowers have moved away from elaborate, intricate, filler-laden extravaganzas to the “less is more” approach. Simple hand-tied bouquets using just a single flower variety, centerpieces comprised of floating flower heads in low-clung bowls. Tasteful, refined, elegant, simple – and easy to do. Except now everyone is doing it. So how do you step up your presentation to make it yours – and not just like the ones you and your guests saw at the last five events you went to? Let’s talk bouquets. Hand-tied bouquets are very popular now. For one, they are easy for even the most craft-challenged to create. Just about any kind of flower can be used. For wedding bouquets, 20-25 premium roses can be gathered and wrapped in a graceful ribbon. So what if you like that look, but want to make it more your own? Think about introducing a hint of something different – fillers or greens you’re not used to seeing. Step away from the Baby’s Breath or the Leather Leaf Fern. For an almost “antique” look, try combining cream roses with Seeded Eucalyptus and some Hypericum Berries. Not a lot – just a few sprigs within the rose heads.
Or add some monochrome texture: Try pairing Lavender Blue Curiosa Roses with some delicate purple Wax Flower, and frame with some Green Ruscus or Lemon Papoose.
White and Purple Astors, which look like mini Daisies, dress up simple carnations. Or introduce an Asian or Tropical flair by adding Aspidistra or Tepee greens. Don’t be afraid to try some new combinations. You’ll be thrilled with the results, and so will your guests!