Flower Chic: Purple, Red, & Pink, Spring Bouquet

February 27

I love unexpected color combos and this spring bouquet, with its mix of purple, red, and pink, definitely fits the bill. I wanted the colors of this bouquet to almost be a transition between the holiday colors of Valentine’s Day & Easter…

I layered two ribbons, a gauzy purple/red ribbon over soft lavender.

Deep red ranunculus were contrasted against dark purple sweet pea.

To create this bouquet you need:

-1 bunch purple clematis

-1 bunch purple hellebore

-1 bunch red ranunculus

-I bunch pink anenomes

-1 bunch dark purple sweet pea

Begin by placing 3 flowers in your hand and then adding more flowers, going around the bouqet to maintain a round shape. Finish by winding stretchy floral tape around your stems to keep them together. Then wrap lavender ribbon to cover the tape, and pin with a pearl headed pin to hold the ribbon in place. Then cut two lengths of ribbon, lavender and purple/red, and wrap around the bouquet and tie into a bow. And now you have a perfect spring bouquet!

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Photography: Jess Wilcox

Flower Chic: Delicate Hellebore

September 05

Hellebore is such a lovely and delicate flower, its definitely one of my favorite winter flowers (flowers can be purchased at Fabulous Florals). The delicate purple freckles and its loose, slightly droopy stance makes it perfect for loose garden-y arrangements.

Hellebore can, now doubt, be a little finicky. When prepping these flowers for arrangements, cut the stems to your desired length and then put in hot water (just short of a boil) and hold for 5 secs. This will help ensure water uptake and make sure you don’t end up with some sad flowers. For this simple, but gorgeous arrangement you will need:

-2 bunches Hellebore (generally a winter flower but avaliable now as well)

-pretty glass container (I’m using this one that’s 3.5″ x 6.5″ from Jamali Gardens)

-Floral shearers

-Hot (close to boiling water)

Since this particular vase is relatively tall and narrow, you don’t need any clear floral tape, the flowers itself will create a natural frog when you arrange them. Place a handful of blooms in the container and then weave in more blooms to create the shape that you want. Enjoy!

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Flower Chic: Deep Burgundy Bouquet

May 29

I’m obsessed with clematis (if you couldn’t tell) and this dark burgundy type is simply gorgeous.

To construct this bouquet I started with a bunch of geranium which acts at the base for the flowers. Then I layered on top the clematis, hellebore, muscari and ranunuclus.

I tied off the whole bouquet with a piece of taupe linen to keep the look loose and natural. Would you consider a cascading bouquet for your wedding day? And to see all Flower Chic posts click right here.