Friday, July 24, 2009

More of my non wedding work

We are right in the middle of the off peak wedding season and it's a little bit quiet, so I was happy when my old boss asked me to cover a shift at her shop. I love getting asked to help out because it's a way for me to stay in touch with the every day side of floristry.
Here are a couple of arrangements that I did while I was there.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bouquet Shapes: Trailing bouquet

The trailing bouquet is a fully wired bouquet. It is very similar to the teardrop shape but the difference with the trailing bouquet is that the top posy part is more narrow, and the tail flows down into a single, long, thin point.
Many different flower combination's can be used for this style of bouquet. It will work well with roses, lilies - using lily buds for the tail, tulips, orchids, lisianthus, gladiolus, and frangipani's.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flower Of The Month

Every season there are a few of flowers that become available that I am just busting to use. And a couple of weeks ago, one of my favourites came out. I love to use it for wedding work and with a name like Blushing Bride, it would be a sin not to use it for weddings!
Blushing Bride is a native flower, however like a lot of our natives, it did not originate in Australia. It is not limited to just being used in native flower bouquets, it actually looks great with roses or tulips too. I love how delicate and fluffy they look.
Flower: Blushing Bride
Botanical Name: Serruria
Origin: South Africa
Season: Mid winter - Mid Spring (July to Sept)
Colour/s: white and pink
Meaning: NA - however with a name like Blusing Bride, I think it speaks for itself.
Here are some examples of some Blushing Brides being used in wedding bouquets.