Saturday, October 31, 2009
It's been 2 whole months since Royal Design Flowers & Events last blogged. Been crazy busy and Sick..................
Well I'm moving the blog to my website. So from now on, check me out here ---------->
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
There aren't hundreds of bouquet styles, but there may be more out there than ya think.
Most are familiar with 3 types: Hand-tied(stems showing), cascade, and "round." I have lots of brides who want "round." There is a techie term, but I shall get to that later.
I thought I'd give a little insight into the options....One at a time.
First I'll list them, then I'll launch into #1. K? OK.
The typical types are:
There are other categories that are "out there," but these are generally the range of bouquets.
So on to the explainin'.
#1 The Cascade Bouquet.
These bouquets are described as a falling or tumbling effect of flowers. Or a waterfall. Get it? I think you do.
Cascade bouquets are generally very traditional. But with different flowers, they can be very modern. Imagine using tropical flowers, like Bird of Paradise and Heliconia to create a striking, non traditional bouquet.
Cascade bouquets are created by inserting stems and greenery into a bouquet holder. They are very nice because the holder has watered floral foam , and your bouquet can last for quite some time without having to be "put in water."You can use pretty much any kind of flower for this particular bouquet type. That's the fun of it. Choose your colors, flower type, and your personal style, and with this classic bouquet, you'll always win.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Gone are the days of the traditional bridal bouquet in all pure, pristine white. Not saying you can't have that, or even love that, but most brides I have been working with want color. I recently had one who had me add white, to please her mother. The really sweet mother(really she is) just didn't think her daughter's tropical, colorful bouquet looked "bridal" without white. And in general, this is the norm. Brides want saturated hues, not only for the bridesmaids, but for their bouquets as well. I say, if nature gives us the beauty that is plum, ruby red, and tangerine orange, go for it!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Purple Oncidium orchid. So gorgeous!
Life is good...............................
I have a slight love affair with this gentle creature. It borders on the "rose" in appearance, but is much more dainty. This double flowered pretty comes in my favorite shades; blues, purples, pinks and greens.
Lisianthus is a beautiful addition to your wedding bouquet or centerpiece.
photo courtesy Brides.com
Just remember that this "Prairie Gentian" or "Eustoma" must have flower food. It is very delicate, but can last for a week if properly kept.