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Le Bouquet Que Dangles

Cascading bouquets are quite the bomb for our brides.   Seems like styles in every segment of the design world come back around which is pretty exciting, especially for florists.  Changing things up gives us a chance to show what we can do for our prospective brides.

Cascading bouquets can be a bit tricky to design, but never fear, I am here!   While the featured  bouquet isn’t a full on cascade, the dangling elements give it a nice flow.  Here’s the skinny on creating this beauty:    210_garcia (2)

 Using curly willow as the base, I began at the handle area and brought it up and around a few times.  This started the formation of the handle and shape of the bouquet.  This willow was cut from my favorite local tree….yah baby!

  1. Gently inserting the mixed greens (Italian Ruscus and seeded eucalyptus) was next, snuggling them with the the flower choices of orange lilies, orange incurve protea and deep red roses.  This product, except for the protea which my lovely neighbor allowed me to harvest, came from my local grower Skyline Growers.  They have awesome product and also sell retail.   Once this base was complete I could add streams of the green amaranthus for the length and “dangling”.  The stripped stems of seeded eucalyptus added to the cascading feature of the bouquet.    Tying the handle with natural fabric covered wire finished off the total look.209_garcia
What gives this bouquet the look is the looped curly willow and the hanging amaranthus.  Simple enough yet effective in its overall appearance to keep your bride smiling.  Change it up with glitz wire (I used a bit I had literally hanging around) instead of willow, dangle other items like miniature calla lily tied on to wire and cascading down.  Another case where the base is there and just up to you to decide how to please your bride with another one of your beautiful creations.  The floral world is yours for the asking…..now go create!
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