Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hand tied bouquets

Hand tied bouquets are really popular right now.  I love the freshly gathered look and simplicity of this bouquet!  "Miranda" and "Patience" garden roses along with "Faith" roses and wrapped with a wide ivory satin ribbon, with French knots for added detailing.  Simple, yet stunning!

For hot summers, we generally do not recommend using certain flowers that are fragile, such as white hydrangea, sweet peas and lilacs.  They simply cannot handle being out of water for extended periods of time.  There are a huge amount of flowers that can however.  Green hydrangea does fine out of water and we recently put "Trick green" dianthus in bouquets of a bride who wanted a Martha's Vineyard and freshly gathered style for her bouquets.

I LOVE putting little touches of detail on the stems of our bouquets.  We traveled to Atlanta in January to pick out the latest in crystals, sequin covered leaves and all sorts of fabulous finds.  For a more 'natural' feel we can put natural twine in French knots over the stems or wrap a fresh leaf and twist wire.  The options are unlimited!  I have the prettiest purple silk ribbon we bought.  Purple and teal color combination is big right now.

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