the art of creating a bridal bouquet

To me, floral designers have one of the best jobs in the industry. They get to create art from flowers! Today’s post is an in-depth look at one particular bouquet (a gorgeous one at that!) created by Lindsay Coletta Designs and photographed beautifully by Rustic White Photography.

From Lindsay – “When making arrangements I always start by going through all selected bunches or gathered flowers to find the perfect stems. Usually this means the one that has something special about it that sets it apart from the others. This is may be its curve, texture, unique color variation, or fullness.

Bridal bouquet design | Lindsay Coletta Designs | Rustic White Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/creating-bridal-bouquet/ Bridal bouquet design | Lindsay Coletta Designs | Rustic White Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/creating-bridal-bouquet/

“I’m always keeping a close eye out for florals or foliage that have interesting body and character to them. When arranging there is never a specific form or design. I feel as though I’m using a paint brush and playing as I mix colors, textures, and lines. My background is in studio art and I often attribute that to how I envision design and to helping my imagination play.

For this specific bouquet I wanted something that reminded me of spring with soft pops of color. All of my creations have a hand-picked and whimsical vibe to them with lots of texture and flow. This particular bouquet is an eclectic gathering of a few of my favorite flowers and colors. I wanted this bouquet to look as though it came from a wild flower field.”

Bridal bouquet design | Lindsay Coletta Designs | Rustic White Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/creating-bridal-bouquet/ Bridal bouquet design | Lindsay Coletta Designs | Rustic White Photography | http://burnettsboards.com/2013/11/creating-bridal-bouquet/

In this bouquet:

Ranunculus
Pink peonies
Scabiosa
Wild foliage
Poppies
Purple anemones
Purple and white lisianthus
Peach campanella garden roses
Purple allium

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Photography: Rustic White Photography (a Burnett’s Boards Vendor) // Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta Designs.

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Comments

  1. I suck at flower arranging and found this really helpful! I especially appreciate the rundown of flowers used in the bouquet.

  2. I am seriously in love with this bouquet though, absolutely gorgeous! I spied almost every favorite in this bouquet… anemones, peonies and allium.

  3. I agree. I think florists have one of the best jobs! This bouquet is gorgeous.

  4. What a beautiful post! I love Lindsay’s description of her approach to floral design. It truly is an art form, and she is clearly a very talented artist.

    I’ve actually thought about taking floral design classes just so that I can create somewhat decent arrangements for parties and such. Anyone else with me?

  5. So absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Fascinating insight into what goes into designing a bouquet. (I love the last image!) Am with Lauren in wanting to learn about this pretty skill!

  7. I completely agree as well, floral designers have a FAB job. And all the flowers Lindsay used are all my favorites too. Love this post!

  8. There is such an art to flower arranging – so exciting to learn some of these tips. Especially loved learning about finding that standout flower to build the bouquet around!

  9. What a beautiful arrangement!

  10. Such a pretty shape to that bouquet – love the wisps of green!

  11. This is really pretty!

  12. The combination of flowers makes this bouquet so luscious! I love the contrast of small + large flowers! Breathtaking indeed!

  13. Seriously wish I was that creative artistically. Beautiful!

  14. This bouquet is amazing – it truly looks like it came from a wild flower field. I LOVE that kind of bouquet. I love how Lindsay describes creating a bouquet, especially “All of my creations have a hand-picked and whimsical vibe to them with lots of texture and flow”. These truly are the best type of bouquets {in my personal opinion}.

  15. I Love Lindsay’s work. She’s so talented and has such a detailed eye for what she creates!