Every bride she gets to pick the perfect bouquet of flowers to carry down the aisle towards her true love, and many brides want to DIY their bouquet so they search for the recipe that captures their favorite flowers, colors and a bridal bouquet style.
Bouquet recipes are so fun to share; they’re a great starting point for bridal inspirations. However, they can be a tad misleading, they can give people the idea that if they use the exact blooms on a recipe, then they too can have a bouquet that looks identical to their inspiration, but they are not factoring the creative eye and composition style that went into the design they first adored.
Two floral designers in the Midwest wanted to showcase two trending composition styles from a single bridal bouquet recipe.
Kaci Muller of Just Delightful Events and Shelby Ferguson of The Day’s Design decided they needed a morning of flower-talk, coffee, and design to showcase how the same blooms can yield such varied, but beautiful results.
Kaci put together a classic bridal bouquet, while Shelby assembled an informally elegant, garden-picked design. So with a morning of coffee and blooms, these two created beautiful hand-tied bouquets from the same recipe. And Kellie Hetler, of Hetler Photography, was kind enough to capture the results to share!
– Hypericum Berries
– Spray Roses
– Varied roses & garden roses
– Wax flower
– Seeded Eucalyptus
– Olive Branches
– Foraged greens
For the classic arrangement, Kaci started with a single, gorgeous bloom. From there, she circles her flowers around that bloom, keeping the stems in a tight spiral pattern and filling the gaps in with textural tidbits and accent flowers. Once complete and the right size, she perfects it with a few more greenery touches, evening out any gaps, and makes sure it is aesthetically balanced.
Shelby’s approach differs in that she starts with three stems – either sturdy, textural line flowers or greeneries – and builds a tri-pod frame. From there she envisions what she wants the main focal flower to be and begins filling in the gaps of the border design to surround and perfectly accent that face flower.
Every bride’s bouquet is will be a focal point of their big day, and with any recipe, it should also accentuate her fabulous, individual bridal style.”