Pink accents

Today we have another simple bouquet using grocery store bought blooms. We used pink roses, hydrangeas, peonies and some foliage. Adding a dark blue satin ribbon injected some elegance to the sweet pink bouquet. Take a look at the visual steps to see how we put it together…

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Here’s how we did it…

Step 1: First clean the stems of your flowers, removing all leaves. These will only get in the way of arranging the bouquet.

Step 2: Start with the foundation of your bouquet with foliage.  Build the shape by fanning out the foliage so it forms an even shape.

Step 3: Add the focal flowers. You can use as many as you like. When adding the focal blooms take a step back to ensure that the bouquet is retaining its balanced shape, but keep it slightly asymmetrical to avoid creating a tight look. We framed the hydrangea with the oversized peonies.

Step 4: Add the accent flowers. This time we layered the roses together to give it a romantic look.

Step 5: Trim your stems as evenly as possible. I love long stemmed bouquets, but for this one we kept it quite short.

Step 6: Wrap the stem with floral tape just at the base of the flowers. Ensure that you don’t bind the tape too close to the flowers or too tightly as it will compromise the natural shape of the bouquet.

Step 7: Tie a ribbon of your choice around the floral tape and create a simple bow.

*TIP: Always view the bouquet from afar at each step to see how the shape is forming. You’ll be able to see where the balance is off and then insert a flower to fill up the space. You can either hold the bouquet in front of you and take a look in the mirror, or have someone else hold it for you and take a step back to look at it. Most importantly, let your creative juices flow and don’t be afraid to be bold in your choice of flowers.

Photography: Subhi Bora

Flowers: Sourced from Coles

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