How To Pick The Perfect Bouquet
Spring is finally here, and everything is coming up roses. With a plethora of occasions to celebrate this time of year — Mother’s Day, wedding season, the inevitable al fresco dinner parties — there are plenty of reasons to start thinking up gorgeous fresh-cut flowers to give. Building a bouquet offers the opportunity to create something as unique as the person receiving it. From a painterly bouquet for the art-lover to an eye-catching arrangement for the ultra-glamorous, here are 10 bouquet ideas that are not only beautiful, but have a personalized, tailor-made touch.
For the food-obsessed, Instagrams-every-dish person in your life, go along with their interests and get a blend of edibles and flowers. Berries and figs, with their deep colors, are a particularly great accent and are totally unique.
For those who lament anything wasteful, think of a foraged bouquet. This stunning bouquet by celeb florist Sarah Winward uses only blooms found on the side of the road or from private property (with permission!). Absolutely stunning as well as great for the earth!
A full bouquet of white sweet peas dotted with soft green foliage is simple and classic. Going for one color all over, whether blush or white, is forever in style and is sure to please any aesthetic. Other large blooms to consider are hydrangeas or pillowy peonies.
An asymmetrical arrangement filled with bold colors is attention-grabbing and fun. This bloom box by NYC floral shop TTHBlooms mixes coral poppies, green ranunculus, and vibrant peonies to create a visual spectacle.
If you’re looking for something with high drama for that special person who loves to make a statement, a large-scale sculptural bouquet is the way to go. This one, by Mary Lennox, uses a simple palette and sweeping foliage guaranteed to earn many “oohs” and “ahhs”.
Vancouver’s Flower Factory put together this bouquet of blush, white and lush green tones, which is perfectly on-trend. The lily of the valley sprinkled throughout is an unexpected (and fragrant!) choice, to keep it looking fresh.
A living bouquet is a neat option for those who love to garden. But even those not blessed with a green thumb can love them too, as succulents, used here, require little to no TLC or attention. The bouquet can be taken apart and planted wherever they like, creating a lasting memory. A terrarium or potted variety would work well for those who need something with no assembly required.
For that one who loves museums and galleries, go for a tumbling and luxurious arrangment straight out of an Dutch still life. One that incorporates fruits and a variety of large, soft blooms heightens the drama. A gorgeous vessel, like an urn or antique metal bowl, adds to the historical feel.
Do double duty and accentuate a floral arrangement with fragrant herbs. This one marries blush peonies with sage and rosemary for a simple arrangement that is both stylish and practical. The herbs can be removed and used as garnish and flavoring as needed.
A mixture of roses, including soft garden varieties, is perfect for the sentimentalist in your life. But what really sets it apart is the ribbon that ties around the stems. Pick up a couple of yards of grosgrain or velvet ribbon in complementary colors to give any standard bouquet and instant hit of romance.