Thursday, July 21, 2011

How Do They Do It?

I think I’ve confided before that there is one part of floral design that I find elusive…difficult…frustrating…and that is designing a truly mixed bouquet. For some reason, I see flowers in specific color groups and have the hardest time breaking out of a tight color palette. Maybe it’s because I hate the mixed bouquets I see that appear to simply be the leftover flowers shoved together by some designer trying to avoid “wasting” them. You know what I mean? No rhyme or reason to the design and it just doesn’t jive for me…or worse, it makes me slightly nauseous. Then there are the designers who can combine many colors and textures into a bouquet that makes me cry with envy…and I have to ask, “How do they do it?” Of course, I know how they do it. It’s a GIFT…something not easily learned…just a talent that flows through the hands of these talented designers. So let’s look at a few…

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image via JL Designs

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image via Bloom by Anuschka

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image via Sidra Forman

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image via Bloom by Anuschka

Barcelona tulips springwell gardens

image via Springwell Gardens

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image via Beautiful Blooms Events

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image via Bloom by Anuschka

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Just Bloomed


image via Kate Osborne Photography

What about you? Is there a part of floral design that you find elusive and frustrating?

Have a great Thursday!



Katie Pollard said...

Just gorgeous. That type of vision truly is a gift.

Must. Practice.

I have a hard time creating depth in my arrangements so they don't look dense and heavy. I'm planning now for a September wedding with wildflowers, which will be good practice. The shape of that Springwell Gardens bouquet is inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

I'm waiting for Chuck to comment on this too, because I know he isn't the No. 1 fan of a bold, bright, mixed color palette either!

My challenge is a loose bouquet--all mine are very dense and compact! I also tend to create larger bouquets, so keeping something small is not part of the curriculum of the Robyn Rissman School of Design! Ha!

Great flower lady said...

Love bright colors, mixed. I just designed one last Saturday look at my blog post.. Kinda yummy and sunny~