Saturday, January 17, 2009

Modern Vintage Bouquet

Yesterday I spent most of my day focusing on my next big order. I managed to accomplish 50 plumeria flowers for Carol & Shaun's Big Island wedding. Last night before I went to bed, I looked at all the extra flowers I had from previous orders and realized that I had enough to create a bouquet. I am not sure if it's something I will sell on Etsy, but I thought it's a perfect piece for the upcoming Bridal Faire and the Ralston Hall in Belmont on February 22nd!
If my extra flowers are in good condition and I'm happy with the way they came out, I save them for another day when the inspiration hits me and viola, you get a modern vintage style wedding bouquet! This is more on the petite side of bouquets, but could easily lend itself to a bigger bridal bouquet. Although when I think of vintage, I almost think of petite and demure for some reason. It's modern in the sense that I used the "monkey tail" fern curls to give the bouquet some added dimension and flirtiness! The tuberose is also on the more modern side as I don't think this flower was used in vintage bouquets. Obviously the vintage part to me are the English roses, ranunculus and stephanotis. When creating the bouquet, I wondered if I should use rhinestone centers or pearls, but with the look I was going for I felt that the pearls were much better suited for this bouquet. It adds a softness. I finished the bouquet off with ivory ribbon and a sheer woven metallic organza.I just love the soft color palette against the striking dark brown coloring of the fern curls!


Tinygami said...

I really love this arrangement. It's so romantic and fresh looking.

DK Designs said...

Thanks Stacie! I wish I had more flowers to make it a bigger arrangement, but after I thought about it, sometimes those who want a vintage look want something a little more petite. Not bad for "leftover" flowers! LOL. :)