With the holidays right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create a winter wedding or holiday inspired shoot. This shoot contains bouquet ideas, centerpiece ideas, and even some fun craft projects that anyone can try at home. A huge round of thanks goes to Florabundance for sponsoring this floral shoot. Florabundance and I also have a great workshop coming up in California, you can read about that here. Genevieve Leiper was the photographer that captured this shoot, and I am always thankful for her incredible talent.
The first design I created was a hanging floral arrangement. I started by filling the stem of the Amaryllis with water. The amaryllis stem is hollow in the center and makes a perfect little vase. The flowers were then suspended upside down and wired to my chandelier. I used bind wire but any type of string or tape could be used to do this. The amaryllis will continue to bloom and develop for weeks. The design will last longer if you begin with a less mature or not fully open flower. Consider using this treatment on rafters, mantels, bannisters or mirrors.
Next I created magnolia chargers. This was done by simply gluing magnolia leaves onto a piece of cardboard. I happen to have a glue pan, but a glue gun would work perfectly.
The magnolia charger can also be used on a cake plate or dessert trays.
Want a little more bling, paint the magnolia gold!!
Next I designed centerpieces with my new vases from VaseSource. I love these new containers and can’t wait to use them next year for weddings. The main container is five inches wide so I can create a substantial design in that container. However this container also comes with a 3 inch option that I love. These mini vases look fabulous surrounding the big container. I also think they would be perfect as place card holders or party favors.
Next I created bouquets. You know I have to make some bouquets. This bouquet featured silver brunia, dusty miller, antique green hydrangea, pepper berry, paper whites, and white hyacinthus. The bouquet was wrapped in grey wool, and red wool ribbon that I got in Belgium.
This bouquet featured “sexy red” roses, red orchids, red ranunculus, evergreens, green amaranthus, and antique green hyrdangea. The cascading look of this bouquet was stunning.
My final table scape featured a collection of recycled glass vases also from Vasesource. In addition to the large glass bowl the vases come in 5 different heights, the tallest being 24 inches. The vases were so beautiful and they made for a clean, and contemporary design. Here I used Florabundance flowers of white and red tulips, amaryllis, illex berry, branch dogwood, orchid james story, cotoneaster, grevillea, hypericum white, paper whites, dusty miller, lisianthus, white cabbage rosettes, and white ranunculus.