This post is sure to be a lot of fun!!! I need the Chapel Designers to claim their bouquets.

While in NYC, I challenged the designers to make bouquets with the new European Bouquet Holders by Smithers Oasis. I thought this would be a fun and inspiring activity. Most of us are natural stem or hand tied bouquet designers. In fact most of us thought we hated bouquet holders, myself included, but I changed everyone’s mind after out session. Learning new tricks and being open to them, is what makes a good designer. I personally have fallen in love with this holder and I am now a new believer. I first was pushed to use the holder in Portland when I went to Francoise Weeks studio.  The holder allows you to create looser shapes and cascading bouquets are made easy in this holder. Many thanks to Smithers’ Oasis for sponsoring this portion of our design time. I would also like to thank Florabundance for providing us with beautiful blooms. I had the pleasure of purchasing the flowers for the bouquet portion of the design time by buying direct with Florabundance. This was a lot of fun, and now it’s a system I know how to use. This will be really helpful as I move into the buying season. If you would like to try this buying system speak with your sales representative at Florabundance and they will get you started. The bouquet design time was also sponsored by Alexandra Farms who provided us with the most amazing garden roses, and Roseville Farms, who provided us insanely gorgeous clematis. I am incredibly grateful to Alexandra Farms and to Roseville Farms.  Also thank photographer Geneveive Leiper and Amy Tucker for the incredible pictures.

Designers claim your bouquets!!
Bouquet 1

Bouquet 2

Bouquet 3

Bouquet 4

Bouquet 5

Bouquet 6

Bouquet 7

Bouquet 8

Bouquet 9

Bouquet 10

Bouquet 11

Bouquet 12

Bouquet 13

Bouquet 14

Bouquet 15

Bouquet 16

Bouquet 17

Bouquet 18

Bouquet 19

Bouquet 20

Bouquet 21

Bouquet 22

Bouquet 23

Bouquet 24

Bouquet 25

Bouquet 26

Bouquet 27

Bouquet 28

Bouquet 29

Bouquet 30

Bouquet 31

Bouquet 32

Bouquet 33

Bouquet 34

Bouquet 35

Bouquet 36

Bouquet 37

The European bouquet holder comes in round or square.  Give it a try!!!

  • alicia Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:20)

    I designed bouquet #35! Had fun trying out a crescent style cascading bouquet.
    Also, I really admire bouquet #12. I like how the designer played off the square form of the Oasis bouquet holder. The details of the design are quite intricate.

  • Sherry D. Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:22)

    How fantastic…thank you for sharing all of these images Holly!! Bouquet #1 Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio…missing everyone!!

  • Whitney Johnson Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:25)

    Number 11 & 20 are me!! Same bouquet, 2 pictures! 🙂 whitney

  • Susan Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:26)

    I think number 4 is mine. That was such a great day!

  • Holly Rutt Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:39)

    WOOT #17 in the house 😉 Thanks for posting these photos make my heart flutter can’t wait to do it all again… Isha Foss I love your pose in the group photo 🙂 so cute.

  • Lisa Sommer Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:43)

    Claiming #11 This was so much fun to produce….Thank you for taking the time to sort through all the photos and post these for us XXOO

  • Francoise Weeks Says: (04.04.2013 | 12:47)

    What a fun day that was! All the bouquets looked fantastic!

  • Jeanette Says: (04.04.2013 | 01:00)

    Wow, one is more beautiful than the next! Thank you so much for posting these works of art Holly! It truly was a fantastic day. My bouquet is #30. Thank you for the amazing photographs Geneveive and Amy.

  • isha | isha foss events Says: (04.04.2013 | 01:02)

    Holly Rutt XOXO
    fun times!

  • Katie Pollard Says: (04.04.2013 | 01:03)

    19 is mine! What a fun post!

  • Katie Says: (04.04.2013 | 01:32)

    wow, these are beautiful. You’ve made a believer out of me 😉

  • Mary Says: (04.04.2013 | 03:24)

    My first ever bouquet coming in at #24- it was lots of fun!!

  • Meredith Young Says: (04.04.2013 | 03:59)

    Mine is #7. Ready to see everyone again! Miss y’all!

  • Karen Lipkin Says: (04.04.2013 | 04:55)

    I’d like to claim them all, but mine is 26. Thanks for posting, they’re all gorgeous.

  • Heather Potter Says: (04.04.2013 | 05:18)

    #18 is mine. That was so much fun! Thank you so much, Holly!

  • Corinne Sebesta Sisti Says: (04.04.2013 | 07:54)

    #37 is mine! What an awesome day!

  • Kathleen Barber Says: (04.04.2013 | 08:07)

    Every one of those bouquets are gorgeous. What awesome designers.

  • Lisa {Blossoms Hawaii} Says: (04.04.2013 | 10:12)

    #34 and thanks so much Francoise and Alicia for the icing on the bouquet 😉 It was fun!!

  • Peggy Says: (04.04.2013 | 11:31)

    Woo Hoo! i think #31 is mine, but not sure who took the picture, or when! So much fun and flower heaven!

  • Sue Prutting Says: (04.04.2013 | 11:52)

    Such a cool holder, and such a fun day! #14 is mine! XO

  • mannu Says: (04.05.2013 | 01:06)

    Bouquet 26 reflect my persona. All are BRILLIANTLY decorated. Love all bouquet. I can’t decide which one is mine.

    Thanks for posting these kinda of milestone.

  • Janna Says: (04.05.2013 | 10:09)

    #24 is my bouquet!!! So much fun!

  • Susan McLeary Says: (04.06.2013 | 12:02)

    I love them all! I’m #12.

  • Mary Says: (04.17.2013 | 11:59)

    Beautiful work!! Love the colors and textures!!

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