Many clients have specific flowers in mind when it comes to their wedding florals, but what if that bloom is out of season, or isn’t available in your market? Once referred to as “silk flowers”, permanent botanicals are a simple way to achieve your clients’ vision for their weddings. These enduring, high quality permanent botanicals have come a long way, and are carefully crafted to look just like their fresh counterparts.
Burgundy is an on-trend wedding colour for brides and grooms throughout the year. This rich and regal hue sets an elegant tone at any affair. Caitlin MacLean, Florists Supply Design Consultant, shares how she incorporates burgundy permanent botanicals with fresh flowers to create an eye-catching wedding centrepiece photographers and guests can’t help but point their cameras at.
Antique Brown Light Aluminum Cup 43-00B4292-BR
Burgundy/Green Peperomia Caperata Hanging Bush 28-0S32438-BU-GR
Smoke Bush Spray 28-0PSC145-BU
Burgundy Ranunculus Bush 27-0FBR549-BU
Burgundy Dahlia/Mum Stem 29-0S32724-BU
Burgundy Helleborus Spray 29-0FSH321-BU
Burgundy Euonymus Bundle 28-0S32581-BU
Plum Nigella/Cosmo Spray 29-0276623-PU
Seeded eucalyptus, sterling range, stock, spray mums, ranunculus, and roses.
1) When incorporating permanent botanicals into fresh arrangements, start with all your greens (fresh and permanent), and create the overall shape you want to accomplish. Since you can manipulate the permanent greens in whichever way you want work with them first, then add in you fresh greens working with their natural shape.
2) Once you’re happy with the shape of your greens, add permanent flowers if they are being used as your focal point. If you’re working with fresh flowers as you’re focal point, and permanent as a filler, add focal fresh flowers first so that you can continue to manipulate your permanents to highlight the natural shape of the fresh.
3) Add in your fresh flowers. For a fresh spring/summer colour pallete, soft pinks and creams brighten the darker burgundy colour. If you’re looking for more of a fall/winter wedding colour palette, chocolate browns and rusts would look spectacular.
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