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Winnipeg

35 Airport Road, Winnipeg MB, R3H 0V5
204.632.1210
1.800.665.7378

Saskatoon

1623 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon SK, S7K 1V6
306.244.4457
1.800.667.3985

Edmonton

16455 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton AB, T5V 1H2
780.424.4576
1.800.465.8878

Calgary

Bay 5, 6320 11th Street SE, Calgary AB, T2H 2L7
403.252.5558
1.877.266.8095

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Designing a Burgundy Wedding Centrepiece with Fresh and Permanent Botanicals

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.

RECIPE
Container
Antique Brown Light Aluminum Cup 43-00B4292-BR
Permanent botanicals
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

Fresh flowers
Seeded eucalyptus, sterling range, stock, spray mums, ranunculus, and roses.

INSTRUCTIONS
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.

Want more fusion floral arrangement tips?
Learn how to design a permanent botanical and fresh flower bouquet.