Hello friends and happy Friday!
I’m popping in late to share what I was up to today. One of my good friends has recently started a boutique catering business and she asked to me create a couple floral arrangements that will be used in her marketing materials for fall and holiday.
I love flowers and creating flower arrangements is something I love to do so I jumped at the opportunity.
The day started with a trip to the wholesale flower market where I was overwhelmed with all the beautiful stems. If the cooler wasn’t so darn cold I could have stayed and played with flowers all day but I had to get busy arranging flowers.
I had a general color theme in mind before I went to the wholesaler so I narrowed in on the stems that would work best for the idea I had in mind.
In addition to flowers and greenery I also had succulents and apples to work with.
The trick to really dynamic flower arrangments is the mix of flowers, the texture, an unexpected pop of color and unique elements like fruit, pinecones, berries etc.
I took me about an hour to make two arrangements and here they are:
The first arrangement is in a vintage brass bowl and really played up the texture within each stem. I snipped the hydrangea at the last minute from a bush to add volume to the arrangement and is you look closely you can see a succulent tucked amongst the flowers. Red and green apples are also part of the mix.
The other flowers used include Ranunculus, Dianthus, Bra Viburnum Berries, Veronica and Dusty Miller.
I love Ranunculus and their fluffy petal added a lot of softness and elegance within the flower mix.
The second arrangement was built on a 3-tiered galvanized metal stand. This type of arrangement would be perfect for a buffet setting or larger banquet table.
What really makes this arrangement special is the succulents. Succulents add so much dimension and to flower arrangments because of their colors and texture.
I tucked a few larger leaves around the edge of the stand and let some of the berries and Veronica drape over the edge.
The red and green apples really add substance and visual impact and the Dianthus (spiky green flower below) adds a touch of whimsy.
My friend Ande and I will be creating more flower arrangments as the holidays near and I’ll be sure to share it all with you here.
I also recommend that you follow Ande’s catering business on Instagram @YumCulinaryGifts to see all of the amazing food, style and graphic images she shares. And if you live in Atlanta and are looking for a caterer for your next event, give Yum Boutique Catering a call.
Have a great weekend!