Now that we have the background on Elena’s flowers, here is what I was able to come up with after my run to the flower shop/wholesaler:
Shot of the bouquet with Cumbaya valley in the background. (Just outside of Quito, Ecudor….yep, I live in South America!)
Unfortuately my mini shopping spree did not go as I had planned. My goal for the bouquet was to use White Delphinium, Solidago, Yellow Roses, and Craspedia. I also wanted to pick up some White Hypericum Berries because that feels so wintery perfect!
First, no Delphinium! Bummer! So I picked up some White Freesia that is not so similar in shape but has that delicate look.
Second, Solidago = success!
Yellow Roses = pseudo success, I got a bunch of roses, but they are mini roses (have smaller heads than normal)
Craspedia = fail! So upsetting as that is a definite must! But at least I know they are available here. I didn’t get anything to replace it because well…what could replace Craspedias? Plus the place didn’t have ANY pompoms!
White Hypericum = also fail! At least this one wasn’t a must have.
So you can imagine I wasn’t too impressed with the place! But well, seeing as this isn’t for the official event or anything, no reason to get my panties in a bunch! I purchased the Mini Yellow Roses, Solidago, and White Freesia. I also grabbed some Green Hypericum to see how it would look.
Here’s a close up:
As I was making the bouquet, the Green Hypericum didn’t really call out to me, so I just left it out. I really like the bouquet! Definitely simple (seeing as I have no background in floral arrangements…), but I like the combination of textures and colors! I also think the size of the bouquet is nice. You don’t want to have a huge bouquet that is going to drown you out and hide your dress! But at the same time, the bouquet needs to be big enough to not look silly or out of place. I don’t really think you’d have to worry about the flowers “matching” your dress (something that came up recently with my sister). Honestly, the dress is beautiful and as long as the flowers are beatiful and in the colors you want, I think it’s all good! Plus, it’s not like you are going to be carrying your flowers around all night at the reception…and you definitely aren’t going to be sitting around in your dress the rest of the week while you enjoy your bouquet (even though you may want to)! Well, that’s my take on it anyway.
I had enough leftover flowers once I finished the bouquet, so I threw together a table “arrangment”….which for me is a loose bouquet haha! I had all of that Green Hypericum, so I used it of course, and definitely liked the look! Not sure why I wasn’t feeling them at the beginning. I also love just having the 2 left over roses in the vase…a nice pop of color depening on what angle you’re looking at!
(plus isn’t the light yellow vase just perfect!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed the resulsts of my first excursion! I’m planning on doing at least one more practice bouquet while I’m here in Quito, and am coordinating with our Gammaflowers purchaser to get exactly what I want! I’ll probably take another run by the wholesaler because what they have in stock varies from week to week, so maybe I’ll have better luck next time! Either way, I’ll keep you updated!
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