Blue is one of the popular wedding colour themes during the wedding season. However, blue flowers are rare. At Garden Party, we do not dye our flowers because we love the natural look without the artificial make-over.
How can we make an elegant and natural looking bridal bouquet with blue? Check out our designs!
Blue Hydrangea with lisianthus, ranunculus, and grape hyacinth.
A simple bouquet can be done with green viburnum and blue hydrangea. Refreshing!
Add some leaf loops and voila.
Need more inspiration? Come visit our boutique and we can show you more ideas.
Yves Piaget Garden Roses. It’s a peony looking garden rose with amazing fragrance. The head size is almost triple the Ecuadorian topas rose.
Rose petal count for the beautiful Yves Piaget is around 80.
Rose petal count for the beautiful Ecuadorian topas is around 30
When I unwrap the garden rose package, the roses are a bit dehydrated. After soaking them in warm water for few hours, the petals re-nourish and they start to open. As a designer, this is when my heart starts pounding because I can’t wait to design a bridal bouquet with them.
Colour: Hot pink and soft pink with green accent
Style: Lush and natural hand tie bouquet
Flowers: Yves Piaget garden roses, O’hara garden roses, double petal tulips, seeded eucalyptus, and viburnum.
Since this bouquet is very romantic and natural, we also wrapped the stems with greenery and raffia.
There will be more garden roses coming in this week, check out our flickr photo gallery to see our latest designs.
Designing window displays is fun. No seriously it’s like getting to design a tiny little event, create a tableau of anything you want! You construct this tiny little world of wonderment to showcase the shop to passers by, and hopefully entice them into buying some flowers. Here’s the thing though, due to the delicate nature of flowers the upkeep of the window is crucial in order to maintain the fabulous look of the original design. Nothing is worse than a dead dahlia or a crusty cymbidium sitting in your window. So we have come up with a system at the store, where 1 designer is in charge of the window for a 2 week period. You get to come up with a design of your choosing and implement it, but it also means that for those two weeks you have to make sure it stays looking as beautiful as it did on day one.
So when I knew it was my turn coming up I started to dream up some ideas. Amy encouraged us to let our window display really speak to who we are as designers. So with that in mind I set to work on something that had been kicking around in my head for a while. I mean the store is called Garden. Party. Flowers. and I do love me a good garden party. Being the girly girl I am I have been hosting tea parties since I was about 3. As the youngest in the family and the only girl I would set up my stuffed animals and drag anyone else who was game to my table (a big thanks goes out to my Uncle Bob who was always a good sport and sat through many a tea party along side my care bears).
Now that I have my very own big girl apartment complete with pretty tea pots for real tea, and cake plates for real cake, the props for my window display were sitting right there in my kitchen! I decided I was going to create a pretty girly girl garden tea party in our window! But who was going to attend this tea party you ask? Since my care bears have moved on to greener pastures, I decided to just put a bird on it! In case you have missed the hilarious new TV sensation Portlandia, there’s a whole skit about adorning everything with birds, as it seems to be quite the craze in giftware these days. But when I saw these darling little birdies at the floral supply I just couldn’t resist! They were the perfect accoutrements to my carnation cakes and garden style posies.
You must of heard the comments “carnation…ugh…eeuuw…ugly” all the time! But it’s not my fault.
Look, will you look nice if you are put in a over size cloth? No! Same as me, this vase is too wide for me.
Will you look great if you are wearing a under size pants? No! Same as me, I can barely breathe in a skinny vase like this.
Will you look great if you are in a pear shaped outfit? No! Same as me, I look too bottom heavy.
If you dress me up pretty with a proper vase, I look quite pretty don’t I? Even my baby carnations looks cute in a tea-cup.
I would like to thank the Garden Party team to give me another chance to show my beauty! They don’t carry carnations together with baby’s breathe nor mums, because they don’t send me out unless I am all dolled up.
I heard the Garden Party team will dress me up in different styles, I can’t wait!