Today I’m excited to share with you a sneak preview into our proposal-making process for our couples! Since I know how overwhelming wedding planning can be, I aim to make it as easy as possible when it comes to narrowing down the floral arrangements and bouquet styles.
Each bride I work with gets the perfect ingredient list for their bouquet. This includes not only an explanation of each type of ingredient, but specific flowers and greenery that we’ll include to create a one-of-a-kind bouquet that completes your wedding-day look.
When I start an arrangement, the first stems I grab are from greenery. Greenery helps provide the shape and overall fullness to a bouquet’s design.
And if I’m being completely honest, greenery is one of my favorites! Although it’s become more popular in recent years, I believe greenery is largely underused in the wedding floral industry.
Not only is greenery a cost-efficient option for budget-conscious couples, it also provides texture, color, and shape to every arrangement. The first step in getting that adventurous shape or organic vibe is to start with the greens.
Once I know the shake and feel I want to achieve, I grab the focal flowers. These guys are the yummy, mouthwatering, eye-candy blooms. They are the flowers that everyone wants for their wedding day.
They are the largest blooms in an arrangement and by placing them in first, I can get a better sense of the overall outcome of the design and avoid damaging the more delicate blooms later. These flowers “anchor” an arrangement. I make sure that their color, size, and shape are just perfect so we don’t overwhelm the viewer.
If you’re looking for focal bloom ideas, head on over to read our blog post, Roots Floral Favorite Focal Flowers for Bouquets!
I personally like to call this group of blooms “the secret ingredient,” because I feel like most florists don’t take enough advantage of these flowers. I love to have an organic and natural element in my arrangements.
These accent textural blooms can be soft and subtle like berries, or hard and rough like desert flowers. These blooms are usually tucked in or placed around the outer edges of an arrangement. They provide dimension and help add in that natural feel without being too overwhelming. You can read about some of my top choices for textural blooms here!
These are the final elements that go into an arrangement. They are delicate, so I place them in last so they don’t get damaged. These blooms are soft, light, airy, gently blow in the wind, and create movement as you walk down the aisle.
These flowers are usually found dancing around at the top or sides of an arrangement. They help bring in that romantic and soft element all brides simply love!
Sometimes the final details are most important. No bouquet, in my eyes, is ready until she has her ribbon on. Most brides don’t think about ribbon, but I believe it is one of the most important elements in making a bouquet go from “good” to “amazing!”
Ribbon allows movement and adds a sense of whimsy to your bouquet. The color of the ribbon will capture the soft and romantic elements in your bouquet and can also help tie in the rest of the wedding colors. The ribbon I use is hand-dyed from plants, allowing the color and feel to be organic and soft.
Your bouquet can make your special day stand out in a truly unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!
"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"
-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding
“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”
-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond. Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."
-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding
"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"
-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding