Monthly Archives: March 2016

Succulent Saturday

Succulent Jewelry | Passionflower | Susan McLeary | Chelsea Brown Photography

Passionflower | Chelsea Brown Photography

Succulent Arrangement | Dandelion Ranch

Dandelion Ranch

Succulent Bouquet |  Amanda Randell

Amanda Randell MDPF

Succulent Centerpiece | Black House Flowers | Stacy Keck Photography

Black House Flowers | Stacy Keck Photography

Succulent | Flourish Sacramento

Flourish

Succulent Handbag | Mt Lebanon Floral | Heather Tabacchi Photography

Mt. Lebanon Floral | Heather Tabacchi Photography

Succulent boutonierres | Eucca Floral Studio

Eucca Floral Studio

Succulent Boutonierres | The Cutting Garden by Flora Grubb | Emily Scannell Photography

The Cutting Garden by Flora Grubb | Emily Scannell Photography

Succulent Wedding Cake | Botanic Art | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Botanic Art | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Succulent Arrangement | Early Hours London Ltd

Early Hours

Succulent Boutonierres | Passionflower | Susan McLeary

Passionflower

Succulent Corsages | Eucca Floral Studio

Eucca Floral Studio

Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 78

Question:

I love the bouquet trend of long streamers of mixed trims & ribbons!  I see many different ways to do this and wonder if some of the expert panel folks could share the specific types of ribbons or trims they like to use & why, how they select the color/length of ribbon and the method they like to use when attaching the streamers to the bouquets?

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Jo Flowers | Modern Vintage Weddings

Answers:

The long streams of ribbon on bouquets does indeed continue to be a  popular trend. I select my ribbons from Antique shops, fabric outlets & online companies doing the silk ribbon thing, I mix these with lovely old french lace.  

Jo Rodwell (Jo Flowers)

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I usually wrap the handle first, then attach ribbon on top of that. Usually by having someone else hold it, facing me, while I bring the ribbon together and tie a knot or loose bow at the front. If I’m using a lot of ribbon, I might tie each piece on individually. If it’s just a few pieces, I usually tie them together.

Clare Day (Clare Day Flowers)

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I enjoy mixing silks, satins, laces, and my favorite is silk dupioni. It is quite definitely an art form in its self and takes a fairly substantial ribbon stash to blend it all together. The length of the streamers is determined by the look and style we are aiming for. The bride’s dress is also obviously a big part of the decision making process. I love Midori ribbon for the silk dupioni.  M&J Trimming is a joy to work with and they have everything from lace to gauze. Hanah Silk is another favorite ribbon source.

Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)

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ribbon collage

Floresie | Anna Tereshina Photography | Ribbon by Fleuropean

Well, I am ribbon crazy. I have way too many, and spend way too much in buying them, but I can’t help it 🙂 I love to use either velvet, satin, lace, linen or silk ribbons. Velvet, lace, satin and linen can be found easily in any haberdashery or vintage stores in France. As for the silk ones, I have tried several vendors and my favorites are the ones from Fleuropean (not saying this because Emily is on the panel… her ribbons are really the best ones to my opinion!). To make sure that color coordination is perfect, I always have several ribbons ready and I select  them just before delivering the bouquet (or taking a picture of it).

Ribbon Floresie Alex Tome Photography Silk and Willow ribbon

Floresie | Alex Tome Photography | Ribbon by Silk & Willow

Ribbon Floresie Sebastien Boudot Photography Satin Ribbon

Floresie | Sebastien Boudot Photography

Laetitia Mayor (Floresie)

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We use all types of ribbon and vintage lace for the streamers on bouquets. My favorite is silk though since it flows so easily. I like to mix and match ribbon widths, lengths, and types on a single bouquet for more visual interest. To attach them to the bouquet, I simply use pins.

Jennie Love (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)

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For hand dyed silk ribbons I love the selection available from Lancaster & Cornish. I select the colours to tone in with the colours of the flowers in the bouquet and the ribbon length will be determined on the bride’s preferences as well as her height. To attach I use a simple pearl pin.

Nick Priestly (Mood Flowers)

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Ribbon! I am a very simple girl when it comes to this topic. After I finish a bouquet and secure it with waterproof tape, I simply cover the tape with grosgrain ribbon. I only tape the binding point, forming a narrow ribbon belt that I secure with pearl pins. I don’t like to bind the stems too much- it’ll tighten the shape of the bouquet. After my tape is covered, I often add streamers. I simply gather lengths of ribbon in my hand, folding them in half, and layering the colors as I like. I pierce the whole bunch of them with 2 pearl pins and secure them to the front of the bouquet. The pins grab the top of the ribbon belt, and the are pushed upwards towards the center of the bouquet itself.

Susan McLeary (Passionflower)

Napkin Flowers

Evergreen Flower Co | ©Coley & Co Photography

Evergreen Flower Co | Coley & Co Photography

Finch & Thistle | Stephanie Cristalli Photography

Finch & Thistle | Stephanie Cristalli Photography

Bloom Floral Design | Weber Photography

Bloom Floral Design | Weber Photography

Flourish Floral Artistry & Design | Manda Weaver Photography

Flourish Floral Artistry & Design | Manda Weaver Photography

Jacklyn Journey | Nina & Wes Photo

Jaclyn Journey | Nina & Wes Photography

Katja Scherle Festtagsfotografien | Botanic Art

Botanic Art | Katja Scherle Festtagsfotografien

Michael Daigian Design | Sasha Gulish Photography

Michael Daigian Design | Sasha Gulish Photography

Valley Flora | Sylvie Gil Photography

Valley Flora | Sylvie Gil Photography

5 Botanical Elements That Add Instant Texture To An Arrangement

No. 1 Bells of Ireland

The Perfect Petal

The Perfect Petal

The Green Vase | Charlie Engman Photography

The Green Vase | Charlie Engman Photography

Buckeye Blooms

Buckeye Blooms

No. 2 Chinese Lantern

Cornelia McNamara

Cornelia McNamara

Diana Rothery Photography | Michael Daigian Design

Michael Daigian Design | Diana Rothery Photography

Flourish

Flourish

Natural Beauties Floral

Natural Beauties Floral

No. 3 Cotton

Andrea K Grist Floral Designs | Tiffany Marie Photography LLC

Andrea K Grist Floral Designs | Tiffany Marie Photography LLC

Artisan Bloom | Morgan Leigh Photography

Artisan Bloom | Morgan Leigh Photography

Intertwine

Intertwine

Something Blue Floral Design | Nova Markina Photography

Something Blue Floral Design | Nova Markina Photography

No. 4 Pincushion Protea

Hana Style Designs |  KJ + Rob Photographers

Hana Style Designs |  KJ + Rob Photographers

Hana Style Designs | KJ & Rob Photographers

Bellamint Photography | Sunflower Creative

Sunflower Creative | Bellamint Photography

Fox & Rabbit | Nicolle Versteeg Photography

Fox & Rabbit | Nicolle Versteeg Photography

The Perfect Petal

The Perfect Petal

No. 5 Strawflower

Amy Berringer Photography

Lark Floral Design | Amy Berringer Photography

Heiress Flowers

Heiress

Poppy & Mint Floral Company | Morgan Hass Photography

Poppy & Mint Floral Company | Morgan Haas Photography