Romantic bouquet – how to create one yourself
There are many occasions worth celebrating with flowers. The two most romantic occasions each year are your anniversary and Valentine’s Day. On these days, you will be on the lookout for the perfect gift to say I love you. Fresh flowers are considered to be the number one romantic gift. So, if you would like to create your very own romantic bouquet, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Consider the style
The style of the romantic bouquet you wish to arrange will determine the best vase to use. For example, if you want a tall arrangement with long-stemmed red roses, you should choose a tall vase to accommodate these stems. If you would like a shorter, round arrangement, you could use a vase with the shape of a fish bowl. Of course, the shorter or smaller the bouquet, the smaller your flowers need to be to or your bouquet could appear either top heavy or bottom heavy.
The next thing you need to decide is the colours you wish to include in your romantic bouquet. Red is the top choice when it comes to passion and love. Of course, you can pair red blooms with some white fillers if you like. Alternatively, pink flowers are also a wonderful choice. Especially if the relationship is still quite new. If you would like to use flowers that are not necessarily associated with romance but you want them to be meaningful, you could ask your florist about the availability of your partner’s favourite flower. So, if they love daisies, for instance, you could look for an arrangement that uses a fair amount of daisy-like blooms such as gerberas or even germinis.
Prepare your stems
Now that you have your vase and flowers ready, you will need to get creative. Depending on the shape and size of the vase, you will need to remove the lower leaves and trim the stems. Stems that are placed around the edge of the vase will usually need to be trimmed a little shorter than those that will be placed in the centre. You can also allow these stems to rest somewhat diagonally so that they cross over one another and the bouquet will have a rounded appearance.
How many stems to include
The diameter of the vase will determine how many flowers you can include in your romantic bouquet. Even if the base is large, if the top part is narrow, it will not hold too many stems. Remember that you should never try to force too many flowers into a single vase or it will end up causing more harm than good.
Another important tip to remember is to make sure that you create a focal point in your romantic bouquet. You might like to place some larger blooms in the centre of the arrangement. Usually they should be slightly spaced apart with mass flowers in between. Focal flowers should be included in an uneven number so you can add a single bloom to the centre or a cluster of three, for instance. If you plan on inserting your focal flowers throughout the bouquet, you might like to add an accent to the arrangement. Something like a flower pick placed off centre will do the trick.
When you arramge your own romantic bouquet, your partner or spouse will know just how much time and effort you put into their gift. Of course, if you are racing against the clock, you can always depend on your favourite florist to help in this department! Online florists have special sections dedicated to anniversary flowers and Valentine’s Day blooms so you can find something special right here too. Just make sure that you include a meaningful message in the card that your florist will provide.