Master It: A Friendship Bouquet

February 6, 2014

As much as Valentine’s Day is about the red-hot-steamy kind of love (…or so we’re told), it also presents a great opportunity to thank some of the most important people in our lives: our friends and family. So we asked the talented ladies of Forƒªt, a floral styling and design company in Somerville, Massachusetts, to create a bouquet that’s guaranteed to brighten the day of your sister, friend, mother, coworker or mentor.

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Å“Here in New England, once the holidays have passed and the new year has had time to settle in, February can bear mixed feelings. It may bring a serene scene of downy white or a salt-encrusted grey landscape. Friendships are what keep us captivated during these darker months.

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Å“The feeling we went for when choosing our palette was charming, delicate and sweetjust like the friend we planned on giving this to. When you’re giving the gift of flowers, choose colors and flowers that reflect the recipient’s personality.

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Å“We chose poppies for their fine-spun, paper-like petals and ranunculus for their soft, pillowy layers. We like daffodils for their humor and smile, and tulips for their foreshadowing of spring and their friendly, far-from-stuffy attitude.

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Å“Our colors stayed in the range of cream to rich pink, emphasizing peach and pale yellow. We felt like these said Ëlove’ without screaming it.

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Photos by Heidi of White Loft Studio.

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