Master It: The Perfect Fall BouquetOctober 24, 2013
Oh, autumn, we can’t get enough of your flaming reds, burnt oranges and in-your-face yellows. In fact, every year we’re itching to redecorate our houses in the season’s earthy hues, but seeing as that’s not entirely practical, we don’t mind settling for the next best thinga glorious fall bouquet. To help us on our quest to create the perfect arrangement, we teamed up with prop stylist and wedding designer Rebecca Gallop of the blog A Daily Something and the talented florists of Sweet Root Village.
Å“The three of us spent the morning at Wollam Gardens flower farm, picking fresh autumn flowers, herbs and greens. We were guided by Bob Wollam, owner and flower grower extraordinaire. With boots on our feet and clippers and buckets in hand, we set out to pick an assortment of seasonal foliage.
Å“The variety of blooms available-many of which you could purchase at your local farmer’s market or forage in the woods-at this time of year is incredible.
Å“Autumn has so many colorful and texturally intriguing blooms to play with! A handful of dahlias, hydrangeas, amaranthus and evergreens can go a long way.
Å“To make your own gorgeous arrangement, visit your local farmer’s market, trek through the woods or explore your own backyard to find your flowers.
Å“To begin, place a floral pin frog in the bottom of a spunky vase to anchor the stems as you design. Cluster a few focal flowers of similar color tones together, then slowly fill in with other lovelies. Alternate filling in each angle of the arrangement, allowing the blooms to flow and breathe.
A stray stem or two always adds an unexpected point of interest and balance. Most importantly, have fun and play!