Monday, March 19, 2012

{bridal shower floral guide}

As promised in the recap from my bridal shower, Heather from Bourbon & Bleu is back today to guest blog with a little bit more information about the beautiful floral arrangements she put together for the event. Take it away Heather.... 

 Making the floral arrangements for Natalie's bridal shower was such a blast!  I met with Kay a few weeks before to discuss the look she was going for - feminine and organic arrangements in pink, white and peach colors.  Based on the table set-up, we decided on 4 main arrangements (1 for each table's centerpiece) and a large floral piece for the mimosa table.  Kay had also been saving up beer bottles and mason jars to add to the centerpieces.  I put single long stems of white and pink ranunculus in the beer bottles and mason jars. I knew that the dessert table would already have a lot going on with Kay's amazing chevron paper background and the various desserts, so I went simple. I purchased two bunches of ivory hydrangea and placed them in white ceramic vases.

For the table arrangements, I headed down to the LA Flower Mart and picked up the following:
  • 2 dozen ivory roses
  • 2 dozen peach roses
  • 3 bunches white stock
  • 2 bunches peach stock
  • 1 bunch wax flowers
  • 1 bunch sweet william
  • 1 bunch flowering spurge
I used green floral foam in the base of the arrangements so that I could more easily structure the arrangements.  I started with the roses - as they were the main focus of the arrangements - and placed about 4 white and 4 peach roses in each arrangements.  Next I added in about 2 white and and 2 peach stems of stock. After this I just added in the remaining wild flowers at different locations and heights to give it an organic look. 

  {image via Sarah Roach Photography}

  {image via Sarah Roach Photography}

Later this week, I'll be back with Kay guest blogging in more detail about some of the DIY projects she created for the bridal shower including some free printable downloads!


  1. In love with these flowers and the arrangement! Saw this over on Heather's blog and was really impressed. Great job and what a cute bridal shower!

    La Petite Gigi

  2. I'm so glad to see this post! I fell in love with the flowers on your previous post and I'm happy to see the break down of what was in the arrangements! So gorgeous!