Bohemian Wildflower Trends for Floral Design

Wildflowers are a great way to celebrate the summer months.  They receive sunlight well and come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and fragrances.  Because of their ability to grow almost anywhere, the bohemian world has adopted the wildflower look for weddings, fashion, and everyday life.  Matlack Florist has a fun selection of these wild blooms to brighten your home and release your inner flower child.

Incorporate “Found” Containers

One of the best things about the bohemian wildflower trend is that you can store your flowers in almost anything for a “just picked” feeling.  Mason jars, watering cans, and pitchers all hold these blooms well to create a bohemian flair to your home.  Also, consider hanging the mason jars with twine or rope around your home for a more stylized approach.

Wear Your Flowers

The fashion world is loving the bohemian wildflower look this year, and so are we.  Try a flower crown filled with delphinium, peonies, poppies, and lavender to feature a colorful, fragrant, and fashionable statement piece.  Flower rings, bracelets, anklets, and purses filled with wildflower blooms can also heighten your bohemian look in a light and trendsetting way.

Accentuate Your Cooking

The trend of garnishing food and desserts with cut flowers isn’t new, but the wildflower style is coming back in a big way.  Decorating cakes is the biggest use of this trend, especially for weddings.  Wildflowers such as lavender, ranunculus, daisies, and peonies come in a wide variety of colors to match any bride’s color scheme. Additionally, look of wild organic greenery paired with the flowers pays homage to the flower child look, as well as giving the cake an elegant and colorful flair.  Another fun way to add a bohemian look to your cooking is adding in touches of berries or citrus alongside the wildflowers, which gives the plate a bountiful look.

With Matlack Florist, it’s easy to create the perfect bohemian look no matter what you’re designing.  We’re carrying a wide variety of wildflowers to accentuate your home, your style, and your everyday life all summer long, so stop by to see what’s new each week!

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4 Ways to Create the Perfect Floral Tablescape

Creating a fun mood for your party can be a huge planning process.  Fresh cut flowers help brighten a room and keep the atmosphere interesting.  Here are some bright ideas to enhance the ambiance at your next event.

Compliment the Colors of Your Dinnerware

Now, this doesn’t mean creating a completely matchy-matchy place setting.  In fact, colors pop more when they’re against complimenting or contrasting hues.  Sunny orange and yellow floral blooms appear more vibrant and playful when paired with blue or green dinnerware.  Moreover, try adding jewel toned flowers like dark purple stock or red roses against a plain white place setting to really make your china appear clean and pearlescent.  Additionally, if your table has a floral pattern on the napkins, dishes, or tablecloth, an all white arrangement of flowers will add to the tablescape instead of overpowering the floral pattern.

Adding in Aromas

A fun twist to a light meal such as a teatime or brunch is to place sprigs of either herbs or greens around the table to create a faint aroma that compliments the meal.  Lavender, rosemary, and citrus are all great examples of this, and are aesthetically pleasing for the look of the table as well.

Using Greens on the Table

Another fun use of greenery is taking large tropical leaves and using them underneath plates for an entertaining spin on a summer party.  Also, table runners made of large amounts of greenery can be a stunning way to complete a more affordable tablescape.  Even draping these greens completely off the table adds drama and class to an otherwise ordinary garland.

Think about the Season

In spring and summer, try using more vibrant hues, or even locally grown wildflowers for that “just picked” feeling.  You can even place a single stem on each guest’s plate to take home to make the tablescape even more personal.  Succulents are also a great way to bring feeling of sunny weather indoors.  In the fall, gourds and pumpkins strewn across a table creates the look of a bountiful harvest for a Thanksgiving meal.  During the winter holiday season, use wintergreens such as pine and cedar around the table for a seasonal scent as well as an elegant appearance.

We hope that this post inspires you to create your own tablescape with the help of Matlack Florist!

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Don’t Forget About Your Flower Girl!

Planning a wedding is no small task, and flowers are one of the most fun ways to express personal style on your special day.  Brides usually have an idea of what they’d like for their own bouquet as well as their bridesmaids, but what about the flower girl? There are a wide variety of popular floral accessories for your little helper that will brighten her day knowing that you thought of her.

Flower Baskets

One of the most traditional flower girl accessories is a small basket of flowers matching the floral theme of the bride.  This can be adorned with ribbons or greens, and can either contain a small arrangement of flowers or pretty petals to be strewn along the wedding aisle.  Matlack Florist knows that sometimes little flower girls can get very excited walking down the aisle, so we provide a foam based arrangement in our baskets.  This way, if the basket gets flipped upside down or thrown, the flowers stay in tact.

Pomanders

One of the wedding trends coming back in style is the pomander bouquet.  This contains a foam based arrangement of flowers in a sphere shape, attached with ribbons to hold.  These are a cute way to include an older flower girl who might not want to hold a basket.  Hydrangea, baby’s breath, or sweetheart roses are all fantastic options to make the most out of your pomander, and accent flowers from the bride’s bouquet can really make them pop.

 

Flower Crowns

In addition to our previous post highlighting these fun accessories, flower crowns can be a great way to showcase your flower girl without having something to hold down the aisle.  This option is neat way to care for a flower girl that is too young to hold a floral accessory in her hands, or one that is perhaps already holding the hand of a ring bearer or another bridesmaid.

 

Floral Wand

Another fun trend coming up from the past few seasons is the floral wand.  This consists of a single flower or a small bouquet on top of a long pole to be held.  The top of the wand can be accessorized with wiring, jewels, or ribbons, and the pole can coordinate with the wrapping of the bridal party’s bouquets to give a cohesive look.

 

 

No matter what you choose, your flower girl will be ecstatic that you thought of her on your big day.  Matlack Florist is proud to cater to a wide variety of different floral accessories for weddings, as well as every special event in your life.  Keep stopping in and seeing what else we have to offer for each new season!

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Adding Personal Touches to Your Flowers

The best part about giving flowers is picking out just the right arrangement for your special loved one.  Of course not everyone enjoys the same types of flowers; that’s why there are so many varieties!  Here’s a few helpful points to consider when choosing an extra personal touch to your floral gifts.

Think about Your Recipient 

When adding special items into your floral arrangement, its important to keep your specific recipient in mind, and not fall into the trap of giving something that you personally might like better than them.  If your loved one is younger, especially a child, consider adding glitter or extra ribbons to your gift.  Also, keep with trendy blooms like lilies and vibrant roses rather than something like baby’s breath or gladiolas, which have a more traditional vibe.

Flowers are well received by most everyone, but if your recipient has bad allergies, consider giving flowers that do not have a strong fragrance, such as sunflowers or daisies.  Perhaps only give them a small bunch of flowers and add on a box of chocolates on the side.

If you know the recipient well enough, think about their home decor.  You can ask to match the color of their walls and furniture with a complimenting vase, or contrasting flowers to make the arrangement pop.  If your loved one has a rustic theme to their home, consider a bouquet of sunflowers with a burlap wrapping.

 

Consider the Occasion

Different flowers are received better than others at certain occasions.  Specifically for sympathy, consider your loved one’s mood.  Some people prefer muted pastel colors for a somber event, while others enjoy bright colorful blooms to brighten their mood.  A handwritten card attached with your bouquet is a great way to show that you care and took the time to write out a message personally.

Birthdays are a different story, and they’re so fun to personalize.  Balloons are a great way to customize your order and add some extra pizzazz.  Additionally, chocolates and candies are a terrific substitute if you can’t see them for the cake.

Baby showers are also a popular time to give the gift of flowers.  Naturally, it is traditional to give pink or blue flowers, but its nice to consider additional gifts for the baby and mother as well.  Matlack Florist provides different options of baby themed vases, such as blocks or carriages, which can be used for decoration in the baby’s room as well.  A fun complement to flowers is to add on a small toy or stuffed animal into the bouquet for the baby.  Consider the colors used in the future nursery for your vases, or add in the baby’s birth month flower to the bouquet.

Personal Bridal Bouquets

A wedding is an exciting time to express personal style, and the bridal bouquet is no exception.  At Matlack Florist, we’ve added on rosaries, small lockets, jewelry, and many other trinkets onto handtied bouquets.  A bride can come in for a consultation and provide small items that have a special meaning to herself and her family.  This way, holding onto a special personalized bouquet on wedding day can mean even more to the bride.

 

Your loved one will be so impressed that you took the time to personalize their floral bouquet.  At Matlack Florist, we pride ourselves in giving each recipient exactly what they’re looking for, and helping you be a part of the process in choosing just the right gift.

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Mixing It Up with Your Mixed Bunch

Mixed bunches are one of the most popular ways to give flowers because of their diverse array of multicolored blooms, colorful wrapping and ribbons, and their affordable price.  Matlack Florist always has a selection of assorted mixed bunches to easily pick up on a whim for that “just because” kind of gift.

Receiving a mixed bunch is always fun because you can decide how best to display it.  Here’s a few options you might not have considered before.

Mixing It Up

Of course flowers look lovely in a vase, but have you ever tried displaying them in other containers found around your home? A pitcher provides a sustainable water source for your mixed bunch while adding some flair, just like in our “Totally Tulips” arrangement available in the springtime.  Other interesting containers around your home could be a watering can, teapot, or a coffee can.  Whatever you use, it’ll be sure to become a conversation starter for visiting guests.

Spreading the Love

If you don’t own a large vase to place all the stems from your mixed bunch into, consider placing smaller vases all around your home.  This way, no matter where you’re walking around, the lovely aroma and style of flowers will bring a smile to your face.  Try dropping a few flowers from your bunch into a small vase in the bathroom, one of the most forgotten rooms in the house.  Or, take multiple containers, fill them with blooms, and connect them together with wire, grasses, or branches for a stunning table runner.

Right now, Matlack Florist is featuring July 4th mixed bunches of red, white, and blue.  Pick one up today and decide for yourself how best to display our beautiful blooms!

 

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