Bouquet Breakdown: Romantic & Rustic

Welcome to our first ‘In Bloom’ Bouquet Breakdown, where we will be showing you real bouquets made here at Matlack Florist and breaking down all the floral components of the bouquet for you!

This unstructured style of bouquet is right on trend and perfect for the bride who is looking for a very organic, natural bouquet.  The loosely-gathered look in creams, pinks and burgundies lends itself well to the late-summer bride.


If you love this bouquet, here are the flowers that you need to recreate it:  Light Pink Roses, White Hydrangea, Burgundy Dahlias, White Calla Lilies, White Astilbe, and Blue Veronica.

This bouquet also has a strong focus on greenery, and includes a nice variety of the following:  Italian Ruscus, Camellia, Seeded Eucalyptus, Gunnii Eucalyptus, and Salal.


Bouquet Breakdown

Following with the natural theme of the bouquet, we left a large portion of the stems showing and finished off the bouquet with a lace burlap ribbon married with loose curls of sheer white ribbon.

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Romantic Wedding in Pinks and Whites

Introducing Amanda and Mike, who were married on a beautiful spring day this past May! The romantic ceremony and reception were held at Mendenhall Inn in Delaware, and Amy Tucker Photography perfectly captured the beauty and excitement of the day.


The bridal bouquet was crafted in pale shades of pinks and whites, to include full white peonies, soft pink ranunculus, pale pink roses, dusty miller, viburnum and light touches of babies breath.


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Chic Pink and Gray Wedding

Let us introduce you to newlyweds Devon and Anthony, who came to us for the floral work for their May wedding. If you were to ask a crowd what their favorite flowers are, you would be likely to hear peonies, hydrangea, roses, and calla lilies as your most popular answers.  Well, this wedding includes them all, in beautiful shades of pink and white.

Reiner Photography perfectly captured the beauty of this celebration, which was held at Penn Oaks Golf Club.  The ceremony took place at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

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Intimate Peach and White Wedding

Meet Erin and Eric, who were married this May!


Their intimate wedding was held at the Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast, an historic mansion tucked away on the edge of West Chester borough.  Erin wanted a simple, yet elegant, collection of peach and white flowers in her bridal bouquet.  We crafted a bouquet that included white hydrangea, white peonies, white roses with splashes of peach ranunculus and peach spray roses, all tied together with a white satin ribbon.



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Caring for Your Valentine’s Day Roses!

How To Care For Roses

Did you receive a lovely bouquet of roses from your one and only this Valentine’s Day? Lucky you!! Those blooming beauties may not live forever, but with proper care, your cut roses could last up to a week or more! Follow the tried-and-true tips below to ensure that your beautiful blooms stay fresh for as long as possible! (If your roses arrived already arranged, you can skip steps 1-4).

FillYour VaseFirst things first, make sure to choose a clean vase for your flowers! It cannot be stressed enough how important good, clean water is for the longevity of your roses.  You’ll want to fill your vase two-thirds full with lukewarm water, and then add the floral preservatives that you should have received with your flowers. The floral preservatives will help to keep the water bacteria-free and provide essential nutrients for your roses to extend their life.

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