a darling garden party // floral tips

July 10, 2015

how unbelievable are the florals from our darling garden party shoot? and let me tell you, these beauties were sturdy too, and held up for hours. want to recreate your favorite look? sweet samantha from bricolage curated florals shares her tips below. and we’re thinking we may be on to the newest bridesmaid trend too, why hold a bouquet when you can where it?

the flower crown

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodder

for a less formal look go with an all greenery base (any sort of vine will work great, we used jasmine vine here) and then add in a couple of big statement blooms to one side, like we did with a peony and ranunculus. play around with an up or down do and where exactly to position the crown on your head.

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodder


a pin-on corsage

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodderthis is not the corsage your grandmother or mom would have worn… this is a new dramatically designed pin-on corsage, meant to act like an accessory. make the design with a satin ribbon base, attach desired florals to ribbon with floral adhesive and then pin to blouse, like you would a boutonniere. when creating the piece make it flow with your body- have flowers creeping up over your shoulder and down across chest.

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodder

the floral necklace

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodder

this is a fun piece to do if you want to step outside the box- forget wristlets or bouquets. all you need is thin ribbon or rope, hot glued to a sturdy base (plastic or cardstock), flowers and floral adhesive. essentially, you are creating a live pendant to wear around your neck, and you have total free reign as to how that should flow and be designed. we prefer a less symmetrical look, but you can honestly go in any direction with this.

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodder

 hair floral adornments

a darling garden party // floral tips // forage + fodder

to make this work, we suggest styling your hair slightly teased, with soft curls and a few random small, tight braids throughout your hair (you can even do a braid hairband)- these styling tips will allow flowers to have something to hold on to – we recommend embracing your inner hippie when styling for this look.

a darling garden party // forage + fodder

for all above designs, we recommend using hardier flowers rather than soft and delicate blooms, as none of these designs have a water source for the blooms and you want them to last.

custom floral pieces // bricolage curated florals

photography // photo by betsy

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