Today marks the birth of another series on Tulipina - Humans with Bouquets. I wanted to continue with the "how to" ideas, but also wanted to branch out into showing more bouquets this year. I have always loved the idea of people holding bouquets - no matter what size, age, or gender. People at a general level fascinate me, so, I combined these two elements and the lucky "chosen one" for my first post was my little guy (who patiently participated). Note: Making a bouquet is far easier if you do it while looking in a mirror from time to time. This allows you to see all angles while building it.
Flowers (left to right): jasmine, sweet pea, ranunculus, astilbe, tea rose, peony, juliet garden rose, blushing bride
Begin by making a small bouquet containing the items that you want in the center.
Continue to add around the center - small flowers in between the larger ones that you want as a focal point. I certainly wanted my juliets and the peonies as the focal point. The astilbe, sweet pea, and the blushing bride, although smaller, add an over all richness to the bouquet.
I saved the jasmine for last, because I wanted it to stand out and add a whimsical quality. I loosely added them around the side of the bouquet so that they wouldn't get hidden.
Once you are satisfied with the fullness of your bouquet, you can tie it with a string, then wrap it with floral tape (to keep all the flowers in place and secure), and finally wrap it with ribbon.
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood