I have had my eye on Japanese anemone for a while now and have been wanting to do an all white arrangement, so once these lovely flowers became available, I took the opportunity. They are not quite like the other colorful anemones - to me they look more like poppies, don't you think? I know that I've been doing a lot of colorful arrangements lately. In general, bright pops of color are all the rage these days. Let's face it, who doesn't like bright and happy flowers!? That said, white can really make a statement too, and so I combined different textures of white and green for this DIY. I think a piece like this would be lovely for an all white or white and green-themed wedding.
Flowers: bouvardia, Japanese anemone, garden rose, foliage of lacecap hydrangea, whirling butterflies, grass
Begin by filling the vase with bouvardia to create a base in which to place the anemones
Add the lacecap foliage
And the garden rose
At this point, you have a strong enough base in which to place the anemones without them falling all over the place. I considered not adding the last two flower types, as it looks beautiful just as is, but I thought that it would be nice to add the last two for a whimsical touch. You could certainly stop right here if you wish.
Add the whirling butterflies to one side
And finally, the grass. Now it is a little more dreamy!
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood