Happy Friday! I hope you’re having a great week! For those of you that are new around here, I’m Lindsay, a wedding planner and florist in Omaha, Nebraska. This week for Flower Friday I’m going to share a breakdown of one of my favorite arrangements that I’ve ever made. I’ll share my mechanics, the different flowers I used and the price that this would cost for a wedding! I think it’s so helpful for brides to see what different florals you see on Pinterest would actually cost!
I created this centerpiece for a wedding styled photo shoot that I planned for my brand relaunch last March. If you’ve visited my website, you’re probably really familiar with this piece since it’s featured on my home page! We hosted this photo shoot at The Landing of the Pella at Blackstone wedding venue in Omaha, Nebraska. It was the perfect bright space for these gorgeous photos! All the photos are from one of my favorite photographers, Taylor Wintle Photography!
Now for the arrangement details!
This arrangement was big! It was about 16″ long and about 12″ wide. I would suggest using this on a banquet table that was extra wide so you have enough room on the table for plates and glasses, especially if you’re using chargers as well!
The shape was horizontal, so I would design this for a banquet table. The design goal for flowers is to always keep the viewer’s eye moving. The length leads your eye down the table towards the candles we had on either side of the arrangements.
I don’t love using floral foam for arrangements most of the time because it’s just not good for the earth. But for some arrangements like this one, it’s needed. To design this arrangement, I chose the gold footed boat style bowl. It’s long and skinny but not super deep, so my flowers wouldn’t have had enough support in this vase in something like chicken wire. Plus, this arrangement is so big and heavy, it needed the foam to counter-balance its weight. We do have this gold bowl to rent for arrangements if you like it!
My signature floral style uses a ton of different varieties of flowers. This arrangement used a total of 15 different varieties of flowers and greens. This arrangement is very flower heavy with very few greens. Instead of layers of greens and flowers I designed this with florals at different angles and depths. Here’s the different flowers I choose for this arrangement!
Shimmer peach standard rose
Playa Blanca white standard rose
Romantic Antike pink garden rose
Juliet peach garden rose
Blush Clooni ranunculus
Peach standard ranunculus
White standard ranunculus
Pink Butterfly Ranunculus
Snowflake white spray rose
Antigua coral spray rose
If you were wanting to have something like this created for your wedding, this is a great spring and summer arrangement, not only because of the colors, but because of the flower availability. A lot of these are available year round, but a few of them are only available during the spring. Since I’m a florist based in Omaha, Nebraska most of these flowers came to me from South America, Holland, California, or Florida. Later in the summer I could have gotten some of these locally.
If this arrangement was for a wedding, it would be priced around $400. Are you surprised by the cost or is that what you were expecting? This arrangement is expensive because of how many flowers and varieties of flowers are in it. The more variety in an arrangement, the more expensive it tends to be.
It’s also so flower heavy. A green heavy arrangement doesn’t mean cheap, but a flower heavy arrangement is usually more expensive than a green heavy one. I also used a lot of premium flowers in this arrangement, which again goes back to my signature floral design style. Flowers like garden roses, clooni ranuculus, and butterfly ranuculus are considered premium because they are pretty pricy per stem. But they add a ton of texture and beauty, so I love using them when possible!
If you love this style but don’t love the price, I would first suggest making it smaller. Then I would sub into some more budget friendly flowers like antike carnations. Finally I would add a few more greens. I would still keep some of the garden rose and ranunculus because they add elegance and shape to this arrangement.
Here’s a few more gorgeous images of the arrangement, the table set up, and the bouquet I created to go together!
If you’re getting married and looking for a wedding florist in Omaha, Nebraska, please reach out! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here!
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