Thursday, March 14, 2013

{Blooms for the Home} Bouquet Recipe


If there's one thing that always makes me smile, it's beautiful flowers. I'm sure most of you can relate! While my grandma gifted me with all my decorating and design skills, it was my mom who gave me my love for flowers. For as long as I can remember, there's always been fresh flowers in our home, a pretty bouquet sitting on my dresser when I come home from college, and lovely blooms sent to me on my birthday. My mom has quite the knack for flower arranging, too! 

When my good friend and amazing photographer, Christine, asked to do a little photo shoot, I was so excited. A striped dress, purple belt, spring-time wedges and beautiful flowers were enough to make my day. I picked all these flowers up at my local Whole Foods.  Here's a simple step-by-step to create a lovely bouquet. I always start with my main flower in the middle and group the accent flowers around it in layers.

* All images by Christine of A Quiet Determination. She's amazing, friends. Go say hello :)

Kale flowers and Lisianthus are no doubt two of my favorite flowers. Right up there with peonies, which I can't wait to get my hands on soon!

Are you as obsessed with flowers as I am?!
Happy Thursday!
xoxo
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27 comments:

  1. What a helpful little post! I used to think I had to keep bouquets arranged how they are, but not when Matt brings me flowers, I typically divide them so we can have some in several different rooms. I LOVE your hat :).

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  2. gorgeous photos of you! love the arrangement tutorial. i'm awful at that kinda stuff so this helps!
    kw ladies in navy

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  3. gorgeous! I can't wait to make some bouquets when you are in town (oh yeah, its on the list now!)

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  4. Gorgeous bouquet, lady! Beautiful flowers make my heart sing!

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  5. so beautiful! both you and the flowers!

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  6. It's so true… Flowers are truly a girls best friend! <3 I can't wait for peonies to start blooming too! Xo

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    1. Going to be so fun to play with the peonies! Agreed...flowers are the best :)

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  7. I love that dress!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  8. Well aren't you just the sweetest spring flower in the bunch! I just tossed a dry bouquet into the trash, sniff sniff. Need some more! xoxo

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    1. You're the sweetest. Go get some tulips at TJ's...so pretty and cheap! :)

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  9. What a beautiful bouquet. Nothing like fresh flowers to enhance a space, love it!!
    xo,
    Marcela
    http://tucasablogonline.blogspot.com

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  10. I used white stock to accent the centerpieces at my wedding. Absolutely loved the look and the fragrance!

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  11. those flowers are so earthy and gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanks, Brittany! They sure were :)

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  12. So pretty. I love having fresh flowers in the house. Right now I have yellow lilies, white hyacinth, and some purple ones-for the life of me I am forgetting the name. Praying my peonies come back up this spring. We had to transplant them last year.

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  13. you are SO pretty sweets, i love your dress

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    1. Thank you Sienna! Way too kind. The dress is from Anthropologie from last year :)

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  14. The flowers are obvi amazing, but your hat! OOO I swoon over bit floppy hats. That last pic is so precious!

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  15. I've never even heard or seen some of those flowers before Lol
    I love flowers, but I am sad to say I don't bring them in the house enough.
    Beautiful as always Michaela!

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    1. Go get yourself some girl :) They make you so happy! At least they do for me :)

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  16. How pretty! I always thought working in a flower shop would make me happy. It is amazing the difference a pretty bouquet in a room can make.

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    1. I would LOVE that job as well, Lauren. I agree- it makes all the difference!

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  18. How cute are you?!? These images are gorgeous, particularly that last one. Super helpful though - I've tried to make bouquets before and it was a bit of a trainwreck.

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