When seasons change you can notice a significant difference in the flower selections based on their ability to survive each climate. One flower that is known for it’s outstanding ability to bloom inside during the winter months is the Amaryllis. Often mistaken as a lily, it brings aspects such as height, volume, and depth to any arrangement our bouquet.Most flowers these days can be spray painted or dyed to meet any designer needs. However, the Amaryllis comes in many colors naturally including white, cream, peach, magenta, and multiple shades of red.The Amaryllis is shown as the accent flower peaking out above the others in each of these bouquets. A quick tip, if you cut your stems too short before adding them to a bouquet it will not allow for a clean even cut… wait until you have completed your bouquet before cutting away.
When designing cocktail arrangements it doesn’t always have to be a mixture of different flowers. The Amaryllis already has such excellent detail it can simply be as easy as adding 5 or 6 stems to a vase to bring sparkle to your table tops.It can easily be accompanied with Hanging Amaranthus or an Olive Branch.Another aspect that this flower is popular for is their long tube like stems. Instead of adding pebbles, leaves, or other accents within the bottom of the jar just make a fresh cut on the end of each stem to add a fresh look to a tall vase.In an arrangement like the one shown above try to stay away from floral foam. The Amaryllis is very delicate and trying to push the stem into floral foam can ruin the flower. Instead apply tape in the shape of tic-tac-toe to the outer edge of the vase followed by one piece fully around the rim of the vase to keep all flowers spaced and down within the vase.This shows how the Amaryllis can be used to top off an elaborate arrangement or star as the main attraction. Sometimes we sit and play around with different styles to decide what works right with each wedding design. Stray away from the pictures you constantly see scrolling through pins, time to switch up the game
approximately 6-10cm in diameter. When making your order with the florist it is good to run through your mind or even create one trial run to see how many flowers you will need for each arrangement size. The worst is having too many or too little flowers.This antique silver arrangement is oddly original and I love it! It is important to be conscious about all flowers/berries being used in an arrangement. Example, the Amaryllis takes a bit to open up, if they haven’t began to open the day before the wedding make a new cut and stick them in hot water to speed up the process.This design is important to test before executing. Each bouquet has been wrapped and tied before being placed in each vase.Adding height with willow or other wood aspects can trick the eyes of your guests into making them seem bigger than what your budget suggests.The use of fresh vegetables has increased over the past few years and I cannot get enough of it! The use of this kale blossom is the cherry on top to this arrangement. The use of unique flowers within a small arrangement can make a big statement.The Amaryllis is not the budget breaker if you use it in ways that maximizes its volume. By using the entire flower, stem and all, it can decrease on accent flower costs and even out your floral order. The Amaryllis is the winter flower but it can bring so much light and warmth to your floral design and should not be over looked.