Orange You Glad I'm Back?

When I haven't been indoors creating Spring bouquets, I've been taking full advantage of this warming Minnesota weather. And if I wasn't worried about stems and leaves blowing away in our lately windy conditions, I might combine the two.  I'm back with a blog post because I've got some projects coming up that I'm really excited about!

Welcome to bride Becky who hails from St. Paul; we're practically neighbors! Early on, Becky sent me some pictures of arrangements that inspired her and that she really wanted to work towards. So I went hunting and found some similar flowers and also some new possibilities. Here are the original photos she sent me:

Here's what I found to work within her theme and still look great as a finished arrangement:

Burnt orange Fresh touch Tulips

Peachy-yellow Fresh touch "Coutoure" Roses
Orange Gold Fresh touch Callas (Mixed in to the left)
Adobe/Terra Cotta Fresh touch Callas (Upper right)

The original plan was to mix all the flowers and add in some cranberry accents with Hypericum berries, but when she saw the mix in it's "rough draft" form, the berries didn't do anything for her. So we nixed the berries and went with the roses, tulips, two kinds of callas, and added in some bear grass for the bouts and corsages.

I'm loving this color palette for her early fall wedding and always jump at the opportunity to work in a monochromatic scheme. I love that brides are choosing to branch out from all white bouquets and are going for bold and striking colors when designing their flowers. I'm looking forward to sharing this process with you as the arrangements come together. But for now, get outside and find some inspiration in the beautiful outdoors that's just beginning to come to life for those of us in the beautiful Midwest.