Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder July 30, 2013

bouquet blueprint | tropical textures

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Being that we are smack dab in the middle of summer… we thought it appropriate to bring you a gorgeous, modern tropical Bouquet Blueprint! The burnt orange Anthiriums and the deep burgundy ti leaves make a stunning combination. The addition of the different Proteas adds movement and incredible texture. These flowers thrive without water so they are the perfect choice for both bouquet and boutonniere during these hot and humid months!


CARE // These tropical flowers can easily be out of water all day long and will look as perfect as they did at the beginning of the day. If you spritz the bouquet with water, water spots may be left on the ti leaves. Simply wipe the water off the leaves to avoid the water spots. It is important to avoid touching the Anthiriums. The oils on our hands will brown Anthiriums after extended exposure.

AVAILABILITY // These beautiful tropical flowers are at their peak season during summer months but they have a limited availability year round. Anthiriums come in a wide variety of colors while the proteas are mainly available in pink tones.


DESIGN TIP // When rolling the ti leaves, use strong glue dots to hold the leaves together. Do not use hot glue as it will burn the leaves. Clod glue will take too long to dry and is messy. Also a single burlap style ribbon is used to bind the bouquet in one spot creating a more casual feel.


RECIPE // 3 Anthiriums, 3 Proteas and 10 folded short, burgundy tri leaves


BOUTONNIERE // Since these tropical flowers are all too large for boutonnieres, pieces are used to create a modern style. The boutonniere on the left is shown with a few protea petals, a piece of ti leaf looped around the back and protea leaves. The boutonniere on the right is shown with looped ti leaf section and a touch of brightly colored succulents. The overall feel is achieved without using the same flowers as the bouquet.


amazing photography by: Studio 11 Weddings // gorgeous florals by: Floral Designs by Jacqueline Ahne // styling by: Jen | Something Turquoise

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