#BouquetBreakdown - The "Celeste"
Hiiii! We're back for another #bouquetbreakdown and this one is LONG! We hope you've got your snacks and a glass of wine ready! This boho-inspired bouquet has a whopping 18, yes 18 ingredients! So what makes this bouquet "boho"? The texture, the color, and dare we say, the free-spirit vibe. The mixture of the traditional greeneries, not-so-traditional greeneries, and grasses poking out gives this bouquet more of a loose, meadow feel. Yup, you heard right grass. Well, technically grasses.
So why do we LOVEEEEE this bouquet?
We love this bouquet because it's different. It's unique and wild. This boho bouquet is perfect for a mountainside or woodsy elopement. This bouquet could even be rocked in a more rustic venue or lakeside ceremony.
So let's break it down!
Within our 18 ingredients, we have 7 different types of greenery and 11 different flowers. A lot of these flowers are old favorites with a funky twist on the color and variety.
Toffee Roses: Toffee Roses are a truly unique rose. Their warm brown and tan hue is great to mix into a boho bouquet to give it a moody feel. They mix nicely with other champagne, blush, apricot and mauve tones. Toffee roses are available year-round. They are fairly new to the market which means they tend to fetch a higher price tag than other more traditional roses but their unique color is worth it! We give toffee roses $$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Mauve Mums: Another new face to our bouquet breakdown! These mauve toned mums ofter a great alternative to the expensive dahlia. Their petal structure is fairly similar to the expensive dahlias but for half the cost. One of the best things about mums is that they come in endless amounts of colors and sizes. These mums are available year-round and we give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Cream Hypericum Berries: Hypericum Berries are a unique filler flower that we love. The small cluster of berries adds an element of interest and intrigue. And no, they are not edible but they look it sometimes. They come in every shade of green, red, pink, white, peach, and cream. Hypericum berries are available year-round and we give them $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Burgundy Snapdragons: These burgundy wine toned snapdragons are an amazing lineal flower to add some height and structure to your bouquet. They bloom from the bottom up so you get a stunning ombre of colors running up the flower as it blooms. They are available year-round and we give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale
Nigella Pods: These neatly structured pods add an unexpected texture and design element when tucked into bouquets. Each pod has a viney, lace-like cone that encompasses the pod. As the pods age and dry out they go from light green to a deep burgundy. Nigella Pods are sourced locally and therefore only available in the summer months of July, August, and September. We give them a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Wine Hellebores: Hellebores have a beautiful deep cup-shaped bloom that is often so heavy it faces down. They are also the first things to bloom in the spring, often while the snow is still on the ground. While they do make beautiful cut flowers and garden flowers be sure to keep pets and kids away as the blooms and plants are toxic if ingested. Hellebores are certainly at their peak in the winter/spring but can be found year-round from other growers outside the US. We give hellebores a $$$ out fo $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Bunny Tail Grass: Bunny tail grass is a tan soft fluffy grass that has gone to seed. This soft grass elevates any fall or boho bouquet to the next level. While it isn't a large showy bloom like the roses, bunny tail grass tucked into the bouquet it is just important as any other floral element. This grass is also sourced locally and available in the summer and fall. We give it a $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Explosion Grass: Explosion Grass just like the name says, is an explosion of long soft tendrils from the top of the grass. It very much reminds us of a firework! While some may consider it a weed, we consider it a must-have textural element for boho brides. Explosion grass is available from local farms during the summer and fall. We give it a $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Cone Leucadendron: This unique greenery very much resembles a pine cone. From the overall shape to the way the "petals" are formed on the cone. Leucadendron itself is part of a much larger flower family and comes in a variety of sizes, colors and textures. It is technically a tropical flower and available pretty much year-round. We give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Blue Thistle: Thistle typically will have 4 to 5 blooms per stem which gives you a great bang for your buck. While yes they are a little pokey they are so worth it. Haven't you heard, beauty is pain. Blue thistle is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
White Astrantia: This whimsical filler can often be found in the background of our boho, rustic, wildflower, and garden-style bouquets. The flower bloom itself is very unique in the fact that the stem bears many blooms. Each bloom itself has a collection of soft tips that create a circular focal point that is enclosed by an outer ring of pointy petals. Astrantia comes in a few different colors but white and mauve are our two favorites. It is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Green Frill Lisianthus: This fun pop of green will bring the light and bright out in any arrangement. As the bloom ages and opens more it starts to turn a more creamy white color. Just like the white lisianthus we love it. There are always multiple blooms per stems and the smaller unopened blooms are usually confused for spray roses. Lisianthus is available year-round and we give it a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Double Ruffle White & Green Ranunculus: This special ranunculus is a showstopper. It is uniquely colored. The green shining from within the white-edged petals gives the bloom great dimension. It may not be for everyone and every bouquet but we are certainly here for it! Ranunculus are available year-round and we give them a $$$-$$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Italian Ruscus: That famous "hot" cousin of the Israeli ruscus that everyone wants. This greenery is great for adding height, weight, and even length to a bouquet. The deep green leaves are often a great contrast to the silvery eucalyptus. The way the leaves are positioned on the stems gives this greenery a lighter more airy look. It is available year-round and we give it a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Israeli Ruscus: Israeli ruscus is a great traditional greenery that is amazing at adding some bulk and brightness to a bouquet. It may be hard to see here but it does have a beautiful deep green color. We find that it works as an amazing base for those larger bouquets. It helps cradle the blooms while still letting the other greens shine. Israeli ruscus is available year-round and we give it $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Leatherleaf Ferns: Leatherleaf fern is the most traditional greenery used by florists and we find it to be a little underrated. It is a beautiful true deep green shade that allows the flowers' blossoms to be highlighted. Leatherleaf is available year-round and we give it $ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale. You'll typically find this tucked into all of our arrangements in one way or another.
Grevillea Foliage: This jagged almost saw style greenery transitions from a dusty green to rusty red. Grevillea Foliage is available nearly year-round but peaks in the fall and winter. We give Grevillea Foliage a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus: You thought we could go a bouquet breakdown without it. Whoops! I told ya we used this stuff in everything. Silver dollar eucalyptus is available for the most part year-round but does go off crop for a short stint in the spring. We give silver dollar eucalyptus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
So would you dare to rock this boho bouquet? The "Celeste" is not for the faint of heart.
Photography by: Danielle Allendorf