Archive for November, 2011
The charm is in which flowers you choose. I have seen weddings where only green arrangements have been used such as ferns or a mixture of different kinds of greenery such as ivy, boxwood, lily grass, lemon leaf, and myrtle. The later makes a very lovely arrangement and by using a mixture of different leaves, it makes for a very interesting piece. No flowers are necessary, but of course they can be used if desired.
A deep green arrangement makes a wonderful backdrop for the bridal flowers and keeps them as the focal flowers as well. Green arrangements can create a lush landscape in any setting with any theme from Victorian to tropical.
A real bonus with green arrangements is that one can always find a variety of cuttings for free… either in the wild or in a personal garden. They also last much longer than cut flowers which makes them ideal for early placement before the wedding.
Live plants are another good choice when doing green arrangements. Boston ferns have been used for a long time in this way, but there are so many other choices. Visit a local nursery to see what is available. Mix and match as you please to create the effect you like.