Having the opportunity to intern at Blushington Blooms has allowed me to learn so many different tips for how to design different arrangements. A recent trick that they taught me has been an absolute game changer when it comes to being able to make a large bouquet. Before this internship I honestly had no idea how bouquets were made. All I knew was how to make a tight round bouquet like you see in many simple weddings. These are nice, I suppose, if you are wanting something simple. But, what I LOVE is being able to create a bouquet with shape, style and freedom.
So what Jayla showed me was when they create a large bouquet they will cut chicken wire and shape it into an egg to be used to hold the greenery and stems in place while designing the bouquet. It is added mechanics that will not even be seen once the bouquet is finished and will give you the look of a very large bouquet.
Below I have pictured the egg shaped chicken wire that is used:
Once you have this step completed, you hold it in one hand while you add greenery with the other to create a base shape. Once you are satisfied with this part you can begin adding your chosen flowers to create a stunning bouquet.
Another great thing about designing with an egg cage is that these bouquets can even be used as center pieces if put in a cylinder vase! They look beautiful!
Below I added my attempts at creating several different bouquets while using this type of mechanic! Enjoy!