Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pick and choose flowers and foliage with different colours, shapes and textures to design a more interesting fairly large flower arrangements for a spacious room (large areas eg. hotel lobby or entrance)
blooms - soft yellow lilies ,rich-red anthuriums, yellow & orange gerberas, red roses and carnations
line flowers & filler  - purple liatris, green poms-poms, yellow peacock
foliages - split philo leaves

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fresh Flowers Bridal Bouquets

A hand-held bouquet style ...the flowers gracefully flowing/cascading appealing... lavishly elegant for the bride 
Cascade Bridal bouquet

Look-a-like 'quarter moon' with flowers tapered and extended on each side while the center is more compact. The dramatic curving shape is sophisticated and tailored in appreance

Crescent Bridal bouquet

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baby Cot Deco for Majlis Berendoi & Cukur Jambul ...twin baby boys

Last weekend, my family and me had a fun time in Taiping with my eldest son and his wife's family for majlis 'Tahnid, Berendoi & Cukur Jambul' for his twin boys Afiq and Afif. Had the opportunity to decorate the twin's baby cot. A simple but fun way of doing-up the baby cot with silver ribbons, rich-red bows , a musical/lullaby toy & red hippo rattle and colorful wooden pegs to peg the boys' names.

... a definite no-no flowers for the boys. I would love to deco - buaian :'a swinging baby cot' that is normally use at 'berendoi' ceremony, for baby girls coz more fun to use flowers and more ribbons and other decorative accesories.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Brief on How To > Boutonnieres & Corsages

The Boutonniers  may be a single flower, a Cluster of blooms, or a sophisticated foliage grouping , usually worn by the groom/bestman

and Corsages for the bride and flower girls/ladies can be very traditional , using flowers, fillers, foliage and ribbons and glitter stones/pearls may also added on.

1.  Pick A Bloom(s)  of your choice - Carnation/Rose/Orchid
Choose fresh cut blooms and matching acessories

2. Cut off the stalk (abt 2cm) and soak for a few minutes  under water/ to alllow the bloom drink water and maintain freshness
3. Basic wiring techniques - pierce method (cross)
/strengthen the flower stem

4.  Every pc is wired and taped (floral tape)

5. Fillers flowers and foliage carefuly taped to the stalk
..wrap-around method eg. babys' breath/statice

6. Matching ribbons positioned & tied/designs

Making your own great boutonnieres and beautiful corsages is easy and fun. It will also save your money once you learn the basic techniques. You can create your own design Corsages  for 'Mother's Day' or any other special event.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Boutonnieres & Corsages

worn by the groom/husband-to-be,
his father and grandfather
the men in the family,

usually worn by other family members
..sisters, mother, aunts & grandmother ..
can be worn in 3 styles : pinned to the dress,
pinned to the purse or worn at the wrist