Rustic wildflower floral arrangements are quite trendy in weddings lately . Wildflower décor is popular for barnyard and vintage style weddings.This king of arrangement would work as an altar décor, food station arrangement or place card table centerpiece.
To create wildflower theme is not necessarily going into the wild for your dream flowers. Any kind of flowers would work if mix them with small flowers, fillers and grass.
Visit your local farmer’s market – you always can find there affordable, beautiful flowers.
Choose 2-4 varieties for main and supporting flowers plus 1-2 for fillers. Selecting flowers, pay attention not only to the color combination but see how texture of flowers would compliment each other. Grass and flexible foliage will give your arrangement depth and texture.
Creating fall wildflower arrangement.
As the theme of our arrangement is Fall, we select flowers in fall colors.
We start by selecting main flowers – sunflowers. Removing some petals adds bright green color and reach texture to the arrangement.
Secondly we select supporting flowers – chrysanthemum in analogous yellow and burgundy colors.
To soften the color of the arrangement, we selected white with touch of burgundy Queen Ann’s Lace flowers.
Finally we add dramatic dark chocolate colored sorgo, complimenting the color of sunflowers.
We are going to create large arrangement which is going to be viewed all the way around. To arrange flowers this way we use focal point techniques.The strait lines of sorgo emphasize on focal point structure of the arrangement and make arrangement looking solemnly. French Garden style would be the most appropriate for the wildflower arrangement.
10-15 sunflowers; 10-12 stems chrysanthemums in two colors; 15-20 stems of Queen Ann’s Lace (also known as wild carrot); 10 stems of African sorgo; 1 bunch of lacy flexible green foliage
Let flower and greens hydrate for two hours before arranging
Ceramic container, floral foam
Soak a piece of floral foam large enough to fill the bottom of your vase and place it on the bottom of the container.
Start with largest flowers – sunflowers. Remove petals from some flowers to create that natural look and add bright green color to the arrangement. Distribute them evenly as you go from the center of the arrangement down. The last flowers should be placed right by the edge of a container.
Now is the turn of fillers – Queen Ann’s Lace flowers. Place flowers between sunflowers and chrysanthemums; small flowers – on the sides of the arrangement, allowing them naturally spilling over the sides of the vase. Fillers shell be 1/2 taller than yellow chrysanthemums.
Cut leaves from sorgo stems living only the top one. Distribute sorgo equally around the arrangement. The tips should be 1″ higher than Queen Ann’s Lace flowers. Extra leaves distribute around the arrangement.
Finish by filling greens between flowers to cover gaps and on the side of the vase.