3 Ways to arrange Flowers in Bud Vases
January 21, 2017
If you are anything like myself, you may be one of those people who likes receiving flowers but when it comes to actually arranging them yourself, you become a bit clueless.
Bud vases have been becoming more popular as of recently, they are a great way to add a little color to a room if your not big on large statement floral arrangements. More commonly you will see these types of arrangements at weddings or events. Of course my next question was, “how do you fit anything in them? what do you put in them?”.
You would be surprised at the variety of florals you can fit in these types of vases. From a design perspective my first suggestion would be to look at the style of the vase you want to arrange. My talented friend Danielle came to help me show you a few ways to style florals in three very different vase designs.
Now as I was saying, its important to take a look at the vase you are designing florals for. When we were styling the vase below, you can see it has a more romantic look, so we went with florals that had complimentary colours and had a bit more curvature or whimsy to them ( garden roses, seeded eucalyptus).
This next example was my favourite to style. As you can see this Ben Fiess bud vase already has lots of colour going on. To be honest, at first we had to play around with this vase because really you can go two ways with styling this vase. You can arrange this vase minimally if you want people to notice the design of the vase first, or if you like a challenge you could go very colorful like we did.
We decided to pick brighter colours, but also florals that had a more interesting or unique look to them such as one of my favourites, Craspedia (yellow balls).
We definitely had fun re-arranging all sorts of combinations. Its also important to keep in mind the season you are in, these were flowers available to us in Vancouver in winter, in the summer you get a wider variety of flowers to choose from!
Now the last arrangement I want to share with you below is a vase designed by a local designer here in Vancouver called Dahlhaus. This vase has a a more modern minimalist vibe to it so we wanted to add some pops of colour to bring out the greens and yellow in the vase.
We did a few different combinations with this one, the blue viburnum berry looked beautiful with the white ranunculus . The orange rose was a great complementary colour to the greens in the vase.
Its also good to look for flower stems that are not too thick to style these types of vases. Don’t forget to take advantage of all the greens you can use as filler, they help create an impact.