Breaking Down Our Favorite White Florals of the Winter Season
Nearing the middle of January, persevering through the chilly weather and frigid temperatures, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight some of the floral beauty uncovered in this bleak season. Although it's hard not to long for the blossoms and warmth of spring, it's only fair to give January it's much needed love and respect by showcasing some of the gorgeous winter whites and greens we love to use this season.
Showcased above is all of our favorite winter whites arranged together, creating such a breath-taking and remarkable floral design. We love how classic and graceful the aura of this piece is. This bright and radiant arrangement captures the pure elegance of the season and is a balanced melody of all the beauty winter exudes.
Thank you so much for reading. We hope this piece inspires you to embrace the beauty and magic of soft winter florals!
Uncovering the Beauty of Floral Rehydration
An Interview with Hannah Tiffin, Creator Behind the Floral Rehydration Innovation
When hearing the words "floral rehydration," not too many people are able to describe and visualize this revolutionary hidden gemstone emerging in the world of preservations. Life-long florist Hannah Tiffin, founder of Hannah's Flowers in Midland, Mi, is the creator and mind behind the one-of-a-kind floral rehydration process. When asked to describe floral rehydration, Hannah expresses that "floral rehydration is the complex process of submersion, cleaning, opening, rebuilding and re-drying of each flower before arranging them behind glass or in a resin keepsake."
Hannah's favorite rehydration story is from a few years ago. She received a bouquet that was kept in her client's dresser drawer since her wedding in 1978! Hannah recognized the bouquets mechanics to come from her family's florist that she spent time in when she was a girl. It was a bouquet that Hannah's Grandfather made almost 45 years earlier! This bouquet had really come full circle! Hannah was honored to restore it.
Floral Rehydration on a Bouquet from 1978
Classic Blue is the color of the year set by the Pantone Color report, this means that every shade of blue from periwinkle to Navy is going to show up on what is “in” wedding boards and on Pinterest.
Blues are tough in the flower world because there are not that many truly blue flowers available. Below we have put together a gallery of some popular blue floral options. Some of these offerings are seasonal and several of them are available all year long with your professional florist. Sadly, this is about the bulk of blue flowers available.
Gallery of truly blue floral options: Hover over the flower to see the name
So. Here is the reason whey I am writing this blog. Pantone is not choosing the flower color of the year. They are simply picking the inspirational color of the year. There are also sub-colors of the year. For example Spring and Summer Pantone has chosen Scarlet and Saffron which as a designer I am super excited about.
Click the red color swatch to see the complete library of Pantone sub (seasonal)-selections
All of these color selections are very bold and strong and are chosen to be a back drop to the event. A blocking color if you will rather than the actual color of the flowers.
Matching the color of the year to your floral selection is about as natural as matching ones eye shadow to it!
I think we can all agree that Classic blue looks far better on a bridesmaids dress, napkin or favor than it does on our faces! I should also throw in a note for the bakers here....classic blue frosting is not going to be cute on your guests faces or come out of your dress...that should be a pass area also.
How do we use a color like Classic blue elegantly and in good taste? There are many ways! Also this is a great place to pause to note, there are a ton of ways to add blue to your florals and have them look absolutely spectacular though it usually takes a professional eye and touch to do so. I will blog on using blues next time! Maybe we will call the next blog, Blue like a Pro!
For now, see the gallery below. You will quickly find that Classic blue is a magnificently strong anchoring color for a wedding and lends itself to a ton of different looks and feelings! Here are just a few:
So, use blue, use all of the blues! Do it up this 2020 and if you need any help or inspiration give me a call or send a line!
We would also love to know what you think about Classic blue, blues or anything else floral that may be on your mind.
There is really no mystery to pressing flowers. The reality is that pressing flowers is a very honest and straight forward art that anyone can do. Why would I start by telling you this? Because what really makes the difference in your finished product is in the details of how the flowers are prepped, handled and how they are arranged. Here's ours!
The presses are loaded and this bouquet start out at about 7 inches in height. Once the press is tightened down it sits at just around two inches! That is a lot of pressure! And there it will sit, safe and sound until it is pressed dry.
If you would like us to press a bouquet or a blossom for you please feel free to drop in, give us a call, send us a note or shoot us a consultation request.
If you are not from our area you are welcome to ship your flowers to Hannah's. Simply give us a call and we will walk you through the steps!