Segment 12 - Building Up Your Wedding Flower Centerpiece


Create Wedding Flower Centerpieces and Bouquets


Lesson Info

Segment 12 - Building Up Your Wedding Flower Centerpiece

So I have this beautiful one that I'm saving for last because I want to make sure that my mark orange doesn't get understated and hidden by this beautiful peonies that I'm going to use later so I'm going to save this um inside my bucket for my last touches where I think I might need them and then do you ladies have your let's okay, let me get some roses for everyone they're so lucky to have roses from your garden and how cool is that e look at this this is amazing I think david austin rose sales are going to be off off the chart that way if they're not already and you're handling them in a certain way can you talk through that? Well, I just want to make sure that they don't I don't bruise them or you know um the pack them too tight next to each other so that they hurt each other one way or another I try to keep him on different fingers if I can while holding them uh let's see? So I'll just come over to you guys and give you some we'll start with these three for you too this you don't w...

ant to cut this one it's a little on its way out let's use these for you oh wow they smell amazing tio take time to smell the roses of amazing very another one too I want to cut down the ones around yeah, yeah ay dio yes ah, a little bit more subtle and more like a warmer like toast you're sent if you will and this is much more sweet I'm curious how you two different types are they what you have is a tea rose right there and the other one is the garden rose yeah, so tea rose on garden rose and but they both smell good. I was different sales, so make sure you're cutting in an angle and had some so I'm gonna I can't see what this is looking like, so I'm going to go look at it again to make sure it's looking pretty and I like the way it looks because I know that whoever is sitting over there, we'll really enjoy looking at these, so I'm going to keep it there. No add one right here for this person who is sitting from here and then maybe all I'm going to save this spot for one of my peonies e flowers play a role in this or is it more of a what I decided? I guess whether I like it or not, the penny will be kind of a focal flower because of its color and how big it is, but I I'm treating this just like another garden arrangement with all sorts of beautiful things in it and we did have a fox wanted to understand how you determined the vase for the centerpiece is it based on color black question night yes uh color for sure depending on what their color is my thought for this was I want to make a beautiful spring arrangement with happy colors in it and I knew that I was going to use this I yes, I was I had bought it initially so I thought it would look really pretty with this color would look really pretty with the beautiful color of the penny. Now if you ever have to take into consideration the type of table that the centerpiece is gonna be on like have you ever gotten to the wedding venue and then seeing the cables and had to rearrange anything? Not really, because I make sure that I know what tables there are it's important to know whether they're using farm tables if it's a round table if it's a you know square table of six or whatnot so um not six but for so it's important to know I rarely have a table of a square table but there's definitely rectangular tables versus round tables and my personal preference is always those lovely farm tables or just the longer er rectangular tables I think there's just so much more beautiful not a big found a round table and you do you select the vase shaped based on the table do you want teo different or similar? I don't think that I mean I don't think that this wouldn't look pretty on a rectangular long table I think it looks it looks perfectly fine and I'm usually using pedestal vases so it doesn't matter I'm pitiful vases to come they're circular anyhow so I don't think of that shape really either way look good whether it's on a rectangular table or a round table which is the common thing actually round tables are common uh table to use at weddings they're cheaper to have so I'm looking at this and thinking my goodness this different colors um I really like this one it's big and nice so I think I'm going to use this one but before I do that maybe I'll use some of my tulips these lovely parrot tulips that we have here and I like to use the ones that are, um as open as possible because they look their best when they're open so it was two lips you know, if you want to make sure that you don't have um lead greens and leaves over here you want to clean him up a little bit um so this has been done for me already maybe I'll take this leave off and cut them in an angle also so they can get water easily e I want to add them here I want to use the fact that they drape to complement the rest of my draping greens way too long to bloom like the poppy or is you just have to wait for just with anything else when they're in warmer environment they bloom faster they open open up a lot faster so it's pretty it's nice and warm in here right now so they are opening from when I first saw them this morning more so and as always bundles of three are better than bundles of two so I'm using three over here on this side now when you say the bundles of three are better than the bundles of two is that just from sort of a design perspective I've always heard that you know even odd numbers or better than even when you're uh in placement of objects so I'm just when I look at them two I like them I feel like every time I look at something that's in pairs I want to add something more to it I want to add a third element to it so or even pairs of or fours I want to add the fifth so in this case I've added three over there and I might add just one here or three again depends on how I feel about it I guess that goes back to sort of being a symmetrical draws the eye yes on I'm loving that this is opening so you better believe that I'm going to use it I like the way the center of it is a compliment so well with it with the color of the plum so I'm going to use it and that was really neat how you actually took the falling pedal and you put it back what with process behind that? I don't know it just happened, you know? But I thought it would get a bit out of no why why take it off when it look's just fun and it's just a little bit out of place, the more pedals, the better on the flowers so I don't have very many opened up run oculus but that's okay, because bill open and they're just beautiful beautiful when they're in buds, so but I'm still going to use them and they will give me some texture in my arrangement so now that I know it won't fall apart, I'm going to do this so I can easily look at my arrangement. How were you planning on using roughly the same number of flowers as you did for the bouquets? I know you said you were using ten twelve cities is that the same thing? No, definitely not as you can see here we don't have as many as much variety here just because I didn't think we needed it so much we only have let's see to base flower base flowers um too three four, five, six and seven so we only have seven here and I think that's plenty for a centerpiece tend to twelve for the bouquet yeah and you know, maybe five to seven right just give I feel that the bouquet can you know, the more you add to a bouquet, the more unique it becomes and the more you can do with it while you're designing it so I I always there's more is better than less for sure with bouquets now you can see on my block that I've got two or three element uh senator pieces that look just beautiful you know you have chosen one you know, a type of green on dh two types of flowers or one type of green one fruit branch on one flower and it looks amazing you don't have to do anything else to it, but with a bouquet I feel like you can do there should be some more than just three or four or five elements so so far I like what I see I'm just going to continue with that style and just add more until I feel that it's ah looking nice and full but not overly packed here I'm crying a little bit more because I didn't feel that it was too tall for my arrangement, so now I'm ready tto add one penny at least in the front and I'm going to choose one that is complimenting my run oculus right here and I want to cut it pretty short because I wanted to kind of sit pretty close inside the vase and it's tricky to put it inside with all those branches that I created in there I put in there I see that this thing is getting a little well ted, I'm going to cut it why take a risk when you don't have to and now I'm looking to see if I can id a little bit more of this beautiful white flower in my vase how's everybody doing forgot to ask again it's one of those together sole individual expression each of our students is making is really coming together nicely makes you want to come and play with flowers every day with I have this one a couple of buds that I'm really thrilled about because I'm going to use them for sure because they're different and they are a different texture to the rest of the arrangement I'm gonna just check it out and see where would look its best and I'm thinking it might look its best right over here that this's a penny that has not yet opened and as you can see, I mean these are all the same type of peonies and look the difference peonies change color as they open so initially they are like this then they kind of turn into this then you have this over here and once it's fully open, then you've got this beautiful pale color. I'm going to add this right here and I'll even use this one on the other side is kind of the same concept as we had with the poppies yesterday. We used some of the buds on opened ones inside our arrangements. Our bouquets now is that since alexandro says, since the centerpiece is full of blooms, is there a tip to make sure that every stem has access to the water in the vase? That level how it how does that go? Yeah, so I'm making sure placing everyone in here. I'm making sure that I am feeling the bottom of my vase to ensure that every single bloom is getting all the flour of water it needs very good question because what's an arrangement if all of your flowers are wilted and at what point would you need to refill the water? So what I do is I make them all the day before and I store them somewhere cool and before I go to bed, I come back down and put more water in all of them. And then my husband hates me because the next morning, there's water all over as we're transporting. But for me it's so much easier I'm more comfortable to have more water and have it spill all over the place then know that I don't have enough water and my arrangements that I was too much water there should you always be feeling it pretty much to the top of the base I always feel it pretty much all the way up top on top but I mean that that ensures that no flower is going to be left without water so I'm gonna add a little bit more rows over here the other side it looks like you're finished rachel yours I would put that on my table and I was so excited to use it so flirty that's just kind of right there in the center where you see it from all angles what do you think about the students? How are they doing chiana so beautiful I love it all I just like how everybody has made I love how yours goes all the way up that way I know it's make it it's got a mind of its own on that side and then it's draping down on the other that's that's the idea right just the freedom to work with well it's the you know the mock orange you know for this branch everything's really drapey and for this one everything's upright and so it was such a used great way well and exactly exactly andi, over here, shara was doing great, too. Yes, michelle cheryl's looks like a flower box in a way, and rebecca, like it's. Lovely. So maybe it's. Because of the little thing that's sitting underneath it. I see what you're saying. Yeah, very pretty. Get it first, and then I'm gonna turn this around. And, um, just so I can see what it needs in the other area, and I might just use this one. Thats not quite open yet, and I like the color. Take it out of here, and I'm going to set it right on the opposite side of the other penny and I just spotted a woman, oculus that's, almost opening. I'm going to use it, and now he was a little bit more. Walk orange, and you're checking in. Yes, I I step back to make sure that it all looks good, and I like what I see.

Class Description

Memorable weddings are all about the details - from the shy flower girl to the spirited bouquet toss. Flowers are our way of symbolizing the living, budding love of a couple. Join renowned florist Kiana Underwood for a 2-day course dedicated to teaching you how to turn a simple floral design into a work of art.

During this hands-on event, Kiana will cover every aspect of designing and creating gorgeous bridal and attendant bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and wedding flower centerpieces. You’ll explore what makes a cohesive floral design as Kiana guides you through methods of pairing flowers based on color, style, scent, and even significance. Kiana will cover ways to gain inspiration for new arrangements from the colors, seasons, and locally-available flowers all around you. You’ll also learn about incorporating unexpected elements and home garden-sourced flowers in your designs. The lush, organic arrangements you learn to create in this workshop will be as unique and stylish as the couple they celebrate.



I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Instructions were clear and Kiana's work was beautiful. She gave excellent tips to simplify bouquet assembly. Based on this course, I created the bouquets for my daughter's wedding and they were a huge success.