Who doesn’t love a great floral arrangement?! But also, who doesn’t really know how to achieve a great floral arrangement? Luckily, we’ve had some extremely talented local florists around the Centre lately, working on their designs for our brand new, very beautiful, and very spring-y event, Fleur Couture. To help us out, Brandi from Floral Fixx Design Studio took a moment to share a few doable tips for how an ordinary floral-lover can create a DIY arrangement. Prepare to impress your friends! And PSA: Stick around to the end of this post, because we’ll be letting you in on how to enter weekly draws for a $50 St. Vital Centre Giftcard during Fleur Couture.
4 Floral Styling Tips, Straight from the Experts at Floral Fixx
1. Don't be afraid to play with color, texture and variety (within reason). Arrangements are temporary, and should be fun to design!
2. For the longest-lasting arrangements, make sure you give each individual stem a fresh cut with pruners before placing it in the container.
3. Try to envision the final arrangement before you start. Don't get too hung up on it though – flowers are a natural product, and you need to embrace the variation!
4. Start by creating a base with greenery, then add your focal flowers and build around that base.
Floral Meets Fashion – And You Can Win a $50 Giftcard!
Floral Fixx and Beyond Flowers have covered mannequins in some pretty impressive fashion made exclusively of florals and greenery for Fleur Couture, which is on exhibit in Centre Court until April 11. This is the kind of thing you need to see in person to truly appreciate, and trust us when we say you’ll be blown away.
While you’re taking it all in, make sure you take a photo of the display! Post your photo on Instagram and tag @stvitalcentre and #fleurcouture. You’ll be entered to win a $50 St. Vital Centre Giftcard – we’re drawing a winner every Monday from now through April 13. See the full details and contest rules and regs here.
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Photo by Floral Fixx Design Studio