How to better enjoy your hand bouquet

When you receive a hand bouquet from friends or loved ones, what do you do with it when you bring it home?

Do you leave it in the wrapping paper and watch it wilt all too quickly? Do you remove the flowers from the wrappers and feel that it is a pity since the packaging was rather pretty?

Here's our tip on how to maximise the enjoyment of your hand bouquet:

 

Swan Lake inspired hand bouquet by Flower Couture Pte Ltd

Swan Lake inspired hand bouquet by Flower Couture Pte Ltd

Try to let your bouquet sit upright at all times. When a bouquet is placed lying down, the flowers are more likely to be bruised, resulting in brown wrinkles. Especially vulnerable are white and pastel coloured flowers.

Swan Lake inspired hand bouquet by Flower Couture Pte Ltd

Swan Lake inspired hand bouquet by Flower Couture Pte Ltd

Remove the paper wrapper at the base of the bouquet. This bouquet has a layer of tulle which is like a skirt. So I retain the tulle, and remove the paper wrapper. If you bouquet has only the paper wrapper, you can slit it on both sides, so that the plastic wrapper inside is exposed and proceed to remove the plastic wrap.

Beneath the paper wrapper lies the plastic wrap. Remove that by cutting it at the part where it is taped. Remove the water soaked cotton wool, thus exposing the stems.

Cut an inch off the bunch of stems, to maximise water absorption by the flowers.

Use a glass container which is heavier (than a plastic or metal container) so that the container will not topple over due to the weight of the top heavy bouquet. A tip - if you use a container that is much wider than the circumference of the bunch of stems, your bouquet will not sit properly in the container and end up tilting to one side.

Choose a glass vase / bottle that the bunch of stems can fit snuggly into, approximately one-third the height of your bouquet. This will allow your bouquet to look all pretty in  an upright position.

Remember to change the water and cut the stems (3/4 to an inch) daily. This will help the flowers bloom better and last longer.

We hope you find the simple tips here helpful and may you enjoy every single bouquet that your loved one gives to you.

Knack For Replication

Flower Couture is a boutique wedding florist, customising flower arrangements for every individual customer. However, we are not purists when it comes to design. We do not mind recreating or improving upon an existing style according to our clients' preferences, using flowers available locally.

Often times, our clients will email us pictures from the internet and we will recreate a similar look and style.

Here are some examples of customers’ preferences which we’ve recreated.

 

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version


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Flower Couture's version (white rings to keep tulips from blooming prematurely in our hot weather)

Flower Couture's version (white rings to keep tulips from blooming prematurely in our hot weather)

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

Client's specific request for pearl styling

Client's specific request for pearl styling

Flower Couture's pearls styling

Flower Couture's pearls styling

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Client's picture

Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Client's picture

Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

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Client's picture

Flower Couture's version

Flower Couture's version

Regal Purple Florals - Malay Wedding Dais (Pelamin)

We thoroughly enjoy creating a Regal Purple Floral theme for a Malay Wedding Dais (Pelamin). Big flowers in big vases on a glamorous raised platform, what's there not to like!

Couple of weeks ago we worked together with Eternally Yours Pte Ltd on their Malay Wedding Exhibition, arranging the flowers on site at the Singapore Expo Hall.

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of setting up the florals.

You start off by filling the large vase with heaps of oasis (green floral foam) and add the leaves. Then you use the purple roses to create the general outline shape and size of the arrangement.

Next you fill the space with all the other purple flowers like purple eustoma and purple orchids.

Then you add the tall purple matthiola to add height to the arrangement.

Lots and lots of fresh purple flowers!!

Medium size vase set on the Dais

Large vase set on the Dais

The Dais (Pelamin)

 

Floral picture frame

Table centrepieces of varying heights

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

If you are looking for an elegant and gorgeous Malay Wedding Dais, give us a buzz at 8112 5792.