Post # 1
I’m new to the Weddingbee boards, and had a quick question about floating flowers. I’m looking to have large bowls with floating flowers for our centerpieces, but I’m having a hard time deciding on which flowers I should use.
My bouquet will include gardenia, Juliet peach garden roses, ivory hydrangeas, sahara roses, scabiosa stellata, and peach spray roses.
I’m definitely floating a gardenia bloom in each bowl, and I love the idea of coupling them with the garden roses, but I’m afraid that garden rose blooms may be too heavy.
Has anyone tried this? What would be most successful option here? I’m having a hard time finding regular roses that would match the color of the juliet peach garden roses.
Post # 3
@LR2012: Have you ever thought of using a long (not tall) square clear vase and have the hydrangeas “planted” in there? maybe with some rocks at the bottom. Look up submerged centerpieces…a lot of the styles are tall, but the same concept can be done in a shorter look if you’re going for a “bowl” idea.
Post # 4
I would suggest just using the gardenia and skipping the roses in the bowls. Gardenias bruise SO easily, that just a simple bump from another flower could cause it to brown. But I’m bias, I LOVE the simplicity of a single gardenia floating in a bowl. So beautiful!
I also don’t believe a garden rose (unless completely opened) will float right side up unless it was attached to something.
If you’re looking to add some color, you could use colored rocks like this:
(They come in lots of different colors)
or even some aqua gems:
(which also come in many different colors)
Post # 5
You should do a trial run because gardenias are not only delicate, they are also expensive.