August 31, 2009
It's been a while since we launched Reality Check and it's finally back again.
This month, we asked four different floral designers to give us their retail price for this lovely arrangement by renowned designer, Belle Fleur NY. This gorgeous centerpiece was first featured in Brides Magazine.
It's a classically styled centerpiece would work for any season. One of the things that makes this such a strong statement is the uniformity of the blooms and the near monochromatic color palette. This striking centerpiece uses a variety of deep red and dark plum-red flowers including deep red Roses, Reddish Plum Rananunculus, Dark Reddish Plum mini callas, and Red orchids.
Keep in mind that if you want to create a more affordable version of this centerpiece, try bunching together modest blooms like carnations, dahlias, and Peruvian lilies in monochromatic hues.
We want to thank Audrey O'Brien Studio Stems(Utah), Janet Martineau of Floral Verde(Michigan), Jennifer Hocker of Allure Event Designs (So Cal), and Nancy Liu Chin(NorCal) for their help and input.