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DIY White Party Flower Arrangement

June 20, 2016

Hello and happy Monday everyone! My garden is in full bloom and also all of the meadows. Everywhere I go, there are flowers growing – foraging made easy! As a flower lover there is no way I could skip an arrangement with roses and peonies. Inspired by the outdoors, I wanted to create a fresh arrangement, and add flowers that represent my surroundings this time of the year. My friend is hosting a summer “white” party and this white bouquet is my contribution to her party! White flowers are the perfect gift for a summer white party from my point of view. If you are hosting one, you can make smaller arrangements and place them down the center of an old wooden table. Wouldn’t that be gorgeous?

DIY White Party Flower Arrangement

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and TibClick To Tweet

White roses are one of my favorite flowers of all time – they are elegant and light up every arrangement. They look good if they are in a vase alone and they look gorgeous in a bouquet with other flowers. I am so happy it is June and I can chose from all the different varieties! For my arrangement for you today, I collected gorgeous white roses, added white peonies and went foraging in the meadow to achieve the airy look that I was going for.

Flowers used for the arrangement:

* white roses
* white peonies
* wild chervil
* yarrow
* bedstraw

Because the arrangement contained wild foraged flowers I decided to go for a more formal look and made the arrangement round and simple. I learned that cold weather gives some roses a slight touch of pink, some nights are still pretty cold where I live, this is why I also picked white yarrow that was slightly turning into pink. After I cut all flowers to one length, I arranged the bouquet in my hands, turning the slowly growing bouquet, adding the flowers one after another.

DIY White Party Flower Arrangement

Having them in my hands instead of a vase helped me to ensure that the bouquet was not getting too big. The roses and peonies added enough white to the arrangement, so I tried to break it up a little with yarrow, wild chervil and bedstraw.

DIY White Party Flower Arrangement

After the bouquet was finished, I cut the stems to one final length, tied it all up and placed into my vase. Here is the finished arrangement below. This could be a beautiful wedding floral bouquet too, couldn’t it? Or on the table at a reception?

DIY White Party Flower Arrangement

The roses and the peonies are so soft, feminine and fragrant while the wild flowers looked like white lace. All in all a perfect combination for a summer white party.

This is my final column on decor8, I’ve enjoyed so much being here and sharing my floral ideas with all of you. Have a wonderful summer and make sure to keep up with me over on my blog and on Instagram, I’d love that. All the best, Anastasia.

(Photos, styling, text: Anastasia Benk0)






5 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie June 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    This bouquet is a dream. So lovely. I always enjoy reading your column on decor8 and now you tell, it’s your final one.
    So sorry to hear that. Seems as if there will be some change on the blog, also Aga wrote it was her last DIY post on decor8, which made me sad, too.
    What are the plans for new columns, Holly? I’m excited what you’ll add to decor8.
    Anastasia and I’m excited to read your blog. Please make sure you’ll add a bouquet column :)
    xx, Steffi

  • Reply Holly Becker June 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Hello Steffi – Agata, Anastasia, Emma, Gintare and Kerstin will not continue with columns so I’ll have only 3 writers (Holly M., Rachel and Anke) plus me. I decided to reduce my staff because I want to put my money into another project at the moment and because my readership dropped when I took on too many writers, so I had to sadly had to make a hard decision… I felt terribly having to ask them to stop their columns but as a business, I need to make choices that will positively impact my business despite how hard they are at times. My plans for decor8 are to continue forward, writing 5 days a week with my 3 columnists visiting once monthly and to return more to my roots. Thank you for asking Steffi!!!

  • Reply Lucy June 21, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Such a gorgeous bouquet!! Definitely going to attemp this with our wild yarrow and Queen Anne’s lace !!

  • Reply textpoterie June 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Now I just perceive the smell of Jasmin through the open window…
    Tomorrow I´ll go in my garden, and I´ll take a look for white flowers, for a big white flower bouquet!…:-) thank you!

  • Reply anna July 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    What a lovely creation. Love how elegant this arrangement looks.

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