Congratulations Leila and Johnny! May your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year.
Leila is definitely an unique bride. On our first meeting, she already told me that she wouldn’t settle for any wedding flower that looks ordinary. She then told me that the only interesting bouquet she has ever seen is a bouquet with circular patterns. Immediately, I knew she was referring to the biedermeier bouquet. With the biedermeier bouquet, its blooms are tightly-structured and carefully-arranged in defined circular patterns of different coloured flowers, each ring containing one type of flower.
During the rest of our consultation, I discussed with Leila some other elements which can make bouquets more special, such as building them in heart-shape, adding bouquet jewellery, etc. Immediately, she adored those ideas and wanted to combine them with the biedermeire bouquet.
Traditionally, a well-structured heart-shaped bouquet requires using many blooms to form a balanced heart shape. Using too little flowers would give the bouquet a diamond-shaped look (like the Superman logo!). This implies that the heart-shaped biedermeier would require a lot of flowers, since we would need many blooms to give the inner-heart a nice heart shape, and even more flowers to form the outter-heart. However, this would not be an option because the bride has requested not to build her bouquet too big.
Building this bridal bouquet is sure a challenge! In order to create a well-defined heart-shape, we would need to position each flower precisely at the right location and at the exact angle. Below, it is a heart-shaped biedermeier bouquet built by another florist, which is not as attractive, looks flat, and resembles a diamond more than a heart.
Now, compare what we have made for our bride (photos below) with the heart-shaped biedermeier bouquet built by the other florist (photo above). Our bouquet is more round and retains its heart-shape. We did not use a lot of flowers as the bride has requested so. We have also spiced up the bouquet by adding Swarvoski jewel picks and crystals to the bouquet handle.