The Art of the Floral Arrangement
The Floral Guru
Washington D.C. based florist, Halima also known as The Floral Guru, is globally recognized for creating the most breathtaking and unforgettable floral arrangements for her weddings and special events. Halima guides us through the art of creating the perfect arrangement with five simple tips.
Order of Operations
The Balancing Act
Great design is not about creating perfect symmetry but rather creating a balance.
To create balance, turn the arrangement as you work to ensure even placement on all sides.
Also, if working with different types of flowers, add each type in groups of 2-3 to avoid a “spotty design".
The Spiral Technique
You don’t have to be a professional florist to achieve the spiral look. You just need to crisscross the stems, which forms the basis for your spiral bouquet.
Remember to keep crisscrossing the stems and to turn the bouquet as your work. Once you are done, keep it all together with floral tape. To hide the tape, wrap with ribbon.
Make It Last
What’s the secret to getting the most out of your design? Good maintenance.
Keep flowers away from direct sunlight and heat. Recut stems and change water every 3 days.