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.

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Always cut fresh flowers at an angel using a sharp knife or scissors. Doing so will help the stems absorb water better and prevent your arrangement from dying prematurely.
The Floral Guru

The Perfect Vase

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    UNI

    Metallized Glass Vase, Small
    $300
    In Stock
    Available
  • Medium vase Madison 6  Crystal Crystal Vase, Medium

    Madison 6

    Crystal Vase, Medium
    $545
    Unavailable
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    Malmaison

    Large Crystal Vase with Silver Base
    $1,140
    Available
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    Madison 6

    Crystal Vase, Middle size
    $480
    Unavailable

Order of Operations

Floral Design has an order. Start with your larger blooms and fill in with smaller flowers. This gives your arrangement structure and ensures the small delicate blooms are seen.
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Shop The Look

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    Graphik

    Crystal Water Glass
    $80
    In Stock
    Available
  • Bread plate Madison 6  Porcelain

    Madison 6

    Porcelain Bread Plate
    $47
    Available
  • Dessert plate Madison 6  Porcelain

    Madison 6

    Porcelain Dessert Plate
    $60
    Available
  • Dinner plate Madison 6  Porcelain

    Madison 6

    Porcelain Dinner Plate
    $65
    Available
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    America

    24-Piece Silver-Plated Flatware Set with Chest
    $2,460
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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.

The Statement Vase

    • Large vase Perles  Silver plated Silver-Plated Vase
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      Perles

      Silver-Plated Vase
      $6,000
      Available

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.

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      Silver-Plated Water Pitcher
      $1,285
      Available