A Progressive Blog: Bouquets

You’ve probably heard of a progressive dinner party in which each successive course is prepared and eaten at the residence of a different host (thank you Wikipeadia for the formal definition). Well, this is somewhat similar in that beautifully hand-crafted floral bouquets are prepared by various hosts/designers and you must travel from blog to blog to enjoy them!

I designed this spring bouquet this past weekend. The flowers include Azafran roses, Medeo sweetheart roses, white lilac, peach parrot tulips, peach salmon ranunculus, hypericum berries and camelia leaves.  I learned about the ribbon treatment of laying various colors and lengths from designer, Ariella Chezar when she designed for us at this year’s Chapel Designer Conference.

Peach-bouquet-Collage Photography Credit – Birds of a Feather

Here is a bouquet I made using shades of yellow and green.  Green Viburnum, yellow freesia, yellow tulips, yellow stock, cream sweet peas and camilia leaves.  Again the ribbon treatment includes vintage French striped satin ribbon in the Ariella Chezar style.

yellow bouquet Collage Photography Credit – Birds of a Feather

You may recall this bouquet from my initial blog post last week.  I am so proud of this bouquet and how it turned it out.  This was challenging for me as I was using flowers I had never worked with before along with the square Oasis bouquet holder.  The entire back of the bouquet holder was covered with moss.  The flowers used included queen anne’s lace, super green roses, seeded eucalyptus, ivy, sweet peas, muscari, viburnum and clematis.

VG bouquet Collage Photography Credit – Vicki Grafton

Now that you’ve enjoyed your first course at Alicia Jayne Florals please progress on to my flower “buds” and enjoy their bouquets!

Holly Chapple and The Full Bouquet

Celebration Florals

Gertie Maes

 Soiree Floral link

Colonial House

Stacy K Floral link

Wild Bunch Studio

Passion Flower

Goodness-Gracious! Florals:

Urban Petals:


On Butterfly Wings:


Alluring Bloms:

Posh Floral Designs:

Francoise Weeks

Exquisite Designs

Sherwood Design and Events

Courtenay Lambert Florals

Affair With George


The Chapel Designers also created a progressive blog post last May in which we used compotes as the design vessel. I did not have a blog at the time but several of my designer friends shared their creations.  The progression can start anywhere. I’d like you to start with my friends Peggy and Carol of Celebration Florals in Oregon and go from there! You can check out last year’s progressive compote blog here.


3 thoughts on “A Progressive Blog: Bouquets

    • Thank you Annette! I used an Oasis foam bouquet holder for that bouquet. The clematis are so delicate and they lasted about 2 days in the bouquet holder. Sadly not very long :(

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