Bouquet of the Week: Flowers For A Guy
As part of our recurring Bouquet of the Week series, Garden Collage continues to present a weekly inspirational bouquet that incorporates intriguing new elements into the traditional practice of flower arranging. This week, Garden Collage Creative Director Laura Braun styles a bouquet dedicated to a Finnish friend Thomas Fredriksson– and offers a little advice on how to craft a “masculine” bouquet for a guy.
The contrasting edgy shapes of the thistle seem to fit the arrangement perfectly, and their silver-blue colors bring out an interesting dimension. To me, the thistle has always been a fascinating aspect of beauty, especially when used in combination with a soft floral like Peonies (or in this case, garden roses). They bring in an edge, character.
The structure of the Astilbe reminded me of a the woods and as a true Finn, being outdoors and enjoying nature is one of many things Thomas enjoys.
When I told him that I dedicate this bouquet to him, he was beyond happy. “It looks so beautiful and cool– I could look at it for hours and it kind of makes me forget the rather terrible week I had,” he told me.
We agreed that girls and women shouldn’t be shy about buying flowers for a guy. Giving a bouquet of flowers as a present will brighten up their day just as much as it would yours.