My absolute favorite flowers are white roses. I love all fresh cut flowers, but white roses are definitely my favorite. They were the flowers that my husband got me on our first date because he knew how much I loved them (in two weeks it will be seven years since that day!) and the flowers we used for our wedding reception table centerpieces. I just think they are the most beautiful flowers.
The other night, I wasn't feeling very well and my husband came home with a beautiful bouquet of white roses and dinner for me! He is the sweetest guy and he knew exactly what would cheer me up... white roses! This is what I made with the roses - this White Rose and Holly Christmas Centerpiece! I love the white-red-green flower arrangement, and the festive wintery look of the holly with the white roses! Here is how I made it...
WHITE ROSE AND HOLLY
I picked a decorative shallow glass bowl and filled it with water about half way. Then using some clear tape I made a tape grid by sticking strips of the tape across the top of the bowl in a crisscross pattern. I had a dozen roses, so I made a dozen spaces in my grid. Taping the bowl this way helps you arrange the flowers evenly, and makes sure that they stay in the position you put them in.
Once I made the tape grid, I cut the roses to diagonally fit in the bowl, then arranged them in the grid (this took a couple tries to make it look the way I wanted!!). I had some faux holly and greenery that I added to the arrangement and filled the empty spots with.
Using a pretty bowl and adding some faux decorations is a simple and really pretty way to dress up a flower arrangement! How pretty would this look on your holiday table this year!
Here is a picture of the beautiful white rose centerpieces at our wedding reception. I love flowers, and so when we were planning our wedding they were definitely one of my top priorities! I had an amazing florist who created exactly what I had imagined!
And here is my beautiful bouquet! It was absolutely beautiful, and surprisingly heavy! My florist warned me that a large bouquet would be very heavy, but I didn't believe her... she was right, but it was well worth it to have these beautiful flowers on our wedding day!
After the wedding, my mom dried my bouquet for me, so that I could keep it as a memory! She dried hers after her wedding too, and 27 years later, it still looks pretty!
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