A few weeks ago, Krista and I went to a "Feeling French" floral arranging class hosted by Maura, owner of Casablanca Floral
, Oooh La La! We had the best time and learned some simple tricks for creating gorgeous French inspired designs.
Tip Number One: Make it asymmetrical
I know, I thought if you put a rose on the left, you needed one on the right, but this style of arranging is more free-flowing and less structured.
Tip Number Two: Divide your arrangement into three sections
This was extremely helpful as I designed my piece. Think about creating three vignettes with a single piece. If you look at your arrangement as having three separate sections, you can work on each to create separate focal points within your design.
Tip Number Three: Consider movement
A cascade of dogwood flowing down one side, or a sprig of Smoke Bush jetting off to the left, movement gives each piece its own unique life.