Yesterday I delivered the most unusual wedding flowers I’ve done to date! The wedding had a yellow and grey color scheme, with a circle motif and look that was a mix of vintage and modern.
The bride was drawn to more unusual flowers, especially billy balls, which some call billy buttons. Billy balls (Craspedia globosa) are a yellow flowers that look, to me, like a gumball on a stick. The little yellow heads are a perfect sphere, and add an unusual touch to arrangements.
During the consultation with the bride, we sat down and looked over some photos of bouquets including billy balls, and decided to use a focal point of billy balls, surrounded by another round flower called silver brunia. I suggested a collar of swirls of lily grass to finish off the bouquet.
While preparing for the wedding, I described the bouquet to people a few times, and everyone had a pretty difficult time A) imagining what this would look like, and B) imagining it would look good! But I could envision it. And I knew it was going to look cool. And it turned out exactly as I had pictured it…
For the groom’s boutonniere, I used the same elements as were in the bride’s bouquet, including a loop of lily grass to mirror the collar of lily grass loops in the bride’s bouquet.
And for the groomsmen, I used billy balls and silver brunia, including a touch of the silver brunia foliage.
Definitely the most interesting wedding flowers I’ve done yet! I really loved the look of it.
I love it!! I really love that color scheme–maybe throw a little purple in there too. Would you like to get together sometime soon to talk a little more about colors and some interesting seasonal flowers for June?
We can definitely do that! Let’s set a date to sit down and talk. I’m looking forward to it!
these are so beautiful, love the colors!
I love them too! haha. Hey Lynn, can you send me your address? I have a bright yellow thank-you card I would like to finally send to you!
Shanna, Your bouquet has gotten so much attention as a part of my portfolio! I really loved putting it together, and I’m so glad we got to work together! I’m sending my home address via email…
LOVE this!!!! It’s so pretty and unique. I’ve never heard of silver brunia before….
Did you wire the billy balls for the boutonniere?
No, there’s no need to wire them. I just selected ones with the right curve to them to get them to stay where I wanted them.
Very neat! I have used craspedia before but never the silver brunia. It isn’t something I would personally choose for my wedding but I would love putting something like that together for somebody else. Fun!