Understanding Floral Design Breakdowns
Floral Design breaks into 4 basic components: greenery, fillers, accents, and texture.
We like to think of them as: underwear, clothing, jewelry, and accessories.
Here’s how to get dressed:
Greenery (aka Spanx): 30-35% of your arrangement should be greenery-based to provide structure and foundation support.
Fillers (aka clothing): Filler flowers cover surface area, set your color palette, and shouldn't be the most expensive thing on you. Like greenery, fillers make up another 30-35% of your arrangement.
Accents (aka statement choker + bracelet): Accents flowers are typically more expensive and more extra – you don't need a lot of them to make a statement. Dedicate 15-20% of your arrangement to accent flowers.
Texture (aka that one purse you own that everyone pets): This is how you break up your arrangement with a contrasting visual pattern. When you have a high concentration of petals, it helps to add textural items like berries, wispy greens, small wax flower buds, or thistle. Texture makes up 10-15% of your arrangement. A little bit of texture goes a long way, sweet pea!
These aren’t hard rules, but they are smart starting points. If you’re still not sure about DIY-ing your flowers search #moxiebride on Insta, or think back to that time you perfected a beer bong in college. You. Got. This.