Behind the Blooms

Welcome to Bloom Shakalaka's floral classroom, where we dive deep into the thought process behind our floral arrangements. In this post, we invite you to join us as we discuss the creation of one of our most cherished arrangements—the very centerpiece of a beautiful engagement story. Prepare to unravel the secrets behind crafting a captivating floral masterpiece that leaves a lasting impression.

Picture of floral arrangment  

At Bloom Shakalaka, our passion lies in not only creating beautiful arrangements but also sharing our knowledge with fellow flower enthusiasts. We believe in the power of education, and through this blog post, we aim to illuminate the steps and considerations involved in our flower design process.

When curating our arrangements, we adore playing with a multitude of elements that captivate the senses. Our designs come alive through the harmonious blending of various textures, hues, structures, and sizes. By carefully selecting a diverse range of flowers, we create visual interest and depth within our arrangements.

Up close photo of arrangement, focusing on Juliet rose

To provide you with a tangible example, let's delve into the composition of one of our enchanting arrangements. For this particular design, we followed the below floral recipe that embraces balance and harmony:

  • 3 stems of Caramel Antike Garden Roses
  • 4 stems of Sahara Sensation Spray Roses
  • 5  stems of Peach Ranunculus
  • 4 stems of White Wax Flower
  • 4 stems of Butterfly ranunculus 
  • 4 stems of Peach Lisianthus
  • 3 stems of Scabiosa pods
  • 3 stems of Juliet Roses
  • 7 stems of White gomphrena
  • 3 stems of Salmon Mums
  • 3 stems of Upright Bronze Amaranthus
  • 5 stems of Stuartiana Eucalyptus
  • 3 stems of Preserved Eucalyptus

Peach Ranunculus Caramel Antike Rose Juliet Rose

These carefully selected blooms come together to form an enchanting symphony of colors, textures, and shapes.

The Design Process:

As we embark on the arrangement's creation, we focus on achieving a sense of balance and visual allure. Here are the steps we follow:

  1. Begin with Foliage: Start by adding foliage as the foundation of your arrangement. This provides a lush backdrop and sets the stage for the blooms to shine.
  2. Embrace the "Bits": Incorporate the "bits," which are flowers with fascinating textures, into the design. These blooms add a whimsical touch and create visual interest.
  3. Structure with Line Flowers: Introduce line flowers, such as those with tall stems, to provide structure and enhance the overall shape of the arrangement.
  4. Build with Focal and Secondary Flowers: Add the focal flowers, which are eye-catching and often larger in size, followed by the secondary flowers that complement and support the focal blooms.
  5. Embrace Space and Balance: Allow for breathing room between the blooms to ensure each flower can shine. Remember, space will fill as you progress through the arrangement.

Floral arrangement

Crafting a captivating floral arrangement requires a thoughtful approach, meticulous selection, and a keen eye for aesthetics. At Bloom Shakalaka, we pride ourselves on creating arrangements that embody the essence of nature's beauty and evoke emotions. We hope this glimpse into our flower design process has inspired you to embark on your own creative journey. Stay tuned for more insightful blog posts that unravel the artistry behind Bloom Shakalaka's floral magic.