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Watch Me Build a Fall Floral Bouquet with Florists’ Review Magazine

Florists’ Review Magazine is the go-to resource for floral design information, from industry news, to business strategies, to trends,  and I’ve been flipping through these pages my whole twenty-year career, learning, gleaning, and growing. So when they asked me to do a tutorial on my absolute passion, bouquet making in the spiral method, I was honestly so honored!

Photos Courtesy Hannah Undseth
Photos Courtesy Hannah Undseth

Since I was tasked with designing for an autumn issue, I thought a sophisticated take on the traditional red, orange, and yellow would be fitting. Using color theory, I blended golds and crimsons into a refined and nature-inspired seasonal palette.

Photos Courtesy Hannah Undseth

Because design theory and color theory are my priority, I never discriminate against imports to get the correct shade, shape, and size. While I selected zinnias, sea oats, grasses, and yarrows as a nod to fall, I also utilized traditionally spring blooms like tulips, ranunculus, and butterfly ranunculus to complete the design. Thankfully, my all-time-fave wholesaler, Mayesh, supplied these seasonal and imported blooms alike. I love that when I work with them, I’m never limited in my flower choices, meaning I never have to compromise my palette or design theory!

Photos Courtesy Hannah Undseth
Photos Courtesy Hannah Undseth

You can find the issue with my step-by-step Autumn Spiral Bouquet tutorial here (and if you want to learn more about my approach to design theory, color theory, and spiral bouquets there’s always the Bouquet Bootcamp® Online course). Also check out some of the other great Florists’ Review content in this issue, such as the “Water Quality and Flower Longevity” article for some really actionable tips, and the “Autumn Wedding” Design Competition for inspiration.

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