I gave myself the day off yesterday (because self-employment means setting no limits *forehead slap) and found myself at the beach with my husband. It was such a glorious day and a really good reminder of the benefits of relaxing and unwinding. I thought I would quickly hop on here and share a little video I made showing you how I make my posies.
Firstly, I wanted to say that posies are different to bouquets; the simple difference being proportions. The proportions of a posy should be 50/50 for stem length and flower height. This is usually measured from the binding point (aka: where the flowers are tied). Bouquets typically have proportions of 2/3 flowers to 1/3 stems. The stems are longer to cater for the top heavy flowers. This is just a guide but I thought this clarification could shed some light :).
I make my posies with a front and no back (aka: front facing instead of round) as I like this look better and find that most people display their flowers this way more. When you receive your posies though, feel free to play around with them, especially when placed on a dining table. Just shuffle them around so there's a flower on each side.
A close up of the posy ingredients minus the foliage: Celosia; Snapdragon, spray Rose; Dahlia & Tulip.
My video quality and composition will get better as I practise, practise, practise! I have to say, it isn't as easy as it looks haha and I don't have a lot of time to make them in more than one take. I hope it is clear to understand and that you learn something from it. I'd love to hear any feedback or questions you might have or suggestions for other videos you might like to see.
One last thing, for those in love with photography as I am, I have another Instagram account @apocketfulofroses_journal, which originally was my photography account. Seeing as I have merged photography with A Pocketful of Roses—Photo Session and Crown, I thought I would keep the account as a journal of sorts of the beauty I see each day, tidbits of my life and of course, flowers! If you're interested, I'd love to see you there too.
As a creative, there is something about sharing (whether it's visuals, stories, food etc) that is really fulfilling. I wish you a safe and Happy Easter. You'll be hearing from me next week when I share my posy designs.