Mornings with Mayesh: Amy Balsters & Spiral Bouquets

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Our final 2021 Mayesh Design Star, Amy Balsters of The Floral Coach, was my very special guest for this episode. We chatted all about BOUQUETS! In particular, Amy took a deeper dive into her first Design Star video all about creating a spiral bouquet - talking about efficiency, pricing, and finishing touches along with touching on topics like what to do with big stemmed flowers & bouquet trends. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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  • You talk about effective mechanics & efficiency when describing the benefits of using the spiral technique. What are a few other bouquet tips for efficiency?
    • being intentional in the selection of your material
    • proper process
    • clean, clean, clean, clean

  • We always get questions about pricing - can you talk about how your price your wedding bouquets?

  • Pretty Squared: How do you finish a spiral bouquet off? With greenery? Do you lower the flowers on the collar?

  • Sergio commented on cutting the stems while designing the bouquet: The problem with cutting the stems before one is finished is that sometimes stems end up really short if you want to pull a flower higher... the end result in this case, if it goes into a clear vase, one will see that the stems are too short and need to use a lot of water.  So, cut the stems at the end to avoid bad surprises…
    • Can you address this?

  • kelley_girl: Can you tell me how you keep a spiral bouquet fresh throughout the wedding & reception? Especially in hot weather.

  • I feel like the loose & airy garden-style bouquet has been on trend for quite some time. Do you see that changing and do you see any other bouquet trends coming up?

 

  • floraadorastudio: I have a question: What are your tips for how to include king protea into the spiral? I have a wedding next weekend and the bride specifically wants King Proteas. I have ordered them in the smallest size but still find them tricky.

  • Blanton Floral - I struggle to make it loose and not too tight or have too much product with a spiral.

  • Floral Court co - What book did she mention (I don’t remember lol sorry) - AIFD Guide to Floral Design - find it listed in Amy's Amazon List

  • Mi viva designs - Do you wire dahlias, sunflowers, or other thick stems to eliminate those stems?



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