Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

white floral arrangement

Take a look at this showstopper of a white and cream floral arrangement! Now, take a moment to imagine it drawing oohs and ahhs at your traditional wedding. We’re here to help you make it happen! Read on and we’ll show you how to make this absolutely stunning combination of flowers!
Step 1
Project Note: Are you planning a traditional wedding? The flowers most often used for this style are traditional, too, like white and cream-colored roses and peonies. When choosing your floral elements for this arrangement, select some stems that will stand tall and others that will drape naturally down the sides of the tall vase.
 
To build your arrangement, begin with your focal flowers, such as large roses, peonies and hydrangeas. Mix them together to create a central cluster of a traditional floral element in the middle of your vase.
 
TIP: As you gather this central cluster, don’t forget to choose the most realistic looking flowers, such as Real Touch™ peonies, since they’ll draw the eye and help to create your focal point. 
Step 2
Enlarge your cluster by mixing in more roses and peonies in white, cream and ivory shades. Add the hydrangea (also a very traditional wedding flower), too.

TIP: This is a tall arrangement, so not every stem will need to be trimmed as you build it. Just shorten individual stems as you need to, in order to keep its overall height and shape without having to add floral foam.
Step 3
Now, fill in around your focal point with more roses and peonies, then wisteria, eucalyptus, snowball and Dusty Miller. 

TIP: As you add flowers and filler, position them to give the arrangement an overall round shape. Bend each stem slightly so that the flowers bend and droop as they would in nature, but also to help enhance the roundness of your design.
Step 4
Add in flowers, for example, wisteria and large hydrangeas, all around the base of the arrangement. They’ll give a base of support to the round shape you’ve created and help it to stand tall. The lovely draping of the wisteria will also give softness to the bottom of the round shape, so that it doesn’t look too tight.

TIP: Once you think you’re finished, take a photo of the arrangement with your phone. Look at the photo to decide whether or not need to make any adjustments. Adjust your flowers a bit more if you need to. 
 
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    $4.99
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    $16.99
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    $12.99
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    $8.99
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  • 910534685
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    Item # 10297096 
    $4.99
    • Color: Ivory
    • Size: 27.5 in
    • Color: Ivory
    • Size: 27.5 in
    • Color: Ivory
    • Size: 27.5 in
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  • 910534685
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    Item # 10501953 
    $6.99
    • Color: Cream
    • Size: 27.5 in
    • Color: Cream
    • Size: 27.5 in
    • Color: Cream
    • Size: 27.5 in
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    Item # 10056096 
    $2.99
    • Color: Cream
    • Size: 23 in
    • Color: Cream
    • Size: 23 in
    • Color: Cream
    • Size: 23 in
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