Video: Entry Arrangement using Foxglove and Columbine
This arrangement represents a quick-come-together piece if you have some leftover flowers at an event! You could place something like this on an escort card table, use it as decor for seat assignments, or as a beautiful addition to welcome guests into the ceremony space.
The first step is to establish the shape and size of the arrangement, as well as to cover the base of the container. In this creation, the foxglove accomplishes both! As you’re rotating the container and placing the foxglove, make sure your tallest stems are in the center of the arrangement.
The next step is to fill in the spaces between the foxglove using the columbine. Look at your first shape-establishing flowers as a way to make space in the arrangement for your filler. They are each highlighting one another - in color, shape, size, etc. - to create something beautiful.
In the first step, pay attention to balance and proportion with both height and direction of the stems.
When using the foxglove at the edge of the container, place the stem flush with the rim, and use the foliage as well as the bells to cascade over the side.
When adding your filler flower, begin adding on the outside edges, making your way to the center.
If your arrangement will only be seen on one side, concentrate your flowers on that one side and fill in the back with greenery.
Be creative! There is always more than one way to accomplish the Principles of Design.