Photographed by Emily Berger | Styled by Erika Patterson
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The colors of the Caribbean inspired Laurie Bolach, owner and floral designer at Olive’s Bloom Box, to create a “vibrant, bold bouquet with a soulful color palette.” Bolach’s design includes tangerine garden roses, gerbera daisies, orange crush spray roses, tulips, peonies, butterfly ranunculus, purple hyacinth, monstera leaf, and Michigan fern.
Bouquet, $175, at Olive’s Bloom Box, Ferndale; 248-320-9350; olivesbloombox.com.
Emerald City Design owner David McKnight and his team mixed warm neutral tones for a boho chic bouquet that has an “eclectic yet high-end feel.” The blooms used include toffee novelty garden roses, majolica spray roses, ranunculus, bunny tails, million star baby’s breath, hypericum berries, bleached hanging amaranthus, bleached ruscus, eucalyptus, and dried and dyed palm spear.
Bouquet, $225, at Emerald City Design, Farmington Hills; 248-474-7077; emeraldcitydesigns.com.
“I wanted to create an uncomplicated bouquet with interesting contrasts and textures,” says Norman Silk, owner of Blossoms. The sophisticated, moody design was achieved using purple kale, red freedom roses, red spray roses, purple ranunculus, purple mini calla lily, burgundy snapdragons, seeded eucalyptus, red huckleberry branch, and Italian ruscus.
Bouquet, $150, at Blossoms, Birmingham; 248-644-4411; blossomsbirmingham.com.
For Elizabeth Viviano, carefully selecting the perfect blooms was the key to creating a modern romantic bouquet. “Nothing is more romantic than roses, and we included garden roses to make it extra special,” she says. Viviano also used peonies, ranunculus, astilbe, wax flower, silver dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, and variegated mini pittosporum to give the bouquet dimension.
Bouquet, $245, at Viviano Flower Shop, St. Clair Shores; 800-VIVIANO; viviano.com.