Inverted Alliums for Contemporary Corporate Arrangement
Time: 16 minutes | Season: April to July
Approx wholesale cost: £15-20 + labour and delivery charge (depending on size)
In this demonstration, our tutor demonstrates how to create a contemporary styled corporate arrangement using a popular inverted technique. This style creates a sleek, sophisticated tall design that is perfect for a hotel lobby, board room or event table centre piece.
It is worth to note, if using Alliums to make sure that there is plenty of air flow within the venue as they had a distinct fragrance that is not always favoured! Other flower varieties that you can use for similar impact include Calla Lilies, Carnations, Chrysanthemums and Roses.
Should you wish to create this design using eco friendly, more sustainable methods, you can use a re-purposed bouquet holder without the foam or a moss ball with chicken wire. Be aware that the shelf life of this design would be limited so recommended only for an event. You could also submerge the inverted stems in the vase for extra hydration.
For transportation purposes, position the vase into a bucket and pack the gaps with brown paper, bubble wrap or packaging. This will help to protect the vase in transportation.
If you would like to recreate the arrangement, you will need:
|Quantity||Equipment / Plant Materials|
|1 bunch||Aspidistra Leaves (normally in packs of 10 stems)|
|1 bunch||Palm (same as Aspidistra)|
|1||Aluminium Wire (colour preference)|
|1||Bouquet Holder (straight) Repurposed|
Thank you for watching this demonstration. I hope you have gained an insight into how to employ this technique within your own floristry and add to your portfolio for perspective clients.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask in the comments or post in the Facebook Group. As well as sharing images of work you have previously created using this technique! We would love to see your work and share critique.