Michael & Colleen’s Cascading Rose Bouquet

Paper Rose Co Anniversary Bouquet Michael and Colleen

I love a good challenge, and that's just what this next project presented!

When Michael sent me photos of his wife's bouquet, I mentally checked off the roses (of course), and calla lilies, but the intricate details added by waxflower and amaranth caused a little pause. I love the accents flowers like these provide when I'm working on fresh arrangements, but with paper, they can be a real handful!

Nevertheless, I knew the right solution was within reach, and we agreed on a slightly smaller replica to allow for more of these playful details to shine.

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I made sure to include buds and florets for the waxflowers, all hand-painted and layered with teeny-tiny leaves. The amaranth was time-consuming, but since I had been growing it all summer in my garden, it came to me pretty quickly. (I added photos of both of these below so you can see more details.)

I love how these pieces layered and cascaded along with the roses and calla lilies. And so did Michael and Colleen!

“The bouquet turned out amazing!
Thank you so much, she really loves it.”


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