Valentine’s Bouquet Inspiration

Back in the snow and gloom of January I had an idea.  Valentine’s Day would quickly be approaching and it’s a day that always calls for some gorgeous blooms.  However, sometimes these mounds of perfectly placed, symmetrical and classic roses need a little extra love – ferns and baby’s breath can only do so much.  The careless air of a wildflower bouquet has always been more my style and frankly, sometimes these typical rose arrangements are a bit sophisticated and stuffy for my taste.

So I thought, why not make bouquets out of these readily available Valentine’s flowers that were my style?  You don’t have to have extremely high end blooms to make a pretty bouquet, they just need to be artfully arranged and displayed.  My goal was to gather some of these grocery store blooms and create something gorgeous and over the top romantic.  These are all flowers that are readily available and can be glamorous if just arranged and displayed correctly.  So if your man stops at Speedway on his way home from work tonight, don’t lose heart… you can still have some beautiful flowers!


Bouquet Recipe 1:

  • 3 stems pink spray roses
  • 6 cream roses
  • 3 pale pink roses
  • 3 medium (colored) pink roses
  • 4 cherry roses
  • 3 bakers ferns
  • 1 tree fern
  • 1 sprig cedar (salvaged from my back yard – because I promised everything would be easy to source!)

And don’t underestimate the impact a glamorous ribbon can make… the velvet one here is amazing!

Valentine Rose Bouquet | The Day


Bouquet #2 has a few more components and is a little fancier.  But it still has lots of Valentine favorites including tulips – just to tease you with the thought of spring!

Bouquet Recipe 2:

  • 5 pink tulips
  • 4 stems burgundy mums
  • 2 pink snap dragons
  • 3 medium (colored) pink roses
  • 3 stems pink spray roses
  • 2 cherry  roses
  • 2 cream roses
  • 2 light pink roses
  • 3 stems eucalyptus
  • 1 bakers fern



And I couldn’t resist putting together a little floral hairpiece with some of the leftover blooms, which is a certain way to make any girl feel like a princess!  Then we added some glitter and sweet treats and then convinced Heather Cisler Photography to come play with me in the middle of a snow storm!

Floral Hairpiece | The Day

Winter flowers | The Day


Sprinkle Donut | The Day

Donut Hole | The Day

Pink Winter Bouquet | The Day


Heart Confetti | The Day

Winter Inspiration | The Day

Blowing Confetti | The Day

Pink Valentine



Bouquet Toss | The Day

This project was also featured over on Burnett’s Boards earlier this week, which was super fun as well, let’s spread the love all around!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!





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