I'm not a professional (not even a little) and don't even know the names of most of the flowers. Nevertheless, I've learned through trial and error which blooms last the longest and do the best I can with what's available. It's been fun to choose and arrange the flowers the past few months.
Not a great angle, but this is one of the bouquets I made to decorate when we had guests during my son's First Communion weekend. He loves green and bold colors! If only I could find a non-ugly neutral tablecloth.
Some of the First Communion flowers kept kicking. I consolidated the non-frail ones and think the stragglers looked pretty good together. #filter I've mentioned this on the blog before, but that chevron-printed burlap ribbon is from Dollar Tree.
My "just because" flowers. Ten days in on these babies.