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Balsa Wood Flowers

Sep 29, 2010

One of my favorite floral designers, the ultra talented Carissa of JL Designs, provided my first glimpse of balsa wood flower bouquets. Carissa’s clever use of these flowers will play tricks on you…I swear you’ll think they’re fresh! See for yourself…

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Before long, I began to see balsa wood flowers pop up in other places…

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4319154681_4d6344b39b lauryl laneimage via Jasmine Star Photography

What do you think? I can think of so many advantages to using balsa wood flowers in wedding work. Assuming you’re not combining them with perishables, you could begin designing much earlier and forego the stress of worrying about ethylene damage or wilting. The bridal party would have an everlasting keepsake to remember the occasion. The downside: limited color palette and flower shape…

I’m a huge fan after seeing these beautiful designs!

As always, I love it when you visit the Brouhaha. Have a great Wednesday…




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