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Fall Floral Workshop with Lunetta Prosecco
By The ThirstyNest Editors
From Our Partner / LUNETTA PROSECCO
Fall is the best time of year to level up your décor with deep reds, burnt oranges and pops of yellow. We love a gorgeous floral centerpiece to bring that warm autumn accent into your home! We recently hosted a virtual floral workshop to create a Fall arrangement inspired by the Lunetta Prosecco crescent moon all while sipping on Lunetta Prosecco and Rosé. Here, we'll dive into all the tips and tricks we learned from Aurea Sanabria Molaei, founder of the hottest floral design studio Flower Bodega, located in Brooklyn.
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We started off with a large bouquet of florals, a small vase, scissors and floral tape. You could even use the flowers from your local grocery store to make an incredible arrangement using just these tools. First, we lined the rim of the vase with tape and put 5-6 strips across the top and 5-6 strips in the opposite direction, so the flowers had a hash-like structure to stay in place. We then cut each flower to fit the vase and trimmed the extra leaves that would fall into the water. We mixed and matched the flower types and textures and slid them into our vase making it look full and bold. It didn't hurt that we had the yummy Lunetta Prosecco and Rosé to elevate the entire experience.
Here are some of Aurea’s top tips for arrangement making:
- Before you get started, pop a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco and glasses into the freezer for at least 15 minutes so they’re nice and chilled! Select a vase that fits nicely in the location you have in mind and plan to make the height of your arrangement to that of the vase height so that it doesn't feel too sparse or short. Fill it up with clean water.
- Pop the Prosecco and start pumping some tunes! Process all of your florals and greenery by removing all of the leaves that will land below the water line and trim the stems at a 45-degree angle. Place them in a separate container with freshwater while you're arranging. This allows them to perk up before use.
- Select flowers in a color palette that is complementary. For example, if your motif is red, select various shades of red (from bright red to deep burgundy) to create depth and drama. Add in touches of pink or blush to brighten it up. Flowers with movement to them (curves in the stem) also add drama and interest to the arrangement. When selecting greenery, try to match your colors to the leaves and stems of your flowers. This makes everything look and feel cohesive. We chose some golden mums to match the crescent moon on the Lunetta label along with pops of emerald green and red. Adding 2 or more types of greenery creates dimension and elegance to your arrangement.
- Try to include a focal flower (larger bloom like a traditional rose, garden rose, or peony), a smaller bud flower (like a carnation or ranunculus), and fillers (think sprays, statice, thistle, waxflower, Limonium, or berries). Trendy flowers like dried grasses, bunny tails and anthuriums add character and an added layer of cool to the finished product. Texture is very important when making a bouquet or an arrangement.
- Finally, flower care! Change your water daily, trim your stems at a 45-degree angle, and make a homemade flower food recipe comprised of one-part sugar, one-part apple cider vinegar. Keep your arrangement away from heaters and open windows. Once you finish sit back and toast to your beautiful creation! The refreshing apple and peach of Lunetta pairs beautifully with any floral arrangement fun. Cheers!
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For your own inspiring bubbly, check out Lunetta Prosecco and Lunetta Prosecco Rosé to help you #FindYourMoon while creating your beautiful floral motifs. These refreshing Italian Sparkling wines are the perfect pairing to a fun creative evening or as a gift. Aurea is hosting virtual floral workshops that you can join in. New Yorkers can create along with her and receive a Flower Bodega Workshop Kit delivered to their door! Take the opportunity to try a new skill and have fun doing it.
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