One of the simplest arrangments to make yourself is the pave’ style bouquet. Pave’ comes from the French word for pavement. A pave’ style bouquet means that the flowers are arranged in clusters closely together to give the appearance of a continuous surface of flowers. In traditional pave’ styles the flowers are all cut the same length.
In the box above the roses are all cut the same length about an inch longer that the height of the square glass box. These flowers are cut at a slight angel to allow water to rise to the head and there is about an inch in the vase. We have added some candles to give this centerpiece a romantic flair.
You will need a square vase (we used a 12 inch X 12 inch by 3 inch square) for the example. This container sells for approximately $25 – $30 in most stores. Eden florist has them on sale for $19.95.
We used 16 pink roses and 4 votive candles. You can use more roses, more candles or all roses to make this bouquet. Some variations: put one votive in each of the corners of the vase and arrange the roses around them, or put all four (or more or less) in the center of the bouquet.
When purchasing the roses ask for those slightly open so you won’t need as many. Also be sure to add a packet of flower food to the water to keep the flowers fresh longer.
Here’s another pave style bouquet called the Pave’ Zen Garden set in a black wooden box.
We used gloriosa lilies, roses, green button mums, purple chrysanthemums and green hypericum in this arrangment.
You can make these yourself or call Eden Florist (954-981-5515) and order these or another one of our popular Pave arrangments the Boxed Blooms Bouquet (shown below).