I hold an incredibly unpopular opinion: I love Valentine’s Day.
More accurately, for myself, Valentine’s week, though I’m aware that the majority of sane people do not share this belief.
I can tell you that the red roses/gypsophila combo (I also refuse to say ‘baby’s breath’, absolutely creeps me out, but thats a story for a different day) doesn’t do a thing for me. Personally, I prefer to create palettes that incorporate colors not always associated with the holiday in question.
We weren’t able to get in toffee roses for the autumn season, so when I saw them available for Valentine’s I jumped at the opportunity. Originally I had mapped out a palette of lilacs, soft pinks, and french blue. I promptly scrapped that 2 weeks before ordering began in favor of soft pinks/mauves/peach/whites and pops of that gorgeous toffee (I am infamous for changing my mind at the last minute).
Also added an abundance of Sweet Pea to every design, because !!!!!! why wouldn’t you, they’re a dream. A generic white tulip is the focal flower of the second picture. For photography purposes, I used the ‘reflexing’ technique mainly seen on roses (gently peeling back the petals to fully open the flower).
PS. Sweet Pea smells like Fruit Loops.