How to Make a Large Flower Arrangement for a Wedding

Let’s learn how to make a large flower arrangement for a wedding or event! Sometimes people try to get a bit too intricate with tall arrangements. In this video, I show how to make the dahlias and other flowers look effortless and natural in a tall arrangement with big impact.

You want to pay attention to scale. Use flowers that are naturally tall. Don´t try to put short stemmed flowers in here.  Place any flowers with smaller blooms at a taller height and keep larger blossoms at the base. In this particular example, I am focusing on mostly a pale pink color, using flowers in three different sizes: large dahlias, medium-sized aster blooms, and smaller strawflowers. From there, I add more height and texture using cosmos, monarda greens, ammi, and oat grass. 


6 dahlias

10 stems asters

15 stems cosmos

10 stems strawflower

3 stems monarda greenery

5 stems ammi

1 stem oat grass

Watch the full workshop, below! If you make an arrangement inspired by this video, post it on Instagram under #frolicflowerclass.

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Friday Flower Play

Today I am embracing jewel tones for fall with this gorgeous selection of cinnamon basil, dahlias, celosia, and rudbeckia with homegrown cosmos and wild fennel. I had some flower play time today before digging into some new flower lessons I am preparing for our Fall Flower School students and the You Tube channel.

If you haven’t joined Fall Flower School yet, the pre-sale is over but you can still join over here.

Have a great weekend! I hope you can make some time for flowers.


Fall/Holiday Flower School!



Workshops held throughout the holiday season to help you with fall decorating, building your floral portfolio, or diving deeper into seasonal floral arranging.


October 2nd: Fall wreath making

November 6th: Fall centerpiece

December 4th: Holiday arrangement

December 11th: Garland making (This bonus is available for pre-sale purchase only.)


BONUS: If you sign up for the pre-sale, you will also be invited to our holiday garland making workshop!


Replays are available for people who book before school begins (classes cannot be purchased after they go live).


Pre-Sale price with garland bonus available until August 20th.

See you in class!

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