An entertainer’s dressing room is their sanctuary. It’s an oasis, where they can relax and prepare in total peace and tranquility. Despite the sacred nature of this space, family, friends, and fans often want to invade this domain with floral offerings. What most people don’t realize is that there is an art and a science to creating bouquets for such an environment. You can’t just simply throw any random flowers in vase and send them over to Madison Square Garden for Beyonce’s green room. Heaven Forbid! There are several key choices that can be made to ensure the flowers are enjoyed and appreciated, rather than being sent directly to the dumpster.
- Keep it simple. In most cases less is more. This goes for both the size of the arrangement and the combination of the flowers. If you do something too big, there is a chance the flowers won’t even make it to the dressing room. Often the larger arrangements are left outside or in a separate dressing room. When choosing the types of flowers, one or two varieties is usually best. A lush bubble bowl of cream colored roses can make a better impression than a vase of mixed flowers.
- If you can smell it, don’t send it. Many artists are fanatical about keeping their dressing rooms free from scented flowers. Singers are especially known for this quirk. It’s understandable that a sneezing or histamine fueled attack would want to be avoided at all costs. For this reason, never send lilies, freesia, gardenia or tuberose unless they have been specifically requested. Most roses acceptable due to the fact that hybrid roses have had the scent bred out of them.
- They’ve seen it all. Most famous entertainers have been sent enough flowers to cover a Rose Parade float. There probably isn’t a combination they haven’t come across. However… that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to keep their flowers unique. A celebrity flower order is the perfect chance for a floral designer to try that new technique they saw in a magazine or book. Ask your florist if they have any unique varieties of orchids or roses they could recommend. Perhaps the florist has an interesting or funky vase they could fill with a bold bouquet of hydrangea. It never hurts to ask.
Flowers are a great gift for celebrities and us regular folks alike. It just takes a little extra care and thought to make the perfect addition to a diva’s dressing room. While roses may be thrown at their feet, you don’t want to have your roses thrown in your face. Remember to keep it simple, scentless, and special and your flowers will be the toast of the town!
This article was contributed by Tom our Artistic and Creative Director. The direction of floral design that Starbright takes is determined in no small part by Tom’s personal creativity. His contributions in all areas of the company and his design elements have been an inspiration to us all.
Starbright Floral Design (starflor.com) is located in the heart of New York City; on 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. We are in the heart of what has been known for over a century as the Historic Fl0wer District. Many have dubbed us as The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps because of our contributions to the Hiospitality and Special Events markets.
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