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The 5 Components for Flower Arranging: FFLGA

Kailee Palileo 14 Jul 2023
bridal bouquet and archway made with FFLG components

Flower arranging is a beautiful art form that allows us to create stunning displays of nature's beauty. However, for those who are new to this craft, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. But don't worry, we will unravel the mysteries of flower arranging and introduce you to the fundamental components that make up a seamless arrangement: FFLGA—Focal, Filler, Line, Greenery, and Accent. Think of it as the protein, vegetables, fruits, and grains of a well-balanced meal. Let's dive into the world of FFLGA and learn how these components work together to create mesmerizing floral compositions. 

Focal: The Superstar that Steals the Show

vibrant hot pink focal flowers laying on their sides with gray background

Imagine, our dear friends, a gathering where a vivacious personality steals the spotlight—the focal component in flower arranging mirrors this charismatic presence. It's the life of the party, commanding attention, and serving as the centerpiece of our creation. Just as a star takes center stage, the focal flower captures our gaze, guiding the arrangement's direction and exuding an air of glamour. Roses, lilies, sunflowers, or any captivating bloom can play this leading role, adding a touch of opulence to our arrangement.

Filler: The Art of Blending

component two in FFLG filler flowers feverfew daisy

Now, let us delve into the artistry of blending, where our filler component reveals its prowess. Just as a skilled chef delicately combines flavors, fillers weave the floral elements together, harmonizing the composition. They gracefully fill the gaps between the focal flowers, providing depth, texture, and volume. Fillers are the secret ingredient that ensures a seamless, lush arrangement. Swap them interchangeably with greenery for an exquisite play of tones and shapes. Picture delicate baby's breath, statice, or dainty daisies, working their magic to create a captivating tapestry of blooms.

Line: Guiding Your Eye

third component of FFLG line stock flower

In every arrangement, we require a trailblazer—a bold entity that forges a path and leads us with grace. The line component serves this purpose splendidly, standing out amidst the crowd and providing visual boundaries. It guides the eye, directing our gaze along a captivating journey through the arrangement. Just as a skilled storyteller sets the stage, the line elements, such as majestic snapdragons, gladioli, or elegant delphiniums, take us on a captivating floral adventure, creating structure and adding a touch of drama.

Greenery: The Foundation of Beauty

fourth component of FFLG greenery

Let us not underestimate the significance of greenery—the unsung hero of our floral tapestry. It boasts the highest value, for its effectiveness knows no bounds. Serving as a neutral palette, greenery gracefully accentuates the colors, textures, and shapes of our floral ensemble. Picture lush ferns, fragrant eucalyptus, and delicate ivy, intertwining to create a verdant backdrop, providing movement and texture. Greenery forms the very foundation—the base of our enchanting arrangement.

Accent: Adding a Touch of Flair

Yellow billy balls in hand

In the symphony of flower arrangement, the accent component plays a pivotal role in infusing character and charm into the composition. Like the final seasoning that elevates a dish, accents are the finishing touch that brings depth and uniqueness to your arrangement. Whether it's a pop of color, a distinctive texture, or an unexpected element, accents are what make your creation truly stand out. Imagine whimsy billy balls interspersed among roses, or quirky succulents nestled amongst lush greenery—these subtle yet impactful details add flair and personality to your floral masterpiece.

FFLGA holds the key to achieving a harmonious balance, where each component complements and balances the others. Consider the colors, sizes, textures, and overall aesthetic to ensure an exquisite blend of beauty. Allow your creativity to blossom, experimenting with diverse flowers and combinations, infusing your personal touch into each arrangement you create.

bride and groom surrounded by arrangements created with FFLG concept

Luckily, FiftyFlowers offers everything you need to get started on your flower arranging. We offer wholesale flowers and greenery, ready to go arrangements, and floral supplies. FiftyFlowers' flowers are all cut and shipped fresh, so you can be sure that your blooms will look their best.

Start your journey today by checking out our focal, filler, line, and greenery collections! If you need assistance on any step of your journey, reach out to our award winning customer service team. In addition, we offer a consultation service where you can work with one of our floral designers to make your vision possible! Click here to schedule a consultation. 


Featured Photo: Venue: @thecoloniabuilding Photographer: @fitsandstopsphotography Videographer: @natachajolene Design + Coordinator: @530bride Floral Designer: @amourfloristandbridal Wholesale Flowers: @fiftyflowers Cake: @aboveandbeyondcakeseg Macarons: @rooftopmacarons Charcuterie + Styled Cuisine: @thehiddentable Bar, Spike Trike + Cocktails: @tipsy_horse Hair: @halosalondayspa Makeup: @happilybeautiful Gowns: @aebridal @secondsummerbridesac Flat Lay Shoes: @dsw Suits + Shoes: @tuxedodenca Jewelry + Ties: @macys Accessories: @arieltaub_accessories @luxuriousbridal @mytrendytrailer @sorrellisparkle Rentals: @celebrationseventrentals @blossomfarmvintagerentals Linens: @latavolalinen Paperie: @spilledinkcalligraphy Custom Signage: @lxvewild Real Couple Models: Meaghan Jiles + Logan Dysert Publication: @realweddingsmag

Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5: FiftyFlowers


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