My Baroque-Inspired Floral Arrangements With X-Pression Roses

A series of floral arrangements that evoke the grandeur and mystique of baroque paintings.

By: SARI VAN WEIJE | 03-05-2023 | 5 min read
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As a floral designer and the owner of Puur Pluck, I am passionate about creating enchanting and timeless designs that transport you to a world of romance, opulence, and artistic expression. Drawing inspiration from the captivating works of Dutch masters, I have crafted a series of floral arrangements that evoke the grandeur and mystique of baroque paintings. By combining my love for flowers with the exquisite beauty of Rose Dark X-Pression and Rose Pink X-Pression, I hope to take you on a journey to a world of knights, princesses, and candlelit chandeliers.

The Allure of Contrast With Roses

At the heart of my creations is the striking contrast between the bright, vivid hues of the roses and the moody, atmospheric photography. This juxtaposition brings to life a surreal and nostalgic ambiance, reminiscent of the bygone era of baroque art. As you view my arrangements, I hope you feel transported to a realm where time seems to stand still, and the rich, saturated colors of the roses burst forth from the darkness like gems in a treasure chest.

As a floral artist, I have always been fascinated by the power of contrast to evoke strong emotions and provoke thought. The visual balance between light and shadow, brightness and darkness, is a vital aspect of my work, creating depth and interest in each arrangement. The choice of dark photography not only enhances the eerie feeling of a storm approaching or the sun setting after a bright day but also adds an element of drama and intrigue to the compositions.


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Arranging Rose Pink X-Pression and Rose Dark X-Pression

These rose arrangements are not only a nod to the past but also a tribute to the timeless beauty of princesses, capturing the elegance and grace they embodied. Working with the Rose Pink X-Pression and Rose Dark X-Pression roses has been a delight, as they transform into miniature art pieces as they mature. The Pink X-Pression rose begins as a delicate pink before revealing a warm, peachy hue at its core. In contrast, the Dark X-Pression starts as a vibrant hot pink, which gradually transitions to shades of red and orange from within.

As I design each arrangement, I envision the princesses who might have once graced the halls of grand palaces and castles, their beauty enhanced by the glow of flickering candles. These floral tributes are an homage to the elegance and sophistication of these women, a celebration of their enduring allure that transcends time and space.



Sustainability and Character

As an environmentally conscious designer, I craft my arrangements without the use of floral foam, and I source my vases from thrift stores. This sustainable approach adds depth and character to my designs, as each vase carries with it a unique story and history. My commitment to sustainability serves as an inspiration for fellow floral designers, and my thrifted vases infuse my creations with an undeniable charm.

When I'm on the hunt for the perfect vase or pottery, I'm always excited by the prospect of finding a hidden gem, a piece with its own history and character. As I incorporate these treasures into my arrangements, I like to imagine their journey, the hands they've passed through, and the stories they could tell. This connection to the past adds another layer of meaning to my work, ensuring that each design is truly one-of-a-kind.


Sari van Weije Rose Pink X-Pression with bust


The Baroque Revival

This year we are witnessing the resurgence of baroque style, evident in the sweeping corsets and flowing gowns that dominate current fashion trends. Fairytale weddings have become a sought-after theme, with couples yearning for the romance and magic of a storybook celebration. My enchanting rose arrangements align perfectly with this renewed fascination, offering a touch of whimsy and elegance that elevates any occasion.

From fashion and interior design to film and music, the baroque revival has captured the imagination of a new generation. The allure of the intricate patterns, ornate details, and rich fabrics associated with this period is irresistible, as people long for a return to the opulence and grandeur of a bygone era. This renewed interest in baroque style is a testament to the timeless appeal of this artistic movement, a reminder that even as trends come and go, the classics will always endure.


Design Process and Techniques

In designing these baroque-inspired arrangements, I strive to honor the essence of the era while adding my unique touch. Taking cues from the works of the Dutch masters, I pay close attention to composition, texture, and color. I aim to create a harmonious balance in my arrangements, allowing each element to shine while complementing the others.

My design process often begins with a vision of the overall shape and structure of the arrangement. I then select the roses, considering their size, color, and form, as well as how they will interact with one another. As I work, I go with the flow of the flowers, allowing their natural beauty to guide me rather than trying to manipulate them into something they are not. This organic approach results in arrangements that feel alive and dynamic, a celebration of the inherent splendor of the roses themselves.

As a floral designer, I am constantly learning and refining my techniques, seeking to push the boundaries of my craft. Working with the Rose Dark X-Pression and Rose Pink X-Pression roses has offered me an opportunity to explore new possibilities, inspiring me to continue growing as an artist.

Sari van Weije Rose Dark X-Pression with Antirrhinum


Breathtaking Roses From De Ruiter

My baroque-inspired floral arrangements, featuring the breathtaking Rose Dark X-Pression and Rose Pink X-Pression from breeder De Ruiter, are a testament to my passion for design and my commitment to sustainability. These timeless creations capture the imagination, drawing you into a world of romance and opulence, and reminding us of the beauty and grace of the past. I hope that my designs not only pay homage to the Dutch masters but also serve as a stunning addition to the modern fairytale, breathing life into our happily ever afters.

As you experience my creations, I invite you to lose yourself in the magic of the Baroque era, to embrace the richness and complexity of the art form that has inspired me so deeply. And as you embark on your own journey of discovery, I hope that you, too, will be inspired to create something beautiful, something that transcends time and space, a tribute to the enduring power of art and love.


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Sari van Weije

Hi, I'm Sari, founder of Puur Pluck. Creating bridal flowers is where my specialty and passion lie because of how happy it makes people see their dreams come true.

My style can be called 'fairytale-like', or 'sophisticated' but of course, I like to challenge myself to a new style once in a while.

Flowers bring the happy little kid out in me and every leftover I have is made into an arrangement. This is what I wanted to be and what I always will be.



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