And why, I'm asked, is such a bouquet so expensive? Notwithstanding the time it takes to make such a bouquet look like no one arranged it, there is the volume of flowers one needs to have on hand in order to insure that every flower is flawless and that the stems curve the right way - not too straight, not bending too far over : and there are many blossoms on a stem that are sacrificed to showcase the one most beautiful flower.
In a perfect universe, florists would go to the Market and purchase exactly the number of stems they needed for a bouquet like this one.
But many of us need two or three times that number to create a 'wild' garden look.
Then, there's the number of times we tear it down and start over: two-three.
It's the same with centerpieces, in fact, all the arrangements. If a florist isn't buying enough flowers for a wedding, the results will show. And no, those sacrificed blossoms can't be used somewhere else - they're donzo.