From Box To Vase: Arranging Flowers

Yesterday morning I was at the Boston Flower Market selecting flowers for a friend's graduation celebration.   I wanted the arrangements to be classical with a touch of whimsy since both adults and children will be attending the party.  The flowers I decided upon were peonies, cockscombs and pincushion proteas.  The peonies represented the classic element, while the rest brought on the whimsical.  Take a look at how they turned out:

I'm looking forward to honoring the graduation tonight.  Congratulations.