Pave'Updated: Monday, May 5 2014, 11:27 AM EDT by Terry Dorlan, Swannanoa Flower ShopSuppliesa 4" ivy bowl1 hydrangea bloom6 tulipsdaisy bloomspair of scissors or floral knifeInstructionsIf you're familiar with the term pavé in jewelry, then you are on your way to understanding what the pavé style of flower arranging is. Pavé is the French word for "paved." Imagine a walkway paved in cobblestones. The stones are fairly small, but set so closely to one another that they form a solid surface. In jewelry, pavé refers to gems that are set very close to one another so that there is very little metal showing, as if the piece has been "paved" with gems. In floral arranging, a pavé arrangement is one where the designer trims off leaves, cuts the stems fairly short and places the flower heads very closely together.Arranging flowers in the pavé style gives the finished design a lush, luxurious look. Instead of being light and airy with long stems, leaves, filler plants and few flowers, the pave style is dense, perhaps even crowded with flowers. Because pavé's overall look is clean, tailored, luxurious and sophisticated, it lends itself well to elegant occasions. Pavé arrangements work quite well for bridal bouquets, small tabletop arrangements, topiary or any arrangement where a mounded shape is called for.Pave'