Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Sunday Star Times and Floral Frustrations

The Sunday Star Times released a really fantastic little Wedding pull-out last Sunday 19th Feb. It was choc full of great advice and loads of lovely ideas for wedding styling based on all the latest trends.

There was advice on everything from dresses, to decor, to hair and make up to flowers......

My 'freshly picked' bouquet was featured (the one from the below blog post).

And a bit of a blurb from me on fashions in flowers...

It is really cool to see wedding media coming out of NZ that is on par with what is happening in the US and Europe.

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily@ Blossom Wedding flowers

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Freshly Picked

I had a newspaper journalist contact me regarding a feature they are running on Weddings. They wanted to use some of my images and get some quotes on the current trends in wedding flowers.

The biggest trend in wedding flowers has to be the 'freshly picked' look. Bouquets are loose, natural, unkempt styles that look like they were freshly plucked from the garden.

Since the journalist wasn't quite sure what I meant by 'freshly picked' I whipped up a sample bouquet to show her.

I literally plucked some of the details such as the maiden hair fern, and the gorgeous cream and pink fuchsias out of my garden.

I was so entranced by the bouquet I then proceeded to take a million photos...
But here is just a couple for you of my 'freshly picked' sample bouquet.

The bouquet consists of open avalanche roses (ivory), something special roses (dusky pink), Viviane spray  roses (white), white hydrangea, white freesia, tuber rose, white lisianthus, white and pink fuchsia, bunny tails,  lambs ear foliage, maidenhair fern, and mint leaf. Bound in ivory lace ribbon.
 The key to any good 'freshly picked' style bouquet is the foliage touches, herbs and soft garden style green touches are just perfect.

I would love to recreate this look for one of my clients so if you are interested let me know! We can do it in your choice of colours and varieties so don't feel like you would have to have the pinks and whites like this one. Get in touch and we can chat it out.

~ Emily @ Blossom Wedding Flowers

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

From Concept Board to Reality

Here are some of the beautiful concepts we have worked this season for our brides... Each unique in their own way but equally beautiful.

The concept board is part of our planning process for our custom wedding work. We try to give the Bride and Groom an overall feel for how their flowers will look on the day. It is near impossible to be exact as flowers being natural things are never the same size, shade, look, as the last time you worked with them and but the boards give our clients a taste of the finished products.

The boards show the varities and colours we plan to use to create the arrangements on the day.

On the left is the concept board and the right is the finished product.....

For our clients Susan and Scott who had soft mocha colours through their bridesmaid's attire. Susan's own dress was detailed with pearls and so we brought that same detailing into her bouquet.

Philippa and Justin's wedding flowers had a vintage feel with full blooms and dainty touches of baby's breath.

Catherine and Nick had a beachside wedding and wanted a natural feel to the bouquets and to incorporate hints of their dusky blue colours as well as pinks and whites and greens.

Nicola and Ngarimu opted for soft colours, pale pinks, lavenders, mauves, whites and creams.

Rosalie and Nathanael wanted to incorporate Jasmine vine into their bouquets and excentuate their soft nude coloured attire with this mix of soft cream and nude roses.

The above board is an upcoming wedding I can't wait to create. The inspiration is 'Alice in Wonderland' with all the soft powder blues and ivories. The tables will have posies placed in vintage teapots. The bouquets will be a delicate mix of powder blues and ivories in a natural 'freshly picked' style. It is going to be so beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by and do get in touch if you would like to discuss a concept board for your wedding!
~ Emily @ Blossom Wedding Flowers