Flower trends

State­ment dis­plays and beau­ti­ful bou­quets

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Beau­ti­ful blooms are an im­por­tant el­e­ment on your wed­ding day and the colour and style of your flow­ers re­flects the for­mal­ity and theme of the oc­ca­sion. From the sim­plest ro­man­tic beach-side cer­e­mony to an el­e­gant, tra­di­tional ex­change of mar­riage vows in a church, the bridal bou­quet and flo­ral dec­o­ra­tions al­low brides to ex­press their in­di­vid­u­al­ity. With end­less op­tions avail­able, Shep­par­ton busi­ness Sim­ply Stems’ flo­ral stylists Ni­cole Hen­der­son and Amy Wallace of­fer the fol­low­ing ad­vice when plan­ning your dream dis­plays. Lux­u­ri­ous Mod­ern brides are be­ing in­flu­enced by celebrity wed­dings that fea­ture lux­u­ri­ous flo­ral cre­ations. State­ment flo­ral in­stal­la­tions, such as flower walls and ar­bours cre­ate beau­ti­ful vis­ual dis­plays for the cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion. Cost is ob­vi­ously a con­sid­er­a­tion, but to­day’s brides are al­lo­cat­ing more of their bud­get to flo­ral dec­o­ra­tions as well as bridal party bou­quets and bou­ton­nieres. De­sired flow­ers that may be out of sea­son or ex­pen­sive can of­ten be in­ter­changed with more af­ford­able va­ri­eties that still al­low the vi­sion to be achieved. Colour From in­vi­ta­tions to place set­tings, brides­maids’ dresses and flow­ers, your sig­na­ture colour can be the one com­mon thread that ties all el­e­ments of the day to­gether. Sim­ply Stems’ staff sug­gest choos­ing your spe­cific colour theme first to help stream­line plan­ning. The 2015 Pan­tone color of the year marsala is a wine tone re­flected in car­na­tions, roses, al­stroe­me­ria and leu­ca­den­dron, which com­ple­ments many colour schemes from soft grey through to var­i­ous shades of pink. If you opt for a clas­sic neu­tral bou­quet, stem wrap­ping can in­tro­duce your in­di­vid­ual colour choice. Trends Trends are im­por­tant and give brides in­spi­ra­tion while al­low­ing them to have their own in­put to per­son­alise their wed­ding day. The rus­tic trend of re­cent years is shift­ing to a more clas­sic, re­fined styling of flow­ers and metal­lic wrap and rib­bon, to fin­ish the stems, is gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity to match the use of cop­per, brass or sil­ver vases and flower hold­ers. Wrist posies for brides­maids (see page 99) and flower girls are prac­ti­cal and fit with a vin­tage look. Spray roses, or­chids and lisianthus are suit­able flow­ers for wrist posies. Sen­ti­men­tal While mod­ern trends may give brides ideas, of­ten the flow­ers will have an

el­e­ment of sen­ti­men­tal­ity at­tached to them. A cer­tain flower or fo­liage can rep­re­sent a sig­nif­i­cant per­son in the bridal cou­ple’s lives or an in­ti­mate re­minder of an im­por­tant oc­ca­sion. Pieces of jew­ellery, fab­ric or photo frame charms, en­cas­ing pre­cious mem­o­ries are just some of the com­mem­o­ra­tive items that can be wo­ven into bou­quets.

Lisa Nardella Pho­tog­ra­phy

Flower wall

Leti­cia Lopes Pho­tog­ra­phy

Pan­tone colour of the year: marsala

Lisa Nardella Pho­tog­ra­phy

Flower cur­tain

Liz Ar­cus Pho­tog­ra­phy

Sig­na­ture colour

Vanessa Nor­ris Pho­tog­ra­phy

Sen­ti­men­tal

Lisa Nardella Pho­tog­ra­phy

Re­laxed

Cas­cade

Sheath

Clas­sic posy

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