I adore flowers, I would love to have them all over my house all of the time and I feel so lucky that I get to see and play with so many beautiful ones with The Timeless Stylist. I adore flowers in the Spring time - ranunculus and blossom in early Spring and peonies in late Spring. I also love hydrangeas, dahlias, roses and too many to list any more! If you give me a bunch of flowers, I will be your friend forever!
When it comes to wedding flowers, I tend to use those with a softer palette - think muted tones and shades of creams, pinks etc. with lots of greenery. These work better with my elegant and romantic wedding styling, as I believe a gentle palette to be more timeless than anything too harsh in colour. So today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite flower designs from my work…
The above wedding editorial shoot was created based on a love of a neutral colour palette and using these colours to depict a gentle love in a stunning stately home wedding venue. By using this colour palette, it works perfectly with an elegant and romantic wedding design and is easy on the eye, allowing for the more decadent details of the wedding venue to stand out and become features in their own right.
Taking place in March, we used lots of beautiful ranunculus, mixed with roses, jasmine, anemones, sweet peas and other early Spring flowers mixed with a lot of greenery, including varieties of eucalyptus. Catherine Short Floral Design was responsible for the flowers, and she created such beautiful displays that worked perfectly for this design. With gentle blooms on the tables and a more structured display for the installation around the antique chaise.
This editorial shoot was designed by Mari Chase to showcase inspiration for a ‘relaxed opulence’ wedding at the stunning Hedsor House. Brigitte from Moss & Stone created these beautiful flowers and by picking delicate pastel shades displayed in beautiful cut glass, they are still soft and elegant on the eye. Once again, Springtime blooms were used, including ranunculus, blossom, roses, narcissi and lots of lovely foliage.
The pale pastel blooms worked perfectly combined with the cut glass and the other decadent details on the table design - such as the gold cutlery, gold edged plates, calligraphy stationery, exquisite glassware and all on with crisp, white linen. By using an abundance of flowers along the centre of your wedding tables, mixed with high tapered candles, you are instantly creating an opulent feel to your wedding design and styling.
When planning your wedding design and styling, really think about all of the important elements that will make an impact. Flowers are an integral part in all of my wedding design, and they feature heavy in all of my work. They are never an afterthought, but are thoroughly thought through, researched and will end up making a huge impact in the overall styling. They’re super important, don’t forget them!
What do you think of all the beautiful and elegant flowers above? I hope they’ve given you lots of ideas for your wedding, or even around your home. If you love my ideas for elegant and romantic wedding design styling, why not chat to me about how I may be able to help you. I love creating unique, personable and beautiful weddings and you can see some more examples of my work here.
Thanks so much for reading, Amy x