I have had a crazy busy couple of weeks so today its been great to get back in the office & blogging. Lots of exciting stuff happening at HQ at the moment, I think 2015 is going to be one hell of a year! Yesterday we picked up our van which has now been pimped with our logo & branding!! If you see us driving around whilst on your travels do give us a wave.
On with today’s blog post botanical, it’s all about the foliage which is a HUGE trend that is currently gaining more and more popularity. You will know from my work that I am already a massive lover of greenery and if it’s possible I think I love it even more now! I often feel that foliage can sometimes be overlooked when thinking about flowers for weddings, events and even for the home which is a shame as it really can add so much to a design and for me it is often what finishes the arrangement. So with that in mind I have made today’s blog post mission to showcase just how beautiful botanical really is. Think lashings of soft trailing greenery, & ferns lots of ferns creating a wild romance that is soft and natural. I adore this Botanical inspiration shoot which I stumbled across over on the Green Wedding Shoes Blog.
The table setting below is from a shoot that I did back in 2013 with Corette Faux which was featured on the b.loved blog, that’s right Joanne Truby Floral Design was doing botanical even back then. The centre piece is asymmetric with a wispy wild feel made up of stocks, tulips, wax flower and olive foliage.
Another great idea for botanical decor is groupings of different ferns & foliage placed in different sized medicine bottles. You could even adopt a similar idea for your cake or sweet table like the design below.
Instead of one main centre piece how about an all foliage garland? The one we created below was for the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings ethereal shoot. This type of design is perfect for a relaxed outdoors setting or if your looking to create an outdoors indoors style for your wedding day. A foliage garden would also work really well for a long top table too, so many possibilities!
How about hanging foliage, like these leafy hoops we created? This type of hanging arrangement would work particularly well in a marquee, tipi or barn venue. Last year I had the absolute pleasure of flowering a Secret Garden themed wedding and these were part of the table centre designs for the tipi. An eclectic mix of bottles and jars some covered in moss filled with wild ferns & trailing birch leaves on the table.
Botanical bouquets are natural and unstructured with lots of wispy/trailing foliage. For this bouquet we used lots of seeded eucalyptus and sharon fern. For the flowers keep it soft and neutral using nude colour creams and whites you can create interest by adding a mixture of ingredients to create different textures. We used dreamy antique caramel garden roses with blushing bride protea as the main focal flowers and veronica, white nigella and scabiosa seed heads for texture.
You can of course incorporate hints of colour for a slightly different take on the botanical trend, in the bouquet below we used mainly white flowers (tulips, sweet peas) for a fresh ethereal feel and added lavender for subtle hints of colour.
Botanical’s and flowers in the hair go hand in hand together; ethereal, bohemian the perfect match if you ask me! The key though is to of course keep them all about the foliage rather then the flowers, lots of wispy greenery, natural and delicate as opposed to big and blousy. A crown, head piece or even singular sprigs of greenery placed in the hair all have a botanical feel. The head piece we created below was very airy and textual with lots of eucalyptus foliage, veronica, wax flowers and spray roses.
I hope this has given you lots of botanical inspiration for your big day, remember foliage is your friend! What do you think about the botanical trend? Do you love it as much as us?