Just a peek of an arrangement I put together yesterday using camellia, quince, pear tree blossoms, daffodils and bells of ireland — many of the flowers were gathered from our yard. This is my favorite time of year, when the quince, daffodils and camellias are in bloom and the buds on the spring trees are beginning to open!
Although the designs by Raf Simons were the reason for the show, of course, and they were glorious and ladylike, I can’t stop staring at the flowers designed by Mark Colle, an Anthwerp-based florist, for the Fall 2012 Jil Sander collection. Encased in lucite boxes, Colle’s arrangements feel like modern day Dutch still lifes. Couldn’t you imagine these on display at a museum wedding?
I’m obsessed with the way bouquets are wrapped almost as much as the flowers in the bouquet. Presentation and detail are the thing — a unique ribbon tied in an original way makes the bouquet.
1 – Tara Guerard; 2 – spring bouquet; 3- orange bouquet photographed by Meg Smith and designed by Ariella Chezar via The Brides Cafe; 4 – classic bouquet photographed by Altura Studio via Style Me Pretty; 5 – designed by Amy Merrick; 6 – designed by Ariella Cheza
…this genius use of canvas bags for floral containers. Pretty to decorate with and easy for guests to tote home as favors at the end of the evening. Photography by Kate Headley; logo design on bag by Simplsong Design; event design + planning by Ritzy Bee Events; floral design by Amaryllis. Featured on Snippet & Ink.
We can’t wait for the farmers’ market to reopen. Fresh vegetables, yummy baked goods, beautiful, locally grown flowers…does it get any better? I love these farmers’ market inspired crates of flowers. Beautiful for a summertime wedding.
Whether they’re made of bay leaf, laurel or magnolia leaves and whether they’re complemented by dahlia, garden roses or fruit, runners always look so lush and romantic.
photos: 1- Photographed by Meg Perotti via Camille Styles, originally featured on Style Me Pretty; 2- Runner designed by Lily Lodge; 3- Scott Clark Photography via Brooklyn Bride; 4- runners designed by Lily Lodge and photographed by Gertrude & Mabel via Martha Stewart Weddings; 5- Sunday Suppers, Saipua and paperfinger collaboration for Martha Stewart Living via paperfinger
I love these mothers’ bouquets that Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! styled and photographed for Project Wedding. Posies, also called nosegays, are such a sweet and modern alternative to corsages or wrislets. Whether a diminutive version of a bridesmaid’s bouquet or a small clutch of flowers that coordinate with wedding colors, posies can be carried by mothers, grandmothers, even flower girls.