Yeah, I don’t think the weather man got the memo that British summertime officially started on Sunday, do you?! Of course we will battle on and take whatever comes it is NI after all, but this morning I have lots of bright and beautiful florals to cheer us up.
The Rosehip and Berry Floral Studio is a newcomer to the local bridal scene over the last few months, headed up by the very talented Hollie. Hollie’s take on non-traditional florals, teamed with plenty of countryside inspiration is so lovely to see and her designs which include wildflowers and natural foliage are just epic!
With spring wedding season now in full flow, I had a quick chat with Hollie on what you should look out for when choosing your spring blooms.
“Spring can often be associated with pastel tones, which are stunning! but bright, colourful florals are on trend and I would encourage brides to be brave and have fun with their wedding flowers. At the other end of the spectrum, classic ivory bouquets with lovely mixed foliages are timeless and hard to beat!”
“There are so many spring flowers not to be missed, recently though I have been using a lot of Anemones, Hellebores, Clematis, Lilac and Ranunculus in my floral designs. I think they are definitely some my favourite spring flowers! Oh and French Tulips are beautiful long stemmed tulips available in a range of vibrant colours. Mixed foliages work well in spring bouquets along with lovely, delicate accompaniments dotted through the bouquets, such as Thlaspi ‘Green Bell’ and Alchemilla Mollis, which give the bouquet and arrangements additional texture and a soft, spring feel, as well as a nice subtle pop of fresh, green tones.”
“I adore using scented flowers such as classic garden Roses, Lavender and Jasmine, which are great for trailing arrangements.”
Hollies Top Tip
“Look for inspiration all around you – colours, textures, ideas and notions. Your wedding day is completely up to you so make it as unique and adventurous as you want it to be! Also, always look out for ribbons and fabrics for bouquet handles – they can just finish off a bridal bouquet perfectly.”
Thanks to Hollie for sharing some of her floral wizardry with us! To view more of her gorgeous work visit www.therosehipandberry.com.
All image kindly supplied by Simple Tapestry.