trends we're loving...bleached

BLEACH IT! No, not your hair, your fern….obviously! bleached foliage is giving us alll the feels right now, from small bunny tails to large dried palms. we saw a huge trend in dried flowers last year and this year, bleached stems take it one step further.

included a modern free form bouquet, with pretty pastels and soft blushes or our fave earthy gold tones, bleached foliage really adds something special to wedding florals; especially when paired with lush, full blooms or soft orchids, add some trailing silk ribbons just to finish it off.

dried/bleached leaves are being used in installations too, large structures covered in layers of bleached ferns, monstera and palm leaves…sometimes paired with another of our favourite alternative materials pampas grass. we love the idea of this for a product launch, photo shoot or an alternative wedding backdrop, with a huge gold or white perspex ‘Mr&Mrs’ on…..we digress, but you get our excitement.

hope you enjoyed our post on what we’re loving and living for this week - our obsession with all things dried and dyed isn’t going away anytime soon….

edwina x

*photos from Pinterest, google & oh floral design

tales from the tipi...

hello from a shattered us! we’ve spent the weekend over in Leicestershire for the Carlicious wedding fair, celebrating their latest addition…the tipi. we were surrounded by food trucks, flowers, beautiful dresses and even lovelier cakes.

we went for a dusky pink palette, with peach and nude tones. using some of our favourite roses, astilbe, carnations (!), lilac, butterfly ranunculus, hellebore and very early dahlias; also our latest obsession…bunny tails.

wedding flowers

and here’s a little BTS of the shoot we took part in, professional snaps are on the way but we couldn’t resist posting a little something…stay tuned for the rest.

edwina x

trends we're loving...gold

all that glitters is…bloomin’ lovely! we’re loving and living for the gold trend that seems to be happening across wedding flowers right now, from rich mustards to deep terracottas and everything in-between.rich, texture filled bouquets with lush foliage and armfuls of natural silk trailing ribbon…maybe a sprig of pampas grass in there too (we have a thing for pampas)

roses, amaranthus, sweet peas, autumn eucalyptus and cymbidium orchids are just a few flowers we love used in these colour combination, a favourite of ours is the ‘combo’ rose (we photographed below), as well as ‘toffee’ which we’re yet to get our hands on. paired with soft whites and neutrals or deeper oranges and reds, this colour scheme offers a whole load of possibilities…and a whole load of loveliness too.

I’m hoping for the rest of 2019 and 2020 florals to be mustard and gold galore!

edwina x

(images our own or from Pinterest)

our first blog post!

put the kettle on, grab a ginger nut or three and settle down….hello there, and welcome to my first blog! I’ve been meaning to write a blog since I started my florist business in Ireland just over two years ago, needless to say, scraps of paper with odd ramblings about flowers and weddings never made it onto my site, only into the bin.

This time though, after a big re-brand and an even bigger move back home to the midlands….I promise (to you lovely readers - if there are any!) to stick to my word and blog the hell out of everything floral from now on! From our latest wedding flowers, to florals in fashion and interiors, our latest DIY successes (and failures!) current trends and what inspires me. I’m sitting in my temporary office writing this, I will be moving very soon, into a new home with an office and workshop that needs completely re-vamping…cue the panic blogs about failed plastering and painting! Our Pinterest board is overflowing with ideas for our new work space, which will be dusky blooms HQ - where the magic happens.

Anyway, welcome and if you got this far down....well done! if there is anything you’d like to us to ramble on about especially, then do let us know!

Edwina x