Monthly Archives: August 2015

Inside The BB Inspiration Files: Bouquets

Hope you all had a great weekend! Here’s a little peek at what we have in the BB inspiration files this week…

Giverny Design |A Bryan Photo

Giverny Design | A Bryan Photo

Studio Fleurette

Studio Fleurette

Oak and the Owl | Lane Dittoe

Oak and the Owl | Lane Dittoe

The Blue Carrot | Nadia Meli  Photography

The Blue Carrot | Nadia Meli Photography

Lovely Little Details | Jacin Fitzgerald Events | Lane Dittoe

Lovely Little Details (Jacin Fitzgerald Events) | Lane Dittoe

flowersbyblush.co.nz

Blush

Floral Verde

Floral Verde

Isari Flower Studio | Steve Steinhardt Photography

Isari Flower Studio | Steve Steinhardt Photography

botanic-art.de | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Botanic Art | Ashley Ludaescher Photography

Tinge |  D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Tinge | D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

The Darkest Blooms

Sachi Rose

Sachi Rose

Flowersbyblush.co.nz | Bubblerock Photography

Blush | Bubblerock Photography

Mt Lebanon Floral | Ryan Zarichnak. Photography

Mt Lebanon Floral | Ryan Zarichnak Photography

Cori Cook Floral Design | Brumley & Wells Photography

Cori Cook Floral Design | Brumley & Wells Photography

Cornelia Mcnamara

Cornelia McNamara

Finch & Thistle | Sean Flanigan Photography | A Fist Full of Bolts Photography

Finch & Thistle | A Fist Full of Bolts Photography

Flora Nova

Flora Nova

Tinge | Michael Radford Photography

Tinge | Michael Radford Photography

Love 'n Fresh Flowers

Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

Botanic-art.de

Botanic Art

Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 69

The Question:

Which flowers are your favorites for designing a wedding in the month of January?

Floresie | photo_Trentieme_Etage

Floresie | Trentième Etage Photography

The Answers:

Even if I am deeply missing garden roses in January, I must admit I love all the winter flowers: helleborus, ranunculus, tulips (especially double ones! see picture above), anemones… One thing I particularly love in winter weddings is to reflect the deep color and texture contrasts that are in nature at this time of the year.

Also, winter brides tend to be more creative and willing to have more personal pieces. I have been designing foliage only weddings, high contrast wedding (red, white, black!) or even feather only bouquet in the winter months (see pictures below)… Winter allows you to be very creative, and really think out of the box in terms of materials.

Floresie | photo_by_BeMotion

Feather bouquet by Floresie | BeMotion Photography

Floresie | photo_by_Trentieme_Etage

Floresie | Trentième Etage Photography

Floresie | photo_Elisabeth_Perotin

Foliage bouquet by Floresie | Elisabeth Perotin Photographie

Laetitia Mayor (Floresie)

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Hands down, my favorite flower for January is amaryllis. Also love forcing fragrant heirloom paperwhites in our greenhouse for January designs. We use a lot of interesting evergreens in January like umbrella pine and juniper with berries.

Jennie Love (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)

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January is a winter month here in Sweden so I would go for flowers like anemone, ranunculus, tulips, primulas, narcissus, roses (roses are always a good idea ;). Sometimes you can get hold on some lily of the valley and in the winter we call them ice lilies.

Emelie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar and Flora Inspiro)

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Hellebore, fritillaria, muscari, tulips, anemones, ranunculus, blooming branches, succulents and other textures.

Francoise Weeks (Francoise Weeks)

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Anemones, Hellebores and Tulips are great winter options for weddings! Also, Roses, Hydrangeas, Amaryllis, and Hyacinth are good options. Viburnum, Cheerful Narcissus and Muscari might be available.

Alicia Schwede (Bella Fiori and Flirty Fleurs)

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In January I love the dusty miller. I think it looks like snow. I also love anemones and ranunculus that time of year.  I love to incorporate a bit of evergreen so things still look wintery but not at all Christmassy. Flowers are fresh and crisp during the winter months as they do not have to suffer on hot tarmacs. I love the winter blooms because they seem so fresh.

Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)

Playful Palettes

Milk & Honey | Concept Photography

Milk & Honey | Concept Photography

Tulipina | Nathan Underwood Photography

Tulipina | Nathan Underwood Photography

Type A Society |  Kelly Sauer Photography

Type A Society | Kelly Sauer Photography

Bows and Arrows

Bows and Arrows

Siren Floral Co

Siren Floral Co

Love 'n Fresh Flowers

Love ‘n Fresh Flowers

Christa Elyce Photography | Tamara Menges Designs

Tamara Menges Designs | Christa Elyce Photography

Ciara Richardson Photography | Tinge

Tinge | Ciara Richardson Photography

Holly Chapple Flowers | Abby Jiu Photography

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Abby Jiu Photography

Parsonage Events  Heather Saunders Photography

Parsonage Events | Heather Saunders Photography