Happy Flower Friday, everyone! This is Melissa Nickle, owner of Blossom Sweet, excited to tell you about the flowers showcased in this week’s series of posts. I was perfectly thrilled to have been asked to design for the spring shoot, because in my book, spring ties with fall for first place when it comes to the best season. There’s something absolutely refreshing about this time of year, the time when branches begin to bloom and the sun comes out of hibernation – the time when Mother Nature wakes up! There’s new life, loads of color, the fragrance of flowers, and everything is bursting with an air of freshness. How could anyone not love spring?
Well, okay, here’s one reason: just look at this Utah weather today. Obviously an outdoor event in these conditions would be hard to come by. As spring weather is predictable in its unpredictability, many spring brides worry about their event having to be held indoors. If it turns out that your big day falls on the inside side of things, don’t fret! With flowers you CAN bring the outdoors indoors. The best way to showcase the season is with loads of blossoms, the more the springier (as was proved by this shoot)! Be sure to keep that in mind when considering your overall concept, and choose to place high priority on your floral design.
Our color palette was based upon a mixture of romantic peach, terracotta, buttercream, soft yellow, and sage green with accents of robin egg blue. Let’s talk a bit about the “robin egg” shade, because a lot of brides are lately in love with blue hues. Although there are several options when it comes to blue floral, there are not necessarily options that will work for every style. If you have a shade of blue in your color scheme, how can you incorporate it in a classy way? We recommend doing just what we did for this shoot, which is to incorporate it in the containers, ribbon, and other non-floral décor.
For example, take a look at the bouquet wrap. We chose a satin wrap in the most gorgeous color of blue (the perfect pop that the bouquet needed), finished with a delicate lace overlay. We then accented the wrap with lots of draping elements: burlap, ribbon, lace, and pearls. The decadent look was completed with a vintage gold brooch, which actually belonged to my great-grandmother, who gave it to my grandmother, who gave it to me. I’m excited to use it on my own bouquet someday, and I thought it worked perfectly for this shoot!
Finally, we’d like to give you the specifics in case you’re curious. The springy, feminine flowers we chose to use for this shoot included the following: ranunculus (several varieties), “Juliet” garden roses (our favorite!), rose tulips, standard tulips, viburnum, spray roses, hanging amaranthus, flowering branch, stock, standard roses (several varieties, including our favorite, “Coffee Break,” which is the terracotta color), hydrangea, craspedia, white kale, and queen anne’s lace.
Thank you again, Utah Bride Blog, for including Blossom Sweet in this oh-so-lovely spring shoot!