We had the absolute pleasure of collaborating with Blush Bridal and Special Occasions to bring bouquets to the runway as part of the haute couture fashion show at Countdown Event's annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase this month.
Inspired by gowns from designers such as Vera Wang, Reem Acra and Claire Pettibone, we created a collection of bouquets each with a different color palette and personality, just like a bride and her wedding dress.
We've included a few notes below about each of our bouquets and how they were achieved.
Garden in bloom: This bouquet combined more natural and organic elements such as kale, ferns and succulents with much-loved roses and ranunculus. A hint of the variegated phalaenopsis orchid gave a luxurious twist alongside the striking watermelon-toned amaryllis which was our focus bloom.
Boho-chic: We love to work with unexpected colours and blooms and this bouquet was the perfect opportunity to do so. Ferns, vines and croton leaves worked as accents to the amaryllis, garden roses, ranunculus and celosia which were used across a palette of yellow, pink and red. The bouquet was off-set with a two-toned trailing ribbon and mint band.
Neutral and textured: Our intention for this bouquet was to display an array of different textures while working with all-white blooms. Roses, ranunculus, lisianthus and anemones were the only focus flowers used. The eye-catching tones and textures came through from the use of dusty miller, privet berry, scabiosa pods, ranunculus buds and lisianthus tips.
Exotique: Creating this bouquet required a trip to the local nursery to ensure the perfect eye-catching feature that wouldn't be found in the average garden. It was achieved with the fabulous bromeliad which we paired with ranunculus and roses along with other nursery finds such as potted ferns and purple and mint-toned succulents.
Timeless romance: What girl doesn't love a blush bouquet? Using sweet and delicate blooms such as ranunculus, lisianthus, spray rose, sweetpea, tulips and heather we created this feminine bouquet wrapped in luxurious brown velvet ribbon. We added the smallest hint of color with green-tipped kale, burgundy-centered cymbidium and apricot hypericum to ensure the overall palette did not become too flat.
Botanical elegance: Lotus pods, olive branches, staghorn ferns and eucalyptus leaves were just some of the fillers and foliage that gave this bouquet its distinct botanical personality. The neutral-toned blooms allowed the "greenery" to be the eye-catching element of this bouquet.