This weekend we had the pleasure of creating a bridal bouquet that incorporates both colour, texture and romance. The bride wanted relaxed but elegant, and definitely wanted a touch of blue. Perfect timing really, as the Hydrangea are in season, and simply divine. Hydrangea is one of those happy flowers that changes with the length of the season. At the start the flowers are shaped like little stars, with electric green centres and dark outer edges. The middle of the season brings the larger, flatter and more deeply coloured petals. At the end of the season, we get ‘antique hydrangea’ which basically has a ‘splotchy’ look – but in a good way! Coupled with the large variety of colours available now, you have a diverse and highly adaptable flower that can enhance the look of any wedding, whatever the theme or colour scheme!
In order to achieve a more relaxed feel, the handle was bound with hessian and pearl pins – perfect for a beach wedding, or country feel. ‘After Dark’ foliage was added to create an extra element of texture and colour to tie in with the ceremony location – dark timber floorboards and soft hanging votive vases with flowers to match.