Amazing photo by Nicole Briann Photo
Hey guys! It's been a minute since we blogged and we are SO excited to get back into it again! Over the past few months we have been moving, traveling almost every week and flowering for some pretty cool shoots + weddings. Now for the next few weeks we get a break before the storm that is wedding season. We're spending our time organizing, blogging and going to DISNEYLAND!! But that's off topic because today we want to talk about:
Where to start when looking for inspiration for your floral design.
There are lots of ways you can go with floral design no matter what style you are drawn to, and it can sometimes be overwhelming in the sea of decisions you have to make and things you have to figure out for a wedding to nail down a specific style.
Hopefully this can help give you direction and simplify at least one of the decisions you have to make for a wedding!
1. First, we like to start with a few words. Just a few! Descriptive words that you're drawn to for your overall wedding. To help, we have another post about finding your wedding style HERE. It can be a mix of two styles or a few words that describe the same style- totally up to you! This will be your starting point- your foundation that gives you direction for the rest of your choices.
For example- if you decide on the word "romantic" there are certain designs choices that will capture this vibe. Fluffy, petal-filled flowers, lush greenery and long silk ribbons are considered romantic, so you would want to lean more into those elements with this style.
2. Next, find a flower you are obsessed with. Or maybe just really like (we know everyone is not obsessed with flowers...haha). When we are designing, we always take inspiration from one element, or one flower that we are designing with. When you choose one flower to base your style around, even if that flower is not in season, your florist will be able to take the feeling of that flower and create their designs around it. This at least gives you a direction to head in!
For the bouquet below, we based everything off of those amazing golden roses!
3. Then, find a few colors that you are drawn to. A huge part of your wedding colors will be captured in the flowers you use. Start with a few colors that you love and go from there! Flowers are like painting- you want to have in between and blending colors so that your eye moves smoothly across the arrangement. When thinking about florals and color, keep an open mind! You will be surprised how much of a difference subtle uses of blending, highlighting and shadowing can make in an arrangement.
4. Finally, decide what is most important to you as far as impact goes. Odds are, you aren't going to be able to have florals in every single area of your wedding in a huge way. And you probably shouldn't! It's important to decide which part of your wedding you want to focus on the most and how much. For example, your arbor will be a very photographed piece and can double as a portrait or family photo backdrop and is usually a good piece to invest in. Same with the bridal bouquet, or the sweetheart table. Choosing these areas will help your florist know where to put most of the budget to capture exactly what you want!
From here, trust your florist and relax knowing your flowers will be PERFECT. If you want help in how to choose your florist, we wrote another post on that here!
So excited to be back with you guys! A super fun newsletter is going out Friday all about your specific bouquet style so if you want to get in on that, sign up at the bottom of the page!
Love, Josie and Tay