Filed Under: Editorial
While researching some ideas for our Goth Beach Chic Photoshoot next month (what a mouthful, right), I stumbled across what is now hands down my favorite shoot that I've seen. This is why: It is done with emotion, elegance, and veers away from the cliche. I was gaga for the florals done by Red Floral Architecture (badass name too) based in the UK, and the concept was brilliantly executed by Perfect Choice. Lets find out the inspiration and back story to this artistic shoot!
The bouquet above is made with crystals and buttons, in a round, topiary style, cascading style. I've never seen anything like this, and reminds me of a disco ball! In a good way. The designer Laura states, "We didn’t want to go overboard with the theme, so we decided to incorporate a classic yet mysterious feel, hopefully adding a timeless essence." The first picture that caught my eye was of the model with the mask. It is so delicate, yet gives big impact. These lucky vendors got to shoot at the magical Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn.
Look at the detail on the boutonniere! My goodness you need for patient hands to create that! They featured FIVE dresses with custom headpieces, and THREE different suits! They went all out!
The photography is equally as splendid. Sharp, to the point, and stark. Just the way I like it. Photography by Alex Davies.
I like the below. While it may be debate for some affairs, the height and structure fits the room perfectly. It has the Tim Burton feel and even the gerbers, which are normally a childish flower, fit so well. The orchids provide elegance and tie the linens in quite well.
Simply stunning. I have no words.I like everything about this, and wish I made it! I like the netting tucked in, and the greenery on the bottom. I like the shape, the runner, I like it all! The colors are balanced and it feels regal.
Filed Under: Weddings
I found out about Alicia of Bella Fiori through her very useful and practical blog Flirty Fleurs, which she cowrites with Chuck of BLOOM, whom I wrote about in this over-the-top wedding post.
At first when I looked at this ranch wedding, I thought that those were chair flowers!!! I had never seen such large chair posies before, but after a quick, closer look I realized they were in vases. I like how dramatic it is, and a good alternative to having a chuppuh or arch.
Per Alicia, "When the bride first told us her vision for her wedding day décor she mentioned the movie What Dreams May Come. We took that vision and created her aisle full of color, bright pinks, purples, blues and lime green." It does in fact look like a painting, and very vibrant. Normally these colors together can get dull, but the wild yet modern structure provides a beautiful vibrancy sprucing up the otherwise neutral venue.
I'm not a huge fan of cascading bouquets, but the small, proportionate size of this really shines. I like everything about this, the use of texture, the color, and those fringe parrot tulips. I don't know about other florists, but for me, these types of bouquets are more challenging to construct, so I appreciate the mechanics of this piece! It has a nice variety of soft, exotic, and tropical, and is very well-balanced. Great job Alicia!
The parasol below is made of blush pink dendrobrium and cymbidium orchids. I like how delicate it is, and I'm sure the bride had a lot of fun posing with it for photos.