Bouquets

Shades of White Inspiration

Classic, pure, dreamy and romantic, are all words that spring to mind when you think of the colour white. This barely there hue really comes into its own when paired with the softest shades of grey, linen and blush…

 

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Credits: 1. James Gehrt | 2. Le Jacquard Francais | 3. Hannah Lemholt Photography | 4. Poetry in White |

 

Whiter than White Weddings Moodboards

Credits: 1. Alexander McQueen | 2. Field Notes | 3. Carol Gearing | 4. Zach Klein |

 

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Credits: 1. Gioia | 2. Palace of Venaria | 3. Mira Zwillinger | 4. Visioluxus |

 

As you can see this neutral palette works perfectly whatever the season. Lift the colour scheme for summer by mixing light, airy and transparent fabrics with the whitest of flowers teamed with fresh green foliage. Alternatively, tone it all down a touch with soft greys and beige’s. Create depth and texture in your bouquet by introducing a sprinkling of berries and tie together with trailing silk ribbons. Create drama with candlelight twinkling amongst pretty glassware and florals.
 

Whiter than White Weddings | White floral Inspiration board

Credits: 1. White florals | 2. Martha Stewart Weddings | 3. via Once Wed | 4. Styling: Lisa Vorce Photo: Jose Villa | 5. Ruffled | 6. Besotted Blog | 7. 100 Layer Cake |

 

Effortless, magical and glamorous…
Love Mrs White x

Over The Arm Bouquets

There is something so elegant and utterly romantic about an over the arm bouquet, commonly known as an arm sheaf bouquet! The style was very popular in the 1930′s but I have a feeling they will be making a bit of a comeback. The bouquet is draped over your arm rather than held in your hand and will instantly give your look an element of vintage glamour.
This style is best suited to long stemmed flowers such as tulips, delphiniums, roses, larkspur, gladiolus or calla lilies. Although if you have your heart set on a certain variety you could incorporate shorter stemmed flowers if arranged on a bed of foilage to give the length required. The original vintage bouquets below traditionally featured roses, baby’s breath, ivy, ferns and stargazer lilies and often had ribbons trailing from the bouquet. I’m not sure how the bride below fitted down the aisle though with the size of her bouquet!

 

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Credits 1. via vintage live journal | 2. vintage photograph, 1930 via Jacolette | 3. via we heart vintage |

 

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Credits 1. Flowers: Chloe at Bare Bloomsº | Photo: Owen Howells | 2. Photo: Pearl Pictures | 3. Biba |

 

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Credits 1. Ruffled | 2. via vogue.es | 3. Emily Thompson Flowers | 4. via Ruffled | 5. Flowers: Campbell’s Flowers | Photo: Niel Stewart via Love my Dress | 6.via Ruffled | 7. via Ruffled | 8. Amina Michele |

 

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Credits 1 + 3. via green wedding shoes | Photo: The Nichols | 2. via style me pretty |

 

I adore the modern interpretation of the arm sheaf bouquet above. Those poppies are just amazing – love, love, love them! Are any of you lovely people considering this style of bouquet?
Mrs White x

THE FLOWER APPRECIATION SOCIETY

I came across the most beautiful florist site the other day and wanted to share it with all you brides to be. Meet the lovely Ellie & Anna… with backgrounds in textile design and illustration, they not only produce the most quirky and beautiful arrangements but hand illustrate all their own advertising too. I love everything about The Flower Appreciation Society their illustrations just happen to be pretty special also…

 

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For every job no matter how big or small the girls head to the local flower market to hand-pick the freshest and most seasonal blooms just for you. With no shop space they work from their studio in Hackney, London whipping up some seriously smashing arrangements and bouquets. If you are considering DIY flowers for your wedding then they also offer bespoke flower making workshops from their studio or you could tie it in and take your hens along! That could be a great element to a London hen party.

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Just how beautiful is that cake stand above? Imagine it with a very simple butter cream iced cake, wow!
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Every bouquet comes with their very own illustrated tags and paper. Now that’s a nice touch!
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If you are based in London the girls are having a pop up Valentine’s Day shop in Boxpark, Shoreditch on 13th and 14th of February. I suggest you drop a subtle hint to the boy… I certainly will be! x

bouquet colour lovin!

It’s a bit dark and miserable outside so thought I would share with you a bit of flower inspiration to brighten your day! First up is a colourful explosion of some of the most beautiful bouquets I have ever seen. I really love bright bouquets and these beauties tick all the boxes, the texture, colour and mixture of blooms are to die for. Although I decided upon a more muted earthy palette of whites and greens for our wedding, if I could do it all again I’d be very tempted to do the complete opposite and go colour crazy. This bold palette would work really well with an outdoor marquee wedding as you could really go to town on the decorations and help to make a large white space more cozy and intimate.
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1. Flowers: Bloom Room | Photo: Red White and Green Photography | via Ruffled 2. Graphic Artwork: Sam Coldy

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1+2. (from top) Flowers: Real Country Flowers | 2. Flowers: Rebel Rebel London | 3. Flowers: The Real Cut Flower Garden | 4. Flowers: Amy Osaba

If you are looking for a florist near West Yorkshire then you must take a look at Real Country Flowers. They produce beautiful, seasonal British blooms all organically home-grown on their own land. Every bouquet is completely unique and I love the rustic charm of natural hand-picked blooms – no chemicals or air miles! English country blooms at their best!

 

ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN

 

Up next are a selection of bouquets for all those brides planning a true English country garden wedding. Pretty, romantic and whimsical these soft, delicate hand-picked flowers are truly beautiful. Mix old country style roses and peonies with scabiosa, daisies, astillbie, lavender, queen annes lace, seed heads and sea holly. I love the contrast between the incredibly soft and blowsy peonies and the prickly sea holly and thistles.

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1. Photo: Green Photographic | 2. Photo: Sheldon Manor, Wiltshire

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1. source unknown | 2. Photo: Lisa Hubbard | Flowers: Martha Stewart | 3. Flowers: The Real Cut Flower Garden | 4. Photo: James Fitzgerald III 5. source unknown 6. Flowers: The Garden Gate Flower Company | 7. Photo: Wild Weddings

 

If you are after a very British country garden bouquet look no further than The Real Cut Flower Garden in Herefordshire or The Garden Gate Flower Company based in Cornwall. Both offer bespoke, gorgeous home-grown blooms perfectly reflecting the season of your wedding, whatever it maybe.

Hope this has driven away some of those January blues… bring on Spring, I’m ready!

Mrs White x