Amaris & Willow

Whimsical Floral Design by Becka Whelan

Contemporary Wedding Bouquets & A Charity Event

At the Academy this week we worked on contemporary wedding bouquets. First things first, what exactly is a "contemporary wedding bouquet?", well simply, it can be anything that you want it to be! It's a welcome break from the very traditional white or pink rose bouquet. The types of flowers you use are a bit more unconventional and the shape can be more experimental. The contemporary bouquet is more unique and individual to the bride.

I chose to work with ranunculus and carnations as my focal flowers, I didn't use much foliage, the main foliage seen is palm leaves which gives the bouquet a slightly more tropical feel. I created a forward facing, large bouquet that could be held over the arm, but is seen styled in a vase.  What makes the bouquet interesting is the different textures and colours, I also love the pop of orange I added with the orange ranunculus.

It's a lot of fun creating these more daring and unique designs and the contemporary bouquet often has more of the bride's personality shining through. There aren't really any rules when it comes to creating this kind of unique design. It's a good idea to start with a colour scheme or a specific flower the bride loves and then take it from there.

I'm looking forward to creating more individual designs and using an interesting mix of foliage and flowers. I really enjoy creating these more unique arrangements and they really add an aspect of fun and colour to your wedding day.

This week we also worked in teams for a charity event for carers, we had yellow and white flowers and created a table setting for the event. My team used the theme of Beauty and the Beast to create a tea-party design, using a candelabra, cake stands and a tea-set. The overall effect was Spring-like, charming and sweet.