Flowers are such a fascinating medium to work with. The moment we cut them there is a limited amount of time before they wilt. In order to create something beautiful we have to essentially kill it. So the trick lies in capturing it at the peak of its beauty, the moment right before it dies. This is even more crucial during a wedding because you need it to look breathtaking and stunning during the big day, but have to time it right so the flowers are full bloom by the day of the wedding.
Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something. Especially to do something creative. Whenever possible I try to always have a one on one consultation with each bride. This allows me to get a better sense of her style and what sort of flowers and textures she is drawn to. One of my favorite things to be told by a bride is that she isn't particular about what flowers are used and she "trusts my judgement". Searching out flowers and different foliage that I think will fit a bride's personality is easily one of the most fun parts of my job. Walking through the flower market with a completely open mind and seeing all the potential combinations of each bloom, some that you might normally even overlook. Then being able to bring it all together to create a bouquet that is unique to that specific bride.
I'm seeing more and more brides lately starting to add more color into their big day. With the 2017 color of the year being "greenery" I think we're going to see a return of color. Rich, bold, and bright tones. With "greenery" providing such a neutral base to work from, the possibilities are endless. I'm excited for all the different color combinations and textures we'll see, and I would urge future brides to not shy away from a little color on their big day!
If you love a flower don't pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.