Double numbers, double happiness for this wedding date – March 31, 2012.
Cast: A bride who knows what she likes, a MOB (mother-of-the-bride) who is a floral designer, and a super creative florist = a happy combination.
The bride chose royal purple with touches of red-orange as her colors. Inspired by “ Wedding Emotions”, a wonderful wedding flower book by my friends at Life3 (Stichting Kunstboek, 2005), she highlighted purple vanda orchids, orange mokara orchids and constructions out of wire. The MOB, thrilled that there would be no gawky stemmed bouquets (a particular dislike), tried out a wire-construction and went off with it to Sprout, Worcester’s great florist.
Cathy Walsh and her team ran with the idea and an idyllic cascade was born! And as with any great designer, she ramped it up and made it her own. Filled with purple vandas, spotted orange Singapore orchids, hellebores, and tulips, looped basket cane and lily turf grass carried the line of the exuberant bouquet. It slipped over the hand like a muff.
The bridesmaids wore purple dresses of their own choice and carried bouquets in which the scheme was reversed. Again no bunches of stems, but a swirled design in which the stems looped in and around the bouquet in various oranges of protea, ranunculus, strung hypericum berries, and tulips with deep purple moonstone carnations.
Boutonnieres carried it one step further, with ranunculus stems wrapped in orange yarn with purple wire, ending in a hypericum berry - all playing off the purple ties given to the wedding party.
What fun to see a vision come together and play out! Lots more on the wedding on the Sprout blog. A milestone to celebrate and share.
Thanks to a Worcester friend, I have a copy of WORCESTER Living, Summer 2012, with the bridesmaid's bouquet on the cover and the bride's bouquet inside. How cool is that?