This week I’ve taken floral inspiration from aromatic foliages and full on fragrant bridal bouquets.
London 2012 Olympic mint has got to be up there with the world’s coolest herbs and the Writtle College car park is full to the brim with it. Free styling bridal bouquets at college this week, I was thrilled to add some of this delectable perennial to my latest hand-tied design. Students at Writtle College in Chelmsford, Essex were the talented florists behind the victory bouquets at the London 2012 Olympics and the hardy, perfumed mint they used in each design still grows strong all around their floristry workshops.
In addition to mint, my latest design also boasts sweet scented rosemary and delicately spiced eucalyptus. Smell and memory are closely linked, so adding fragrant foliages to your bridal bouquet is guaranteed to have you reminiscing about your epic wedding with joyful nostalgia every time you get herbal in the kitchen or garden. Ranunculi, lisianthus, Queen Anne’s lace, spray roses and astrantia provide all the flower porn you need in this bouquet whilst clematis trails around the edge, blurring the lines between floristry and horticulture.
It almost goes without saying that using long ribbon and lace to bind stems is so de rigueur this season, and the hessian band finished with trailing plum bow completes this quintessentially summer 2015 hand-tied bouquet. If rosemary and mint are your bag this year, contact us using the Gilliflower contact form, Facebook or Twitter to discuss your wedding aspirations.