One of the (many) things on my to do list this Summer, was to dip into to the world of floristry again, having loved every minute of the bouquet making sessions with Joy Thigpen! (You can see my first attempt at a bouquet here!) But as usual the Summer flew by with so many of my great intentions not quite realised! I finally got my act together last week and took my first visit to the Dublin Flower Market at Smithfield! Ladies (or gents!), if you are thinking of doing your own wedding flowers, this is a great place to source some whole sale pretty’s in bulk, just make sure you order in advance.
Image Credit: Rian O’Dwyer
With this bouquet, I wanted to create something lush and slightly unkempt, echoing the natural and unruly bouquet trends popping up in the states. I probably got a bit carried away and made this baby on the big side, but I love the wild concept and if it was pared back a bit could make a beautiful untraditional choice for a bride. If you’d like to recreate the look, even just for a lovely arrangement at home, I used eucalyptus, hydrangea, roses, astilbe, and alstroemeria.
So often I see the same style bouquets popping up at weddings, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box and ask your florist for something different. After all, it’s probably the only time in your life when you get to carry around extraordinary flowers for the day, so make the most of it! I’d love to get your thoughts on bouquet styles. Is it traditional all the way, or would you like to try something more unusual? I hope to make this floral exploration a series on Style Serendipity and show the results of my adventures on the last Friday every month, if you think it would be of help to you lovely brides! Just let me know! Have a great weekend!