Ali described herself as "a bit of a hippy at heart", a tall willowy bride in a long flowing Jenny Packham Dress - this called for something a bit different. I love something a bit different ! The colours are purple, teal, silver and ivory and the style, very natural with a hint of wild. Nothing to formal or to structured.
Trailing and very natural, tied bouquet in purples,ivory, silver and deep green using roses, lisianthus, passion flower and astilbe with silver eucalyptus and loops and trails of ivy.
Purple, ivory, silver and deep green country style bouquet using Dolomiti roses, purple lisianthus, astilbe, eucalyptus and passion flower with loops of ivy. For Ali's bridesmaid.
Natural, tied bouquet of ivory roses, purple lisianthus, astilbe, eucalyptus, passion flower and loops of ivy. Just a touch of wild about this design.
Buttonhole of Dolomiti rose and deep green ivy leaf for the men.
And for the ladies, a corsage of ivory rose, spray rose, astilbe and ivy leaf.
Lastly, a close up of Ali's bouquet, a gorgeous mix of ivory roses,purple lisianthus and astilbe with long trails of eucalyptus, ivy and passion flower.
I had a lovely note from Ali after our initial meeting thanking me for " achieving the impossible - making me excited about my flowers" And an equally gorgeous text after the wedding because she absolutely loved her flowers and her bouquet. That meant so much - to know that you can inspire people to love flowers even when they thought that was not possible.Like men, there is a bouquet for everyone, even those who had given up !
On that, I will just say thank you so much Ali for asking me to design and create your wedding flowers for you. I really did love working on these gorgeous and very natural designs for you and I am so glad they were loved so much.
All images © Fiori by Lynne