June 7, 2023

Guest Blog: The Floral Artisan

My name is Lucy, I am Creative Director at The Floral Artisan, a bespoke floral design business in Chichester, West Sussex. My team and I create romantic and whimsical custom floral displays, that channel the beauty of nature and really celebrate the love of the couples we work with.

June and July are popular months for weddings in the UK and a stunning time of year to get married at Southend Barns Wedding Venue in West Sussex. As the weather warms and the days get longer, there are an abundance of beautiful flowers in bloom – the perfect opportunity to incorporate seasonal florals into your wedding décor.

I have worked with Southend Barns for years creating unique floral displays for weddings, photoshoots, parties and more. As the wedding season takes off, the team have asked me to share my thoughts on the wedding day floral trend that currently has me swooning…

White and black with a dash of Mother Nature

If you’re looking for a classic and timeless colour palette with a modern twist, then a white and black monochrome theme, softened with dark greenery is an exciting but sophisticated way to go, and a fresh, new wedding trend that I’m loving!

A symbol of new beginnings, white flowers are a popular choice for weddings, but just because they are a classic choice, doesn’t mean they can’t be styled in a beautiful, new way. Some gorgeous white flowers that are in season at the moment include peonies, roses, delphinium, sweet peas, stocks, and hydrangeas. All of these flowers can be used in bouquets, centrepieces, and even as part of your ceremony décor such as wedding arches and large pedestal arrangements.

A good tip to add depth and contrast to your white floral arrangements, is to consider incorporating black or dark accents. These unexpected touches can be in the form of black vases, black candles and candle holders or even monochrome stationary and signage. The striking contrast in colour works to complement the angelic floral arrangements beautifully for a truly striking look.

The natural world is a huge inspiration to us at The Floral Artisan and our wedding arrangements often embody the deconstructed, romantic aesthetic that nature does so well.

Foliage is an incredibly hard working element of your wedding day décor, tying together and creating unison between different design elements. In this instance, dark greenery looks particularly striking as a backdrop for your white and black arrangement. The natural texture and tone of the foliage works to link together the stark contrast between white and black, adding a romantic twist whilst retaining the impact.

Foliage can also be freshened up with the inclusion of some unexpected additions. Large dark tropical leaves, Soft Ruscus and trailing ferns are all great options that can add both texture and depth to your arrangements and can be used in bouquets, centrepieces, and even as part of your ceremony arch.

Lucy’s Top Wedding Flower Tip
When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, it’s important to consider what’s in season. Not only will this ensure that your flowers are fresh, vibrant and looking their absolute best, but it can also help you save money on your floral budget.

By choosing seasonal blooms and incorporating a classic colour palette, you can create a timeless and elegant wedding that will be remembered for years to come.

You can find out more about The Floral Artisan including a gallery of Lucy’s incredible work here.

Photograph credit: Ruby Roux Photography

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