Passionate Valentine blooms

A dramatic winter bride's bouquet

Interesting Valentine’s Day fact: The tradition of giving flowers to loved ones on Valentine’s Day started in the 17th century when King Charles II of Sweden popularised “the language of flowers”, which then caught on throughout Europe.

The most traditional type of flower for Valentine’s Day became the rose because of it’s association with the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Red roses signify passion.

Red roses are beautiful but I like them most when I combine them with other flowers. I think this creation is so much more romantic than a bouquet of long-stem red roses it almost hurts (in a good way).

In shades of crimson, dusky pink and inky black, this is a ‘Wuthering Heights’ bouquet if ever there was one. Packed with wildness and texture and full of romance and drama.

The final flourish is the black eyelash lace ribbon wrapped around the stems.

Now all you need is Heathcliffe to send it to you.

Nicola

Faves of the bouquets 2018

2018 was quite the year for favourite bouquets and there many that were difficult to part with!  Although the colour palettes varied, many of my Brides gravitated towards unstructured loose, loveliness with natural green for that freshly-picked-from-the-garden look I absolutely love.

Take a peek at which floral creations I most fell in love with and tell me your very favourite in the comments!

Nicola
Garden-style rose bouquet
Lush peony bouquet
Coral and blush bouquet
Dreamy bouquet