Arthur and Ivana’s wedding was set amidst a blustery, wild and leafy October day in the countryside, not far from the Dorset coastline, which felt beautifully in keeping with the romantic and dramatic style of this cool bohemian wedding. Looking back at the images, I am completely in love with the colours and textures Ivana and Arthur chose.
Sumptuous and dramatic tones using chocolate cosmos, black and scarlet dahlias, golden kangaroo paw, lots of textured silvery toned leaves, such as mimosa and cotoneaster and tied with a scarlet velvet ribbon. The white lacy in appearance cow parsley worked beautifully with Ivana’s intricately crocheted handmade white wedding dress.
Emma and Neil’s beautiful August wedding at the Domus, Beaulieu in the New Forest. Rich with Dahlias in pinks, oranges and a deep chocolate burgundy, combined with silvery Mimosa and Olive foliage and Eucalyptus leaves.
Blink and you miss it. Christmas completely ran away with me this year, hence no photographic evidence of it but into January and I’m finally getting a grip (be it the 31st)!
In this strange world of floristry, spring flowers are available in the market and they seem so fitting for this time of year, lots of fresh young light greens and pale tones. Anemones, Tulips, Ranunculus, lime green Viburnum, Hyacinths, Liliac and that’s just the tip of it. I love the blue/black centres of these tissue-like white Anemones (below) with the blue of the Hyacinths and silvery Eucalyptus. The combinations are endless and it doesn’t matter how many I make, I still get excited about seeing the outcome.
Oh and these ‘Kloon’ coral Ranunculus, they just bring a warmth to the design which is pretty satisfying in my mind! Give them a few days and they expand to Peony size proportions. They are actually often mistaken for Peonies and can be a stunning early season alternative. Look out for the ‘Kloon’ variety as they’re the extra blousey kind.
Rosie Bevis is an experienced freelance florist who has recently moved from London to Bath with her young family and now runs Rose & the Bee from home, designing and making beautiful bespoke flowers to order.
Rosie has over six years experience working for a high end London Events florist and has a wealth of experience in designing and producing stunning floral designs. Whether it’s for a private event, just an individual bouquet, or delivering you a bundle of house flowers, Rosie will put a great deal of care into making you something unique and beautiful.
In frequently returning to London to freelance on large scale events, she stays up to date with the latest flower trends and is open to collaboration to make your flower visions come alive. Rosie also runs private Rose & the Bee Flower Workshops for groups/parties wanting an introduction to floristry, which are particularly successful with hen parties.
Today I have been reliving my childhood with my own little girl in my Grandmother, Judy’s garden. Being with Isla makes me see places with different, less adult eyes and especially being in Granny Judy’s magical garden on this English Summer’s day, where I spent so much time as a child, I have been feeling mega nostalgic!
Those tea roses (I think) on the right smell delicately & sweetly fragranced. There’s something about an English Summer’s day that is so special. Perhaps because they’re rare? The quality of the light is different, the sounds and the grass scented air make it so different to a hot day elsewhere. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I associate it with my childhood? It’s 10pm now and it’s only just getting dark. Today was a day for savouring.