Tulips. One of the world’s most recognisable flowers, the tulip, with its Dutch heritage, has been a popular choice for brides for over a century. They’re available in any colour you could dream of, with glossy, long petals create perfect cups. French tulips are slightly elongated, parrot tulips have frilled petals, and fringed tulips boast feathered petal edges - there’s a tulip for everyone.
Phalenopsis Orchid Commonly know as the moth orchid, the elegant Phalenopsis, with it’s flat, moth like petals are the official 28Th wedding anniversary flower and believed to bring fertility and beauty. The bloom of choice for aristocrats in the 1920’s due to it’s rarity and ultimate luxury, with speckled varieties in shades of pinks and lemons, and the sublime and well admired white, the Phalenopsis offers a classic and timeless choice.
The stunning begonia with a wide variety of different hued blooms and interesting foliages, can really add charm and interest to any bouquet. The leaves are really the star here, with burgundy, felt rimmed edges surrounding an iridescent marble of silver, greens and gray. Stunning accompanied by richer toned blooms, or as a sublime contrast with fresh whites.
A native shrub of Japan, Pierus Japonica with rich slender foliage and rust coloured new growth mixes well with majority of the season’s blooms. Long tassels bearing translucent, bell shaped blooms in cream, and a lolly pink. Lovely left trailing as a cascading bouquet, or blended through Julia roses for a vintage feel.
Jonquil - NarcissusAvailable in the delicate cream, the crisp white " Paper Whites" or the buttery popcorn shape "Early Cheers” to the larger yellow " Daffodil”, the narcissus offers a freshness and spring feel.
Freesia The humble Freesia, although available in our colder months, seems to sing spring. With funnel shaped blooms residing on one side of its slender stem, tapering into sweet green buds, the Freesia is heavenly scented and ranges in colours from whites, magenta, red and purple tones, adding a sweetness to any bouquet, especially paired with Sweet Peas and other cottage style blooms.
Tuberose. An elegant bloom comprising of waxy star shape blooms that bloom from the bottom of this elongated stem up to blushed buds at the tip. Used for centuries as the base note in floral perfumes for it’s intoxicating scent. Individual cream florets work beautifully for buttonholes or hair flowers while the entire long flower offers an elegant silhouette for bouquets.
Blushing Bride. Well the name says it all! Part of the protea family and heralding from South Africa, these mini blooms with there wax like cream petals and fluffy centre with a pink blush are a less traditional choice, but alluring mixed with blush sweet peas and the more conventional roses and foliages, or kept with other wildflowers such as flannel flowers.
Green Goddess lily
A relative to the equally elegant Arum Lily, Green goddess is characterised by an oversized single petal fashioned into an regal looking trumpet shaped bloom. Blending mid green into a cream at the centre stamen it is perfect for a sheaf style bouquet with a nod to the art deco era.