It’s my birthday today… and I think on your birthday, you get to do, be and talk about – whatever you like, whatever you love. I love flowers. I possibly almost love flowers as much as I love photography. Because of that love, today I wanted to share a Brisbane Wedding Florist that I just adore – and hugely respect. She creates amazing floral arrangements for wedding days and is as lovely as she is talented. Introducing Kelly from Bella Bloom Floral Designs! We got together and I asked her some tough (some not so tough), burning questions about what she does and what she believes. Have a read below:
How would you describe your design style?
“I’m inspired by organic, free-form designs that combine a tonne of textural elements. Using different kinds of foliage and combining a range of flower shapes and patterns helps to incorporate lots of interest within the designs I create. I adore things that have a bit of movement as the bride walks down the aisle, such as soft foliage or trailing velvet ribbon.”
(Image by Willow & Sage Photography)
Do you have any advice for brides to be, when it comes to selecting their florals for their wedding day?
“Pinterest provides a great platform to gain lots and lots of ideas and get a good feel for the things you love (and don’t love). Definitely create a mood board to bring to the initial flower consult, as it’ll help to define your style. However, I’d err on the side of caution when brides fall in love with a particular bouquet or particular flower. Be aware that some of the designs you see on Pinterest may have been created for a photo shoot that is completed in less that an hour, so some of the beautiful designs and flower selections we fall in love with (on Pinterest) may not be robust enough to last the course of the ceremony, photos and reception, especially in the QLD climate. Of course, I’ll always do my best to create something similar to the designs our couples fall in love with, but I love to bring their own uniqueness to the completed designs.”
Is there an average spend that brides should budget for, when allocating a budget for their wedding florals?
If you had to choose an arrangement for your own bouquet, which florals would you choose?
“Great question! I’d love to get married again so that I could wear a really simple yet elegant gown so that I could carry an oversize bouquet filled with Coral Charm Peonies, cottage Roses and lots of cascading Jasmine and Asparagus fern. Trouble is I’d have to plan my wedding for the first two weeks in November….”
And lastly, I’ve heard brides mention that it’s a shame that flowers only last for one day, how do you respond to that?