Thursday, July 23, 2009

Couture Week: Fresh Flowers

Hello. I am Chelsea Fuss and I usually blog over at Frolic! Thank you for having me on your lovely blog today, Dani! Years ago, I owned a flower shop and still work as a floral stylist so I love keeping up on the latest in the world of floral design. For me, great floral design is less about making a flower arrangement look like art and more about letting the pure beauty of flowers shine through on their own. Pairing flowers with the proper dress, table linen, or interior is an art in and of itself. The photos below hit the mark for me!

A humble flower like Queen Anne's Lace looks dreamy paired with pretty lace and pale colors.

Flower crowns of daisies are a surprisingly glamorous touch to long hair.

This bride gathered field poppies the morning of her wedding. Their egg-shell thin petals mimic the ruffles on her dress and provide a pop of organic color.

For an effortless look, use simple bouquets of complementary colors. Be sure and trim the stems until the arrangements please your eye.

Paired with a shorter dress, the old-fashioned cascading bouquet is fresh once again.

Don't ever underestimate the power of a single blossom. When well chosen, it can speak volumes more than a bouquet.

Thanks for letting me guest blog on Weddings Fresh today! I hope you'll stop by Frolic! sometime for a visit.