Today is our first flower guide feature and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve made no secret of my love of all things floral and have even had a little training – something I wish I’d benefitted from before choosing my own wedding flowers. Hence the reason the Juno & Joy flower guide was created – to educate planning brides – in particular UK brides as to what is in season, can be grown locally…and also to inspire colour, texture and design. Today’s beautiful post comes courtesy of Joanne Truby Floral Design who is an exciting and innovative South East florist who’s passion for colour and composition is infectious….
From Joanne: I wanted to use a selection of flowers and foliage’s that are only in season during the winter (though quite a few flowers are available all year round like roses for example) and wanted to show case just some of the beautiful selection of flowers available during winter as I know that people tend to think that there is not as much choice or variety available during the winter months. This is true to some extent, however what is available should definitely not be overlooked.
For me the winter is all about texture and all the berries and foliage available (pussy willow being another favourite) and in terms of colour winter doesn’t necessarily have to mean white as colour can be injected by including beautiful Amaryllis – which is available in a variety of red and peach tones (I have used a peach shade within this bouquet). The viburnum berries I have used have a gorgeous metallic shine which almost tricks you into thinking they are not real – which they are of course!
…And there we have it – proof that winter weddings and winter blooms offer beauty in abundance…the sumptuous tones of the hellebore beside deep blue viburnum berries is heavenly. A big thank you to Joanne for putting this feature together for us – we can’t wait to see what she comes up with for spring!
Are you planning a winter wedding? And if so, which flowers are you planning on including in your floral scheme?
//Credits: Images and arrangement by Joanne Truby Floral Design