For our Summer editorial shoot (see the lookbook here!) we used gorgeous flowers provided by the lovely Anne Kilcullen of Blade NYC. She was kind enough to share some of her floral design and decor expertise with us below. One of the biggest aesthetic choices for a wedding, and all the events that precede the big day, are the flowers and color combinations. Anne gives us some tips on floral arranging, design, color choices, and more. Be sure to check out her blog for more tips and how-to’s!
Bridal Shower (outdoor/casual luncheon)
For a bridal shower or bridal luncheon it’s important to create something that feels natural and not too overdone. Soft feminine, seasonal blooms feel perfect for either a casual outdoor shower or a bridal luncheon with just a few friends and family. Choosing the perfect vessel to hold the flowers is equally as important as the flowers themselves. For outdoors try a wooden box or small crate, mixing in some textural elements such as herbs or even fruits to the arrangement. If you are having a bridal luncheon indoors opt for a glossy ceramic or clear glass.
Photo credit: Blade NYC
Rehearsal Dinner (city chic)
The rehearsal dinner is an opportunity to give your guests a glimpse of what to expect for the wedding décor. While it will depend on style and design of the venue I recommend using a simple more architectural approach to the design of the flowers. One or two elements designed in a modern, minimal glass containers would create an interesting architectural look.
Photo credit: Anja Hitzenberger Photography
Wedding (contemporary elegance)
For an elegant and contemporary wedding consider something that combines both lush, full and romantic arrangements with designs that are a more sleek and contemporary. Using a combination of low and high centerpieces you will achieve a dramatic look throughout any room. The addition of candlelight will create the perfect romantic feeling for you and your guests.
Photo credit: Cava Weddings