Inspire Me: Fortnightly style lounge with Michele Gledhill – Lets Go Wild!
A few weeks back Abbi and I decided that you, our lovely readers needed some regular content which you could look forward to and get inspired by. So, we’ve called upon our talented friends in the industry and we’ll be bringing you regular blog features on a bi-weekly basis.
One of those talented friends happens to be the super creative Michele Gledhill. Every other Thursday, Michele will be bringing you inspiration with floral trends, the upcoming styles for weddings, what to look out for when it comes to themes and generally, lots of gorgeous prettiness which will help you transform your big day.
So, without further ado, Michele, take it away:
Let’s go wild!
2013 is definitely going to be an exciting year for floral trends. I have noticed in my own brides a huge trend towards wanting to re-create a natural, garden like style with more relaxed and informal arrangements of mixed blooms with lots of unusual flowers and foliage.
As Sarah Ryhanen over at Saipua flowers says…
“emphasis will be placed on using seasonal flowers and foliage to build loose and wild compositions that evoke the feeling of an overgrown late summer garden”
So many more brides are taking a more eco-friendly approach to their flowers using more natural, organic textures such as twigs, branches and mosses, richer seasonal colours and mis-matched wooden, ceramic and galvanised vintage and rustic containers.
These spring arrangements of tulips, ranunculus, peonies, astrantia and craspedia look beautiful with trailing honeysuckle and cherry blossom straight from my garden!
Images by Dottie Photography
I love this style as it allows blooms to be expressed in their own natural shape and style.
Country garden roses are perfect in this bouquet as each rose is so unique in shape and size…
Image by Shoot – Lifestyle
The vintage theme is still extremely popular but I think we’ll see lots more bolder floral patterns, layers of lace and deeper, stronger colours like purple, magenta and burgundy.
In these arrangements I used gorgeous autumnal hydrangeas, sedum, amaranthus and astrantia with lovely rambling clematis and fuchsia and mixed foliage…
What do you think of this growing trend? Go wild or keep it traditional?!