Alex’s wild woodland bouquet…

 

The 2021 wedding season is back and in full swing… and so is flower pressing!…  Alex & Ben got hitched at Larmer Tree Gardens here in Dorset back in May, and it was all about the foliage, of course! As you can see from the above image by Kate Gray… Alex chose a medley of textured woodland foliage and ferns…

It’s all about choosing the right textures, shapes and colours to create that perfect woodland vibe and as you all know I’m huge sucker for ferns… Alex’s bouquet contained two of my favourites, sword fern and maiden hair fern, these added lots of texture and floaty elements to her bouquet… two different types of eucalyptus added lighter tones along with olive foliage… woodland ivy and dark green fine ruscus added glossy trailing elements… A few dainty white flowers dotted through lifted the base of green using a variety of dainty wax flower, aquilegia, larkspur and ranunculus…

All that texture running through her bouquet is highlighted beautifully in her pressed flower frames, not only does foliage preserve so well, it holds its true colour, which sadly doesn’t happen with lots of other flowers during the pressing process… the whole point for me is to translate the wedding vibe into hanging art, and I think this is portrayed perfectly here…