Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wedding Florist Q&A – Part Two

As promised, here’s the second half of my Q&A with amazing Southern California wedding florist Jamie Mastright. If you missed the first part, feel free to check out my earlier post. Enjoy!

What are the most popular floral color schemes right now?

All-white weddings are always popular, and there are many flower options for these celebrations, including roses, gardenias, stock, snapdragons, chrysanthemums, calla lilies, lilies and hydrangeas.

Another popular mix combines chartreuse greens with vibrant shades like purple, pink and orange. Chartreuse greens can include cymbidiums, chrysanthemums, roses and hypericum, as well as many foliage options.

Pink designs are also very popular, with an unlimited number of combinations, such as white, cream, red, violet and brown. Pink flowers can include roses, hydrangeas, lilies, callas, orchids and sweet peas, as well as spring bulbs like tulips, hyacinths and freesias.

One of my new favorite spring color combinations includes bright yellow and white flowers tied with teal ribbon. The yellow looks absolutely amazing against the teal. Yellow flowers can include roses, orchids, callas, ranunculus, lilies, chrysanthemums, sunflowers and daffodils.

And while the color scheme a bride chooses may depend upon the season, in order to find the best flowers at reasonable prices, I always say that if there’s a will, there’s a way. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and make your flowers unique.

Are there any top resources (websites, books, etc.) you use or would recommend for a bride hoping to learn about different types of flowers?

There are many resources out there. My favorite magazine, Florists’ Review, is a great source of information, especially about popular trends in the industry. Also, the Internet has an abundance of info. I like to suggest that brides go online and use Google to find images of wedding flowers they like and dislike. Once a bride picks out certain types of flowers, anything is possible in terms of arranging them to fit the feel of the wedding.

Of all the floral designs you’ve created, which are your favorites?

For an autumn wedding, I used rust-orange calla lilies, red and orange roses, and red hypericum. The orange hues just popped against the chocolate-brown bridesmaids’ dresses, and the callas looked amazing alongside the beautiful bride.

Which floral color schemes are you hoping to use at your wedding? Where have you gotten most of your inspiration?

(Photo Credits: Jamie Mastright)

1 comment:

  1. Pretty flowers! It's so vibrant! I love it. Wish someone also send me like that. Thanks for sharing.