Another week, another gorgeous Saturday AM wedding slot on TV3 for Confetti magazine! This weekend, we covered all things wedding flowers, showcasing some beautiful styles and 2017 trends from Irish floral artists including Balla Florists, Bella Botanica, Jill Wild, Flowersmith, Wedding Flowers With Love, Flowers by Josephine and Miss Daisy Florist.
First up was Balla Florists, with a stunning example of an oversized bouquet. We work with Judi on editorial shoots for Confetti and she doesn't hold back with the blooms! The large posy bouquet was packed full with the most wonderful pastel ranunculus in gorgeous pastel shades.
Next up was Bella Botanica with the perfect foliage-based bouquet. The trend towards more greens and less florals, in both bouquets and floral decor, is huge this year - but timeless also. Sylvia created a gorgeous, wild bunch featuring thistles and eucalyptus, dotted with a handful of white flowers, to stunning effect.
In contrast, the colours from Jill Wild, Flowersmith's beautiful bouquet hopped off the screen. The colourful, cascading arrangement was created with an amazing array of exotic blooms like Pincushion Protea, yellow Oz Craspedia (Or 'Billy Balls), bright Gloriosa and even peacock feathers.
Next up, we featured two beautiful, rustic arrangements by Wedding Flowers With Love. Helena created a pretty table display in a rustic wooden box with pastel peonies, hot pink and cream roses and carefully selected foliage to tie the whole look together. She also made a coordinating posy bouquet, perfectly demonstrating Simon's point about your wedding theme working across both your handheld flowers and your display pieces - he knows his stuff!
After that, we injected some drama with a large display by Flowers by Josephine, who happened to be presenter Lisa Cannon's own wedding florist. The tall centrepiece with filled with texture and interest, with lots of different blooms, foliage, sprayed gold leaves and feathers - a real showstopper!
Last, but certainly not least were Miss Daisy Florists' fairytale pieces. The towering centrepiece and accompanying bouquet really showcased that wedding wonderland vibe, with a gorgeous mix of blousy peonies, pastel hydrangea and splashes of vibrant ranunculus and roses throughout, all sat upon a woodland-esque foliage base.
We really hope you enjoyed our mini-flower masterclass as much as we enjoyed putting it all together! We'll be back on the show next Saturday with bridesmaids fashion - we can't wait!