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Winter Floral Trends 2016

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Winter is well and truly upon us but that doesn’t mean pretty flowers aren’t possible for your events during the cooler winter months! We have a special guest blogger this week, Mishell from Florabomb in Sydney, who has shared her tips for Winter Floral Trends! As a qualified florist with many years experience, and a background in Visual Merchandsing, Mishell loves to work together to create a look that is uniquely “you” – as fuss free or full of florals as you like! Read on to find out her tips for what’s in this season and how to style these gorgeous blooms for your wedding or event.

When I think winter I think woodland – it’s a look that’s been doing the rounds for a while now, but lately it’s had a softer, more delicate treatment, truly natural and a lot less kitch than previous seasons. This look is more about re creating and amplifying the natural world around us – think lichen kissed branches accenting arrangements or bundles of willow kept tall, grouped and arranged en masse in huge glass vases and nothing more than crystal clear water added, sitting simply on a square white plinth. No frills necessary.

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Foliage only bouquets and arrangements are perfect for winter and very on trend – particularly using varieties of gum and silvery blue/greys throughout, a very subtle nod to this years Pantone colour “Serenity” – this look is all about texture. While a summer foliage only bouquet might be more about large, glossy, tropical green leaves, in Winter it’s all about ferns and foliage with more depth and movement, loosely pulled together and beautifully tied. Adding freshness to all this green are of course the pops of classic whites arranged throughout the foliage if you just can’t imagine not having some actual flowers involved. Ribbon is still having a moment when it comes to bouquets – trailing ribbons to reflect the movement of the foliage is still a popular look and just as fitting in Winter as any other time of year.

 

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Winter is also a time to enjoy beautiful, deep, romantic floral colour. Berries, maroons, purples and reds are so stunning, and they feel just right when it’s cold outside – especially when accompanied by the flicker of candle light in a room. These are colours that really set the mood, and visually, with dramatic flowers such as tulips, cymbidium orchids and ornamental kale in season, it’s the floral equivalent of a glass of mulled wine infront of a fireplace – warm, cosy and so indulgent.

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And of course the flower wall is still going strong – as are hanging florals. I don’t think these are going anywhere anytime soon – but it’s not just about flowers – and especially not faux! In winter, why not use a base of willow and weave some fairy lights throughout for that wintery twinkle? Foliage and flowers can then be used as a beautiful accent to add life and colour.

 

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We hope you enjoyed this blog and a big thank you to Mishell from Florabomb for her amazing tips! If you are searching for a florist for your event contact Mishell today. Florabomb services Sydney and Surrounds, The Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Newcastle and The Hunter Regions, Wollongong, Illawarra and the South Coast.