This past April I found myself in Salt Lake City, UT to learn from one of my favorite flower muses, Nicole Land, of Soil & Stem. It was a full day of class where we had the opportunity to play with the bounty of Spring in the mountains of Utah. Crab apple branches, lilac blooms, julia's roses, and foxglove adorned every crevice of the Charcoal Loft where I spent the day arranging and learning techniques from Nicole and meeting other beautiful flower friends.
The color palettes were composed of muddy oranges and burgundies, rusts with hints of soft peaches and vibrant hues of pink. The textures migrated from velvet petals of pansies to ruffled flutters of ranunculus to the delicate bells of foxglove. I like to remember that each color is complex, and that there are many options to communicate a color story. For example, within a single yellow flower, there may be hints of brown or burgundy that you can bring into an arrangement, calling out the golden tones to soften and more authentically feature the yellow. This adds complexity, interest and movement to floral design, and will make for the most beautiful and dynamic florals on your wedding day.
Photo credit: Brushfire Photography