Very excited to share this FASHION+FLOWERS inspiration shoot by TWC Florist Tupelo Tree . . . recently featured in JUTE MAGAZINE + on PhotoVogue in VOGUE ITALIA!
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The idea for this photoshoot has been planted in my mind for quite some time, so when I started to organise a collaboration, I knew what to look for.  Jade Starmore (the photographer) has such a beautiful and interesting style to her work, Rachael Forbes is well known for her attention to detail with makeup and styling and of course, Emmi Keane had the exact look we were after – long hair with a dark complexion.
So with this team, we were able to create the most beautiful set of images…

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I am a lover of anything and everything wild, foraged and full of life. So when I was choosing what to include in these arrangements, I wanted them to make people think of the wilderness, and of nature. I’ve used lots of twigs and leafy branches, gorgeous deep hydrangeas and even some brambles (which were a little painful to wear!)

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Emmi was a fantastic model and saw our vision clearly of how to show off these arrangements.  Jade suggested light colours for the set and hand made the skirt worn in the photos to match the colour scheme, which highlighted the flowers beautifully.

Personally, I’m in love with the glued hydrangeas petals and Japanese maple leafs flowing down Emmi’s back with her knotted pleats towered around her head! The placement was to resemble a gust of wind gently moving the flowing petals along her back, like in autumn when circles of leaves dance around your feet.

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This is what inspires me – seasons, movement, the natural rhythm of nature itself. I like to think my wedding work resembles this also and I love to encourage brides to do something a bit out of the ordinary for their flowers, even if it means turning a simple head garland into a twiggy crown with brambles, or instead of a tall centepieces – suspended sticks covered in bright blooms, like trees in the summertime!

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We all had so much fun with this photoshoot and I’m still so excited seeing my arrangements in such an elegant style.
You can see more of my work by following me on Facebook, Instagram or on my website – www.tupelotree.co.uk

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SO INSPIRING + SO BEAUTIFUL!
Be sure to check out more work by Tupelo Tree over in her Profile on our Directory + grab Natashas contact details from there while you’re at it!  Dream wedding florist for a nature-loving couple.


so we asked our flowery pals what floral trends they are loving at the moment .. and here’s what they had to say, along with one of their favourite seasonal bouquets :

H E D G E R O W  //  L U S H  S P R I N G  B O U Q U E T S.

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This bouquet is full of lots of texture and muted colours. It was inspired by Dutch master paintings.

I H E A R T  F L O W E R S  //  L O O S E  U N S T R U C T U R E D  J E W E L-T O N E D  B O U Q U E T S

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Rebecca asked for a large, chunky and loose, unstructured hand tied bouquet. When I met Rebecca it was clear from her beautifully decorated home that she loved jewel colours, so we incorporated lots of rich reds, purples and blues into the flowers along with a hint of mustard yellow and lime green for high contrast. We bound with chartreuse velvet to tie in with the jewel tones, and to give a lovely luxurious finish. We kept the style really loose and natural, with lots of big shapes and textures for autumnal impact.
(image by Christopher Currie Photography)

L I T T L E  B O T A N I C A  //  B O H O  E C L E C T I C  P E T I T E  B O U Q U E T S

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This day-dreamy bouquet represents a move towards the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum. Peony, lavender, sweet pea and scabisoa create an eclectic mix of understated brights, pale pastels and natural neutrals. Petite in size it is the perfect pretty, delicate and feminie bouquet for a summer boho-chic wedding.

S P A R R O W & R O S E  //  F R E S H  W I L D + U N D E R S T A T E D

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I love this bouquet – loose & wild with a handpicked feel. The colours are perfect for this time of year.
(image by The Kitcheners)

J A C K  F L E U R I S T E  //  P A S T E L S + B R I G H T S

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Spring is the perfect time for using colourful and scented flowers, from soft pastels to bold brights, I think just about any colour palette is possible.  This bouquet includes some of my Spring favorites – Lilac, Soloman’s Seal and Daffodils.

P Y R U S  //  E T H E R E A L  A V A N T G A R D E  B O U Q U E T S

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We are often given open briefs by our brides who want us to be as creative and original as possible.  The PYRUS ethos is to use as much locally grown and foraged material as possible and we embrace all natural elements in our work, not just botanicals.  We have recently begun learning to taxidermy and the delicate, ethereal beauty of bird wings adds a surprising edginess and touch of the avant garde to a bridal bouquet.
(image by Orange Photographie)

T H R E E  I S L E S  D E S I G N S  //   V I N T A G E  I N S P I R E D  D U S K Y  B O U Q U E T S

Nick_Skye146_1000pxI loved using the dusky blue alongside the vintage purple flowers for this bouquet. Using silk & artificial flowers gives me the scope to include unique colours. This bouquet was very special as it was for my sister’s wedding last November.

F L O R A L  M E N A G E R I E  //  W H I M S I C A L  + W I L D

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Spearheaded flowers and foliage appear to spring out from a central focal point, drawing the eye and at the same time blurring the edges, so to speak. This style of bouquet would suit Brides looking for wild and whimsical flowers that are comfortable to hold and look just as fantastic perched on their own as they do held in front of the perfect dress.
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O W W W W W  you guys – We love them all!  Check out more of each florists work over in the GWC Directory.

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