Spring-spiration! Q & A Time With Polka Dot Bride’s Floral Finest

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Image by Samuel White Photo, Floral Design by Nunu Designs

What is your favourite in season bloom this spring?
Nunu Designs:
So hard to chose just one! Ranunculus and Sweet pea. And for later in spring Peonies and Dahlias.

Basia Puchalski:
Ranunculus, Lilac and Blushing bride followed by the Peony which appears only in November.

Jade McIntosh Flowers:
I love budding branches and blossom. Jonquils, daffodils and forget-me-nots always remind me of my grandmothers garden. They start popping up in late Winter but they just feel like Spring to me!

Images by Alex Jackson Photography, floral design by Gathered Floral

Gathered Floral:

Definitely anemones, which bloom in early Spring. I have grown anemones from corn bulbs and they look great planted en masse. They are available in whites, reds, purples and pinks with either a dark centre or a white / green centre.

Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers:

That would have to be beautiful old-fashioned lilac. It has a subtle sweet scent and is available in various shades of lilac, purple and also white.

I love to include long stems of lilac in beautifully abundant English style arrangements, and it’s also lovely tucked into smaller posies and bridal bouquets for its fluffy texture and gorgeous scent.

Image by L Photography, Floral Design by Basia Puchalski

Image by L Photography, Floral Design by Basia Puchalski

How does the Spring season inspire you?

Nunu Designs:

All the different colours, shapes and textures of all the blooms coming into season has my brain racing to create with anything I can get my hands on! The warmer days and lighter mornings make jumping out of bed at 3.30am to head to the markets a whole lot easier!

Basia Puchalski:

Once the cherry and apple blossoms on trees start to bloom you know spring is around the corner and you can start to smell the jasmine in the air. The start of spring is always exciting for florists, because the flowers you haven’t seen all year, make their appearance again.

Image by Weddings by Tim, Floral Design by Nunu Designs 

Jade McIntosh Flowers:

Spring hits and I remember just why we do this! Love is in the air and the sun is out – it’s a magical time!

Gathered Floral:

The Sydney Flower Markets are now exploding with colour heralding the journey into the warmer months. As well as gorgeous local spring blooms, exciting textures are now available and my personal favourites include pierus, blossom, wax flowers, hellebore and after dark foliage.

Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers:

Spring is the time of year that most trees and plants burst into bloom and what florist wouldn’t be inspired by that? We really are spoilt for choice during the months of spring and so many flowers have a delicious fragrance at this time.

Image by Matts Photography, Floral Design by Jade McIntosh Flowers:

What is your hot tips for spring styling in florals?

Nunu Designs:

Don’t be afraid to add some pops of colour! We are all so busy in our day to day lives so it’s great to relax and have a bit of fun with your designs.

Basia Puchalski:

Spring bouquets: think soft and flowing with trailing jasmine and garden Roses, Sweet Pea, Ranunculus to add texture and movement to the bouquet.
Also, rose petals as confetti always look stunning in photos as the couple walk down the aisle together. Other alternatives to try instead of rose petals, are Olive or Gum leaves and dried flowers petals.

Jade McIntosh Flowers:

Don’t forget about foliage! With so many amazing flowers coming into season, it’s easy to focus on this big bold blooms (yes, we all love peonies too!) but the right foliage can add texture and contrast and really make those flowers POP.

Gathered Floral:

My hot tip is that garden style florals will be the next wedding floral trend here in Australia. I like to use the spring blooms to create a light and airy bouquet with lots of movement such that the flowers are almost dancing. Adding generous trailing silk ribbons can also create movement against a soft breeze.

Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers:

Select blooms that are in season locally which ensures their longevity and is also better for the environment. Springtime in Melbourne offers such beauties as peonies, snowball vibernum, lily of the valley, daphne, freesias, ranunculus and anemones. Opt for abundant bouquets and arrangements and steer towards colour rather than neutrals.

Image by Laura Manariti, Floral Design by Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers

What is your favourite venue (or type of venue) for a spring time soiree?

Nunu Designs:

Garden and seaside weddings! I love an outdoor venue and one that has some epic structures to do some hanging installs always gets my vote. I’m always so happy to see the faces at Bendooley Estate Berrima and Headlands Hotel Austinmer.

Basia Puchalski:

My favourite venues for spring are those with gardens around the venue, as the flowers will be in bloom. And I love big glass windows so you can enjoy the view.

Jade McIntosh Flowers:

Spring is perfect for outdoor weddings and receptions! Evenings start to warm up, but the days aren’t so hot that the flowers melt before your guests arrive.

Gathered Floral:

Somerley House, Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands. This venue is high on my wish list!

Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers:

As the weather warms up, you can’t go past an outdoor venue. A ceremony held in a garden bursting to life followed by a reception in a clear-roofed marquee with a view out to the stars above is the perfect springtime venue!

Ms Zebra Says: Thank you to our amazing creative genius’ in the form of Floral Designers / florists! Your wisdom and knowledge of Spring flowers and blooms never ceases to amaze and we are so lucky to have you all contribute your favourites and of course knowledge with us!

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