Festive floral By Becky Raspe Even though the entire wedding ceremony and reception can be customized down to the napkin, there are few things that can be as creative and personal as the floral arrangements. From table settings and ceremony adornments to the flowers in a bride’s hair, floral selections can provide a personal touch to just about anything. As the season transitions to fall and winter, professionals at Guilford Floral Artistry in Cleveland Heights, PF Designs in South Euclid and Pieter Bouterse Studio in Warrensville Heights offer a bouquet of advice. Brides always love big focal flowers that are absolutely beautiful and the show-stoppers of an arrangement. But, we are seeing a trend toward more green foliage, as well as more seasonal and locally grown items. This stems from a desire to be more environmentally responsible and the high prices of out-of-season flowers, so we love it when brides are open to seasonal picks. We’re also seeing increased demand for a natural, garden-style aesthetic.
– Tonya Passarelli, partner, Guilford Floral Artistry
Lea Marie Photogtaphy / Guilford Floral Artistry
Aster and Olive Photography / Pieter Bouterse Studio
For the fall and upcoming seasons, I am noticing a trend within our inquiries toward a naturalistic style. I see couples going to colors that live somewhere between the aubergine and the strong contrast that greens and oranges give to that. Brides are also going toward flowers they don’t necessarily know what they are. With that, I’m seeing a lot of textures with different grasses. ... I find that dahlias are hotter than they’ve been in years. Brides are moving away from the regular hybrid roses and are going toward garden roses. They like the fragrance and individuality.
– Pieter Bouterse, owner, Pieter Bouterse Studio
Jstyle Weddings 2019