Reminiscent of exotic island escapes, wild salty air, tousled hair and sun-kissed skin; with Summer around the corner we're obsessing over the beautiful Hibiscus! With it's vibrant palette of coral, fuchsia and watermelon, this native Pacific flower will infuse any Summer wedding with the the perfect tropical vibe.
Inspired by a blend of effortless bohemia and a lush island aesthetic, we wanted this styled shoot (beautifully shot by Brooke Adams) to show how uniquely this this tropical flower can be incorporated. Think loosely arranged bouquets and garlands, floral anklets or arm bands mixed with complimentary florals such as Bougainvillaea, Russian Red Spray Roses, David Austin garden roses, Lilac, Alstroemeria, Lithianthus and Carnations.
For brides planning Spring and Summer weddings, the good news is that the conspicuous Hibiscus is a overly accessible throughout the world, flowering in subtropical & tropical regions. However, unfortunately for florists they aren't the type of flower that are farmed 'cut flowers'. So if you have your heart set on this beautiful tropical bloom, be sure to enlist the help of a devoted florist who will forage for the perfect scrub or tree for your gloriously textured island flower! (like we did!)
Just a word of warning though, the delicate Hibiscus petals are a little prone to bruising so be careful not to touch the flower where possible (hint: a mist of hairspray will help protect the tender petals!).
You should also be aware of the changing appearance of the Hibiscus throughout the day. From the morning sunrise you'll see open petals full of blending colour palettes, followed by relaxed, darker hues as the sun sets. Interestingly symbolic of the shifting mood of a wedding day don't you think?
Also see the behind the scenes post from this shoot on The LANE Backstage.
(shoot credits below gallery)
Art Direction / Styling / Production: Karissa Fanning & Taegan Reid / The LANE
Photography: Brooke Adams
Styling & Art Direction: Karissa Fanning / The LANE
Floristry: Alex Lorking-Tanner / The LANE
Model: Laura from Viviens Model Management