Inspired by bouquets and tablescapes that have an uncomplicated, effortless and almost wild mood, our latest flower obsession is the use of anemones to create beautiful texture and bold juxtaposition. Delicate, yet dynamic these blooms evoke a strong mood of old-world romance and rustic charm.
A favourite variety of Perth based florist Rebecca Grace of Natural Art Flowers and a predominantly featured in her stunning ethereal oversized bouquets and tablescapes, we asked Rebecca to share her expert advice on this flower trend…
The beauty of anemones is simplicity of design. The single petals make them light and delicate, but it's their gorgeous black or white centre’s that really define them and make them my favourite bloom to work with. The dynamic white varieties with the striking centred black is a prominent wedding trend at the moment.
Anemones are a perennial and come from about 120 species of flowering plants in the Ranunculus family. Mainly available in white, red and purple, they add a vivid burst of colour, with little to no scent. Beware of their fragile stems, they can be brittle.
Anemones combine beautifully in any mixed spring bunch, giving definition, depth and a punch. You can also combine them simply with other spring blooms like sweet peas for a more delicate look. For bold contrast combine the white with the black centred variety with different textures in greys & blacks like silver suede and vibernum berry.
Singularly put through bouquets can also look really beautiful. The difference 3 black centred anemones makes to a bouquet is wondrous, subtly adding definition and texture. A mass of anemones on their own is spectacular in its simplicity.
Available in Australia from late August through to November, the season has been longer than ever before. Overseas, anemones can be available over March and April. While the longevity is great, the supply is difficult to guarantee, as is the colour and quality.
Rebecca Grace – Florist, Natural Art Flowers (Perth Western Australia). If you are a Western Australia bride or simply looking for some stunning floral inspiration, head over to Natural Art Flowers official website.
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