We started our Blooming Haus story in 2014. At the launch of our business, little did we know that I would embark on a journey of getting one of world's top florist qualification from the prestigious Academy of Floral Design in Switzerland.
We talk about the subjects I learnt during the 2 years of studying abroad in more details in the About page. To recap, these covered understanding art and concepts of art, forms, shapes, colours, architectural styles, botanics and visual styling, planning, merchandising and others. I put this extensive knowledge into application during an examination week, which took place in Innsbruck in summer 2018.
The fruits of my progress, without seeing months-long preparation, countless drawings, sketches, colour boards, consultations, and trials are seen in pictures below.
I had thought deeply about the best representation of femininity and masculinity. The idea behind this wedding bouquet is a play of pink and blue colours, which through mixing showcase a palette of thousands other combinations. A bride that holds a bouquet in her hand, carries a symbol of colourful matrimony. Her pink colours join the blues of her partner and through the exchange of vows new combinations begin. Click hear to view more of our wedding flowers.
Most flower arrangements have the necessity of a water source. Specifically soft-stemmed flowers need vast amounts of water to stay fresh.
In exploring alternatives of providing flowers with their vital needs, I chose to use cut bamboo, which has a natural separation between each segment. Each segment becomes a fillable vase. I paired it with delicate blossoms and plant material that represented the look of a jungle forest - green and white. Pure.
I explored alternative looks of a bouquet. Instead of a usual decorative hand-tied so popular with a local florist, I decided to create a large, almost 2 and a half metre tall arrangement. The plant material was collected around London hedges and countryside meadows. Flowers, instead of being arranged in a bouquet, were photographed, printed on foil and arranged in this conforming form.
When twenty thousand grasses ornament a wreath, that hangs from a custom-made construction and rotates around its axis, it can only be a show-stopper. We received tens of inquiries about the thought process, the making of and the difficulty I put upon us.
It wasn't an easy task to build such a construction. Especially when we work with living material. Therefore, almost 4 florists worked as long as 24 hours to execute this piece of floral art. You can admire the effects of this undertaking in the following few photos. We were taken aback by the results of our labour.
Gunnera manicata, also called giant rhubarb, is a plant native to Brazil. The leaves of this sizeable organism reach up to 2m width and its height often exceeds two metres. Although Gunnera is an invasive species, it is a popular garden plant due to its unmet, almost prehistoric appearance.
Our aim was to create an arrangement which would bring mystery of Brazilian forests to the Innsbruck Master Florist exhibition. We built a large 2.2m high and wide box to sit the plant inside. We collected the branches that lead the eye towards the centre of the arrangement in British meadows and transported them 1600km to Salzlagerhall.
I asked myself a question how to invite someone to enjoy their socialising at a table with no interruption of a standard floral centrepiece. I wondered how to design a centrepiece that could further bond the two parties and stimulate their interest. The task was difficult, yet the solution was within reach.
We considered many variants and settled with an idea of separating the guests with a depressed floral centerpiece. We continued to embrace the theme of our exhibition and used green bamboo to create flower pods. We placed carefully cut containers it in a vertical position in an prearranged pattern. We formed a pleasing organic link between the two tables and reinforced the connection between the guests at each side of the table.
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