Our Blooming Haus journey started in 2014 when we launched our pop store in High Street Kensington, London. Back then, still as a small boutique store, we dreamt big and carefully planned our career steps to take Blooming Haus further. Through the years we embarked on a specialised career of a wedding and event florist backing this up with many professional floristry and business qualifications, including that one of the prestigious Academy of Floral Design in Switzerland.
Fruits of our final exhibition, backed by months-long preparation, drawings, sketches, mood boards, consultations, and trials are seen in some of the pictures below.
What do most women wear daily? With nail varnish as a decorative element for a bridal bouquet we decided to create a solid base painted subtly with pink and blue colours, showcasing a palette of a mix dozen of other colour combinations. By means of that, a bride that holds such a bouquet in her hand, carries a symbol of a colourful matrimony.
Could bamboo become a vase? As a matter of fact, each bamboo segment can be used as an individual fillable container. The following concept presents three rows of ascending and descending bamboo vases, paired with delicate wiry blossoms and plant material that represented a jungle forest. Contrasts of whites and greens, with soft amis, amaranthus and grasses along leathery anthuriums livens up this joyful arrangement.
Hand-tied Bouquet Reimagined
It was a story of an alternative bouquet, born out of a concept of floral photography with a small twist. Instead of using fresh flowers, we built this hand-tied bouquet with dried branches, foraged from our local countryside meadows. All flowers were photographed and printed on transparent foil, and subsequently ‘arranged’ in this conforming form.
Wreath of Thousands Grasses
What is a recipe for a show-stopper? Twenty thousand grasses ornamenting a round wreath, hanging from a custom-made construction rotating around its own axis. This work received tens of queries about its thought process, the making of and built.
Truly, it wasn’t an easy task. As grasses are a living material which dries out fast without a water source it was a fight against time. A team of 4 florists worked on the wreath for almost 24 hours. One can admire the effects of this undertaking in the following few photos. We were honoured and exhilarated to present the results to all visitors.
Gunnera manicata, also called a giant rhubarb, is a plant native to Brazil’s jungle. Its leaves can reach up to 2m width and its height often exceeds 3 metres. Although Gunnera is an invasive species, it is a popular garden plant due to its unmet, almost prehistoric appearance. You can find some wonderful gunneras at Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park.
The base holding the plant was made of foraged wood and measured 2.2m high and wide. The opening holding the plant was situation in the upper right quarter of the box with all wood pointing towards the opening.
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.