At the start of the season I was lucky enough to work with hundreds of beautiful white peonies – Bridal Shower – at Chateau de Villette near Paris. I created luxuriant arrangements (for on the table and at the
ceremony) in a modern mono look, with almost entirely peonies and a few white alliums. Brides have always loved peonies. Sometimes I also get requests outside the peony season. I know that My Peony Society imports peonies from different parts of the world, so if a couple really want peonies for their wedding, I can make that happen.
I love Coral Sunset peonies, for their decorative look and the fringed heart. And then they also change colour. I love to see them transform into a warm shade of peach as the flowers open further. They surprise me with that every time. And that scent: so powdery, sweet and sensual. Irresistible!
Blue is the new pink in bridal fashion. So I expect to be working with shades of blue more. I’m also thinking of asymmetrical looks, transparent fabrics and romantic ballgowns. At the same time you’re also seeing the opposite: modern outfits and dramatic extravagant shapes. Trends diverge like that. The challenge for me is to create an appropriate floral design for different brides. Personally I like to work in garden style. My customers appreciate the romantic look. I think that this will continue to be on-trend, just like the mono look: large volumes of a single type of flower. Luckily peonies are fabulous flowers both for floral work in the romantic garden style and for a modern mono look.