Groom blooms for spring
Fashion florist My Violet goes wild for weddings
Photographer: David K. Shields
Hair: Rae Boriboun
Makeup: Annabel Barton
Models: Jared & Dean Stannard at Chadwicks
Flowers: My Violet
Words: Damien Woolnough
6th September 2018
While her undone arrangements have brides blushing, Sanchez’s considered approach is equally gripping for gay grooms.
"I always create something that is natural looking and less 'made up'," Sanchez says.
"I like things to look like they’ve sprung from the garden itself and I try to follow the forms you see in nature where possible.
"Whether that is the patterns, the pairing of colours or the way something is placed, it needs to look wild and free."
"With this shoot the brief was hero blooms so we supplied exotic, sculptural and textured flowers and foliage which allows for a little more creative licence with colour and design."
The result is a glossy Garden of Eden for Adam and Steve, no serpents required.
"It’s a few steps away from the standard, cookie cutter, white on white look seen at many weddings."
Cue the large crab claws, Cymbidium orchids, Chinese lantern branches and large anthirums in the hands of our vikings.
"A wedding is a union between two people, it is a bind of their love," Sanchez says. "So its important the flowers represent the mood and theme of the couple.
"Are they creative, garden-types, exotic, wild, luxe, earthy, linear and modern..."
Even with all of this is abundant creativity, Sanchez does have her feet firmly on the ground when it comes to creating your own Garden Of Eden.
"You always need to be thinking about what flowers will be in bloom for the date?"
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