its all in the details…hanging flowers

 

Jo here with some floral ideas for March. Its March already folks! We’re finally packing away the winter woolly wear here in Brooklyn and looking forward to pops of floral colour appearing around the city. This weekend I’m planning to take friends on a little walking tour of Brooklyn Heights, where the considerate residents decorate their historic Brownstones with the most gorgeous seasonal arrangements – check out Flo’s Gardens portfolio to get a glimpse into how floral and fauna can be used beautifully in an urban environment.

Rebecca has had a busy month with another successful A Most Curious Wedding fair under her belt. I wish I’d been able to check out the Palm Springs-inspired installation for myself {gold pineapples are a weakness of mine} and if I ever got married again I will definitely be lusting over the Olwen Bourke gowns…Did any of you fair goers manage to nab one of Rebecca’s handmade lavender soaps? {Photograph is by Roberta Matis although by this point all the soaps had gone!}

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For this month’s its all in the details post, I have been gathering fun and inspiring images to help anyone planning a hanging arrangement at their special party or wedding. Using blooms in this way can be really high impact or surprisingly subtle and can draw attention to interesting architectural details in your venue.

wooden triangle display

{Source: Gypsy Floral & Events} We’re all wearing geometric jewelry so why not extend the theme to your wedding or party? I love how flexible this display is; limit the floral arrangements as in the styling above or trail more foliage between the triangles. It would also look amazing against a dark wall or as a divider in a large open space. DIY friendly!

{Source: Sebesta Design} Besides the fantastic colour palette, these hanging flowers work because the shapes are interesting and modern, with just the right amount of whimsy. For more wire cube inspiration, have a look at Flora Grubb Gardens.

{Source: Sweet Root Village.} Check out this stunning Virginia wedding on The Knot…and ask your Granny to lend you her macrame hanging planters! If you are using a venue full of character like this place, why not draw attention to the open rafters by hanging displays at varying heights? The orange and pinks add a nice feminine touch and keep the overall style modern.

 IvyPipRose Hanging Roses

{Source: Ivy, Pip & Rose and photograph by Meredith Mullooly Photography} The posh word for these balls is pomanders…but if you ask Rebecca for a ‘fabulous hanging flower ball’ she will still know what you mean! Using beads and twine, the possibilities for these arrangements is endless. I think these would look beautiful in an intimate backyard event.

Twig and Twine Design Kinfolk Dinner

{Source: Twig & Twine Design} We’d all love to be invited to a Kinfolk supper, right? Recreate the rustic, rather French chateaux look by hanging herbs over your tables. This could be a nice budget-friendly option, especially as you can give them away at the end! For tips on drying herbs, Kinfolk have written a lovely guide.

Feel free to contact Ivy, Pip and Rose if you are thinking about incorporating some of these ideas into your event, and let us know in the comments if you’ve taken on any of the DIY ideas!

See you next month!

Jo x

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