With spring in full force, we’d like to celebrate some of our favorite annual blooms: hellebores! “I love their shape, there is really nothing else similar to it. I love the bright colored stamens that they have while they are still on the flower, and I love how sharp and beautiful the blooms look after the stamens have fallen off,” says floral designer Sarah Winward. “If they are cut at the right time hellebores will last a week as a cut flowers.”

Flowers used in these arrangements: hellebores, argutifolius silver lave, double queen, merlin and spotted white lady.

 

Hellebores are early spring bloomers. They can be found peeking out of the snow as early as February! Although they are often called lenten roses, they are actually related to ranunculus – the nickname refers to their tendency to appear during Lent. Originating in Europe and Asia, hellebores have gained a rich history resulting in a variety of hybrids and a range of applications from medicinal use to the study of toxins.

 

 

Their color variations make them floral design superstars. With shades of white, green, lavender, and purple, there is a hellebore for practically every color palette! Rich pigment makes them a wonderful choice for anyone seeking a deeper, more sophisticated look. As an added bonus, these blooms are beautiful from every angle, boasting gorgeous buds and deeply-colored spots on the backs of their petals.

 

Flowers used in these designs include hellebores, flowering quince, heuchera leaves, fritillaria uva vulpis, pieris, columbine, spirea and swedish ivy.

 

Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

 

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March finds itself squarely between two seasons – the tail end of winter leading into the pop of spring – and Sarah Winward is back with a lush bouquet and overflowing centerpiece of flowers you might find in this transitional month. Photos by D’arcy Benincosa.

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From Sarah: Spring is full of lots of blooms with bright colors, but it is also a great time to get blooms that a bit more earthy and muddy in tone. I love this buttery color palette of muddy pinks, rusts, and golds mixed with delicate blooming branches for early spring. It isn’t shockingly bright if it is still winter outside – it feels appropriately subdued, but still happy for those months where the weather is in-between.

 

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We took cues from the rich environment at McCune Mansion for this seasonal flowers post to bring you something that’s perfect for the month of March and its personality, pulled between two seasons. 

 

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Flowers used in these designs: ranunculus, Canella rose, Cappuccino rose, Icelandic poppy, sweet pea, fritillaria imperialis, eucalyptus, Spiraea thunbergii.

 

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Wondering about flowers for summer or fall? See more seasonal flower posts right here.

Photography: D’arcy Benincosa / Floral Design: Sarah Winward / Hair and Makeup: Bella Cosa Beauty / Location: McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City / Dress: Lily Bride Design
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It’s been a few months but our friend, and Select vendor, Sarah Winward from Honey of a Thousand Flowers  and photographer Kate Osborne took a moment in the midst of wedding season to share some gorgeous late summer floral inspiration. I absolutely love these colors – I always appreciate when pink gets paired with something unexpected, like these moody, dark hues. Reminds me a little of this inspiration board from a few years ago…

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From Sarah: “Middle to late summer is a time when so many fruits are available both on the stem and off. I like my flowers to really feel like the season they are in! For this berry-toned look, we incorporated blackberries, plums, and blueberries with the flowers. We let the fruit and candles spill between the flowers to create a whole tablescape that runs down the length of the table. To make the bright pinks and burgundy of the flowers feel a bit moodier I stuck with mostly dark foliage.”

 

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In these arrangements, Sarah used: Yves Piaget Rose, Baroness Rose, Astilbe, Blackberry, Clematis, Ranunculus, Plum Foliage, Ninebark, Smoke Bush, Lemon Scented Geranium, and Penstemon.

 

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Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers Sarah Winward, Kate Osborne | Snippet & Ink, Seasonal Flowers

 

Not tying the knot in late summer? Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

 

Honey of a Thousand Flowers is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

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The talented Sarah Winward is back with some gorgeous floral inspiration for spring brides, photographed by the lovely Kate Osborne

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Says Sarah: “Spring is a a great time for any color palette, but I think it is also the best time to go for a clean look with whites, greens, and earthy neutral tones.”

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“I love spring blooms, and often times I think they are best just by themselves! Blooming branches are beautiful when isolated in their own vase, or laid down a table.”

Sarah used the following in her arrangements: Dogwood, Pear Blossom, Fern, Hellebore, Iceland Poppy, Lilac, Sweet Peas, Fringed Tulip.

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See more seasonal wedding flowers right here.

 

Honey of a Thousand Flowers is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

Photography: Kate Osborne Photography / Concept, Floral Design: Sarah Winward, Honey of a Thousand Flowers / Glass Vases: Pressed Cotton
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Select vendor Erin Kate has paired up with floral designer Nicole Land of Soil & Stem for this gorgeous berry- and emerald-hued inspiration shoot… I absolutely love the use of berries and mint leaves in these floral arrangements!

SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR ALL THE DETAILS FROM THIS ROMANTIC GARDEN-INSPIRED PHOTO SHOOT.

 

From Nicole: “We wanted to keep our look personal and organic. To achieve this vision, we used delicate detailing such as hand-lettered calligraphy, heirloom jewelry and flatware, French silk ribbon, and fresh mint sprigs harvested from the garden that morning. Vintage frogs were used to display seating assignments, menu, and invitation. We really loved the contrast of harsh metal against the supple fluidity of calligraphy. Floral frogs were also given as favors for wedding guests to use in their own garden bouquets or to display as art in their home.

“From the flowers to our signature spritzer and ice, you will find rich berry and orchid hues woven throughout the shoot. Our berry theme carried over (literally in berries!) to our boutonnieres and cake styling. We find these colors evoke passion, closeness, and creativity – a little of what every love story is made of. David Austin’s ‘Kate’ garden roses, named in honor of the Duchess of Cambridge, provide us with a magenta that is striking against other beautiful stems like ranunculus, stock, mint, and olive. Aside from color, Kate’s fragrance is fresh with delicious hints of raspberry, redcurrant, and geranium.

“My favorite part of the shoot was plucking a stray purpling ivy vine that had crept its way onto my lawn. Using ivy was never a part of my original design but it transformed into a lovely gestural member in my arrangements. Sometimes these small and inconsequential nuances can tie everything together to form a perfect marriage.”

Photographer, Styling: Erin Kate / Floral Design, Styling: Soil & Stem / Calligrapher: You Doll Design / Cake: Pippa Cakery / Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
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  • Berry-Hued Wedding Inspiration from Erin Kate

    21 April 2014
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