Take a look at our five favourite things for the month of AUGUST
1 | 'COFFEE' COLOURED FLOWERS
We are noticing caramel; toffee tones are having a moment. Whether it’s the flowers, fabric, ribbons or backdrops, the flower industry is loving earthy browns. Perhaps it’s because florists are always thinking about their next coffee, or perhaps it’s because of the richness and natural essence the colour gives off. Looking for current seasonal flowers in this colour? We recommend the ‘Metalina’ Standard Rose, ‘Chococcino’ Spray Rose, brown or caramel cymbidium orchids and dried leaves and branches.
2 | MRS BOTTOMLEY'S FOR TOGETHER JOURNAL
We were so excited to provide NZ grown blooms to Miss Bottomley's Flowers to style for the Together Journal VIP lounge at the Christchurch Wild Hearts wedding fair. Miss Bottomley's have a whimsical, unique style full of texture and quirkiness. Check out our gallery to see more images of their floral styling.
3 | NZ FASHION WEEK
New Zealand Fashion week was on the last week of August and we can’t help reminiscing to our floral dress collaboration with Trish Peng last year. For the ‘New Zealand Weddings’ show we created a grown made of fresh NZ grown flowers and it’s one of our favourite collabs to date! This year, florist Blossom and Wild arranged exquisite NZ grown bouquets and floral jewellery for the runway. Check out our blog post about NZ Weddings fashion show here.
4 | VAN LIER NURSERIES 50TH BIRTHDAY
Van Lier Nurseries, one of New Zealand’s largest rose growers, celebrated 50 years of business this year. They hosted an evening of food, drinks and music in one of their glasshouses, which was beautifully decorated with floral arches by The Flower Delivery Company and Florienne. We wish the family run business 50 more years of success!
5 | FLOWERS ARE 'IN VOGUE'
Quite literally. Beyoncé and Rihanna have graced the cover of Vogue dressed in floral headpieces. It goes to show the flowers are truly having a moment in fashion and pop culture. We hope that this inspires florists and consumers to be daring and creative with their blooms.