Bonjour lovely readers, putting it out there but I am ready for it to start changing to spring. I am looking forward to watching the new flowers comes out, walks along the river as the ducklings and signets tackle the current and I yes for the weather to start getting a little warmer!
Thinking about the changing season in flowers is the inspiration for today’s post on Paris flower trends brought to you by the talented ladies from Girls and Roses. Girls and Roses create beautiful floral arrangements for all occasions from their boutique in Paris.
Owners Delphine and Philippa both come from creative backgrounds a graphic designer and events organiser respectively, before they met at the Ecole des fleuristes de Paris (School of Florists in Paris).
They both shared the same vision to create elegance in blooms and so set up Girls and Roses Florist Paris together – now renowned for their ability to translate a brides’ vision into elegant reality. Fluent English speakers Delphine and Philippa work widely with destination brides and wedding planners, to create bespoke wedding arrangements across Paris from beautiful bouquets to eye catching venue decorations.
Philippa talks us through the flower trends in Paris: “In previous years we were often asked about vintage decors. Brides wanted an eclectic mix of rustic and old vases and antique decors and style elements to form the basis for their wedding decorations and floral displays.
However since 2012 one of the trends that has become to the forefront in brides planning is shabby chic style. The shabby chic trend includes feminine displays which are softer and more elegant than a ‘traditional’ bridal bouquet.
The arrangements feature pastel wedding flowers including the traditional white and pink roses and ecru lace for decoration and styling. Although this trend has a more disorganised style to the arrangements, no detail is left to chance.
For the bold brides, deep purple and blues seem to be popular. These arrangements are bright and dramatic and often have coincided with venues with classic chic interiors such as castles and Chateaus from the 18th and 19th century.
By far the largest growing trend in Paris flowers has been for green and natural schemes. Couples are looking to use natural materials such as branches, natural foam, moss, ivy and succulents which not only look beautiful but awake all the senses with smell and touch as well.
These earthy and natural arrangements provide an exciting contrast with sophisticated and modern reception places. It seems Paris is aligning with the wedding worlds ecological movement of going back to nature!”
Do visit the Girls & Roses website to view more of their beautiful creations, but it is in French although the English site is under development. Alternatively email them to discuss your wedding plans as they do speak English.
What flowers are you planning for your wedding?