One thing I love about floral design: It requires me to exercise my “let it go” muscle. Despite my fully developed frontal lobe and submission to practical shoes, I still secretly pine over the image of myself tenaciously typing out the final chapter of my great American novel. Or, I hold a teeny, ittybitty torch for the canvas I’ll never turn into a moody portrait using paints with names like ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow and hookers green. I admit it, I have always wanted to be an artist- to live a wild, untamed existence where art reigns supreme and I am but a vessel! Ehem. Ok, maybe the torch is not so teeny.
You’re asking a florist but, but since you did, one of the most key elements to a beautiful day and a fabulous wedding are the flowers. When do flowers matter more? Uh, never is the correct answer. Even if you choose extraordinarily modest florals, they will still take front seat and mark the bride and groom, the day, the affair. Another couple may have all the bells and whistles arranged for their big day, but flowers will still steal that show too. They set the mood, they set the style and they set a wedding aside from any other gathering. Think about your flowers, the color palette, the style, the quantity and the size- they will speak volumes regardless of whether you’ve got 15 or 500 people in attendance. Here are a few thoughts on the shape of your bouquet relative to the shape of your dress.
In the last 6-7 years, plants have really become a huge part of our zeitgeist. Designers, influencers and hip singles are having a plant heyday. This green rush has shifted flower shops like mine into flower/plant shops and I’m always on the lookout for cool new varieties in addition to the hearty classic plant that I may have found in my mother’s living room. There are many theories as to why we’re growing green with plant envy right now and why plants are taking over our Instagram feeds. As we move into cities and complicate our lives with technology we are missing our primitive connection to nature. The collective culture has grown so noisy with phones, instagram profiles, text notifications that maybe we’re all just needing a little peace and quiet, a little zen. Here are my pics for the best 5 plants for busy singles who want to bring some soft green peace into their home.