Old masters meet the old master florist
There’s nothing the Tudor Rose team likes more than an artistic challenge.
So when one of our lovely brides walked in and said she wanted a bridal bouquet in the spirit of an old Dutch master, our talented florists were all ears.
The bride, a fine artist herself as well as a keen gardener, wanted the floristry team to take the old Dutch masters as inspiration – using seasonal spring flowers.
Movement and scent were also to be key features so Danny, the head florist at our boutique style shop in Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, selected some lovely hellebore, snake’s head fritillaries, ranunculus, anemone, jasmine, roses and lilac.
Using a colour palette of burgundies, blush pinks, steely blues and whites, the stunning bouquet was brought together with lustrous dark plum ribbon.
Buttonholes of burgundy ranunculus and anemones (the petals stripped to reveal the gorgeous steely blue eye to match the groom’s suit) were like little jewels and the bride’s hair flowers of deep plum hellebore and anemones with the velvety blue eye (this time complete with gloriously open white petals) were perfect finishing touches.
The bride was clearly delighted with our interpretation of her dream bouquet when she collected her flowers a few hours before her wedding at the Swan Hotel, Lavenham, which serendipitously is the village where we set up Tudor Rose exactly 15 years ago.
A fitting way to celebrate a little milestone of our own…