Good Morning! I hope you're having a great week so far...mine has been super busy finalising details for a beautiful wedding this weekend. The forecast is looking great, and it's going to be a super pretty wedding for the loveliest of couples. I can't wait to share some pictures with you!
Today I would like to introduce you to the lovely Miriam of Chic Rustique. Chic Rustique is a leading wedding stylist in Australia and has recently expanded its service to cover the UK. Styling guru & floral artiste Miriam is an award winning leading floral designer and experienced wedding planner, and she is now also offering floral design for weddings in the UK during the summer months each year. I'm so excited about Miriams floral design as she has such inspirational ideas for her installations and continuously strives to create unique designs to stretch even the wildest imaginations. I'll let her tell you more about her business and new venture in the UK, before she shares some ideas about hanging floral installations...something which I'm seeing more and more of my couples thinking about for their wedding design, and something I absolutely adore! Over to Miriam....
"I grew up in the beautiful Scottish countryside where, from an early age, I demonstrated an aptitude for creativity and a natural eye for beauty in my everyday surroundings. After an initial foray into music and acting, I chased my dreams all the way to Australia where I ultimately gained qualifications in Floral Design and became Margaret River’s own wedding and flower specialist. My early career in Australia saw me cut my teeth in the vineyard industry, working in a variety of austere locations proving that I can adapt to any location. Indeed I love challenges and have a talent for transforming the most unassuming looking venue into a spellbinding scene. Industrious and tenacious, I have worked tirelessly to become the highly acclaimed floral designer that I am today. I have become widely renowned in Australia for my immaculate taste, passion for creating distinctive design concepts, sincerity and diligence whilst also being sensitive to individual needs. As well as being devoted to my own gorgeous family in Margaret River, I remain true to my British roots and divide my time between my business in Australia and in the UK.
One of the biggest trends that has emerged from the last wedding season and is certain to hang around (wink wink) is the hanging floral installation. They are dreamy for sure and let's face it, who wouldn’t want one at their wedding? However, I would like to make sure you have all the facts about these dazzling displays before setting your heart on one. Don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than getting down and dirty with one or more of these babies but there are many important logistical, physical and financial pros and cons to take into consideration before saying “I do”!
1. The biggest part about a hanging installation (flowers or anything else) is whether there is something to hang it from. I recently was asked to do a quote for a bride who had picked a venue where it would be impossible to hang anything from the ceiling and yet she had gone and booked the venue. Now I know not everyone is prone to knowing whether a ceiling is fit for hanging things from it but if a hanging floral is a massive part of your styling dream (as was my client’s) , check with the venue before you book it. And don’t always assume you can install hooks, as many venues have strict rules as to what you are permitted to attach to the walls and ceilings. So the next time you look around a potential venue, take my advice and look up!