The flowering of colchicum is a harbinger of fall. But there is another magical moment that symbolizes autumn. It's harvest time. This coincides with the last weddings of the season.
A Reimagined Fall Floral Design
This is a very little exploited floral theme because it is very often associated with an outdated style with dry and dull wheat ears. However, in many communities, this moment is associated with joyful festivities that showcase abundance, femininity, and joy.
We all remember those dusty bunches of wheat sitting on top of an old dark wood cabinet that is probably held in place by this yellowed lace doily, connected by cobwebs. I chose to completely dust off this quaint theme by reinterpreting it in a waterfall bridal bouquet, which is also a theme to dust off. It was after a long discussion with a friend and fellow French florist, during which we broached the topic of mixed media that the idea arose.
The Marriage of Two Techniques
For this, I chose two techniques that have faced each other for years without ever getting married. These techniques are those of assembly and stitching on posy oasis. Stupidity? Not a window into endless possibilities. Far from me the idea of technical blasphemy. On the contrary, the marriage of a certain technique opens up new perspectives. And offers a boost to techniques that are too often shunned because "outdated".
The Image of the Harvest Season
As for plants, I wanted to transcribe this bucolic image of a wheat field blonded by the sun, bordered by compact hedges of cypress and elderberry trees, in which blackbirds gorge themselves with juicy fruits. In this large fair field, scattered a multitude of wild grasses on which slender wild sweet peas climb.
Long Live Autumn
I have worked on many plants such as stypas, the pope's currency or lunaria, but also some elderberries. Certain style elements are visible but nonetheless discreet such as the babies made with the stalks of wheat and a cypress apple or the braids of stypas. Have a good end of summer and long live autumn.