Nikki Tibbles’ natural trends

The celebrated florist behind Wild at Heart talks about her new wedding offering, Wild at Heart Bride — and why no rules is the new normal

Wild At Heart June 2020 20 Copy Min

Wild at Heart Bride is something we have been planning to do for a while, but due to the lockdown it happened quicker than we originally intended. Usually for big weddings, we meet the bride and work on large-scale flower arrangements. Because this wasn’t possible and many couples have chosen to keep their original wedding date with an intimate ceremony either at home or in a registry office, we wanted to offer a little piece of Wild at Heart on their special day. A luxurious bouquet for the bride and matching posies and buttonholes was a way to do this.

My most memorable arrangement was the flowers I did for my best friend’s wedding, at her home in the middle of Wales. Her gift list was themed around building an orchard in her garden, so she asked her guests to buy her and her husband apple trees.  This was also the theme for the flowers. We had small apple trees on each table with apples and lanterns hanging from the branches, bringing the outside in. It looked fabulous!

No rules is the trend I can see coming through at the moment. We have all had enough of rules so for me anything goes with flowers. Gone are the days where you could only use three stems of one thing (stems had to be in odd numbers). Essentially, anything that is more eclectic and wild is, for me, the new normal.

Nature is so inspiring. Everywhere you look you see the most incredible shades of green and different flowers growing next to each other with shades and textures that you wouldn’t necessarily put together. Use nature as your inspiration and dare to take a risk when mixing your blooms.

Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart

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