Island Snow

September 30, 2012

Pacific Weddings

Four talented florists conjure winter in the islands with artistic bridal bouquets in shades of pale.

Photography by Frank Amodo, bouquets by Fong Tagawa + Debbie Hemingway + Shilhi Seibel + Yvonne Chapman 

This striking bouquet created by Fong Tagawa of Floral Inspirations is a cheerful mix of delicate astilbe and scabiosa blossoms. Papery blooms of Nigella sativa add an exotic element.

Showy pale 'Hokuloa' anthuriums work in concert with velvety Dusty Miller to mimic wintery frost in this dazzling display. Fong Tagawa of Floral Inspirations cleverly embellished the bouquet handle with a platinum ribbon.

The use of a single fragrant bloom like freesia creates visual impact. Yvonne Chapman of Yvonne Design created this classically elegant bouquet wrapped with silk ribbon.

Shilhi Seibel of Passion Roots coomposed this asymmetrical cascade of white lisianthus and ranunculuses, accented with Italian ruscus and camilllia leaves. A touch of grevillea, a plant from the protea family, lends an earthy quality to this dainty assemblage.

Fluttery petals of fragrant sweet peas and ranunculuses evoke winter's chill in this hand-tied bouquet. Florist Debbie Hemingway of Designs by Hemingway introduced silvery Brazilian berries which punctuate the all white palette.

This lush bouquet created by Shilhi Seibel of Passion Roots is a cheerful nod to winter's first snowfall. Fragrant double stock is blended with seeded eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, larkspur and grevillea.

Yvonne Chapman of Yvonne Design accented this feminine dome of white dendrobium orchids with mini calla lilies bound with pale pink satin ribbon.