I had the pleasure today of being part of a photo shoot for the Autumn Ulster Bride with photographer Aidan Monaghan of Mono Photography at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick. It is always great to be asked to take part in such shoots but difficult decisions had to be made as to what bouquets and buttonholes to make to be representative of the broad range of wedding flowers and tastes I design for.
Read to the end of the post to find out what I chose in the end and the photos kindly supplied by Aidan.
I am often asked what my favourite style is and my answer (and the truth) is that I really don’t have one. I design wedding flowers for each bride and their tastes and my favourite wedding flowers are the ones that bring out the identity and personal tastes of the bride and groom, helping to set the tone of the wedding.
My favourites therefore swing from ultra classic and romantic to the most contemporary, from neutral colours to the most zingy colour combinations of them all. This makes the job of choosing a small selection of bouquets to provide for a photo shoot that is representative of my style a difficult task!
After much agonising over shapes of bouquets, colour mixes and flower varieties the final selection was made. And not to forget the all important grooms, a buttonhole to match each bouquet was also designed. My aim was to get a mix of classic and more contemporary bouquets and use the photo shoot to test run (and photograph) a few designs that have only existed in my head up to now.
After a long day of shooting, Aidan very kindly took the time to photograph each of the bouquets and buttonholes in detail, which you can see below.