The Power of Green

I sometimes feel that green as a colour is often underestimated and taken for granted. We see it every day, in the trees, in the grass; and both brides and florists alike seem particularly prone to overlooking it’s individual beauty; seeing things such as foliage purely as a filler.

I however find green the most breathtaking of colours, innate in our world, and one that I feel deserves more recognition.

The below Green Goddess’ shoot was inspired by this sentiment.

10471193_10154316832735187_4890563661011638700_n[1]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Goddess in question is the wonderful Ella, writer of the ‘Welcome to an Alternate Planet’ blog, if you would like to check it out you can do so here. She was the perfect candidate for the shoot, not only is she a beauty, but also has the edge I felt this shoot required…green is not for the faint hearted after all, and I would like to thank her very much for her involvement.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1526582_10154316976310187_4549209854289237153_n[1] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I used many different types of foliage for the three bouquets, including weeping pear, beech and herbs, in fact the third bouquet was made purely from a multitude of different herbs. It smelled absolutely divine!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 10488235_10154317099540187_5829576046206532976_n[1] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Rosemary, dill, sage, purple sage, lavender and bay were all included in this uniquely wild, deconstructed creation. I clumped each individual type of foliage together within the bouquet rather than scattering each stem evenly throughout. This creates a gorgeously subtle, yet contemporary effect that I have to restrain myself from using all the time.

10464219_10154318882570187_6055534413801907338_n[1] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 10457857_10154318979240187_3792899667803589946_n[1] I decided I wanted to go understated when it came to the headdress. It is made from a single foliage, rosemary, and drapes across one side of Ella’s softly braided hair.

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(All Florals, Styling and Images – By Bethany)

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