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Out in Bloom: 2018 Christmas Floristry

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 16:45

As the festive season draws nearer, florists are busy preparing for a jam-packed period of Christmas celebrations. Here's an insight into the key trends and what we can expect from floral festivities this year, with a round up from some of London’s suppliers.    

Pinstripes and Peonies predict trends  

If we’re going to channel our Mystic Meg, team Pinstripes and Peonies are going to predict that festive arrangements for 2018 will be pared back, rustic and less ornate. We’re seeing loose and wild foliage; dainty whites with the likes of hellebore or mistletoe coming back into trend and replacing the bold reds and golds; lots of untreated wood and the oh-so-classic pinecone to complete this year’s winter forest look.

(Photo credit: Pinstripes and Peonies)

Lavender Green recaptures the excitement of Christmas

Gone are the days where Christmas all looked the same. We’ve found that most recently our clients are asking to bring back some of the excitement felt as a child at Christmas, and there are so many ways to do this. Whether it’s a minimalist or maximalist look that they’re going for, we like to focus on the senses. By adding scent, texture and lots of visual surprises and coupling these with fabulous catering and production, you ensure an experience that will bring back the magic of Christmases past.

(Photo credit: Lavender Green)

Veevers Carter creates the scent of Christmas for venue and home

One of our favourite Christmas traditions is decorating Downing Street for Starlight Children’s Foundation. Each year we use lots of ivy and pine foliage with candles and twinkly fairy lights nestled within. This look is easy to recreate at home too, foliage from the garden can be draped across the mantlepiece and meandered between candlesticks for a festive table scape. Simple additions like dried oranges and limes and cinnamon sticks add more interest to the table and make the room smell even more delicious.

(Photo credit: June Essex)