You may have noticed there’s been a movement brewing over the last few years for hand-picked, fresh from the garden, meandering floral arrangements. An article in T Magazine says we’re in the midst of a floral revolution. Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of some of the top florists in the country will give you a heady dose of the beautiful and creative arrangements in favor today. From weddings and events to bouquets in vases, blooms are creatively mixed with grasses, pods, herbs, fruits and vegetables, often with tendrils reaching beyond the halo of a typical, tight arrangement.
Many of the florists responsible for this movement are young women and floral farmers connecting with nature, much like the farm-to-table movement, working exclusively with seasonal flora. Together, they’re abandoning common, mass-produced flowers and instead sourcing blooms directly from select farms catering to their needs. Many of these florists are so popular with a devoted following, they’ve branched out to offer workshops and a few have published books.
The T Magazine article goes into further depth on the trend citing early influencers, such as Constance Spry and Madderlake and shares some of the current leaders of the movement. I’ve added a few of my favorites, Floret, Saipua, Emily Thompson, Moon Canyon, Flower Girl and 100 Layer Cake, below.
Flower Girl photo:Kelly Stuart
100 Layer Cake photo: Jessie Webster
Source: Top photo via Sarah Winward