Flowers, fruit and vegetables

Fruit and flower arrangements are like Marmite: you either love them or hate them!

There are two very distinct groups amongst floral designers: I am a member of the first group that incorporates  fruit and vegetables into their floral arrangements; these add variety, texture, shape, contrast and interest to the design. The second group only use these for the Harvest Festival arrangements, otherwise for them flowers and fruit combinations are a no-no.

I love using fruit into my floral designs: it provides a talking point and an economical solution for weddings and private parties – clients can use them both as table centrepieces and as favours or even desserts!

Here are some other tried and tested  ideas for fruit & flowers designs:

  • Dome of velvety Grand Prix roses in a red chili lined glass tank
  • Submerged apples in tall glass cylinders
  • Bunches of spring flowers in shades of orange and vibrant yellow in lemon-lined tanks
  • Table centrepieces with purple hydrangeas and luscious plums
  • Autumnal hydrangeas  and mini green apples dome –  an elegant bridal bouquet