If you’re looking for local wedding vendors with a PASSION for the creative, look no further than florist Hannah Lowery of Edges Wild Studio! You’re bound to be as blown away as we were reading over her interpretation of feelings and emotion in florals and her description of her favorite bloom – the hellebore. Get to know Hannah as you read up on her tips for selecting florals for your wedding day in today’s Q&A below!
Photo // Daniel Colvin Photography
What florals do you foresee trending in 2019?
Growers are definitely responding to the Pantone color of the year, so we’re already seeing increased flower options in Living Coral, which is fun. Beyond that, I agree with world renowned designer and educator Hitomi Gilliam that the popular “organic” or “garden” style is getting refined into a bit more of an artful, polished, technically brilliant form that still maintains traces of the undone elegance that has captured so many hearts over the last decade or so.
What’s the most exciting way you’ve seen florals incorporated in a wedding?
I actually once had a Museum of Natural History bride express her interest in carnivorous flowers, so we worked Venus fly traps and pitcher plants into her prehistoric cocktail table arrangements. It’s still one of my favorite botanical incorporations of all time! But perhaps the biggest surprise factor was that they were locally sourced as the Piney Woods of Texas are home to a large number of the world’s known carnivorous plant species!
What should a couple consider when selecting their florals?
I’ve heard flowers described as “pure emotion,” so a helpful consideration is “how do you want your event to feel?” Answer with your gut without overthinking, and you’ll probably be surprised at how it cuts through the clutter of options and clarifies what kind of visual qualities (like colors and textures) are for you, and who will be able to take you there. Florists tend to be wizards at interpreting a “feel,” but each one has a telling emotional center of gravity.
Tell us about your favorite bloom!
My favorite flower is the hellebore, no contest. Every variety is the perfect paradox; simple but complex, demure but bold, sophisticated but easy, and the twilight-y color variation that can occur within a single stem is just to-die-for. The cutting season runs late winter through late spring, so I definitely pine for the little lookers during summer and fall.