White Wedding Stories
by: Zita Elze
The concept of a white wedding originated in Britain, taking its cue from the dress colour, white or ivory. Queen Victoria started the trend, marrying her Prince Charming in a white lace gown. The Victorian elite followed suit and the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve always loved working with white flowers. They offer a unique opportunity to play with light and to mix textures while creating a distinct, enveloping atmosphere. White is so versatile too – it can spell city smart, country romantic, clean cut modern, vintage glamour, space age futuristic, artful detail or boho blousy. White can be crisp and cool, or soft, satiny and sensual. And where white is too much or not enough, there is every shade of cream, ivory, pearl and alabaster. A great choice for brides getting married at any time of the year, white plants are available in all seasons from Christmas roses, spring’s scented blossoms and frilled tulips, via summer’s abundant offerings through to autumnal dahlias; not forgetting snowberries, Dusty Miller foliage and ‘moon penny’ seed heads. Whenever I work on a white wedding, any wedding in fact, I have a fresh approach and love to weave a new story for each bride and groom, inspired by their personal reasons for making this classic and also very contemporary choice.
See Zita Elze at Brides The Show this Autumn! She'll be on stand M134.