Blooming Lovely – The bride wore….flowers!

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Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have a wedding dress created entirely from flowers?! Floral alchemist Larry Walshe agrees as he was once again commissioned to create an astonishing dress made of over 2,000 fresh stems for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

This exquisite dress opened the Gold Award-Winning Cleve West garden design and features over 2,000 real Peruvian ferns, Spray Roses, Achillea, Alstroemeria, Dahlia & Astilbe in a palette of white & green. Larry Walshe is one of Britain’s foremost luxury floral designers. Based in London, his lavish, abundant use of texture and colour, coupled with a distinctive vision delivers opulent, memorable and dramatic designs that transform weddings and events both in the UK and abroad.

Flowers dress | Ultimate Wedding Magazine | Kate Nielen Photography

Crafted from a skeleton of raw steel by skilled artisans, this dress assumes a timeless and theatrical silhouette whilst seamlessly integrating a contemporary approach through the use of progressive techniques and modern innovation. The bodice works to create a flattering shape whilst the crinoline below adds a rigid notion that echoes the masculinity of the Cleve West garden design. The organic way in which this veritably “grows” up and around the dress adds delicacy and sensitivity to the brash skeleton beneath. Leaving an element of the crinoline untouched affords a wonderful sense of light and shade and really works to celebrate this modern design.

Woman in flower dress | Ultimate Wedding Magazine | Kate Nielen Photography

Photography courtesy of Kate Nielen Photography