Read an interview with our newest recommended supplier at Cowdray House, the florists at Wild at Heart, covering all things wedding flowers, trend predictions for 2024 and their advice to couples looking for the perfect wedding florist.
Wild at Heart is one of the most celebrated British luxury florists, renowned for an opulent, visionary and creative approach to flowers for weddings and events. Founder and creative powerhouse, Nikki Tibbles’ sought-after style has earned many press accolades over the years, as well as an A-list following and commissions from some of the world’s most luxurious brands and venues. Each floral bouquet and fantastical decorative installation is handmade with love and a generosity of spirit that is unique to Nikki and her dedicated team.
How would you describe Wild at Heart’s style in three words?
Immersive, wild and magical.
What do you love about being a florist for weddings and events?
My favourite thing about working in the wedding and event industry is the opportunity to transform our clients’ dreams into reality. The wide variety of requests and ideas we receive constantly challenges us to push boundaries and craft unique, original designs.
What are you most looking forward to while working as a recommended supplier at Cowdray House?
With the historic significance of Cowdray House, set within the most fabulous Capability Brown landscape – we can’t wait to design flowers that work in simpatico with the exterior and interior of the house and grounds. There are so many exciting ways to design immersive floral experiences in the space and look forward to seeing what our talented event designers bring!
What bouquet would you say best describes Cowdray House?
It has to be our Midnight Meadow Bouquet! It’s filled with soft pink roses and deep raspberry toned dahlias, sangrisorbia, and achillea, intertwined with bursts of seasonal berries and foliage, appearing as if every flower was plucked straight from the rolling hills of the Sussex countryside surrounding the Cowdray Estate.
What advice do you have for a couple when looking for a wedding florist?
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming so when looking for a florist, it is always a good idea to look at previous weddings and events they have done so you can get an idea of the style of their work and find inspiration of the sort of flowers you would like to do! Schedule consultations so that you can ask any questions you have and make sure you are finding the right fit for you.
What are your predictions for wedding florals in 2024?
As environmental consciousness continues to grow, we expect to see couples opting for more sustainable flower designs, whether this is by incorporating more plants within designs, locally sourced flowers or through dried flowers instead of fresh – we are always looking for more sustainable, yet beautifully impactful ways of creating our installations.
In addition to sustainability, we expect to see lots of wild, more relaxed styled arrangements with a focus on playing with texture and muted colours to mimic ‘flowers freshly picked from a garden’. We love the unstructured, natural look where it feels like the flowers really did grow from the ground and walls around you!
Flowers for winter weddings in the UK are often very difficult for couples to decide on, what would you recommend?
When it comes to winter weddings there are many ways to design romantic arrangements through seasonal flowers. Roses are always a wonderful choice for wedding flowers as they are available all year-round in a plethora of colours and sizes! Winter foliage is also a beautiful way of transforming your wedding into a seasonal wonder, with fragrant pine and eucalyptus, mixed with winter ferns and grasses – it’s no wonder our team love it when we get a request for a winter wedding.
Finally, incorporating winter berries, such as hypericum or holly will bring a festive touch and add dimension and texture to your arrangements.
How far in advance do you need to book wedding flowers?
The further in advance the better! When choosing your wedding florist, it’s good to get it booked as soon as possible to avoid disappointment of your desired florist being unavailable. Having longer to plan also allows you more time to choose your favourite flowers and styles with your florist to ensure your vision comes to life.
We recently had the pleasure of hosting Wild at Heart, who transformed Cowdray House’s Buck Hall into a whimsical spring wonderland using clouds of gypsophila. The evening was unforgettable, with clients, friends, and other suppliers joining us for dinner catered by Caper & Berry. Find out more about the process behind their creations here.
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