Florist Lydie Dalton selects four of her favourite bouquets, showcasing her twin passions for all things floral and the beauty of the midsummer English garden
Lydie Dalton grew up in rural southern France, in a family of flower and fruit growers. After moving to Paris, and then England, she developed her passion for all things floral – most particularly roses and the midsummer English garden. Becoming a florist was, she says, a return to her roots. Working across the Home Counties and London, her design approach combines English style with classic French elegance. She loves using perfumed roses – both English and French – and sources these, along with Provence lavender, from the very best suppliers.
1. Pastel perfection
This glorious bouquet incorporates a home-made armature to add movement and lightness, and let each bloom shine. It features a fresh pastel combination of Guelder rose, Nigella, Astilbe, Astrantia hydrangea and lush Menta and Sensation roses; greenery includes fern, eucalyptus and salal.
2. Roses all the way
This romantic and feminine domed bouquet centres on Lydia spray roses, alongside ranunculus, rice flowers, Astilbes, lilac and scented stock. It is hand tied with double velvet and silk ribbons.
3. Velvet and lace
This elegant hand-tied bouquet has a restrained colour palette of green, with accents of soft white and tonal pinks. It combines blowsy textural Queen Anne’s Lace flowers with velvety garden roses and is hand-tied with a soft grey ribbon.
4. Beach blooms
The perfect choice for a beach or high-summer wedding, this naturalistic design blends greys and soft greens with blooms chosen for their resilience to heat and sand. It includes eucalyptus, bear grass, blue thistle and Majolika and Menta roses.
Lydie Dalton Floral Design
Lydie Dalton works across the south-east. For more information about her designs for weddings and special events, visit lydiedaltonfloraldesign.co.uk
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