The colour: red
A palette of red is guaranteed to suit festive celebrations, but don’t feel restricted to the winter months as the various shades – and their association with love, passion and energy – can work for every season. The availability of the iconic red rose, whether you choose the dark ‘Black Baccara’ variety or brighter ‘Ruby Red’ and ‘Passion’ varieties, means you’ll be spoilt for choice. As well as roses, other popular blooms available in shades of scarlet include dahlias, peonies, anemones and vanda orchids. Feathery ‘Fanal’ astilbe can add texture to an all-red bouquet, and viburnum berries complement a rustic design.
The bouquets: Love Lily and Zita Elze.