Wild, eclectic wedding flowers by Jay Archer Floral Design

Inspired by eclectic music, early mornings, late nights, and an incessant need for caffeine, the latest wedding flower Look Book by Jay Archer Floral Design is an ode to wild love affairs and rock ‘n’ roll.

Challenging the neat, pastel prettiness of popular wedding floristry, Jay hopes the Look Book will inspire 2014 couples to ‘think outside the box’ when planning their wedding flowers.

Jay Archer bouquet

Chocolate cosmos, black elderflower, and Himalayan honeysuckle bouquet by Jay Archer

The bouquet is inspired by singer Patti Smith’s ‘Because the night’; a wild, passionate love affair, or the elopement of young lovers; filled with homegrown chocolate cosmos, black elderflower, and Himalayan honeysuckle.

A feverishly layered archway of English flowers, weeping pear, passion flower vines, and clematis, make the perfect backdrop for a bohemian ceremony. The sweetheart table, arranged for an intimate wedding breakfast, is decorated with artichoke, gold leaf figs, astilbe, and astrantia.

For the table plan, Jay has taken inspiration from the Scottish hills; childhood holidays spent playing in the stream and clambering mossy rocks. Bringing a personal story to a wedding staple, the moss covered table plan is rich and earthy.

In comparison, the decadence of the amaranthus, also known as love-lies-bleeding, is wildly romantic. Using popular favorites like ranunculus, English hydrangea and peony, Jay changes the perception of using traditional florals in a truly modern setting.

You can find more photos from the lookbook and read a fantastic interview with Jay over on Love Scarlett, where she talks about the inspiration behind her designs, her passions

About Jay Archer Floral Design

Jay Archer Floral Design is an award-winning wedding and event florist based in north Hampshire and covering London and the South East. Her style is often described as natural, abundant and eclectic, with an emphasis on homegrown, seasonal and locally sourced flowers with quirky textures and old fashioned scents. For more information visit http://www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com.


Wedding work, level 2 floristry

The below gallery shows a selection of wired and glued wedding work, including a standard wired corsage and glued corsage, glued badge, Alice band, wrist corsage, basket in oasis, wired accessory and oasis-based handbag novelty, plus a wired loose open bridesmaid’s posy and a loose open posy in oasis.

A quick view of my latest college work

My internet access is a bit sporadic at the moment (no Sky engineer available until 19 Nov, argh!), so here’s a little taster of what I’ve been up to at college recently. Here I am ‘modelling’ a bridal wristband and hair comb, and also a traditional corsage. Excuse the rather rubbish photos, the college classroom doesn’t always provide the best light or backgrounds! Very fetching though, no?!
floral wristlet and comb accessories

Wristlet and comb accessories

Traditional corsage with spray roses, hypericum berries, china grass and ivy

Traditional corsage with spray roses, hypericum berries, china grass and ivy