Event styling tips with Blush Flowers.
When you get a little older it seems the days between birthday parties and celebrations become less and less, time flies by faster, birthday after birthday, but some years are more important than others so it’s good to take that opportunity and celebrate in style.
We spoke to Kelly Karam, Creative Director at Blush Flowers in New Zealand (if you haven’t heard of them you must see their Instagram) asking for tips on how she uses flowers to create a beautiful atmosphere for celebrating those milestone occasions.
Styling Tips from Kelly
- Work with your surroundings and keep to the style of venue. It takes a lot of time (and money) to transform a venue’s style, and you could be left with something that doesn’t feel authentic. Instead, use your styling to enhance the style of the venue, rather than to change it.
- For evening events, candle light is key to add warmth and ambiance. Play around with candle heights and shapes, and introduce glass votives, traditional candle sticks and large, feature cylinder vases.
- For the florals, don’t mix colours. Instead, stick to one colour tone, for example whites and creams or pinks. Use 3 to 5 varieties to add texture. If you don’t have a lot of confidence with flowers, consider using just one variety per vase, and the vases together.
For some inspiration here are some images of a private function styled by Blush Flowers at Auckland’s French Cafe. Set in a private dining room, they had the autonomy to create an intimate space with a jewel-toned palette. Flowers used here include Garden Roses, Tulips, Phalaenopsis Orchids, Slipper Orchids, Cymbidium Orchids, and Anthuriums. There’s only one word I’ll use to describe this, stunning.
Photography: Duncan Innes
If you’re considering styling your own event with flowers, read my tips here on Sydney Flower Markets.