You might have noticed moss creeping into my designs more and more lately, but it's always been a favourite of mine due to its fabulous texture and colour. In this post I'll be showing you some ideas I've had working with flat Spagnum Moss but in the next month or so I will also introduce some designs using a more vibrant green moss which Florists call Bun Moss. If you're really lucky, you might find it on your roof! A word to the wise though, moss plays an essential role environmentally so don't be tempted to forage especially as there are a number of species which are protected - some of which are quite tricky to identify.
So what are my predictions for one the latest trend in Wedding designs? Well, you will definitely see moss being used together with succulents and in particular, sempervivum. Their opposite textures work really well next to each other, particularly when teamed with gorgeous coral roses or coral peonies - another huge flowery trend.
Containers will play a big part in using moss and, depending on your styling, can be either rustic and romantic, or cool and stylish. I love using grey, distressed urns in a Georgian or Baroque style. Little moss balls wrapped in sparkly silver bullion wire look gorgeous against silver 'Grecian' containers. Or, for a totally different styling, the juxaposition of natural, earthy moss trapped in glassware can be just fabulous. I've got heaps of ideas around this 'look' and will bring you some really new ideas based around this concept in the next couple of weeks or so.
Here are a few designs I've made in the few weeks ...
Photocredit Niel Stewart Photography