Tulip Fever Beyond the Bouquet

Once revered as the king of flowers, tulips are essentially synonymous with spring time. A time of renewal and the perfect season to begin a budding new life together. If you are planning on being a spring time bride, this beauty is going induce tulip fever beyond the bouquet. Elizabeth Solaru of  Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium is the visionary behind this organic, raw stunner that celebrates the cheerful bloom. Bringing together some not so obvious ways to rejuvenate one of our favorite flowers, alongside UK industry professionals Alice Calcasola van der of List All in One Seasons and Deborah Wedding Day Hire. Bulbs and tulip heads adorn every surface and detail, including the trees, for this Dutch inspired rustic and earthy vibe that will help sow some inspirational seeds, thanks to Helen Warner Photography behind the lens. We are talking serious flower power here.

Tulip Fever Beyond the Bouquet

Transforming the floral school of the talented Dutch florist Alice Calcasloa, this team created a tulip wonderland using thousands of British grown white blooms supplied by Smith and Munson. Attaching tulips to a glorious heart shaped tree for a dramatic cascade effect and hanging hundreds of white ribbons to weave the tulip heads and bulbs. Throughout the tablescape floral was woven into charger-like replicas that surrounded each place setting being the only floral on the table aside from the beautiful chair back décor that added to the rustic charm. The table setting ware from brass and green tones were simple, yet gave a cohesive feel. Above the table was the large floral ribbon design that perfectly incorporated vast amounts of delicate texture and the main colors of the themed shoot. This lovelies, is how you create tulip fever beyond the bouquet. But, we would be remiss in not mentioning that glorious beauty that ties into the raw feel of this organic gem. Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, of course NEVER disappoints. We don’t know how she does it, but her creativity knows no bounds. Adding to the overall concept planning, she also whisked up several cakes and sweet treats including a 5-tier white and green ruffle cake with white sugar tulips, a green crackle effect cake, a two tier watercolor effect cake and a gold hand painted distressed cake.


Photographer: Helen Warner Photography | Shoot Concept, Cakes  and Styling: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium | Flowers and Styling: Alice Calcasola van der List All in One Seasons | Tulip grower and Supplier: Smith and Munson | Props and Styling: Deborah Wedding Day Hire | Bridal Styling, Accessories, Hair and Make Up: Botias | Bridal Designer: Annie by Eliza Jane Howell | Bridal Retailer: Morgan Davies Bridal | Stationery: Plume Design | Chairs, Crockery, Glasses and Cutlery: Classic Crockery

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