Barefoot Blooms

An ode to the flower. The blossom. The bloom.

As an ethnobotanist I’ve always been fascinated with the choice of flowers for each bridal bouquet or boutonnière. Why was an arrangement pieced together? Was it purely an aesthetic choice, or do the blooms carry meaning? Perhaps a combination of the two?

For years I’d grown accustomed to symmetrical arrangements, pieced together with recognizable blooms and unbound by season or location as they are often readily available. Then came the asymmetrical arrangements full of colour, full of vibrance, full of character.

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