Connecting music, floral art, compassion and love came naturally to cellist and floristry student Ka Young Kwon. Researching her Advanced Wedding Design concept, she says: “I saw one picture. There was an old steel box in the woods and this made me think of a wounded soldier. In my project I wanted to express the peace and happiness of the soldier after the war was over.”
Ka Young Kwon chose her course so that she could create every aspect of a larger scale project. She designed the wedding theme around her inspirational image, picking chocolate cosmos for the vintage brown of the box and white waxflowers and cow parsley to suggest an atmosphere of recovery for her imaginary soldier. The whole set has a delicate balance and sensitivity: “I hope others will be consoled by seeing my project. I wanted the wounded soldier to feel comforted and blessed.”
“I took flower classes in different schools in Korea, France and the UK to develop my skills, but I wanted to become more sensitive in my work, so I chose Zita, who is well known as a designer of great creativity. I felt moved from the very first class. I was impressed by her attitude toward flowers, I think she really loves them. This is what I would like and to be able to integrate feelings into my designs. I see them as artworks not products. I majored in cello and love music and floral art in equal measure. One day I would love to open a flower shop inspired by music. I really thank Zita. She helped me become a sensitive designer, to have the hope that flowers can heal the world’s suffering.” Ka Young Kwon, 2016
“Ka Young was a very gentle, sensitive and attentive student. I feel that her approach to floristry as art, coloured by her passion as a musician, add a depth which is reflected in a her well-rounded finished project. We also had fun when her husband joined in with her photoshoot!” Zita Elze, 2017
Visit Ka Young Kwon’s Instagram page to view her latest work.
Photography © Julian Winslow