Inspired by the soft velveteen textures of fresh almonds, their form contrasted by delicate foliage and flowers in whites and touches of pastel, interior designer Lim Yesung created a story filled with grace for his final Advanced Wedding Design project. This was part of a 4 week floristry master course at the Zita Elze Design Academy. Inspired by a hazy image of a female figure, he also drew on the dual tones of the almonds, olive green and grey, to create a sense of mystery. This concept was completed with a bridal bouquet glimpsed through a fine grey veil, amidst still life displays and personal flowers, including bouquets, a floral circlet, boutonnières and a pomander.
“I chose Zita because she is one of the most famous florists in London, but the most important reason was that she teaches without the use of demonstrations. Frankly at first it was really hard for me to study in this way, but the curriculum forced me to find my own design style. At the time I didn’t plan to open a flower shop – I just wanted to use floral aspects to enhance to my major in space design – but now I have launched my own design company combining interiors and spatial design with floristry.”
“It was lovely working with a like-minded designer. Being qualified in interior design myself I was able to intuitively grasp what he expected from the master class. Yesung Lim is a very talented and gentle designer and I wish him all the success he deserves with his new venture.” – Zita Elze, 2017
Photography © Julian Winslow