Layers of Green

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The starting point for Sunyoung Lee’s magical final wedding project stemmed from one of nature’s most familiar palettes, a symphony of greens. Her immersive designs play on a rich variety of verdant tones and textures, delicately interlaced with soft notes of grey and uplifting whites. Here she kindly shares her…

Concept and Design May 2014 Helen 387 387 Zita Elze Flowers

Concept and Design May 2014 Helen

Showcasing the oeuvre of another of our brilliant students from the May flower school in London – here is Helen’s Concept and Design project work, which was displayed to great effect outside Zita’s shop in Kew, Richmond. Helen’s on-trend theme was the Recycled Garden. Find out more about Zita Elze’s Design Academy.

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Press: Fairytale Floral Gowns, British MODE June 2014

“I love working with different textures and colours, but I never create a design based on these factors alone… I create based on emotions… Our perception is limited by habit, rules and regulations, and I believe that only if we are able to transcend them, we can be real whether something is right or wrong,…

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Concept and Design May 2014 Zuzana 580 580 Zita Elze Flowers

Concept and Design May 2014 Zuzana

More project work from the wonderful group of students at Zita Elze’s flower school last month. Zuzana’s delicious Concept and Design project, illustrated below, graced the Design Academy‘s courtyard. Find out more about Zita Elze’s floristry classes in Kew, London on these pages.  

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Concept and Design May 2014 Amal 580 580 Zita Elze Flowers

Concept and Design May 2014 Amal

Another lovely group of talented students have been enjoying the challenges of flower school this month at Zita Elze’s Design Academy in Kew, London. Here is some of Amal’s Concept and Design classwork, displayed in the main shop window, together with her original wreath and bouquet designs.

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Press: Brides Jul/Aug 2014 502 693 Zita Elze Flowers

Press: Brides Jul/Aug 2014

Brides magazine’s much anticipated Big Day wedding Lookbook is hot off the press in the July/August issue. Featuring all four seasons the lavish spreads have been photographed by Mel Yates against the regal backdrop of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Zita Elze’s detailed designs for an autumn 2014 wedding focus on peaches, burnt oranges and deep…

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Books: International Floral Art 2014-15

Honoured to have had a couple of projects selected for this prestigious publication, which features the best in contemporary floral design from all corners of the globe. In 2014, the International Floral Art series is celebrating its 10th year with a recently released festive Jubilee Edition, in which Hideka Tonomura and Julian Winslow’s photographs of Zita…

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Press: Fusion Flowers Jun/Jul 2014 463 683 Zita Elze Flowers

Press: Fusion Flowers Jun/Jul 2014

Thrilled with Fusion Flowers’ ‘Zita Elze at Chelsea: The Grass is Always Greener’ review in the June/July 2014 issue, an inspired and inspiring magazine, celebrating the very best in floristry design everywhere. The article, timed to coincide with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, features a garden and floral embroidery gown from RHS Chelsea 2013, and was…

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Alan Titchmarsh Enflowered

One of Britain’s most famous gardening commentators is in full bloom in the current issue of the Radio Times in a feature relating to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which opens tomorrow. Titchmarsh wears a floral top hat and tie and an embellished no. 50 in his pocket, all designed and decorated by Zita Elze,…

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Floral Embroidery Class May 2014

More beautiful work in Zita Elze’s popular flower school in London this week as Helen, one of the students, creates simple fresh arrangements using white roses, wild flowers, leaves, tiny fruit and nuts, together with a basket full of luscious green apples interspersed with the daintiest flower garland. Check course details and reviews on the…

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Dia das Mães

Mother’s Day, which we covered recently in a couple of blogposts, is back on the agenda – Korea’s Parent’s Day is today – Saturday sees celebrations in El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Belize and Sunday May 11th is a popular date for numerous other countries. Brazil, Zita’s beautiful native country certainly deserves a mention as…

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May Day

Traditionally May Day marked the end of winter, an occasion for celebration and decoration: floral garlands, a house filled with flowers and greenery, a time for renewal and fertility festivals. Across England it is the time for Maypole and Morris dancing, village parties and the crowning of a May queen to celebrate Flora, the Roman…

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Handmade with Flowers

We were delighted to see photographer Lucy Davenport’s beautiful pictures appear en masse in a Style Me Pretty feature last week, focused on Leanne and Ben’s exquisite wedding. So much so that we’ve picked out some favourite shots for these pages and are reposting The Dreamcatchers’ video (below, with thanks to Debs McCoy for the…

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