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Peeling Away The Layers

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We’re delighted to share Julia Marsden’s delicate and meaningful Concept and Design project at the ZE Flower School. She had already attended Zita’s Hand Tied Bouquet class when she enrolled and has since taken the Sympathy Flowers class. Julia felt that attending a subsequent Flower Embroidery course brought the final…

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Autumn Flower Arch

Pumpkin perfection for Halloween! This was the first time we created a giant floral arch as a group during the 4 week course and it’s a project that we’ll continue to include in our classes given its tremendous success. “It was amazing working with my lovely girls. We had such a fantastic time designing and…

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From the Zita Elze Design Academy today, an interview with Se Hee Hong, Wedding Master Class student, August 2017, and images of her final design project: Pewter. How long was your course? It lasted 5 days and was my first time learning with Zita. What were the highlights of the class for you? Learning how Zita…

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Ferragamo’s Garden

Floral designer Tetê Castanha’s Concept and Design project draws its voluptuous colours, notably pink, orange and blush, from the visionary Salvatore Ferragamo’s works. Her flowing arrangements blend the essence of his designs and her own sunshine personality with her skills as an accomplished florist, all in the potent creative atmosphere of one of Zita’s most…

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Zita Elze Aashni Co 2017 at The Dorchester. Photography: Julian Winslow LP15wm
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Garden of Eden

French orchard meets Garden of Eden at the Aashni + Co Wedding Show at The Dorchester, Mayfair earlier this year. The splendid art deco Gold Room underwent it’s 3rd spectacular transformation – see earlier incarnations here – in as many years with Zita dreaming up another spellbinding concept. Russet apples, figs, kiwis, grapes and vines mingle…

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Almond Haze

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…

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Field of Dreams

Ukrainian student Svitlana Oliinyk Mashtaler’s dreamlike landscape is filled with nature’s soft summer bounty: “I wanted everything to be very simple but filled with enchantment, catching the freedom and innocence of my country’s rich culture and history in the wind dancing through a field of wheat, ripe for harvesting.”  Svitlana completed the advanced wedding floristry…

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British Flowers Week 2017

We’re delighted to see British Flowers Week blossom for its 5th year from 19-25th June! Check Zita’s spectacular real flower gown created for the campaign in 2015. This year we’re running special flower crown workshops in the Design Academy in Kew. Learn how to create a stunning floral headpiece using our pick of fresh British…

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Wedding Stories 2017 – III

Our final Wedding Stories post, photographed in Kew Gardens’ historic Nash Conservatory, features reception flowers designed by Ji Yeong Kim, Youngson Song and Bora Ju, all professional florists and designers, on a special Advanced Wedding Design Master Class devised by Zita and co-organised by Daisy Bhang. Youngson was inspired by the enticing graphic shapes of sliced…

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Wedding Stories 2017 – II

In part II of this special Advanced Wedding Design Master Class we look at the personal flowers created by Eunhee Lim and Su Jin Kim: bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets, buttonholes, floral headpieces and attendants’ dresses. Zita’s floral embroidery technique is expertly showcased by the students on Little Bevan‘s delightful Josephine dress, modelled by Ava, our…

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Wedding Stories 2017 – I

A special advanced wedding design master class was devised in April for a talented group of professional florists and designers from Korea. The week began at the Zita Elze Design Academy and ended in Kew Gardens’ iconic Nash Conservatory, with a styled shoot showcasing the students’ collaborative tour de force. Su Youn Park and  Youngso…

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Kew Gardens Wedding Ceremony

As blossom abounds and the wedding season flourishes, we’re sharing images from our favourite local venue, Kew Gardens. The Royal Botanic Gardens’ iconic Nash Conservatory, set up for an enchanted real wedding ceremony by Zita, is dressed almost entirely in white flowers and poised for the groom, bride and guests’ arrival. Designed by John Nash,…

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Easter 2017

Definitely one of our favourite times in the Kew Gardens flower shop – Easter flies in on a sweet spring breeze, bringing with it fresh young shoots in delicious shades of green, fragile new blooms, multi-textured foliage, abstract patterned eggshells and a soft cloud of feathers. Order some Easter magic to be delivered anywhere in…

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