Day Four - Designs using British Lupins by Jay Archer

Jay Archer’s work embraces the loose, unstructured, natural American design and makes it her own.

Her exuberant wedding floristry gives a hint of the character of the artist at work here, and a love of natural British flowers gives Jay’s floristry a distinctly English design aesthetic.

Rockin’ the Lupin

The vibrant, clashing flowerheads of twisting lupins spiral like fireworks from the stone urn, which brims over with euphorbia, allliums, delphiniums, and branches of beech and oak. A cottage garden classic becomes a pop sensation!

British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market
British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market
British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market
British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market

The Wedding Bouquet

Lupins, foxgloves, peonies and cornflowers come together with glorious British foliages – oak, sambucus nigra and beech – with an added pop of the clashing red poppy in this asymmetric, joyful bouquet.

British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market
British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market

Ceremonial Arch

Outdoor weddings are – despite the British weather – a growing trend, and this rustic ceremonial arch would be just the thing in a woodland setting. A structure of birch branches is swathed with beech, oak, white lupins, cerinthe, bronze fennel, white phlox and the delicate orlaya grandiflora.

British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market
British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market
British Flowers Week 2015 Day 4 Design by Jay Archer using British Lupins - Presented to you by New Covent Garden Flower Market

www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com

Read more about Jay Archer in our Profile for British Flowers Week here.

Read more about British lupins here.