Name a Spring/Summer trend of 2015 that is more fun than fringe. We dare you. Whether on a blouse, bag, skirt, or sandal, the 70s staple is always ready to move around and mix things up. Fringe is definitely a personal favorite of ours this season, so of course we immediately started dreaming up translations of the trend for the big day. We’re not just talking wedding attire. Nope, that would be too easy. We’re talking event styling — flowers, specifically.
But how exactly do you create floral fringe?
Wisteria, of course!
Afterall, it is just “so frickin’ romantic,” as Taylor Patterson, founder of Fox Fodder Farm, dubbed the heavenly hanging florets while we hung out in her studio a few weeks ago (a pretty dead-on description if you ask us). We were more than relieved when FFF took on the floral interpretation of this particularly tricky trend for us. In fact, according to Patterson, that’s exactly why she chose it!
The Brooklyn based floral studio not only works 20-30 weddings a year, but also does some stunning editorial styling on the side (and even purveys all-natural scents and soaps as well). FFF’s work, along with Patterson herself, have made multiple appearances in reputable lifestyle publications such as Vogue (heard of it?) and recently the floral design studio made Martha Stewart Weddings “62 Top Florists for 2015.” We, however, stumbled upon their gorgeous bundles of blooms the good old fashioned way: Instagram.
Offering up squares upon squares of artfully arranged stems, @foxfodderfarm was an easy follow. But aren’t most florists? True, flowers are inherently “pretty” but FFF’s meticulously sculpted, asymmetrical arrangements take Mother Nature to the next level. It’s no wonder the bash’s under their belts don’t look like your average cookie cutter, pastel Pinterest affairs overall. A more distinct set seem to comprise the FFF customer; couples that may be a bit ahead of the bridal curve. And Patterson’s right there with ’em.
“I’m really stoked when people don’t want it to feel too wedding-y,” the FFF creative director told us when we questioned her on her favorite kinds of floral design gigs. And that’s when we really knew this was going to get good. No surprise here, Patterson studied art history and fine art in school, and as you’ll be able to tell from the shots above she’s graduated from aesthetic scholar to full-on artist.
Click through the gallery above to catch a bit of the process and inspiration behind Fox Fodder Farm’s take on floral fringe.
All photos by UNIQUE LAPIN Photography unless otherwise captioned