Informal dried flower arrangements in Copenhagen
It was a Big Birthday just before Christmas and Mike took me for a fab few days at the Christmas markets. I was quite surprised how many shops and department stores were using dried flowers to brighten their displays. All pics taken with my smartphone while I was out and about in the late afternoon twilight!
Preserved foliage and ornamental grasses in Magasin du Nord department store
The two pics above show ivory colour preserved ruscus leaves wired into a hoop for a Christmas display, but it would work equally well for a wedding.
Also in Magasin du Nord was a table display using ivory coloured phalaris grass. This is a simple idea for a wedding table setting – just use ribbon to tie some stems into a napkin:
Natural and dyed pampas and other grasses featured heavily in other dried flower displays dotted around the store:
Market flowers at Torvehallerne
We spotted colourful dried flower stalls both inside and outside at this popular food market.
This florist shop we spotted one evening had a lovely window display of dry blooms. I looked it up online when I got home – it’s called Faded Flowers
Shopping guide for these floristry items
Make arrangements in this style by mixing natural and dyed items in a range of shapes and sizes with plenty of ornamental grasses for an informal look.
All of these are often available from my shop:
Ivory colour preserved ruscus leaves | Ivory coloured phalaris grass
Natural pampas grass | Natural lunaria / honesty / money plant
Bearded wheat stems | Ivory broom bloom
Ivory phalaris grass | Natural setaria grass
Pale pink sea lavender | Natural miscanthus stems
Natural bullrushes | Pussy willow
Protea repens red (protea pendula) | Preserved dyed gypsophila
Dry Banksia |Poker statice bunch
Dried eucalyptus foliage | Dyed phalaris grasses
Natural lagurus grass | Dried lavender bunch
Helichrysum heads | Bleached ivory oats