Photography: Angela Guo for Her World Brides. Makeup: Beno Lim. Hair: Den Ng Venue: Poppy Flora Studio
With 19 years of experience, Sarah Lim of Poppy Flora Studio is no stranger to creating and delivering beautiful arrangements and bouquets for that special occasion. She shares her thoughts on upcoming floral trends, and tips for the wedding day.
“I was in advertising before I embarked on my own floral business. I was thinking of marketing my own brand after eight years of creating presence for other people’s brands. Entrepreneurship runs strongly in my family (my parents) and this is a trait that is a big part of my upbringing. I would say that’s why I do what I do now.”
“Our style is evocative of Mother Nature’s creations- wild, natural beauty.”
Trends for floral arrangements and bouquets will lean towards being more organic with lots of natural movement. The look is less structured and immaculate, and more freewheeling. That said, it’s not actually a big mess of greens – just somethings that’s more wild and overflowing.
When choosing blooms for their hand bouquets, brides should also consider the style of their gown and even their own size. This will impact the composition of their entire wedding day look.
The ability to ask and question, to be imaginative and creatively curious when you are not sure and then to put action base on our intuition, WILL enable us to make a difference. This will be perfected with practise. Trust your sense; be in one with nature, cos we are part of nature. We need nature but nature don’t need us✨ .. #poppy #poppytheflowerschool #poppysignature #sgflorist
Pick the right florist
Before selecting your florist, confirm your dates and budget, and have a discussion about the style that you prefer. You should also have chemistry with and be able to communicate well with your florist. Only hire the person whom you feel you can trust, and not micromanage him or her afterwards. (
For more information, visit www.poppy.com.sg. Instagram: @poppyflorastudio
A version of this article was originally published in Her World Brides March – May 2019.