When I visited the Summer Inspiration at New Covent garden back in June I spotted this cute little flower in one of the flowers stalls, I hadn’t seen it before so was curious to find out what it was. It’s called Scabiosa Stellata ‘Paper Moon’; it has delicate lilac petals that shed to become lavender tinged papery spheres in the summer and early autumn. Since spotting it at Covent Garden I keep seeing it pop up in some fabulous floral arrangements on the wedding blogosphere.
I love how its neutral colours mean it can be combined with a number of colours from pale pinks to dark purples and its unique heads work with a variety of blooms from large peonies to delicate cottage flowers or quite simply used on their own.
4. Photo by Boutwell Studio Floral Design by Mindy Rice Via the Bride’s Café, here (love the chandelier with paper lanternsabove the dance floor at this wedding)
I also think they make great (not too girly) buttonholes...