Florist to the stars, Ronny Colbie shares his advice for wedding season
Renowned florist Ronny Colbie launches into the wedding season with some of the most exclusive, bespoke weddings for 2021.
As the wedding industry looks ahead - following the planned roadmap back to full wedding numbers in June – this summer certainly looks set to be the summer of love with more pre-booked and rescheduled weddings than ever.
Flowers have long been an integral part of any wedding, they deliver emotional messages, are romantic and passionate and a way for couples to express themselves. For big-day blooms, the ever-growing wedding flower trend is: go large and deluxe! Basically, the smaller the guestlist, the more decadent and grander the flowers.
For Spring 2021, Ronny recommends working with only the most exclusive seasonal flowers be it classic springtime favourites, fresh lilac, scented stocks, French tulips and ranunculus or blowsy blooms of popping pink garden roses and white anemones. Go bold with a bright palette of pink and green florals, add bright yellow roses and vibrant gelda viburnum. Go pale and pastel with pussy willow, seasonal eucalyptus foliage and subdued delphiniums.
Ronny Colbie's love of flowers is the driving point behind his creations, and his passion for floristry has taken him around the world, leading him to create weddings for high profile clients such as Millie Mackintosh, Eddie Redmayne, David Gandy and Zoe Saldana.
Ronny and his team work with many private clients in private residences as well as working with some of the most prestigious venues right now such as The Connaught, Four Seasons, The Grove, The Asylum and One Marylebone; working alongside some of the UK's leading event planners and caterers and is busy planning a phenomenal wedding for a Marketing Head at NBC Universal.
Previously, Ronny worked as the Head of Florist Creations at the Soho House Group. Ronny and his team have been responsible for some of the most exclusive weddings and is dedicated to going above and beyond to make the day special, be it extravagant flower walls, breathtaking floral arches or centrepieces and bouquets. Most weekends you could find him hanging off the top of a marquee pole or building flower arches around entire church entrances.
"To me flowers are extremely personal, and it is not only their visual beauty which leads people to appreciate them, but also their scent which stirs up our memories and recollections. The fragrance of flowers draws deep parallels with fine fragrance as they both evoke emotions and perhaps why one has naturally led to the other." - Ronny Colbie
Ronny is offering a precious gift of £2,500 worth of flowers for an Instagram competition.
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Ronny Colbie, born in Canada started his floristry career as an events florist for a leading design studio in Downtown Toronto at the age of seventeen. Here, he learnt the inner workings of the trade and developed his passion for all things floral.
In 2012, Ronny made the big move to London, where he took on the role of Lead Floral Designer for the Soho House Group, creating stunning floral displays for the hotel, as well as unforgettable wedding and event flowers at Babington House in Somerset and Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire. During this time Ronny refined his timeless and traditional style, with a chic and understated aesthetic.
In 2018, Ronny Colbie launched his own brand, working for clients such as The Wolseley, The Delaunay, L'Oreal, Urban Decay, Brasserie Zedel and The Dorchester. In 2020, he opened his first boutique in Balham, with the support of his talented team and loyal clientele.
The new boutique brings truly tasteful florals to Ronny's client's homes and events. In addition to flowers, Ronny has created bespoke candles, handwash, stationary and a fragrance collection.