What's the most creative wedding you've attended

Italian beach wedding by Ivana Spinelli

Ivana Spinelli is celebrated in the world of floral design as one of the most innovative and creative artists with unmatched passion and flair. We had a chat with Ivana while she was working on one of her latest projects, a beautiful beach wedding in Italy.

As a flower arrangement for the beach wedding, Ivana used the new White Naomi Rose from Porta Nova. The rose will be available from September 9th. The White Naomi is a high quality luxury rose with a long sturdy stem and a very large flower head. The number of petals is impressive, so that the rose can unfold wonderfully into a classic, symmetrical shape.

What do you think of the new Porta Nova White Naomi Rose?
The Porta Nova White Naomi Rose impresses with its pure white petals and the pleasant scent. I love it! With a perfected quality of the petal texture, it is a wonderful white rose! I would tell my fellow florists that White Naomi, like any other white rose, is a delicate flower that requires care and attention in storage and processing, but is definitely worth it for many special occasions and goes well with Porta Nova Red Naomi leaves.

Do you offer advice to couples or ask specific questions when discussing floral ideas for a wedding?
The most important advice I give to married people is not to get nervous. To stay calm and open up as much as possible so I can identify a style that best suits their needs. But first of all, I study the marriage project from my desk. Every event is unique and tailored to the wedding couple. In the end, I am the one who adapts to the needs of the couple and not the other way around.

My first partners for the project are the married couple. We analyze the flower arrangement together, paying attention to every detail. Only when I listen carefully and have intensive conversations with the spouses can I find out exactly what they want and can then recommend a flower arrangement that suits their personality and style.

How would you describe this beach wedding? What designs, arrangements and materials did you incorporate into the wedding?
For the ceremony of Eugenia and Giovanni, a wrought-iron pavilion by the sea becomes a backdrop with a symbolic meaning. They are a wonderful couple who, after living together for years, have decided to exchange wedding rings and take a wedding vow.

The pavilion was adorned with 5 magnificent flower compositions, which consisted of beautiful red and white Naomi roses and long white flowers that contrasted with the blue of the sea and the sky.

The white chairs, lined up to draw the eye of the beholder to the ceremony, were adorned with beautiful red roses tied with a long red ribbon and decorated with a lightly printed fabric. At the beginning of the path, two large flower arrangements greeted the bride and groom.

The reception room had floral centerpieces adorned with garlands. In the middle of the garlands was a glass ball with a white candle, which made for a romantic candlelight dinner.

As a placeholder, a precious red rose was placed on the napkin of each guest to thank them for their warm presence.

What are the wedding flower trends for summer 2019 and how do Naomi roses fit in with these trends?
I would say Boho Chic and New Barocco are the most popular styles for 2019. Two completely different styles that are both unique and original. The passion and love for flowers led me to study different flower techniques. I have attended advanced training and specialization courses and found out about new trends and news from the world of weddings.

The rose is naturally the flower of passion and love and a symbol of romance. That's why Porta Nova Naomi roses are perfect for every wedding.