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Gothic Beauty – Florals Beyond the Darkness

We are in an era of self-expression throughout everything that involves our existence

written by: Jorge Uribe | 05-11-2020

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Unique Personalities

Being part of the more commonly known traditional styles and even the most popular trendy styles are not the only accurate ways to voice our lifestyle or interests. In today’s society, there is a large range of custom themed weddings that are created to fit our own unique personalities and the way we perceive what is defined as glamorous and elegant.

 

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Gothic Florals

A dream wedding is no longer defined by copying what is seen on a post or the internet and neither by repeating past generations and what is considered a “traditional” wedding. We are in an era of self-expression throughout everything that involves our existence. With that being said, we cannot put behind a style that is becoming stronger and considered “strange” or even “creepy” anymore. The Gothic style and dark décor is another way to convey our ideas of what is perceived as magical and a dream wedding, and transforming what is normally seen as dark and negative into elegance and luxury. There’s definitely beauty beyond the darkness.

 

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The Gothic florals – style was the normal style of medieval times and later in Victorian times. But when our modern-day society sees this darkness, we focus on the negative aspects and associate this style with something evil and sinister because we see the light as good and dark as bad. Goths embrace the darker aspects of life and recognize beauty, where we normally do not associate with what makes us happy. Yes, a sunlit sky is beautiful, but so are cloudy skies. After all, what is a rose without thorns?

 

 

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Transform Personal Visions

We as designers have not only the abilities but also the responsibilities to accommodate and mold any desire our clients bring to us and transform their personal visions into reality no matter what our own personal inclinations are. We need to perceive and adapt to any request.

 

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Flower Nomenclature

Zantedeschia elliottiana ‘Odessa’
Rosa hybrida ‘Heart’
Rosa hybrida ‘Freedom’
Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Fire’
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Silver Dollar’
Hydrangea macrophylla
Cymbidium cultivars
Leucadendron x ‘Safari Sunset’
Hypericum androseamum ‘Rocky Romance’
Oak foliage

Essentials

Design Master flat black
Styrofoam wreath
Cardboard
Black rooster feathers
Transparent black leaves
Black yarn
Glue gun
Oasis Garland
Aluminum wire
Springbok horn
Stem wrap tape and wire

 

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Jorge Uribe

Jorge Uribe AIFD, CFD, EMC has been in the professional floral industry for the last 16 years. He is the current owner and creative floral artist of Urban Floral LLC in Wolcott, CT. urbanfloralweddings.com

He has a background in graphic design, music, and alternates his floral art with his other passion, photography. Jorge has participated numerous times at the North East Floral Competition taking 3rd place and People’s Choice Award in 2006, 4th place in 2007, 2nd in 2008, 4th in 2009, 1st in 2010, 3rd place at the Master’s Competition in 2012, 1st place Master’s Competition, Designer of the Year and People’s Choice Award 2013, 1st place Designer of the Year and People’s Choice Award in 2015 and People’s Choice Award 2016, 1st place Designer of the Year and People’s Choice Award in 2017, He participated at the Gateway to the Americas Cup 2016 in Vancouver Canada representing his native country of Colombia in which he won 1st place in the Bridal Bouquet category Smithers-Oasis Cup and 2nd place in the fashion category Florist’s Review Cup, He participated at the Gateway to the Americas Cup 2018 in Orlando, Florida representing his native country of Colombia one more time, and Competed at the FTD America’s Cup 2018 in Washington D.C, first runner up Design Challenge International 2020, and 2nd place Smither’s Oasis virtual summer competition 2020.

He got inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in July 2018 and successfully completed studies for the EMC European Master Certification in Belgium, September 2018, and is currently one of the teachers.

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