[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]eghan Markle might have a peony obsession, but roses still reign supreme. According to Janice Tan, founder of 18 year-old Ji Mei Flower, the most sought-after premium bloom on the market remains the ubiquitous rose. Not just any rose, though, but “classic blush pink roses, particularly David Austin roses,” shares Tan.
Lusciously full yet beautifully delicate, these specially bred blooms are the work of acclaimed English rose breeder David Charles Henshaw Austin OBE. Embodying the characteristics and complex perfume of old garden roses and the vibrant colour range of modern hybrids, these blooms are a class of their own. From The Lady of the Lake, with a heart of honeycomb gold to the deeply-cupped Shepherdess in a pale apricot, these flowers demonstrate the subtle complexity of roses as a premium bloom.
Ji Mei Flower brings these English beauties into the hands of brides seeking a regal, classical touch to their hand bouquets. Its floral arrangements have also graced events held at some of Singapore’s most prestigious venues. In terms of design, Tan shares that a naturalistic, organic style – resembling an abundant bouquet gathered in the wild, rich with a wide variety of blooms – is de rigeur these days.
Expect nothing less than picture-worthy centrepieces from Ji Mei Flower.
You can assemble a bouquet yourself, by picking up the flowers at the company’s retail-wholesale outlet at 5 Joan Road or order arrangements from their business, events and wedding planning arm.