We had the chance to speak to celebrity florist to the stars, Eddie Zaratsian about his floral predictions for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's upcoming wedding. Considering his expertise, we knew Eddie would be the perfect pro to go to about what we can expect to see at the hugely anticipated wedding.
While he isn't working specfically on Kim and Kanye's wedding, Eddie has created stunning floral arrangements for many celebrity clients including Sting and Robert Downey Jr., so he absolutely knows how to create a statement with flowers. Keep reading to find out his predictions on everything from the bridal bouquet to Kanye's boutonniere. Here's a hint: He is expecting some major Old Hollywood influences incorporated into the night. Check out what else he has to say in our exclusive interview!
How do you think the black tie theme will influence the flowers?
I can see them going two different ways. Either they will go very traditional and classic in different shades of white. Or, I can see something really bold and dramatic with jewel tones. I don't see pinks and peaches and all that stuff.
Since it's a destination wedding, will the flowers be local or flown in?
They don't necessarily have to be bought locally. For example, I am doing a wedding in London and the flowers will be flown in from all different parts of the world, and then we will work on site to arrange them.
What specific type of flowers do you expect for Kim and Kanye's wedding?
I would say garden roses, hydrangeas, sweat peas, peonies, and you might see her carrying Lily of the Valley.
What kind of bridal bouquet do you think Kim will have?
I think it will be a toss up of garden roses, peonies and Lily of the Valley. Which are all white. It depends on the look that she is going for. She might do a Sex in the City Carrie Bradshaw-inspired bouquet with really colorful flowers. Or it could be very small and petite bouquet so that it's all about her dress and makeup. Or it can be really dramatic...you never know!
What about her bridesmaids?
I'm assuming that they will wear black, and they might carry white as well.
Any predictions for what Kanye will wear?
I think he might wear a gardenia boutonniere. I think that it's dapper and old school Hollywood.
What are some of the biggest trends you're seeing in weddings in 2014?
We are seeing more elaborate stuff than before. I think people are spending money, but they are not talking about it the way they did before. I guarantee that Kim and Kanye's floral budget will be in the million to two million range.
What's the most exciting thing about a black tie destination wedding? The most challenging?
It's just that you have to work in an environment that you are not used to. You have visas, passports, travel, logistics, airline. You have to have a central location, refrigeration because you have having flowers sent over from all over the world. And you have to have the manpower. It's exciting and a challenge.
Don't miss Keeping Up With the Kardashians Sunday, June 8, at 9 p.m. on E!