These days on the ol' Gram there are no shortage of beautiful, abundant work from wedding florists to gawk at—in fact you could probably have a completely separate account dedicated solely to following florals and never run out of cool, new, up-and-comers to stalk (no pun intended). But for flower inspo that really stands alone and cuts to the front of the line in the cool-girl category, we've curated this list of five cutting-edge wedding florists you need to follow, stat.
Doan Ly of a.p. bio
For the dreamiest-lit single stems and abstracted arrangements, look no further. Through the lens of Ly, it's somehow it's always magic hour, that peony, poppy, or ranunculus is always perfectly unfurled, and the color palettes are constantly the most delicious of dusty shades.
Running Wild Florals
Scared of (gasp!) carnations or (ahh!) baby's breath? You'll have a change of heart after perusing Running Wild's Insta (of course, if you're deep in the "for the cool-girl" florist know, you'll have long ago surmised that carnations have been trending, hard). Barb, the owner and designer, uses flowers in unexpected combos and color palettes so you're consistently inspired in new ways. Cappuccino roses, zinneas, and white palms? Why not!
Sheridan Tjhung Flowers
Very conceptual and out of the box, Tjhung makes you want that "composite gold rosebush with melting rose heads" as a centerpiece or, heck, a permanent installation in your living room. With an artful touch both textural and, at times, darkly sophisticated, once you start scrollin' down her feed, you won't come back up for air until you've pinned at least 20 of her photos on your "THIS IS SO FLIPPING INSPIRING I WANT TO PRINT THIS OUT FULL SCALE AND MAKE A WALLPAPER OUT OF IT" Pinterest board (we all one of those, right?!?).
With a team of two co-creators with backgrounds working with Putnam + Putnam and as an instillation artist, respectively, it's no wonder Alex Crowder and Sophie Parker (childhood best friends) create such beautiful botanical compositions. Prepare to be in awe as these two grow and inspire—I mean heck, we've never had the urge to buy yards and yards of iridescent fabric to use as a floral background before now.
The most modern and beautifully stark of the floral artists we follow on Instagram, Doctor Cooper creates the most unexpected arrangements (sometimes incorporating large silk ribbons or artfully folded paper that makes the arrangements look like they're ready to be carried home from the market) in the most wonderful ways. Many of the compositions are monofleur or monochromatic but somehow Doctor Cooper manages to make them the most interesting and surprising photo we see on our feed on any given day.