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Your wedding florals are so much more than bunches of flowers. They are the fragrant focal point of your wedding style; a source of scent which will evoke memories of your wedding for years to come; a symbolic accessory enriched with personal significance – whatever your flowers means to you, it’s sure to be a key feature of your wedding day.
Identify your style, are you free and spontaneous or are you neat and orderly? Thinking outside the vase and personalise your wedding flowers to your passions and loves in life. Select your wedding flowers for a reason, Do you have memories of your fiancé bringing you roses? Does your grandmother grow hydrangea in her garden? Do you have a hobby you want to incorporate?
Make it personal
Before you get carried away with visions of your dream bouquet, first consider the seasonality of flowers. For example peonies in May and June will look fabulous; they are in season and will be blooming at their the best but will not be available in September.
Reduce your environmental impact recycle your blooms. Make your florals duel purpose. Reuse your ceremony flowers at the reception.
Less is more
Be simplistic sometimes less is more. A few larger focal designs will make much more of an impact than lots of small ones.
In the past it was traditional to match the colours of your bridal party’s flowers to their dresses . However playing with tones and shades within your colour scheme with create sensational flowers and look exquisite in your photographs.
Your florals should work with the surroundings of your chosen venue, not against them. If it’s a modern venue, go contemporary with the flowers. If it’s a rustic barn, go organic and wild with the florals. If a wedding venue has high ceilings this offers the perfect opportunity to complement the reception room by using tall table arrangements. I often suggest a combination of high and low arrangements to create interest across the room.
Your bridal bouquet is your ultimate wedding accessory and should complement the beautiful detail on your dress.
Holding your bouquet too high will hide
your stunning dress and delightful waist. Instead, carry the flowers at hip height help accentuate your figure.
HOLD IT LOW
If you or your partner have any allergies to particular flowers this can play a huge part in what ingredients you choose to put in your florals so make sure you tell your florist.
It’s OK to be unsure… having a floral expert on you team makes life a little easier and that’s where a florist can help!