Weddings Weddings Weddings
16 August 2018
We really do love a wedding here, it makes us giddy! We've done lots, all of them lovely and all of them unique and special.
Some of my favourites this season were a glorious blend of coral pinks, from a deep hot lipstick hypericum berry paling into a delicate blush toned roses and ranunculus for the beautiful Rebecca at Tapton Hall. Kathryn also got married there, and had a wonderfully combination of plummy purples and lilacs including bluebells and my favourite rose Moody Blues - I love using a blend of shades and tones and different textures in a bouquet!
Lucy had a super-elegant wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall, with lots and lots of gorgeous foliage and delicate gypsophila, whilst Charlotte had a blousy country garden style wedding at Foxholes, with big fat peonies and roses in delicate soft pinks and apricots. We even made sure Mia her horse was dressed for the occasion with a garland of flowers in her bridle, and one of her horseshoes secretly tucked away in Charlotte's bouquet!
Carla was married just last weekend and had a glorious rich-toned bouquet in burgundy including terracotta hydrangea, dahlia, roses and the lovely trailing amaranthus - also called Love Lies Bleeding. We did a stunning mantlepiece arrangement for her reception in the same flowers, whilst the bridesmaids carried ivory bouquets of roses and astrantia. The autumnal hues seemed a perfect way to say farewell Summer, hellooo Autumn!
So here are my top 5 tips for choosing your wedding flowers:
1.Start talking to your florist about 8 months in advance, once you have decided on your bridesmaids dresses and colour themes.
2. Have an idea of the style of flowers you would like - sleek and elegant, or country-gardeny, wierd and wacky! We can design to suit you.
3. Do not be a slave to Pinterest! It's great for ideas, but beware the images on there have filters on them, they may not be true colours, the flowers may be out of season or even artificial! A good florist is also a good designer - your wedding should be YOUR wedding, we can make it unique for you.
4. Choose a florist who can show you examples of their work, their flowers and who can make suggestions and advise you. Your flowers will be in every photo, and will be a key part of the styling of your venue so will play an important part in your big day.
5. If you have a budget, that's great, just let your florist know. It's not always a case of finding the cheapest, it's finding someone who will give you the best value and who will be professional and also fun to work with!
Congratulations and lots of love to all my brides this year so far, and for anyone planning their big day, do come and have a natter and we'll work out how to make your wedding flowers super-special too!