All about the wedding bouquets & florals
We all know that florals play an integral part on a wedding day. According to brides magazine, this is the tradition behind flowers at weddings.
“The practice of brides carrying bouquets dates to antiquity,” Owens tells us. “Ancient Greeks and Romans, even Egyptians, carried fragrant herbs and spices to ward off bad luck during weddings.” The flowers symbolized a new beginning and brought hopes of fertility, happiness, and fidelity. “
So where do you start regarding choosing that perfect floral bouquet and more. Read on for 4 of our top tips and enjoy some of the beautiful flowers which graced our 2019 weddings.
Tip 1. Colour Scheme
What is your colour scheme? What flowers will play well into this? Use your bridesmaid’s dresses and or the venue decor as a starting point.
Tip 2. Find yourself an amazing florist
A great florist will be on hand to help you with the styling, the design and will have fresh and new ideas on what to create going on what available flowers they have and current styles. We highly recommend Emma from Betty Bluebell, Lisa from Floral Menagerie, Natalie from Natalie Dalziel Flowers and Melanie from Briar Rose Design! There are so many more we love as well. It’s nearly impossible to list them all so feel free to ask us for more suggestions if need be.
Tip 3. Start BIG!
Then strip back if need be. You never know right? Maybe you have the budget or maybe you are nearly there and can make it work. It depends on how high flowers are for you on your priority list. For many, it is high on the list. This is why we always recommend professional florists as they are worth every penny.
Tip 4. Don’t be afraid to reuse arrangements
This directly correlates to what I discussed in point 3. Don’t be afraid to use arrangements which were used for the ceremony room in your wedding breakfast styling. It’s a great way to make the most out of those beautiful floral arrangements. Sometimes logistics may make this impossible but chat to your florist who will know what the limitations and possibilities are.
We hope this has helped you in your decisions and choices when it comes to your wedding floral arrangements. If you wish to see more of our work have a peek at the weddings below. Enjoy!