Wedding Flowers, Anyone?
What blooms should you choose for your special day?
Brides are notoriously meticulous planners, and you can trust that no stone is left unturned and no detail left untouched when it comes to their weddings. Brides want nothing but the best on their special day, and whether the guests notice the finer details or not is out of the question — everything matters, right from the position of the wedding cake down to the shade of the table cloths.
It comes as no surprise then, that the market for wedding flowers is huge. The Daily Mail reports that, traditionally, a couple will spend £560 on their wedding flowers, investing in not just the bridal bouquet and button bouquets, but also in flowers to decorate the venue. Most brides fall back on traditional choices like calla lilies and roses, but brides who really want to set their weddings apart should consider a more contemporary selection.
In their June/July 2013 issue, Marks & Spencer
introduced some ideas to brides who’re looking for different floral choices. Among those recommended is the blue hydrangea — a summer wedding favourite. Building them into bouquets with roses can allow you to make both relaxed and unstructured bouquets for laid-back weddings, and clean and crisp bouquets for more formal ceremonies.
If you’d rather stick to the classics and go with a rose arrangement, they can also be used in different styles. Creating solid bouquets made of nothing but roses can give you a modern-looking arrangement, but interspersing the roses with eucalyptus and wildflowers is a tried-and-tested move for beautiful wedding bouquets as well.
Wildflowers and lush foliage can also help create romantic bouquets. For added texture, Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas recommends selecting flowers of different sizes, and possibly creating a cascading bouquet. This adds a touch of sophistication that should compliment your wedding gown beautifully.
What flowers did you have or are you thinking of using on your wedding day?