- Search the internet, you’ll find lots in your area- lookout for websites you like to get a glimpse for their work/style before you make an appointment.
- Wedding fairs are a good place to meet different florists and view their work
- Look through local wedding magazines for adverts you like the look of, then phone and organize a consultation (normally free) and view their portfolio.
- Ask your married friends.
Archive for April, 2011
help! I need inspiration; I’m getting married at the end of October next year and have no idea what flowers to choose. We are having a church ceremony and our reception is in a marquee.Monday, April 18th, 2011
Well, autumn is a wonderful time of the year and is as good a place as any to draw inspiration from, there is an abundance of seed heads, grasses, berries, fruits as well as flowers to choose from. Rich earthy colour scheme of deep reds, rusts, with brown berries (hypericum) and a hint of gold would work well.
I’d like my bridesmaids to have flowers in their hair, I have two adult bridesmaids and a 6 year old flower girl, can you give me some ideas?Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
For the adults you could choose a flower from their bouquet, ask your florist to wire them onto a comb or individually. If they are wearing their hair up, a single bloom or comb will look really elegant tucked into the side of their hair. If they have long hair and are wearing it down then lots of smaller single flowers like rosebuds, small orchids or even daisies look informal and fun.
For your flower girl, head circlets are popular at the moment and are particularly suitable for young children, they are light and comfortable to wear.
A massed dome of beautiful ‘Vendela’ roses.
A contemporary and simple choice.
I’m getting married in December and would really like to have lily of the valley and scented garden roses in my bouquet, is this possible?Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Yes, lily of the valley like stephanotis are grown under glass all year round in Holland and the scented garden roses are grown in Kenya, there are two main growers we use, ‘David Austin’ and the ‘Real flower Company’-Some of the roses available are:-
- ‘Blue moon’ which is lilac in colour and is lightly scented.
- ‘Margaret Merrill’ is an ivory spray rose with a pink blush, it has a strong scent.
- ‘Miranda’ has large blooms of rose pink coloured flowers and a fruity fragrance.
There are many others.
The scented roses mix perfectly with other cottage garden foliages and herbs, like Lavender, rosemary, fennel, mint and jasmine- rosemary and jasmine are available in December.
Garden roses may be more expensive than other roses as is lily of the valley (natural season is May).