Archive for July, 2014
The love of all things vintage, especially vintage-themed weddings shows no sign of letting up this coming year.
There are different varieties of vintage; ‘classic vintage’ (large urns of tumbling blooms using muted palates:-antique roses, bi coloured hydrangeas and blowsy peonies) being the most popular to date. For this year there has been quite a bit of interest in 1920s/30s-style ‘Hollywood Glamour’ themed weddings with emphasis on opulence and glamour. Think tall sparkling crystal candelabras and large impressive vases of white ostrich feathers teamed with glittering sliver birch and hanging crystal garlands, or an abundance of dramatic red flowers – a firm staple of the 1930’s Vintage Hollywood era was blood red roses.
Black and White
For fashion conscious brides-to-be, black and white themed weddings are seemingly making a comeback this year.
For this monochromatic colour scheme there is always a profusion of white flowers but very few true black as they tend to be darkest red or have a lot of purple in their composition. They are however always stylish, contemporary and dramatic.
Some of the more poplar ‘black’ wedding flowers include:-
- Black calla lilies
- Viburnum berries
There are also some lovely white flowers with touches of black that work well with this theme e.g. Ornithologum, ( tiny white flowers with black eyes) or white anemones- These beautiful spring flowers have dark centres and look stunning en-mass in low black (or white) cube vases on reception tables as well as used alone in a hand tied bridal bouquet. Calla lilies also are available in white with a dark (purple) throat – very sophisticated. As are gerberas, and these make inexpensive bridal bouquets and table centres.
When choosing flowers for your event or wedding, many people often don’t realise that different flowers and styles may vary hugely in price, so it’s almost impossible to give an ‘average’ price or quote.
We like to do things a little differently-
Instead of you contacting us for a quote, we love it if you contact us with a budget and a general idea of what you’d like.
We then work out what we can do for you within that budget, to give you the very best value for your money, plus we might be able to suggest some other cost cutting ideas.
This way of working ensures that you receive a totally unique and personalised flower quote based on what you can afford and want to spend.
We’ll then work with you to tweak and finalise your order until you are 100% happy.
Contact Nikki on 01273 301813 for a consultation- no pressure and no obligation.