Trends & Tips ‘08
Large gold fish bowls of gloriosa, orchids or gerberas with grasses or willow – very minimal chic and perfect for popular modern venues. From £15
Lots of candles- they can be colour coordinated to your wedding, or scented, and are an inexpensive way to add a magical feel and bring a festive air to any event. From £1.29
Rose petals, fresh or preserved – everywhere:
- down aisles
- scattered around vases
- as a runner along a top table
- for flower girls in lovely silk bags
- in cones for guests
- strings of rose petals threaded on coloured ribbon tied to chair backs or cascading form mantelpieces.
Mocha coloured bridesmaids dresses, a very versatile and easy to wear colour, fits in well with a vintage look ,(£80 from www.bhs.co.uk ); Stunning with deep red (Grand Prix) roses.
Giant martini glass vases of seasonal scented flowers- beautiful for summer weddings and garden parties. From £65
Top tables covered in an over lay of shimmering ivory organza with ivy or jasmine garlands, a very fairytale/ romantic look. From £35
Three foot tall table candelabra decked with vintage roses, like ‘Old Dutch’ and ‘Metallina’ with hydrangeas and lots of trailing jasmine and ivy foliage, gives a very vintage look- £60. Use the same flowers in your bouquets, maybe adding pearls to complete the look.
Where possible try and stay with seasonal flowers- better for the environment, more economical for you. And in the future you will always be reminded of the season and your wedding day when you come across your chosen blooms.
Invite your dog! you can get a full floral collar made for him or just a few flowers on organza ribbon. From £10.
Ask your florist to use light reflecting mirrors under your table flowers, this gives a more dramatic effect.
Add accent colours to your reception tables by tying coloured organza or silk ribbon around your napkins or the tiers of your cake. A 10 metre reel of ribbon will do about 15 to 20 napkins.
Decorate the top of your wedding cake with hand made chocolates.
Use preserved or fresh rose petals as a top table runner.
Mirrored vases- very contemporary, available from us to buy or hire.
When booking a venue ask about ‘mid week packages’ you may get a better deal.
If flowers are included in your hotel package consider upgrading them – speak to the florist, don’t just give your colours to the coordinator.
If you have an allergy or are getting married abroad look into using preserved flowers instead of fresh, they look and feel just like the real thing and last indefinitely. Preserved bouquets from us are from £60.00, button holes from £4.50. contact us for more details.
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