Planning a wedding is rarely easy – as being a jigsaw all of the pieces must fall in together to produce the whole picture. The wedding flowers often form not simply the beautiful background to that particular picture but additionally area of the centrepiece itself and so it is essential that they can fit perfectly with all of the other aspects of the marriage.
So, where to start planning an ideal wedding flowers? A good starting place is to generate a list with the flowers it’s likely you’ll need. Whilst each wedding is exclusive areas to take into consideration initially are: fresh or silk flowers, color scheme, theme, bouquets, headdresses, boutonnieres, parents, grandparents, flower girl, ring bearer, discard, alter arrangement, aisle arrangement, reception tables, brides/grooms centrepiece.
As you choose your wedding day flowers keep in mind that, although some flowers are traditional each and every year new trends and species become available. A good florist will assist you to with choosing styles, colours and trends suitable not just to your financial allowance and also for a personality. Your florist should listen and advise about flowers and arrangements to match you and your venue perfectly.
As you commence your pursuit for that ‘right’ flowers for your day you might be overwhelmed by the vast choice available. Your florist should help and guide you along the way to produce a good choice in your case. A perfect flower with an outdoor wedding, within the caribbean Anthirium – originally from Hawaii – will come in lots of colours including pink, white, red, green and purple. You will also find colours including combinations: pink/blush, coral/orange and rainbow. Proteas is the one other versatile choice – available in a number of species and sizes – the King Proteas being an ideal choice for your aisle or alter arrangement.
Ideal to get a contemporary bride, another stunning and versatile tropical flower is the Heliconias. With its’ sharp appearance and pointed petals the Heliconias is available in richly vibrant shades of purple, red, fuchsia, orange and coral.
Other tropical favourites include the fabulous Bird of Paradise flower – with its’ rich purple and orange colour the Bird of Paradise adds a classy elegance to any wedding, no matter specific colours. Ever popular, the Orchid, with its’ delicate flowers could make your arrangements into breathtaking centre pieces.
Many brides today need to step ‘out in the box’ with their wedding flowers. They want something more important, not witnessed before. Be bold with your ideas and suggestions for a florist – an innovative florist are able to work with one to come up with something really special and unique for your requirements & your day. The fun part of wedding flowers today is almost anything goes – different colours, textures and materials have been seen together in modern bouquets.
Recent trends towards more pastel kit is being increasingly replaced by whites – white on white becoming an popular and stunning option for so many women today. Calla Lilies, Miniature White Roses, Paper Whites and Carnations for example come in demand, as well as stems wrapped in delicate materials that blend or match with the colour with the gown, together with exquisite detailing in bead/pins etc. Each bouquet is really a work of art by itself. Ever popular are Red Roses – whether it’s a simply stunning hand tied or possibly a more difficult piece with construction and caging the final results will almost always be fabulous.
There are trends for your reception flowers too – still popular are long stemmed Lilies like a stunningly graceful centre piece to your table but increasingly were being asked for designs containing more greenery and less flowers. The variety of shades and types of greenery available makes for the fabulous display highlighting the beauty from the carefully placed blooms. Also popular this coming year are containers filled with tightly packed roses with increased ‘natural’ materials such as pebbles for anchorage or simply just tied together with the stems left long – making a stunning centrepiece to any reception table.
Trends may also be changing for containers for your table centres; often flowers are combined with coloured glass pieces or water inside the container or blended with candles to produce a romantic light to the reception venue. Increasingly the flowers and petals are submerged inside the container creating a truly stunning option to the harder traditional arrangement. Circular ‘Goldfish’ styles of bowls are actually popular choices for in 2010, especially with Calla Lilies wound throughout the centre. Tea lights carefully placed around a centrepiece as well as metallic confetti scattered up for grabs come up with a lovely romantic glow for your evening time if the lights are turned low and everyone is relaxed.
Buffet tables could be decorated with flower or greenery garlands. Many brides today can also be choosing floral decorations for the cake rather than the traditional cake toppers. For a traditional tiered cake, your florist can certainly produce a magnificent cake topper with coordinating flowers adorning the perimeters with the cake – this makes a stunningly unique portion of your overall jigsaw – perhaps finished off with some carefully selected petals scattered across the cake table. Another trend this coming year has been to separate the tiers from the cake with cubed vases containing flowers – beautiful for something a little different!
It’s the miscroscopic finishing touches that make all the difference however which is what your invited guests will notice most on your wedding day day. We receive a large amount of comments about our grooms’ button holes – which we design to achieve the look of your miniature bouquet instead of a single flower. Traditionally the groom just stood a slightly bigger flower and many ended up with the very best man or dad unwittingly picking the grooms’ buttonhole on the day – there is without doubt which will be the grooms as it is special and different.
If you have some wacky, way out idea of the ‘look’ or theme you would like your wedding to adhere to try to portray this for your florist and allow them to create this in your case. Above all else choose a florist who works together you to create that most important look for the day. Just as your wedding is unique to you, so should the wedding flowers be equally as unique. Remember, in the event the day is long since a happy memory, usually the one constant within your photographs besides your partner may be the flowers – are going to there to thrill you, not merely on the day itself, nevertheless for a long time in the future. Get advice and select these with care!