Say It With Flowers…
Flowers, right now, are so on trend that they have become much more than just your wedding bouquet. Dramatic installations such as wedding arches, wild entwined frames and abundant forest garlands have taken over from more traditional décor options and its all about the wow factor when it comes to flowers.
Not so very long ago Flower Crowns were everywhere. Bold, Blousy, Coachella inspired creations that seemed to be getting bigger by the second. This season the trend is for much more natural, subtle styles that are more about delicate fragrance than head height. A crown should frame your natural beauty rather than take over, so less is definitely more.
Featured: Delicate Flower Crown Wedding Halo Circuit – ‘Corneila’ from www.debbiecarlisle.com
A perfect way to introduce your floral theme, simple, handmade invites tied with dry, silk or even fresh flowers can look stunning and are so instagrammable!
Choose natural materials and keep them within your colour theme and you will be able to give guests a gorgeous sneak peek of what they can expect on the big day.
Floral Wedding Cake
Flowers have long since been used as decoration on cakes but a new generation of cake designers have taken this trend to the next level. Decorating and in some case baking your cake with gorgeous edible plants and petals not only looks stunning it can also be quite cost effective when compared with traditional sugar craft.
Take note though, everyday florist blooms are generally not suitable so make sure you or your cake artist only buy 100% organic products that have been grown in fresh soils with no pesticides.
Our featured cake is by Bee’s Bakery www.beesbakery.co.uk
From wild entrance arches and moon-gates to elegant chandeliers and flower walls, high impact, statement floral instalments are dominating the wedding scene.
Our go-to floral expert Angela Adllard from Flourish Flowers said,
‘High impact floral design is no longer exclusively for the rich and famous and doesn’t have to cost the earth. It seems no wedding is complete these days without it! It has become more and more obtainable for those wishing to create an unforgettable ‘experience’ for their guests on their big day, and provide that memorable breath-taking backdrop for those all-important photographs. The natural ambiance flowers and foliage can create within a room is phenomenal. We can create installations to suit every budget and with closely with our brides to ensure we get the perfect look and feel they are looking for.’
Florals? For? Shocking! We know this trend is a bit ‘out there’ but it’s definitely a grower for 2019. Think bold, 3D appliqué, hand-cut and placed embroideries, brocades, bold use of colour and gorgeous delicate lace finishes.
Dare to be different. This trend is not just about subtle pastels and cautiously placed embellishments; the 2019 floral dresses are bright, bold and super-dramatic and we absolutely love them.
Our featured gown is the stunning ‘Celestina’ by Ronald Joyce.
Personalise your confetti and give your guests a cute cone filled with your favourite dried blooms. The dried flowers are readily available online and you can create the cones easily using paper that matches the theme or even some sheet music of your favourite tune.
Floral Welcome Drinks
Add a touch of floral glamour to your welcome drinks and treat guest to a French inspired lavender fizz cocktail. Perfect for you DIY brides, the lavender syrup is so easy to make look adorable when served with a sprig of lavender.
To make syrup, place lavender and sugar in a saucepan with 1/2 cup (125ml) water and stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
Simmer for 2 minutes then set aside for 30 minutes to infuse. Strain and cool
To make the cocktail, combine 3 tsp cooled syrup, gin and lemon juice in a jug then divide among 4 serving glasses. Top up with Champagne or sparkling wine and garnish with lavender sprigs, if desired, to serve.