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Creative floral inspiration for your wedding day

Your venue is booked, the save the dates have gone out and you may have even booked your photographer, so what’s next?  Quite often a wedding florist is the next big vendor to be booked, and if you’re an avid floral lover like me, you’ll want to get in early as like venues and photographers, these can book up a year in advance.

Anyway, the logistics of wedding planning isn’t really the point of this blog post!

Today, I want to talk to you about wedding floral inspiration.  You see, you can get so creative with your wedding flowers.  You don’t have to do the same thing you see at every wedding you have been a guest at.  Step away from Pinterest and even some of the wedding blogs and magazines.  Look to fashion, interiors, architecture, and in the case of the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show – get inspired by under the sea or iconic people at Fleur de Villes.

I had the pleasure of leisurely exploring this year (although I would recommend going early in the mornin if you want to avoid the bus loads of tourists!) or, if you didn’t make it, #chelseainbloom would give you an insight on instagram.

But whilst walking around, I was truck by how amazingly talented and creative these florists… I mean, I already knew this from the work I’ve seen at weddings.  But, seeing what can happen if they are given an idea or concept, along with the freedom to wow, it was incredible – imagine that for your wedding and your guests reactions when they walked in!  I believe you truly would have wedding flowers that represented your day, creating an experience to the eyes and the nose.

 

 

For instance, you may not be wanting a giant floral octopus (although no judgement here if you did), but look at how the tentacles curl and twist and then imagine those shapes and lines going up and around a fireplace in your beautiful country house wedding venue.

You may not opt for a mannequin covered in flowers, but look at the textures created and image how the skirt shape would create a beautiful installation around a table for your stunning wedding cake to sit on (rather than hidden in the corner of the room).

And you may not want a whale tail or dolphin, but the use of pampas grass or other grasses is a growing trend, or even the use of seaweeds, along with the still popular succulents.  These could be used to create an amazing photo-booth / selfie backdrop, or sit behind the top table, creating a gorgeous background for your speeches.

 

 

Be brave, be bold and be creative in your wedding flowers.  Trust your florist to create something that contributes and enhances your wedding story.

An example of this was seen at our shoot at Clissold House, where, inspired by the stunning spiral staircase, Emma Soulsby Flowers created a spiral installation opposite it as a focal point for the drinks reception.  And we can’t wait to see the English meadow effect that Verity and Thyme creates for Tamryn and Keith’s wedding in July.

Until next time,

Amanda x

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