I have been wanting to start this blog for a while, and when I realised that there is nothing out there telling couples that they can have the flowers for their wedding (and in fact their whole wedding) exactly as they want, I felt inspired to get writing...
There are blogs out there that tell couples... you should consider your theme (do the flowers fit?), you must have a colour theme, you should consider your dress, check that the flowers fit your venue... I don't completely agree with this. I feel couples should be able to do it just as they want. That there are no rules... and flowers, weddings, dress, venue can work just as you want it.
I love the idea of finding inspiration in something you love and building ideas from there. In fact, when I got married it was my shoes, I loved them so much, everything started with them!
So, why choose a florist, rather than doing it yourself?
A florist will have the creativity to turn your ideas into a reality.
They'll source, arrange and deliver your flowers for you.
They'll know what last-minute changes to make if flowers aren't suddenly available.
They'll know when to put together an arrangement to make sure it looks as fresh as possible.
Whatever your choice - a florist or creating your own... where do you start?
Choosing the flowers
If you want to be bold go for it.
There is no right or wrong colour combination - not in my book anyway.
Your Bridal Gown
I have never seen a bridal bouquet that doesn't look great with a wedding dress. Go for what you want.
Remember anything goes!
Often you fall in love with the venue first and everything else drops into place or just fits your vision. What fun it is to plan and plan you must. Pulling this altogether takes time and it's great if you can draw on friends and family to help.
For me that is key. Use your imagination and ask your florist for ideas. You don't have to have flowers on every table, you can mix it up a bit. You don't have to do it the same way it has been done before at your venue. And if you turn up at our first meeting simply clutching a pair of incredible shoes, I can work with that!
Your day your way... and have fun!!
Photography by 'Nicki Shea' - https://www.nickisheaphotograhy.co.uk