Wedding flowers

A wedding without flowers would be like a beach without sand. They are an essential element of your big day, and come in a whole range of styles and arrangements. Aside from the bride’s bouquet, which may be uppermost in your thoughts, there are many other uses for wedding flowers that you may not have considered.

Types of wedding flowers that you may need to budget for

  • A bridal bouquet, traditionally in white or cream
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets, to complement the bridal bouquet
  • Buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen, traditionally taken from the bride’s bouquet
  • Corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom that can be pinned to the dress or worn around the wrist
  • Arrangements for the ceremony to go on the alter, signing table, pews, entrance and window sills, if you are having a church wedding
  • Table centrepieces for the reception
  • A floral arrangement to decorate the cake tableEmerging trends in wedding flowers

    Using vivid colours is increasingly popular in wedding flower arrangements as well as in the bridal bouquet. Fashionable choices include reds, pinks, blues and purples, and single colour arrangements that incorporate a number of different textures and flower types are also in style.

    Instead of traditional static flower displays, wedding florists are increasingly creating arrangements with natural flow and movement. Whether you are designing your bouquet, or a table centrepiece, flowers with long stems or a natural drape, such as vines, tulips and sweet peas can really add a natural touch to your wedding design.

    The use of accessories to dress up flower arrangements and bouquets is all the rage this year, and your florist may suggest using jewels or beads to make your wedding flowers sparkle. Adding antique jewellery to your bridal bouquet can be the perfect way to incorporate your ‘something borrowed’ into your wedding outfit.

    Wedding florists are paying as much attention to the vases they use to contain flower arrangements as to the actual blooms themselves. Tall vases are being wrapped creatively in various fabrics, wires and ribbons, and the stems of bouquets are often receiving the same treatment.

The use of orchids is very fashionable, especially when it comes to single bloom buttonholes for the groom and his groomsmen. Orchids have a contemporary shape, come in a variety of colours, and manage to add a touch of elegance to your wedding scheme, all at the same time.