As a Flower Grower and Woodland Owner I have a wide selection of British Grown Flowers Cut Flowers as well as Foliage, moss and other sustainably soured materials to ensure the freshest blooms in the most eco-friendly way. Flowers are also sourced from Hoek Flowers who adhere to sustainable floristry.
Amongst the first things to choose for your wedding flowers is the colour scheme, style and then the flowers bearing in mind they are seasonal, so this does impact your choices.
Case Study: This particular bridal bouquet the bride was from South Africa so she wanted to include some protea in her bouquet. She also had access to a lovely garden so wanted to include the peonies from the estate. I was able to forage some ivy and other flowers for the venue flowers, that was hosted in a marquee. The rest of the flowers were provided from a wholesaler. Each and every bride is treated as an individual and each situation is unique to the couple which is why no 2 weddings are ever the same.
As a floral designer I work with you to bring your vision into reality and offer a little guidance along the way. It is always a good idea to have some idea of what you like and as equally important, what you don't. A good source of ideas is Pinterest etc. I will often ask you to send me some images to give a starting point. There is so much choice in terms of the style of bouquet you would lijke to have. Natural style posy, front facing or cascades are the most popular choices. Alternative choices would be hoops, corsages, sheaths or a single flower. The style of dress that you choose and the venue together with your colour scheme does bear some influence for your final choice. Other items to conisder for the wedding party would be buttonholes/pocket corsages, wrist corsages, bridesmaids bouquets, coronets, hair pieces, flowers for the cake etc.
Venue Flowers: Table Decoration
Table Decorations come in many shapes and sizes, from simple bud vases to chandeliers. It is good to set a budget on what you can afford and then it is easier to see what you can create within the budget. Containers are important in this regard as a narrow necked vase will require less flowers than a wide neck vase.
Ceremony and Venue Space
Use flowers to create drama either with arches, large centrepieces, installations or whatever the venue dictates.