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Wedding Ideas: Wedding Flowers

Using your Wedding Venue for Floral Inspiration

We are delighted to be working with Amie Bone Flowers to bring you monthly tips to help you perfect your wedding flowers. Many brides have an idea of what flowers they would like and which arrangements they would like to create. However, before deciding on the archways and giant flower walls, Amie encourages brides to take a closer look at their wedding venue.
 
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Floral Secrets for 2016

Flowers are an integral part of any wedding. From the bouquets and buttonholes to the table centrepieces and decorative extras – your wedding blooms can be subtle, unusual or extravagant depending on the season and theme. Floral trends vary from one year to the next, so check out our top 3 picks for 2016…

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Unusual Bouquets

Choosing your bridal bouquet can be a challenging decision. If you’re looking for something unique, then bridal bouquets made with pearls, crystals and buttons offer stunning arrangements which not only look fantastic on your wedding day, but act as a post wedding momentum. If you are new to this niche concept, read on for an insight into alternative wedding bouquets.

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Budding Trends for 2015

Stuck for floral inspiration? We caught up with Amie Bone Flowers and Flowers by Roxanne at the National Wedding Show this weekend for an insight into the budding new trends for 2015.  We met with Amie first at her impressive stand; we were amazed by her stunning decadent floral display which had taken nearly a day to construct. With the increasing popularity of the rustic chic theme, Amie suggested that the florals set to trend in 2015 are carnations and gypsophila.

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It’s a nice day for a….red wedding

After all, red is the colour of passion and love so why not use this dramatic colour for your wedding theme! Red wouldn’t be many brides first choice or even second choice but hopefully these ideas will give you inspiration to channel the red vibe. Let’s start with the dress, yes a red wedding dress! There have been many different coloured gowns rocking the catwalk lately like blues and pinks but red seems to be the biggest coloured trend in 2014 which would be perfect for those braver brides. Celebrities such as Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway have both turned their back on tradition by choosing coloured dresses so why not join them and make heads turn while you strut down the aisle.

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Marry in metallic!

Are you bored with all the wedding colour schemes? If yes then why not make a statement and have a metallic themed wedding which is great alternative twist from the normal colour schemes. Here are some ways to incorporate metallics into your day without breaking the bank! The dress is a great way to grasp the metallic theme; there have been stunning gold dresses rocking the catwalk from Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. In many ways, wearing a gold dress can feel more special than a white one as it is very unique and can be more flattering with golden and olive skins tones.

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Are you looking for inspiration for your wedding flowers?

Flowers can have the most impact on a wedding day from when the bride first walks into the church to when the guests sit down to their tables and see a beautiful flower table decoration. So why not look for a specialist company who delivers stunning flowers?

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Whether your style is traditional, quirky, exotic or artsy, you can find a beautiful flower arrangement. When choosing flowers it is good to think seasonally so if you’re planning to marry in the summer season, flowers to consider are lilies, carnations, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, lavender and roses which would create colourful bouquets for a garden or country wedding.  However, using flowers like delphinium, hydrangea and gerbera creates the perfect autumnal wedding whilst winter flowers include snowdrops, hyacinth, lilacs and irises.

Riche de Fleurs can create these elegant bouquets; simple bunches of flowers, to large scale designs using their supply of the freshest flowers by their extremely talented florists so they would be a great company to choose to arrange your flowers. Also they import a wide range of flowers from Holland to create beautiful designs for your special day.

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Bringing you Good Luck

Horse shoes have always been considered good luck for weddings, and miniature horse shoes used to feature in bouquets and on wedding cakes.
So what about having a horse shoe from a winning Lambourn racehorse, decorated with ribbons to match your colour scheme and with a ribbon loop to ensure it always stays the right way up to hold the luck in.
The choice of shoes currently includes a limited number from the Henry Cecil trained Frankel and many other famous winners.

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Lucky Horseshoes

A ‘growing’ trend for English flowers

There has been a growing trend in the last year for ‘English’ flowers and natural designs. However there are various meanings for this:
True English flowers are UK grown, seasonal and are reliant on the UK weather conditions; delphinium, lily of the valley, freesias and sweet peas to name but a few. However the down side of this is that when we have a bad spring (such as this year) the seasons can be behind and therefore flowers a bride has requested may not be in flower yet, or if seasons are ahead of themselves and flowers that would normally be available in mid June have already flowered and finished by May.

Cornflower and Rosemary bouquet - The Balloon Lady

Cornflower and Rosemary bouquet – The Balloon Lady

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