How to Rethink Your Wedding Flowers for Your New Date
Are you now re-planning your wedding for a time of year you did not originally plan for? Have you gone from being a Summer wedding to an Autumn/Winter alternate? Or are you an Autumn/Winter bride who needs help with wedding flowers? Then this is for you.
All the flowers at your wedding should be a reflection of you for your special day. Wedding flowers are personal to every individual wedding. Flowers can evoke memories, have sentimentalities attached to them or tell a story. Even a scent can transport the mind to something. “But how do I convey us in flowers? Especially if it’s at a time of year I had not envisioned?” Kelly Atwood from Kelly Atwood Floral Designs explains how…
Where to Start
Wedding flowers are normally thought about midway through your wedding planning process. You will have already booked your wedding and reception venue, chosen your wedding theme and colour palette. It is of great importance to use this information when planning your wedding flowers.
You may have started out with a vision, style and palette that has now changed due to the season. So, look more at the essence of the day you wanted and try to maintain this as much as possible. After all, you chose your planning options for a reason. These choices are likely to be a reflection of you which should be celebrated on your special day.
So, if you chose to have a relaxed outdoor family-friendly day full of a BBQ, games and colourful joy, then your essence would be joyous and fun. If your new date is now in Autumn or Winter, instead of a bbq, you could have a fire pit/cocoa bar or marshmallow toasting as the outdoor food/drink element. Have indoor fun games instead of outdoor and amazing colourful lighting inside instead of colourful bunting outside. The joyous and fun essence remains the same but the choices are more appropriate.
Choosing Your New Wedding Flowers
This also applies to wedding flowers. Do not feel bound to berry tones and heavy greenery because you are now having an Autumn/Winter wedding. Of course, this does look fabulous and if you want to embrace this then do so. However, if you want brights then go bright! Only do what feels right for you and your big day.
To help you think about the options out there for florals and foliage at your time of year, check out the what’s in season guide below. This should give you the confidence to go with your gut and have what you really want. There are different colour options available in each type. This will give you an understanding of possibilities and get you excited about your wedding flowers for your date.
The options below are based on British seasonal flowers, some additional flowers/varieties and tropicals are available across the year, flown in from worldwide growers. Roses and Lisianthus are available all year round. Foliages are not listed as these will usually be selected once floral choices are made.
Achillea, Alstromeria, Aster, Bupleurum, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Echninops, Freesias, Garden Roses, Gladioli, Gypsophila/ babys breath, Helenium, Lillies- asiatic, Lillies Calla, Lillies- longiflorum, Lillies oriental, Nerines, Nigella, Phlox, Poppies, Ranunculus, Scabious, Snapdragons, Solidago, Solomoms seals, Stachys, Stocks, Sunflowers, Sweet peas, Sweet williams, Verbena bonariensis, Hydrangea, Spindleberry and Viburnum tinus.
Achillea, Alstromeria, Aster, Bupleurum, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Echninops, Freesias, Gladioli, Gypsophilia, Lillies- asiatic, Lillies- oriental, Nerines, Paperwhite, Scabious, Snapdragon, Stocks , Sunflowers, Verbena bonariensi, Hydrangea, Berried Ilex, Berried Ivy, Magnolia in bud, Spindleberry & Viburnum tinus.
Alstromeria, Daffodills, Narcissi, Paperwhites, Camelia, Hygrangea, Berried Ilex, Berried Ivy, Magnolia in buds, Spindleberry, Viburnum tinus.
Alstromeria, Daffodils, Hellebores, Hyacinth, Narcissi, Paperwhites, Tulips, Camellia, Berried Ivy, Berried Ilex, Magnolia in bud, Viburnum tinus.
Alstromeria, Daffodils, Hellebores, Hyacinths, Muscari, Narcissi, Paperwhites, Snowdrops, Tulips, Camellia, Berried Illex, Berried Ivy, Magnolia in bud, Mimosa & Virburnus tinus.
Alstromeria, Daffodils, Iris, Lisianthus, Muscari, Narcissi, Ornithogalum, Tulips, Camelia, Berried Ivy, Magnolia in bud & Mimosa.
For further information on how to get the most out of your wedding flowers, get in touch with Kelly here.
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