Wedding Ideas: Flowers and Florists
Wedding flowers can play as little or as large role in your wedding as you want. Some people like to have very few flowers, whereas others love to have garlands left, right and centre!
The final decorations that you will need are for your reception. Remember to recycle as much as you can from your ceremony and often you can decorate the Top Table, without spending any additional money!
Roses are perhaps the most versatile and popular of all wedding flowers, available in almost every shade with the exception of blue and dusty pink; both of which are frequently requested. Each variety has a different name, such as "avalanche" or "black velvet", with its own characteristics.
The tradition of the bridal bouquet started back in ancient times when a bag of odorous herbs was carried to ward off evil spirits. This evolved in Roman times the Bride carrying a posy to signify her fertility, and the couple would also be adorned with flower garlands to symbolise their new life together. During Victorian times, different flowers were assigned individual meanings, thus enabling lovers to communicate just by using well chosen blooms. These associations are still used to this day.
Once you have decided on your bouquets and your overall theme for your floral decorations, you need to decide how to decorate your ceremony. Whether you are in a church or having a civil ceremony you still want it to look absolutely stunning. Although if I could offer a small bit of advice, if you are working on a tight budget, remember that your ceremony is only a maximum of an hour long and during it everyone should hopefully be concentrating on the two of you, so if you decide to cut your budget anywhere, I would always recommend here, rather than at the reception, where you will spend the majority of your time. The following information and images have kindly been supplied by The Balloon Lady
Artificial flowers can look as stunning and as realistic and fresh flower arrangements, and there are so many reasons why artificial wedding flowers can be more beneficial.
Choosing your wedding bouquet is often one of the most exciting and daunting things you have to do – you want a bouquet that enhances your dress and compliments your colour scheme, without distracting from someone very important…..That’s you…The Bride! How you look on the day is so important and accenting your dress with the right flowers will help you feel and look beautiful. The following information and images have been kindly supplied by The Balloon Lady.
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