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Lily of the Valley wedding flowers: tips and advice

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Lily of the Valley is a popular choice for spring wedding flowers and was made even more so following Kate Middleton’s choice of it for her bridal bouquet when she married Prince William on 29 April 2011. Its dainty, white, bell-shaped flowers and gorgeous scent, combined with its symbolic meanings (the return of happiness, purity of heart and sweetness) make it a sought after flower for spring bridal bouquets, but this, plus its short season, mean it is categorised as a ‘luxury bridal flower’, so it carries a premium price tag too.

London bridal florist Todich Floral Design gets lots of brides enquiring about full Lily of the Valley wedding bouquets, particularly following Will and Kate’s wedding a couple of years ago. But they are often shocked by the bridal flowers prices, which can easily run up to £300 for a full bouquet, or even higher when it’s out of season. Often, due to its small, fragile flowers, stems also need wiring, which is time-consuming and costly work, and sometimes it’s only available to buy in small quantities, which can make it hard for florists to guarantee.

So what can you do if you have your heart set on Lily of the Valley for your spring wedding flower bouquets? Here at wedding florist Todich Floral Design we have the following tips:

  • Unless you’re prepared to pay upwards of £150 for your bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, consider bringing other spring wedding flowers in season in to the mix to pad out designs.
  • If it’s out of season or budget is a concern, look at similar, substitute flowers. Good spring wedding ideas that provide alternatives to Lily of the Valley include white hyacinths, campanula, bouvardia, stephanotis, muscari or snowdrops.
  • For those attracted to Lily of the Valley’s ability to bring a wonderful scent to their wedding flowers and bouquets, London florist Todich Floral Design recommends incorporating freesias and sweet peas too, to add more body and scent.
  • Consider just using it in your bouquets and/or wedding table centrepieces. Additional items like chair/pew-ends and entrance arrangements may only briefly be in view, and as Lily of the Valley is such a small, delicate flower, it may also get ‘lost’ in larger displays.
  • Find or hire a vase/vases which you can place your bouquet/s in after the ceremony. This way they can double up as displays for entrance or bar areas, your seating plan or cake table flowers, for example.
  • For all-white wedding flowers or bouquets, Lily of the Valley looks lovely combined with sweet william, hyacinth and murtle, which were the flowers in Kate Middleton’s bouquet.
  • To create a beautiful Lily of the Valley bridal bouquet with a bit of colour, combine with fluffy peonies, garden roses and sweet peas in cream and blush pink tones, or delicate delphiniums, campanula, hydrangea and lavender to bring in ‘something blue’, a huge trend for spring wedding flowers in 2014.

Finally, in case you’re wondering, below are the meanings of the flowers in Kate Middleton’s bouquet:

  • Lilly of the Valley: Return of happiness, purity of heart and sweetness
  • Sweet William: Gallantry, smile, finesse
  • Myrtle: Love (the stems were from a myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845 are traditionally used in all royal wedding bouquets)
  • Hyacinth: Constancy of love

Do you want to discuss wedding flowers ideas? If so contact event florist and wedding specialist Todich Floral Design for a free consultation and quote, or browse and order bridal flowers online using our free wedding flowers budget planner.

You can also order professionally designed flowers online for same day London delivery through our online flower delivery shop.

Spring Wedding Flowers and Colours

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Most people will tell you that summer is their favourite season. But here at bridal florist Todich Floral Design, we'd stand to argue that fact, especially when it comes to weddings. 

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Spring can be one of the best seasons to have a wedding for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the flowers. This is the season for bright, cheerful wedding flowers. Tulips, daffodils and other beauties are at their prime during spring and you can be sure that you will get these flowers fresh and at a reasonable price.

Tulip wedding bouquets

Tulips, for example, come in such a variety of colours that you will be sure to find the shade you are looking for, or if you are looking to go multicolour, with this wedding flower you will get a palette as wide as you can imagine. One tulip shade that is really pretty is a light dusty purple. This is a shade that will work magnificently on its own. Or you can combine it with bright yellow flowers for a wedding to make a brighter impact.

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This is a shade that will work magnificently on its own. Or you can combine it with bright yellow flowers for a wedding to make a brighter impact. If your wedding is going to be more toned down, refined elegance, then intersperse the light purple wedding flowers with deep egglplant coloured ones.

Rose bridal bouquets

Of course, roses are one of the main flowers symbolic of love and give you a whole palette of colours to work with. One really great spring wedding flower idea is the combination of orange, white and yellow roses, with the bridesmaids wearing pale violet dresses. The contrast and the perfect spring palette of this combination really catch the eye.

Using daffodils as spring wedding flowers

Fresh daffodils are hard to get in any other season, so if you are fan of this wedding flower, or the colour yellow, a spring wedding is the perfect opportunity to take full advantage of it. One lovely idea is to use monochromatic daffodil bouquets, with bridesmaids wearing different shades of the spring palette. This combination looks best with pale coloured dresses and bright bridal flowers, as if the dresses and the flowers are bright it can be a bit too much.

Daffodils do not only come in yellow but white as well. There is a light airiness to a bouquet of delicate paperwhites, which cannot be compared to any other flower. Bunched together this flower looks like a collection of pretty little white stars and will look very up-to-date and fresh at a spring wedding. Plus they smell wonderful too!

Spring wedding props

The one tricky part of weddings in the spring is that the weather is not quite as predictable. So you always want to have some kind of rain-proof solution, in case the weather turns on you. One lovely outdoor wedding solution is to have colourful umbrellas hanging over the seating area. If you have an indoor venue, umbrellas can be given away as gifts, and in the UK you can be sure your guests will make use of these even after the wedding has passed.

It’s not only flowers in London that bloom in spring but love as well, so if you have always wanted to have a spring wedding, we say don’t hesitate!

Spring Wedding Flower Ideas for 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

At Todich Floral Design we love working on spring wedding flowers in London. Spring is a lovely time of year to get married as it typically symbolises rebirth, life, growth and purity as trees, plants and flowers start coming back to life following the cold winter months. We have a huge number of spring wedding flower ideas for 2014. From beautiful wedding bridal bouquets with flowers that have really striking attributes and shapes, to bridesmaids flowers in a huge variety of colours that will perfectly complement their dress. Whatever your style or colour scheme, we can offer expert advice on the perfect wedding flowers for your big day.

Flowers for spring bridal bouquets
There are a number of early spring wedding flowers to choose from in varying colours and shapes. So if you want to start getting an idea of what spring wedding flowers are in season and what you like, we highly recommend checking out some from the following list:

Agapanthus (a large, striking flower, also known as the African Lily), Anemones (delicate flowers which come in various colours), Bouvardia (which can have either singular or double star-like blooms which open from tube-like necks), Calla Lilies (pictured here and a popular choice for spring wedding flowers), Cornflowers (also known as Centaurea Cyanus and available in a bright blue, or hot pink) Delphiniums (which have tall stems with multiple delicate flower heads), Gloriosa (a type of lily which is a dramatic yellow and dark pink), Hyacinths (wonderfully scented and available in a number of colours), Iris (which have long, straight flowering stems), Lilies (large prominent flowers with a beautiful fragrance), Lily of the Valley (gorgeous tiny bell-like flowers), Narcissus (daffodils), Orchids (which can have up to 12 flowers on one stem), Sunflowers (large, cheerful yellow flowers), Sweet Peas (which have a wonderful selection of colours and scents) and Tulips (a popular spring flower available in a number of colours).

No matter what your taste or style, spring brides are spoilt for choice, whether you’re after lots of bright splashes of colour or pretty pastel hues.

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Our team of expert designers specialise in working with brides to help them create their perfect wedding bouquet and can offer plenty of tips and advice on spring wedding flower ideas. Our florists bring with them a wealth of experience and can provide guidance on bridal bouquet designs and wedding flowers that will complement the dress, theme, colour scheme, personality and style of the couple and their wedding.

Spring wedding colours and spring wedding ideas can range from pretty pastels to bright constrasting hues and nice designs can include touches of blossom, tulips, and other sweetly fragranced seasonal blooms, as well as flowering bulbs in pots. For ceremonies and receptions that may be held in full or part outside, the addition of a lovely floral arch is a nice touch for spring too, or perhaps flowers, fairylights or hanging pomanders to decorate bushes or trees in gardens or grounds.

Bridesmaid flowers and spring flowers for wedding centrepieces

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bridesmaid bouquet will usually mirror and complement the bride’s flowers, but they don’t need to match exactly. Bridesmaids’ flowers can come in a variety of styles and shapes, from a traditional round posy, cascading bouquets, teardrop bouquets, heart-shaped flower bouquets, oval bouquets, loose round hand-tieds or even custom designs. Our dedicated florists are there every step of the way to help with flower ideas for a spring wedding and to ensure all the designs complement each other perfectly.

In terms of additional wedding flower designs, such as entrance displays and wedding centrepieces, larger flowers and foliage (as pictured) are sometimes used here to help build size, form interesting outlines and shapes, and provide added impact to wow guests. This is where tall stems of blossom could be

Table Arrangements 0552used or added; pretty pink varieties look lovely in light blue vases or jugs. Delicate delphiniums, which come in a variety of colours are great for adding height (pictured in white), and daffodils can be a simple option for table centres too, since they can only be used alone. Consider using them planted in pretty pots, having single stems in individual vases running the length of tables, or grouped at the centre if tables are round.

With Todich Floral Design, which specialises in wedding flowers and bridal bouquets for London and the surrounding area, clients receive a complimentary consultation at a location of their choice, expert advice, bespoke designs, a wide selection of decorations, props and containers to choose from and the best wedding flower delivery in London and UK delivery throughout the week and weekend. We can take care of everything for you; so book your FREE consultation, sit back and relax.

Todich Floral Design wedding florist in London provide flowers for all seasons and types of event, from winter wedding flowers and Christmas decorations for offices and hotels, to private summer parties, baby showers and corporate events. To find out more, simply call Todich Floral Design on 020 7737 1166 where one of our friendly florists will be on hand to help.

Bride Flowers

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Todich Floral Design is a wedding florist in London that offers Bridal Bouquets in a variety of shapes & Styles – It’s the magic and romance of weddings that make the spring and summer seasons a special time of year. Planning a London wedding can be a daunting but exciting process, it is always advisable to start researching and planning early so to not get too over-whelmed and stressed for the big day.

34The bridal flower bouquet is one of the most important elements of a UK wedding day. There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right wedding flowers. Seasons are the first aspect to look into, it is recommended to discover which blooms will be in season at certain times of the year, for example; Tulips are available in winter , Peonies are available in spring, Hydrangeas are available in summer and sunflower are available in autumn,

If you are looking for wedding flowers in London then London florist Todich Floral Design offers an award winning service like no other.  Established in 2001; the company specialises in all aspect of providing bespoke wedding flower arrangements. The florist designs bridal bouquets, bridesmaids flower bouquets, wedding buttonholes, flower corsages, wedding candelabras, wedding reception flowers and church wedding flowers.

46_resizeThe wedding consultants will help guide you through every step until the day of your wedding, they will help you choose your wedding bouquets, London and our skilful team will even help advice suitable wedding flowers with taking into consideration the colour scheme, wedding theme, seasonality and budget. Todich Floral Design offer free personal consultations to all London brides getting married in London.

Todich Floral Design offers a timed flower delivery service to all London weddings; we deliver the wedding flowers on the morning of your special day and will even install the large flower displays free of charge! We at Todich Floral Design even go that one step further and provide a wedding flowers collection service and the end of the ceremony.

Our online portfolio is regularly updated with our latest bridal wedding flowers, take a look at our Facebook and twitter page for new blogs and wedding photo albumsContact us for flowers delivered in London, by calling 02077371166 or by emailing weddings@todichfloraldesign.co.uk.

The Dorchester Wedding – April 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todich Floral Design was honoured to be involved with preparing the flowers for a stunning wedding on April 28th 2012. The wedding venue was held at the magnificent Dorchester hotel, and our florists couldn’t wait to start designing the arrangements for this magnificent day.

A popular venue for weddings and events; the famous five star hotel is decorated to the highest of standards,  known for its British iconic style; the luxurious rooms are fashioned as 1930’s art deco glamour with a combined contemporary edge, The prominent colour pallets of creams and gold’s radiates the rooms and gives a sense of warmth throughout the venue.

The wedding was certainly not on a small scale, with over 200 guests and the majority being woman our request was to provide stunning floral arrangements and lot of them.

Our head consultant met with the happy couple and discussed their flower choices and after she visited the venue to look at the colour schemes to make everything perfect for the couple’s special day. At Todich floral design we guarantee the highest of service and we always visit the venues to establish the theme so we can design the flowers exact to what you want.

We were to cater the flowers as to the wedding religion and traditions; a malay wedding tradition sees that the bride and groom are to sit at a ‘Wedding Throne’ called a ‘Pelamin’ throughout the ceremony. The pelamin is styled as a lounge set up and is decorated fully with flower arrangements. We were asked to design a large impressive flower display for the Pelamin and to also include candelabras, table arrangements, corsages, buttonholes, and of course the bridal bouquet for the wedding day.

Our consultants designed the venue with an array of pure snow white flowers, white spirea, scented freesias, and gypsophilas, these flowers alone created a traditional and striking look, the florists decided to bring in a modern feel and add white Asiatic lilies and astilbe, this made the arrangement appear more up to date and even more impressive.

The table displays were a mix of low and tall standing arrangements. Both filled with white candles and mixed with foliage; the arrangements sat in the centre of the tables on a pure white table cloth. All displays included the same flowers plus a few added peony heads and roses to make the exhibits extra special.

The head table included four small white posies and were linked together with strands of ivy. For the stage we create a small mini table posy, and surrounded the chairs with 2 small and 2 large flower candelabras, stood behind the chairs we put together a large 12 foot arrangement of pure white flowers; this provided a stunning backdrop for the happy couple, and to finish we added tall birch trees in large ceramic vases.

Overall the venue looked beautiful with the white flowers filling the rooms. Traditional yet contemporary the floral arrangements were set in place and we are pleased that the bride and groom were happy with the results.

Flowers are our passion and we love to get involved in all types of weddings. From small family ceremonies to large events, we treat each couple with the best quality of service and we pride ourselves with our list of successful weddings.

If you would like us to provide flowers for yourself or an upcoming wedding then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be happy to book a consultation with you and talk you through any ideas that you have in mind.

Simply give us a call on 02077371166 and we would be happy to help.

Todich Floral Design

 

A London Wedding – April 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

 

Spring is here and we at Todich Floral Design are already in full swing with consultations for this year’s wedding season; Turning floral dreams into reality, our flowers create the perfect mood for the big day, we are proud to say that we treat each of our happy couples with the best client service as we know this is one of the most important days of a couples life.

Passionate about flowers our team were honoured to be approached by a couple who wanted us to provide their flowers for a wedding held on April 14th 2012 in London’s Pall Mall.

The impressive venue featured beautiful interiors and boasted a columned entrance,stunning function rooms as well as a grand ornate staircase and floral gardens; a perfect and beautiful location to get married.

The venues colours were a mixture of creams and soft pastels, the bride requirements was for us to create arrangements of cream and white flowers as well as to include her favourite flower ‘Roses’, Stylish and elegant were the keywords for this event and this was a request which we were easily able to tailor too.

First of all our trained consultants created a collage of images of different designs which fit the brides requirements,  presenting possible arrangements with different colour and flower styles helped the bride determine exactly what she loves the most.

White roses, freesias, eucharis and gypsophila were the key flowers for the wedding arrangements.  These classic flowers were given a modern twist with the use of eucharis within in the displays.  The bridal bouquet was arranged into a round tight posy and finished with Gleichenia microphylla (umbrella/coral fern) which delicately surrounded the outside of the design, giving a softer edge and rounded appearance.  The flowers looked stunning up against the brides cream lace wedding dress.

We created 4 smaller but similar bridesmaid’s bouquets, and dressed the venues tables with classical floral displays of seasonal white flowers. The groom wore a single white rose buttonhole and we even created a white rose flower basket, complete with satin ribbon and cream rose petals.

Todich floral design will happily go further than arranging flowers to make an event perfect, we even custom bought single tea lights and inserted them into tiny crystal clear tea light vases to accompany the floral table arrangements.

The bride wanted the venue dressed with flowers, fragrant freesias created a wondrous scent to the rooms, we also provided 23 small seasonal floral arrangements which were to be dotted around the hotel to create a perfect romantic setting.

Overall the venue looked stunning and matched exactly what the bride requested. Creating beautiful designs is what we do best and we are thrilled that the bride and groom loved the stylish flower displays.

If you would like us to provide flowers for yourself or an upcoming wedding then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be happy to book a consultation with you and talk you through any ideas that you have in mind.

Simply give us a call on 02077371166 and we would be happy to help.

Todich Floral Design