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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.

May Wedding – Wild Flower Birdcages

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The design team at Todich Floral Design worked on a lovely wedding over the May Bank Holiday weekend. It was held at the beautiful Kew Gardens in West London; and after a number of consultations to establish the design brief from the bride, the final theme that was chosen was ‘Secret Garden’

The bride wanted her centre pieces to have a very natural feel and we wanted a design which would work with the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens.  The team proposed the idea of using birdcages filled with seasonal flowers and foliage.  We used beautiful white peonies, blue nigella, white freesia and cornflowers, which fitted with the bridal flowers which were white with a hint of blue.

On the day, the team styled the event by adding more trailing ivy and jasmine to the designs once they were placed onto the tables.  Tealight holders were placed around the birdcages to create a romantic effect.  The styling at the venue is very important and we provide a full service with a very experienced team.

We also created a ‘Secret Garden’ theme within a large fishbowl, which was magical with the flowers all covered with berried ivy and jasmine:  To finish the effect we placed storm lanterns alongside the outside of the conservatory which were lit when it got dark.

If you require a quote for a wedding, or would like to meet with one of our consultants for a free consultants then please email us on  weddings@todichfloraldesign.co.uk, or call 02077371166.

The Painted Hall Wedding – May 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Todich Floral Design always enjoys getting involved in local wedding shows; the Autumn Wedding show at London Earls Court is a prestigious event which brings all the companies in the industry together to offer the best services for the happy couple’s special wedding day.

Every year we prepare our stand to show the most beautiful, creative and unique designs that our florists can offer. One of our designs was so inspiring that it caught the eye of a bride who immediately contacted us to arrange and design her flowers for her own wedding in May 2012.

The bride was getting married at St Helens church, London, the church was where she grew up and is full of fond childhood memories; the bride believed that this would be the perfect venue for her wedding day.

The wedding reception was going to be held at The Old Royal Navy College’s the ‘Painted Hall’.  The painted hall is often described as the ‘Finest Dining Hall in Europe’ it is a grand room with beautiful architecture and interiors; the remarkable décor and paintings in the room are to pay tribute to British Maritime Power. The venues purpose was originally built for prestigious
dining, and formal occasions such as weddings and events, and this is exactly how the venue is used today.
We sent our head consultant over to ‘The Painted Hall’ to view the lighting, décor and colours to ensure that our flower designs will match the interiors and theme of the wedding perfectly.

With a wedding held in the middle of spring; there are plenty of beautiful seasonal flowers for the bride and groom to choose from. The brides favourite flowers were roses and the groom loved tulips, both wished that these flowers were to be incorporated into the floral arrangements.

We believe that the bridal bouquet is one of the beautiful accessories to a brides wedding day, her stunning bouquet tied in all the colours, shades and themes of the wedding into one beautiful arrangement. Her bouquet a trailing design of fresh cream calla lilies, champagne coloured roses and cream dendrobium orchids; the design was then finished with complementary foliage and a silk ribbon.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets matched the champagne coloured dresses and the flowers were kept to a simple chic design, white roses, scented cream freesias and seasonal foliage were styled into posy shaped designs

The Church pedestal was an eye-catching and beautiful design that stood at the alter during the ceremony. The design included a selection of cream and champagne flowers that were mixed together with spring foliage. The lilies fragranced the room with a beautiful scent and the cheery gerberas looked striking in the arrangement.

Our florists created a stunning floral arch for the bride and rooms wedding day. Created with fresh ivy garlands, the foliage was scattered with white lilies and cream roses, the garland was
then stylistically tied against the arch and looked exquisite in the chapel.

‘The Painted Room’ colours consist of neutral tones with a hint of gold and bronze. The Table arrangements were created in classic fishbowl vases and included gold sprayed aspidistra leaves which lined the inside of the vases. White tulips, Roses and lilies were included in the designs and were arranged together amongst spring foliage. All 60 table centres were then evenly placed onto the tables to match the cream and gold coloured table cloths.

The designs were classic and simple yet chic, the gold décor made the arrangements stand out in the venues. The mix of champagne and cream flowers worked beautifully together and the flowers not only filled the room with beauty but fragranced it with a wonderful spring scent.

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

 

Syon House Wedding – May 2012

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Wedding Season is one of the busiest times for a florist, with the season lasting from March to September; we are already in full swing with our 2012 weddings.

May is one of the most popular months to get married, with the best seasonal flowers in full bloom and the mild spring temperatures it is the perfect time of year for a British wedding.

Our consultants were approached by a bride and groom who were looking to get married on May 5th 2012 and we were happy to assist.

The wedding was held at the popular venue Syon House in Brentford, Middlesex, The ceremony at Syon house is held in a magnificent hall and the reception is held at ‘The Great Conservatory’, An impressive windowed building that looks onto beautiful gardens, The Conservatory is perfect for spring wedding because of the well maintained floral grounds, the windows let in lots of natural light and is perfect for photo opportunities. Syon House is a truly stunning venue and we were thrilled to be asked to design the flowers for such a wonderful place.

The brides colour schemes were of pretty pastel pinks , mint green and creams, She asked for these colours to be interpreted into her floral arrangements, ‘Natural’, and ‘Spring Garden’ were the key words for this wedding and thankfully she has chosen the perfect time of year for her favourite flowers.

During a consultation they discussed that over 100 guests were being invited and that they were having over 10 tables, after showing the happy couple our tall and low table arrangements they couldn’t resist but choosing both styles for their wedding, With the mix of displays we decided to keep the designs alike with matching the same colours and flowers, The tall arrangements stood tall at the centre of the tables, lined with cascading ivy, the breath taking vibrant waterfall of pastel coloured flowers looked elegant with the glossy ivy and falling foliage.

The small table arrangements were mixed with subtle spring flowers and finished with large cream candles inserted into the centres, the floral arrangement were then surrounded by delicate crystal tea lights.

We made sure all aspects of the flower designs matched with the wedding, even down to the corsages and buttonholes, delicate pale pink roses were tied together with small sprigs of ivy and finished with luxury satin ribbon.

The bride didn’t have bridesmaids due to her traditional heritage, so instead we made the bridal bouquet extra spectacular, a lovely arrangement of pastel coloured roses, liianthus, astilbe and gypsophilia were mixed together into the arrangement, we then finished the bouquet with a luxurious cream satin ribbon and a frame of ivy.

We at Todich floral design will always go that little bit further to make a brides wedding day perfect. We do not only design flower arrangements, we also can cater to help the brides with any other stationary & gift requests, This particular bride asked us to provide fabric napkins and individually wrap them in mint green silk ribbons, Each one we individually tied and finished with a bow and they matched perfectly with the flowers and looked stunning on the tables.

The couple were of Hong Kong/ Chinese descent and they had their cake designed in a shade of baby blue with an added Chinese symbol placed onto the front, For the cake we wanted to keep the flower designs as simple as possible, we placed single avalanche rose heads onto the top of the cake and surrounded the table with cream rose petals for added elegance and beauty.

Overall the venue looked stunning, the flowers filled the room with a heavenly scent and looked truly beautiful, the flowers tones blended with the scenery and we are pleased that the couple were very happy with the designs.

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.

 

6th May- Brides Feedback

‘’Todich Floral Design – I just want to say thank you thank you thank you so much!!! For making everything so beautiful’’