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Timeless Flowers for Summer Weddings

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

In these modern times of flux and change, couples planning the big day often express a desire to hark back to the past. For many people a wedding embodies traditional values, timeless truths and endless love. On such occasions, the consideration of flowers is key to creating a traditional day. Such blooms not only need to look beautiful, but also to carry a sense of history and significance. In this article we explore traditional flower choices for summer weddings – including their meaning, their varieties and other flowers that make their perfect partners.

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Roses

Roses are steeped in history and have long been loved around the world. The ancient Greeks associated roses with love and passion and for the Victorians they were an integral feature of their complex language of flowers. These blooms are by far the most popular to feature in wedding bouquets and decorations and it’s not hard to see why. All roses signify love, joy and beauty but different colours and numbers also have their own special meanings. While red symbolise passion and pink romance, white and ivory are ideal for traditional weddings as they represent innocence and fidelity.

Roses are perfectly suited to round shaped bouquets, and can feature in neat and symmetrical or cascading arrangements. Embellishments such as feathers or pearls enhance the delicate beauty of these flowers, and they are also ideally featured with full blooms like peonies and hydrangeas. For a harmonious wedding flower look, roses work wonderfully as corsages and buttonholes. These can reflect the bride’s bouquet in colour and additional foliage.

Lilies

The lily is a beautiful, voluptuous flower that represents purity and femininity. The white lily is also a symbol for motherhood according to ancient Greek myth due to its association with the goddess Hera, so could be considered an auspicious sign to feature at a wedding. White lilies are classic blooms to play a part in wedding bouquets and decorations and work well with pastel shades of flowers like peonies and roses. Bright pink or yellow varieties take on the meaning of the colours of joy, happiness and love while orange or red varieties add a contemporary twist.

Calla lilies provide a more modern option but have nonetheless long been popular at weddings. These tropical blooms are native to South Africa and are in fact not true lilies but are members of the Araceae family, just like caladiums and philodendrons. The calla lily’s name comes from the Greek word for beauty, but it’s aptness for a wedding flower goes beyond this. The flower has been associated with faith, purity and marital bliss since Victorian times – it is also the traditional flower for the sixth wedding anniversary.

These wedding flowers are lightly fragranced and available in spring and summer. They’re available in many shades including bright yellow, deep red, peach, pale pink and of course white. Calla lilies make elegant wedding bouquets on their own and are also beautiful paired with roses or orchids in contrasting colours.

Hydrangeas

With a name sprung from ancient Greek that means ‘water bearer’, these bountiful flowers epitomise grace and beauty. The blue variety, fitting considering their name, are the most popular, but these flowers bloom in many different shades. Bright pinks and purples symbolise love and riches, pale greens are serene and make beautiful companions to pastel flowers in bouquets, while white and pale pink flowers are ideal for a more classic look.

With their full shape, hydrangeas are ideal for wedding table decorations as well as bouquets. Featured on their own, they create a fairy tale display that evokes tradition and beauty. They are also ideal as part of more complex arrangements. Create a timeless summer look with green hydrangeas and peach flowers like roses, or a bolder vision with purple and blue varieties.

Carnations

Long a popular flower in wedding arrangements, the versatile carnation is having a comeback and can often be seen playing the starring role in wedding bouquets and displays. This frilled and delicate bloom is native to the Mediterranean and carries a subtle fragrance. Originally only a pink flower, it’s now been developed in shades of white, yellow, red, purple and green. Different colours carry different meaning: red carnations represent love and devotion, while white varieties symbolise pure love and luck.

This timeless flower can be reimagined in the modern age and really comes into it’s own with its versatility. Long strands of ivory carnations make the perfect backdrop to vows, while hot pink flowers can decorated wedding cakes or feature in full wedding bouquets featuring bright hued ranunculus and hydrangeas. A posy of white carnations embodies elegance just as well as more expensive favourites like roses or lilies, and yet still carries that timeless beauty that brides desire.

Lavender and Herbs

Surprising as it may seem, the original wedding flowers dating back as far as Roman times were fragrant herbs. Their scent was said to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck and fortune to the newlyweds. Lavender is a favourite flower for wedding bouquets – especially those with a Scottish theme and tradition to express – and their beautiful colour and mellow scent make them affordable and classic choices. They are valued for their association with calmness, serenity and grace and are ideal for outdoor summer weddings. Sprigs of lavender work well for buttonholes and place settings when tied with twine or ribbons to napkins.
A herb bouquet is ideal for the couple yearning for pastimes of folklore and nature; a perfect accompaniment to weddings with a rustic setting and theme. Foliage, heather, succulents and even vegetables like artichokes and kale can raise a herb arrangement to something truly sensational while still fulfilling the timeless style. Flowers can be added for texture and beauty: such as a white rose and rosemary arrangement, peonies with sage or wildflowers featuring chamomile daisies. Spices like cinnamon sticks and cloves will create an even fuller scent sensation.

Summer Wedding Flowers: Create the Natural Look for Your Summer Event

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The natural, woodland look is perfect for summer wedding flowers. Even if the big day isn’t held outdoors, the sunlight and blue skies inspire the desire to bring the outside indoors and have decorations featuring greenery and rustic touches. Wedding bouquets are ‘undone’, centrepieces evoke the magical florist and everywhere are touches of nature to bring charm and beauty to the proceedings. Be inspired by the natural look and speak to your London wedding florist about how to tailor it to your style.

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Natural Wedding Bouquets

Summer wedding bouquets for natural theme need to have the undone look, with different shapes and textures arranged together in a relaxed style. Bouquets should feel abundant and overflowing with flowers and foliage: pair full blooms like peonies and roses with tall stocks, dainty daisies and trailing foliage. Fasten with natural elements like twine or hessian. You can use a similar style for wedding buttonholes, bridal posies and floral place settings. Instead of wedding flowers, go eco-friendly and modern and choose a green wedding bouquet where foliage is the main feature. Incorporate kale flowers, berries, succulents or herbs for an unusual and charming look.

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Magical Wedding Centrepieces

A glass terrarium filled with pebbles, succulents and air plants will make for an unusual floral table decoration and will be a talking point for guests. Incorporate natural elements like moss, twigs and woodland flowers to create stunning wedding centrepieces inspired by the forest. Wildflowers are low-key but beautiful options for wedding table arrangements: think chamomile daisies, cornflowers, bluebells and foxgloves. Summer wedding flowers gathered from the garden like sweet peas or English roses can be arranged in vintage vessels or simple glass vases for an elegant and natural look.

Charming Chair Decorations

Green, luscious foliage can be attached to the backs of chairs for the ceremony and reception with floral wire. Adorn with ribbons and flowers or just stay with the green and create a beautiful woodland vibe for the big day. Tie lavender to the backs of chairs to create a scented and delightful look, or tie posies of summer wedding flowers to the edge of each chair. These extra touches will really wow your guests and make the day magical and memorable for all.

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Au Naturel Place Settings

Mini succulents make great on-trend place settings and also double as favours – they’re great, low maintenance plants that will brighten the bathroom or office. Napkins can be decorated with herbs like lavender or rosemary, or wildflowers and elements of the bride’s bouquet. Or instead of summer wedding flowers as place settings, write guests’ names onto natural found items like pebbles and shells. This means they’ll have a souvenir to keep to remind them of the special day.

Summer Wedding Flowers – Let There be Light!

A rustic summer wedding is best held outdoors – although this can be difficult with the unpredictable English weather! If you are lucky enough to have a warm and sunny day, create a magical look with paper lanterns, candles and fairy lights strung through trees and trailing over the chairs and tables. Candles can also be incorporated into floral wedding centrepieces and place settings.

When Summer Wedding Flowers Bloom Boldly

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Summer is a much loved season, eagerly anticipated by most. It’s a great time for weddings, and we at Todich Floral Designs couldn’t be more excited, particularly where wedding flowers are concerned. Expect an explosion of colour for summer wedding trends 2015. It’s the season for bright wedding flowers, bold blues, roaring violets and sunny yellows.

Wedding flowers are a large part of setting the mood and look of a wedding as they instantly change the feel of a room. Flowers, are so much more than a brides bouquet. Most brides will enjoy setting a colour theme, and for us, this is where the fun really begins. Whether you have a taste for the traditional or the fabulously quirky, want to be pretty in pink our bold in blue, our array of colours and styles, from our on trend range of summer wedding flower arrangements, can be incorporated beautifully to help create your perfect wedding. From breathtakingly beautiful centre pieces, exquisite hanging floral pomanders, vintage floral hair accessories, and glorious cakes adorned with flowers, to beautifully decorated flower baskets and lots more, wedding flowers, accent weddings beautifully.

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For a distinct look, consider these wedding flower trends, bright colours that burst with individuality, pastel dreams and bold designs, wedding florist Todich Floral Design, will mix and match the flowers, colours, textures and shapes to capture the distinct personalities of each couple. The brighter the better; sunshine yellows, tangerine, coral, hot pinks, fuchsia and radiant red make your event pop.

As winter wears and summer begins to bloom, consider these summer wedding flower ideas a combination of popular wedding flower trends 2015. Bridal florist Todich Floral Design recommends incorporating these summer wedding flower trends, creamy pastels and vivid, bright summer colours, that are more popular this year.

Bright yellow roses, tulips and calla lilies make spectacular summer bouquets and centrepieces. Vintage inspired and purely romantic, roses are a popular choice and symbolic of love, look great by its self or when paired with vivid colours. Combine with delicate orchids and classic white roses for a softer look, or add blue tulips for an even bolder look.

Hydrangeas, beautiful clusters of small delicate flowers, are in season from spring, a symbol of friendship, they add a vintage flair, making them magnificent centre pieces or add edge to beautiful bouquets.

Pretty pastels. Pastels are all the rage at this time of year, subtle soft shades, especially open flowers are quintessential, for adding romance, enchantment and a country garden feel to bridal wedding bouquets.  Part of a dominant trend this summer, pastel’s soft, creamy shades are perfectly romantic. For elegant, dreamy pastel arrangements, reach for peonies or roses, in sumptuous creamy shades of peach, lemon, pink or coral.

Subtle, soft, classic white roses, adorn flower baskets, and accent wedding ring pillows beautifully. Vintage wedding bouquets and table decorations, look best with a modern twist. Roses, hydrangeas in white, ivory, pale pinks and pale green stems, make exquisite bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, and magnificent centrepieces, adding romance, elegance and femininity.

Colour celebration. For a colour explosion, use red roses, purple and orange tulips, coral peonies, carnations and hot pink roses. Vivid shades are on trend for spring and summer months, they make bold staments and add a vibrancy and richness to wedding flower arrangements. Whether its to create grand centrepieces, bridal bouquets, crousages or to add the finishing touches to your wedding cake, bold shades of roses, hydranges, tulips, carnations, gerbera, peoneis and rananunculus, make spectacular wedding flower arrangements.

For a colour explosion, use red, purple roses, and orange tulips, coral peonies, carnations and hot pink roses. Vivid shades are on trend for spring and summer months, they make bold statements and add a vibrancy and richness to wedding flower arrangements. Whether it’s to create grand centrepieces, bridal bouquets, corsages or to add the finishing touches to your wedding cake, bold shades of roses, hydrangeas, tulips, carnations, Gerbera, peonies and ranunculus, make spectacular wedding flower arrangements.

Buttonholes. In the past buttonholes signified good luck and divine love particular red ones, which represented the masculine symbol of love, and when worn by grooms at weddings signified that they were bound to be married. Made up of a single flower and foliage, the same variety of flowers worn by the bride, popular flowers tend me be carnations or roses, but can be beautifully arranged using your favourite wedding flowers.

Tropical bold designs, blazing orange and energetic greens burst with individuality, geometric floral designs such as birds of paradise, serve as unique buttonholes that men can wear.

Hanging centrepieces. When it comes to decorating wedding receptions, the sky’s the limit. If you’re after bold, elegant statements, something a little different, why not try hanging blooms? Just as beautiful, an increasing trend has been floral chandeliers. Hanging wooden beams look beautifully decorated with a range of full bloom and lashings of contrasting forest green foliage. Roses are the perfect choice for this, and add sophistication and romantic to bouquets, summer wedding flower centrepieces and decorate receptions beautifully.

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, for an ultra whimsical affair, look for grand statement trees and adorn with jam jars, tea lights and hanging blooms, made up of creamy pastel shades, or single shade flowers, such as white or yellow. Alternatively decorate wedding receptions spaces with hanging flower balls using satin or silk ribbons, for the extra wow factor, add crystals for a shimmer under lighting. Flower balls also work great as table centrepieces or for your flower girl.

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As you’ve probably gathered, we absolutely love summer flowers! If you’re taking a liking to any of the above and would like us to create it for you, or want us to help shape your own unique creations, please give us a call. Todich Floral Designs would be more than happy to assist you.

Floral Table Arrangements for Summer Events

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Summer is the season of warm evenings, golden light and an abundance of colourful blooms to choose for wedding flower decorations and to adorn private events. As well as weddings, there are garden parties, birthdays, baby showers and many other reasons to celebrate. Maybe even to just celebrate the sunny summer days! London florists have wonderful options for table displays this time of year – whether the occasion calls for a more natural, low-key look or glamorous arrangements. From garden flowers like delphiniums and cornflowers, to classic peonies and roses, there is an abundance of choice for floral table arrangements this time of year.

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Rustic Garden Looks

Sweet Williams are delightful little flowers available in early summer. In colours of pink, purple, red and white, their frilled, velvety petals and green fronds make them perfect for creating rustic, garden looks for private events. These aren’t showy flowers, so rather than table centrepieces small bouquets could be dotted down a table in mismatched jars and bottles to act as adornments or place settings. These fragrant flowers also make lovely bridal wedding bouquets, so Sweet William table decorations for wedding flowers could be the perfect complement to the bride’s posy choice.

Cornflowers are also ideal for creating a rustic, pretty event flower look. Add them to a glass vase for a simple centrepiece at summer party, or decorate tables with small vases of these blue flowers. Dahlias, daisies and herbs like lavender can be used in similar ways. Cornflowers are also wonderful paired with long-stemmed larkspurs and delphiniums which can be used together to create harmonious displays of pinks, blues, purples and white – an ideal rustic event flower design centrepiece. Use a glass vase or a jug or even a watering can for a quirky look.

Don’t be afraid to create a party or wedding flower centrepiece that spills over the table to create a truly bountiful look. Add full, fragrant blooms like hydrangeas, geraniums and delphiniums to a pitcher or tureen at the centre of guests’ tables and dot smaller vases around the centrepiece for a full and colourful display. These flowers are available in many shades – from dark purples and pinks to pale greens, peach and white – so any look for the occasion can be created.

Glamour and Abundance

Summer is the time of year when wedding florists are called upon to create glamorous floral displays for the ceremony venue and wedding reception, including table flower arrangements. Rich, bright colours are the order of the day – with beautiful light in this warm season able to really showcase event floral design for guests to enjoy.

A silver tureen filled with candy-coloured flowers including roses, hyacinths and hydrangeas makes for a decadent floral centrepiece. Hydrangeas are a great choice for summer table decorations and add texture and fullness to bouquets. A bouquet of single coloured hydrangeas – say just white or pure pink – can create a truly elegant look for tables at events. Alternatively, incorporate other textures and colours by using flowers like roses, baby’s breath and peonies. Silvery eucalyptus leaves also work well in hydrangea arrangements, as do longer branches and twigs to create a textural feel.

Roses are perfect for weddings and any other special occasion. With their wide range of colours and shapes, these classic flowers can be used to create many different looks – whether incorporated into bouquets with other flowers or displayed on their own. Single roses in mini glass vases make great wedding flower decorations for guests’ tables and can be used as place settings. Choose colours that match the wedding party bouquets. For a soft, romantic look, choose paler shades of roses for wedding flower arrangements – like peach, mauve, white and dusty pink. When delicate foliage is added, these displays will add beauty and glamour to the proceedings in a subtle way.

Peonies are another flower available at this time of year and with their full shape and vibrant colours, another perfect choice for the glamorous look. Like roses, they range in colour from soft pinks to deep reds and can be used to create so many floral designs – from romantic, to high-end and casual. They work very well with roses and green embellishments. They can be added to table budvases too – and London florists can create these using many different flowers including orchids, roses and dahlias. These are perfect for restaurants but also work well at weddings and other private events where little details are very important.

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Summertime is of course a season of colour and flowers – but there are also plenty of green options to make beautiful table centrepieces. Bring the woodland to the table and use natural elements like fern, moss, branches and leaves to create centrepieces and decorations. Ornamental kale is also a great option for a quirky and on-trend look. Looking much like a flower and available in shades of green, purple and white, this is often a favourite for wedding flower bouquets and can also be incorporated into table displays at weddings and other private events. White kale flowers are paired with bright pink roses and greenery in a delightful basket arrangement that is perfect for garden parties on indoor dos with a rustic feel.

Incorporate natural elements like moss, bark, twigs and pebbles into table displays – especially for laid-back dos like garden parties or a woodland wedding. Ivy can be trailed down the centre of tables and even miniature trees can be displayed on tables for decoration. For a more exotic look, consider palm leaves either on their own or paired with blooms like orchids and bird-of-paradise flowers. Ever-popular succulents make lovely place settings and can also double as favours – whether in mini vases or as potted plants with name tags attached. With their soft shades of green, succulents also work well in floral displays using pastel shades of pink, purple and white. Take a look at more table centre flowers to be inspired for summer parties.

Todich Floral Design, Inspired by the Caribbean and the Rose Festival

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

The natural world is in full bloom. The plants are green, the sun is bright and our flowers are displaying a vast array of colours. The natural artistry of the earth’s flowers is in full effect for the eye to see. It seems the flowers of London, are getting ready for the annual spectacle that is carnival. A spectacle that encapsulates the Caribbean flavour that is full of drama, colour, and exuberance and fun.  Thus in planning for the fun and vibrancy of the carnival season, allow us at Todich Floral Design and our event florist in London to create a feel of the Caribbean, by using our event floral design team.

As a premier London floral company, we can take inspiration from all parts of the Caribbean in our events floral designs. The differing islands are rife with individual culture and traditions. As a result we can use many differing colours in our event flowers to inspire the feel of Caribbean. The use of turquoise in your colour scheme will convey the calmness of the Caribbean seas. The use of magenta in your roses, as part of your event flower design, can be inspired by the rose festival of St Lucia. The rose festival of St Lucia actively celebrates the properties of the rose and its associated societies, with singing dancing and music. Therefore at Todich Floral Design we can take the rose flower and use it as a part of a central party floral theme designed for your private event.

The Caribbean is full of life, verve and colour. It is the ideal place to take inspiration from. As a result, we at Todich Floral Design, using our events florists, can create an inspired theme that has all the elements of the Caribbean, which you can display.

The richness of the greens, oranges, turquoises, yellows and pinks used in the costumes of the parades of carnival, demonstrates how colour plays a key component when designing your Caribbean themed event. By using our event florist in London, we can create event floral designs that are based upon a fun but lively theme. In using our event florist London service, we can use event flowers to create a fun party atmosphere.

In using floral celebrations inspired by the Caribbean, our event florists can design flowers that are rife in colour, expressing the vibrancy of the Caribbean islands. By using our local floral suppliers from Covent Garden flower market, we may even be able to design an exotic floral arrangement that incorporates the use of roses to convey the exotic feel the Caribbean can inspire. At Todich Floral Design, we always aim to think outside the box. Our event florists have the skills and know how, to interpret ideas into functional event floral designs, which will garner amazement and appreciation. By using a Caribbean theme, or inspiration we can tailor our designs to create atmosphere, and character within your private setting.

As carnival (Notting Hill) is upon us very soon, let us get you ready. We can help your create an event that will be full of atmosphere. Your private event will not be lacking of drama, through the use floral designs, and will trigger memories of how exotic and lively the Caribbean can be.

At Todich Floral Designs, using roses as part of a Caribbean theme is an ideal form of communication. For not only do roses comes in various shades and sizes, they convey the passion and love that individuals can feel, when visiting the Caribbean islands. They are a nation of people that friendly on approach and welcoming to those that visits their country. The beauty of the islands can be symbolized in the beauty of a rose petal. The variety of shades can reflect the Jamaican motto of: ‘out of many people is one nation’. The Caribbean similar to roses is a melting pot of colour that grows in different conditions and environments. Thus by using roses our event florists can create symbolisms between the Caribbean islands and flowers, whilst retaining a sense of fun.

The versatility of our design team means that we have the ability to go bigger and better. Our event florist in London, are constantly being challenged, and we enjoy that challenge! Our creative synapses are constantly on high alert, to create unique and forward thinking designs that benefit and suit the venue for any event. We know how to transform any setting in 48 hours, if need be. With our ability to deliver and source flowers locally, that are freshly picked, we have the advantage of using the best event flowers to create your designs.

Therefore be inspired! Whether that is by using the coming carnival as your focal point for a Caribbean inspired private event, or you are in general party mood and need event flowers, inspire us, so we can inspire you!

So contact us, here at Todich Floral Designs and we can offer the best advice, tips and guidance, when generating ideas for your special event. Use our event florist to suggest the best events flowers that could possible be delivered as a gift to someone special if you are unable to attend their event. Our friendly services mean you will be well informed on the best flowers to compliment any event theme, or to say thank you for throwing, at truly inspired and fun event.

As an award wining floral design business, Todich Floral Designs, are present each year at the National Wedding Show, where our floral designers are on hand to give tips and recommendations, regarding floral creations for any event. That could be your upcoming wedding or milestone anniversary or birthday.  Therefore come along to the wedding show in the Earls Court exhibition and we can guide you to some of the best flowers in show. We feature some of the most unique designs, which our designers are able to create, and perhaps we could recreate for you!