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Bridal Flower Fashion 2016: 4 Bridal Bouquet Styles You’ll Love This Autumn

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

After a stunning peak (and in some cases revealing) look at Bridal Fashion Week, we are just overwhelmed and excited by what gorgeous gowns and bridal bouquet styles are out this 2016 wedding season. At events florist and wedding flowers experts Todich Floral Design, we love speculating on bridal flower fashion and providing you with insights (and tips!) for the upcoming autumn 2016

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1. Natural, Wild and “Reaching” Bridal Bouquet Styles

Natural, wild and “reaching” bridal bouquet styles are popping up this year in a prelude to the autumn season. These wedding bouquets cannot be contained, but are absolutely beautiful, lush and widespread, loose arrangements of blossoms, bright petals and foliage, with a freshly picked and in-the-wild appearance that any bride will delight in as she walks down the aisle.

2. Look Out for Bridal Bouquet Styles Incorporating Lighter, Elevated Earth Tones

Look out for bridal bouquet styles incorporating lighter, elevated earth tones tempered by garden roses, spray roses and dahlias, or making careful use of foraged greenery and woodland branches. This is somewhat of a departure from previous years’ more antiquated and rustic style bridal bouquets. Not to say that vintage is totally out of fashion, but there is a brighter, chic spin being placed on this year’s arrangements. You can expect more crystals, satin ribbons, rosebuds and succulents in bouquets as well as floral accessories, such as brooches, rings, earrings and necklaces—all of which say elegance and luxury.

3. Foodie Inspired Autumn Wedding Flowers 

A trend we are seeing across wedding event flowers, lots of bridal bouquet styles are going for organic, garden-fresh arrangements that is wonderful to breath in as is visually entrancing (technically edible, too!). Take in arrangements that are made up of artichoke blossoms, raspberries, edible herbs, sweet peas with calla lilies, and even fruits.

4. Wheat is So Versatile

Wheat is so versatile it lets you place your own unique stamp and creative spin on your special day. Don’t consider yourself a ‘creative’ type? Well, fortunately, there is a wonderful selection of wheat sheaves and design ideas from Todich Floral Design available for you to see in person at their upcoming exhibition, which is almost here!

Gorgeous Ideas for Summer Wedding Flower Bouquets

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

A summer wedding is the perfect opportunity to include beautiful seasonal flowers in wedding bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. The gorgeous blooms available and the many joyful colours to choose from are great inspiration for wedding flowers – there’s everything from elegant roses and peonies to rustic garden flowers like daffodils and cornflowers. Summer bouquets can be anything from cheerful and rustic to elegant and upmarket. This time of year is all about new life – so what a perfect time to celebrate the new life you’ll have with your partner after your beautiful ceremony! Take a look at these wedding flower ideas to create the perfect summer wedding.

Seasonal Shades

Although any look can be created for bridal bouquet designs, for creating a real summer theme the colour palette of the season is a great one to choose. Summer shades are all about freshness and joy, and are perfect for a wedding.

Yellow is an obvious choice for summer – a beautiful colour expressing the pure happiness of a wedding day, that will look stunning held alongside a white wedding dress. Daffodils are of course the epitome of summertime: a bountiful bouquet of these will look delightful, with smaller posies for the bridesmaids, or you could pair them with white flowers like roses or white daffodil varieties. Other yellow flowers to choose from are roses, gerberas, irises or freesias. Create a multi-flower bouquet of the same shade or pair your yellow blooms with white, blue or purple flowers to make the yellow really pop.

Indeed, blue, white and yellow are traditional summer shades reflecting the beautiful flowers decorating our gardens and woodland this time of year. It also conjures up images of summertime favourites like yellow chicks, white eggs and blue skies – all symbolic of the new life that summer, and your summer wedding, brings. There are so many different varieties of summer flowers to choose from for this look: here are some ideas.

Blue: hyacinth, hydrangea, muscari, irises, cornflowers
White: roses, gerberas, paperwhite daffodils, baby’s breath, peonies
Yellow: daffodils, roses, tulips, irises, freesias, gerberas, sunflowers

Pastel shades are also very popular for summertime bridal wedding bouquets: think peach, cream and mauve and pale shades of orange and yellow. Roses are perfect blooms to choose from as you’ll find these flowers in almost every colour, while flowers like hydrangeas and ranunculus are also available in subtle shades. Add soft green foliage, and even succulents, to create a truly harmonious look.

You can create the look that’s right for you with ease. Just ask a trusted wedding florist like Todich Floral Design to put together the perfect summer flower look for you in the colours of the season.

Summer Garden Bouquets

Since the gardens are blooming this time of year, it makes sense to incorporate these seasonal summer flowers into a bouquet – especially for more rustic, boho look. The key to this look is for something beautiful but a little unwound and rough round the edges: as if you’ve just gathered your posy from the flowers in your garden. Roses, sweet peas, tulips and daisies are all perfect for this style. Either go for a multi-coloured style or more harmonious shades. To complete the summer garden look, tie your bride’s bouquet with twine, thick ribbon or hessian.

Wildflowers have become particularly popular for wedding flower table decorations – often displayed in mismatched jam jars, glasses and vases for a sweet and quirky feel. Mini-posies can also make delightful place settings – either tied with twine or ribbon to the napkins or arranged in mini glass jars.

Rainbow Wedding Flowers

In this season of joy and abundance, what better excuse to choose a festival or colours for wedding flower designs? Summer flowers are available in so many shades that a truly colourful, sumptuous bouquet can be created with ease.

Peonies and freesias are available in so many vibrant colours the bride can have a bouquet of her favourite colours from rich magenta and crimson to bright yellow and purple. While this look can be made either elegant and sophisticated or more rustic, a true boho rainbow flower arrangement can be created from summer wild flowers. Daffodils, miniature roses, cornflowers and daises can all make up a colourful but easy-going floral design. Add garden and woodland foliage like ferns, herbs or tree leaves to complete the look.

You could even choose a different coloured posy of tulips for your bridesmaids bouquet designs to create a rainbow look, and incorporate all the colours into your bridal bouquet! This can be tried with lots of other blooms – like gerberas or roses – giving each bridesmaid a different colour. Or choose the favourite colour from the bridal bouquet and make this into matching bridesmaid posies.

Romantic Summer Wedding Bouquets

Wedding florists are experts at creating beautiful, romantic bridal wedding flowers. This look is perfect for this season, when a fresh look and subtle shades will create the perfect feel for your summer wedding.

For romance, choose pastel shades and white flowers paired with subtle greenery such as eucalyptus and succulents if you like. The shapes are both decadent and fairy-tale and there are plenty of flowers like this to choose from for a summer bouquet.

Roses are always a great choice for wedding flowers, as they have long symbolise love and romance. Blushing peach and pale pink roses and peonies can be arranged to make a sumptuous bouquet. Freesias – ideal choices as they have a delightful fragrance – are also available in subtle shades of creamy yellow and mauve, and so pair beautifully with roses and the delicate flowers of hydrangeas.

In addition to the full and sumptuous flowers you choose, add texture and delight with clouds of baby’s breath and sprigs of greenery. Embellishments like ribbons, bows, pearls and gemstones will also add a touch of glamour and decadence to romantic arrangements and the look can be mirrored in table arrangements and bridesmaids bouquets to complete the them of your summer wedding flowers.

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.

Wedding Flower Centrepieces for a Summer Wedding

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Summer is classic wedding season because of the lovely weather and abundance of beautiful flowers fit for decoration. Whether it’s an upmarket affair, has a bohemian festival feel or fits a unique theme, wedding table decorations really bring this special event to life. The wedding flowers adorning tables at a wedding reception will reflect the whole theme and beauty of the wedding, so it’s an important decision to make. Here are some ideas from London wedding florists to spark the imagination – from bird cage adornments to garden looks and flowers on a budget.

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Charming Wedding Centrepieces

Vintage bird-cages make wonderful floral centrepieces for spring and summer weddings: a little bit quirky with a real wow-factor – just imagine beautiful flowers billowing out onto the table. You can choose traditional romantic shades of roses like cream, white and pink or go for a multi-coloured, multi-textured look of your favourite flowers. Wedding flowers could even be arranged in a nest for an Easter surprise, or one could incorporate natural elements like leaves, twigs and bark for a woodland feel.

Spring and summer wedding floral decoration is all about lightness and brightness: think yellows, blues and whites for spring and a multitude of different colours for summer. Choosing a single shade – like yellow – for floral centrepieces will create a really joyful look to the room, while adding blue or purple flowers will really make the yellow pop and add a sense of fun to wedding decorations.

Boho Wedding Decorations

Wedding flowers like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and lily-of-the-valley are all perfect for a rustic wedding. These delightful, colourful blooms don’t need to be dressed up to make beautiful wedding flower decorations. Potted flowers can be used as place settings and make lovely floral wedding favours for the guests to take away with them. And don’t forget blossom when choosing flowers and decorations – clouds of pink and white delicate flowers will make stunning wedding floral centrepieces and can also be displayed around the venue.

As summer approaches, there’s the choice of beautiful garden flowers like stocks, sweet peas and roses – brimming with colour and charm. These blooms come in shades of purple and pink and are perfect for a romantic but rustic feel. Or more voluptuous blooms like peonies and anemones will create a richly coloured look – either as a full bouquet for wedding flower centrepieces or single blooms dotted about in mini mason jars.

Of course, for a boho wedding there’s no need for extravagant vessels to display your flowers – a vintage jug, soup tureen or mismatched glasses and bottles can make the perfect fun and pretty vases for rustic wedding flower arrangements.

Wedding Flowers on a Budget

If you’re worried about your wedding flowers cost, there’s no need to be. There are plenty of beautiful arrangements that will look beautiful without breaking the bank! Baby’s breath is a very popular and affordable choice – gathered into glass vases or jars, perhaps tied with twine or ribbon – these delicate white flowers make delightful wedding table decorations. Many wedding flowers like daffodils and tulips are also very inexpensive; choose a bountiful bouquet of single-coloured blooms as a centrepiece, or mix it up and make it multi-coloured.

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.

5 Stunning Wedding Colour Trends for 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

It can be tricky to come up with the perfect wedding theme for your special day, but a great place to start is with the colour scheme. Once you have this, you’ll have inspiration for your wedding flowers, decorations and bridesmaids dresses. This year, both pale and bold colours are in: think soft pinks and deep purples; mint green and bright blue. We provide six stunning wedding colour trends for 2016 to help your choose your wedding reception flowers and wedding bouquets.

Rose Blush Coloured Wedding Flowers

This pale pink shade is perfect for weddings with a romantic, fairytale theme. It’s classy and understated and means creating a harmonious palette of pale pinks and peaches complemented by white. With such a classic look, the bride will wear traditional white while the bridesmaids can showcase blush and nude dresses. Wedding bouquets featuring this shade can be created with roses – either on their own or paired with green foliage or white flowers like baby’s breath or lilies. Blush coloured flowers can decorate the wedding cake and appear in decorations on chairs, wedding centrepieces and place settings.

Serene Blue Shade

Inspired by the skies of summer, this wedding colour shade is perfect for calm and spiritual summer weddings – especially if held outdoors. Wedding reception flowers and wedding bouquets can feature blue hydrangeas, cornflowers, pale blue anemones and forget-me-nots. The look is laid back and pretty, and blue flowers will look beautiful with soft peach and white flowers like roses, daisies and freesias. This colour will also work well with beach or sea-themed weddings, where shells and nautical touches feature in floral arrangements and decorations.

Mint Green Wedding Bouquets

This uber-fashionable shade will make your wedding edgy and modern without compromising on prettiness and style. It’s a gorgeous shade for bridesmaid dresses, wedding invitations and even the (literally!) icing on the cake. It pairs beautiful with pink and wedding bouquets featuring flowers in green and pink will really pop against the bride’s dress. Think roses, daisies, dahlias and trailing foliage like ferns and ivy to create an ethereal look alongside this striking green/blue shade.

Burning Orange

Another hip shade for bold brides wanting to make a real statement with their wedding. It’s a great choice for an autumn do, but can work beautifully for summer weddings too. It also juxtaposes strikingly with mint green and can feature on cakes and decorations and alternating bridesmaids dresses. To create wedding flower arrangements with this look, go for chrysanthemums, gerberas and lilies. To create balance, ask your wedding florist to add silvery foliage and paler blooms to the displays and wedding bouquets.

Purple Haze

This regal colour can be interpreted as paler shades like mauve, or dark berry shades – meaning it can be either pretty and understated or striking and sumptuous. Pastel purple flowers to feature in wedding reception flowers and wedding bouquets include hydrangeas, freesias, roses and irises. Heather and lavender can be incorporated into rustic arrangements with herbs like rosemary and woodland foliage. For the darker purple, berries can be added to floral displays alongside sweet peas, hyacinths, peonies or anemones.

Paint with Flowers. Restaurant Flower Decor

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Don’t you just love flowers for adding a punch of colour to interiors? Flowers rich shades and captivating forms smell divine and the simplest way to brighten up restaurant interiors. London is filled with endless choice, countless secret gems and exquisite eateries, but the finest restaurants in England have long since fused culinary arts and interior design with the art of floral design to, deliver a dining experience worthy of the customers hard earned cash.

We at Todich Floral Design, just love to beautify new spaces with flowers and our team of award winning designers and talented florists have proudly assisted some of London’s finest restaurants and hotspots, including Café Royal, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the National Gallery, to deliver memorable dining and breathtaking experiences.

Fresh flowers work wonders for restaurant interiors. The power of fresh flowers chosen to compliment the restaurant decor and colour schemes, is its ability to uplift any space and install a warm, welcoming environment. Fresh flower's breath new life into tired interiors, go rich, vibrant shades or soft sumptuous flower designs adorn restaurant entrances, receptions or lounges. Vibrant exquisite flower arrangements make big statements, lighting moods and welcoming guests instantly. Opt for small hearty arrangements, preferably bouquets that will bloom, such as hydrangeas as if watered well will last up to two weeks.

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To match blooms with interiors, reach for simple flower arrangements which harmony’s and work overall decor. Enhance great flower arrangements with complimentary vases. Choosing suitable vases that match your restaurants colour schemes and floral design, works well to accent interiors. The arrangements don’t always have to be extravagant, less can also me more, a single rose, orchid or daisy in a an array of colours goes a long way to compliment and brighten the decor.

Making the blooms last- a little maintenance will ensure you get the most out of flower arrangements and see they last longer. As the flowers begin to bloom, remove wilting or discoloured flowers. Water flowers daily to ensure a frequent amount of nutrients.

How about these three themes for some floral inspiration, a range of fresh sping and summer arrangements, sure to breathe new life into restaurant interiors…

The Minimalist: Traditional Whites with a Splash of Colour

Orchids, Tulips, Calla Lilies, Roses, Anthurims, Peonies, Hydrangeas.

Flowers don’t always have to be colourful. The regale and sophisticated business owner looking to recreate live in luxury, should reach for flowers with refined, subtle tones, lead by shades of green, blue or white. A simple green or blue is so fresh and upholds a minimalist look. Or reach for pale blues, glossy whites, and sumptuous creams. Green is so natural and so close to nature, and will accent white, grey and cream decor beautifully. Match with contemporary large glass vessels. Todich Floral Design suggests a variety of; white calla lilies, roses, orchids and peonies, paired with green or blue hydrangea, for a quaint, minimal and luxurious affair.

Spring and summer never disappoint when it comes to offering an array of rich colours and what’s beautiful, and Todich Floral Design makes perfect use of spring/summer' colour palette, which offer a range of striking colour combinations, sure to make a sunny office statement. The London Florist offers the freshest flowers, at the highest quality, using on-trend floral styles to suit you.

Colour Festival: Vibrant Centrepieces

Roses, Daisies, Ranunculus, Dahlias

The expressive, free spirited  owner should opt for a colour party, a burst of bold shades and striking contrasts. Reach for single shades in vivid shades, soft pastels or go bold with a spectrum of colours, fiery red, bright orange and yellows or, vivid violets, to shocking pinks and vibrant blues. Vibrant flower arrangements, make stunning focal points and will be a point of much discussion with your guests. Flowers to use include luscious blooms of tulips, roses, hydrangea, lavender, peonies and wildflowers. Or how about arrangements made up of two variants of a single shade for depth and visual stimuli. Pair with  vintage or rustic vases or flowerpots to compliment and highlight your delicate flowers.

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Pastel Celebration

Roses, Tulips, Hydrangeas, Ranunculus, Hyacinth

Alternatively, reach for beautiful, sumptuous arrangements. Pastel shades are elegant, on-trend this season and add a touch of colour and sophistication to interiors. Soft pastel tones include; peach, blush, plums and creams. Pastels flower arrangements work a magnificent focal point against white, great, cream or pale blue decor. Great hearty arrangements will harmonies surrounding decor and breathe life into tired interiors. Celebrate pastel shades, opt for beautiful blooms which include arrangements of soft pastel tones; peach, blush, plums and creams and forest green and prairie shoots. Think roses, tulips, hydrangeas, ranunculus and hyacinth, for a rugged, unstructured and artistic feel, all which make magnificent centrepieces and bring a touch of the  modern garden indoors.

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Contemporary Vintage Garden

Clematis, Roses, Lambs Eye Foliage

If its a vintage theme you’re after, reach for an authentic feel with vintage flowers. For a blend of modern and vintage, opt for bouquets which include, clematis, roses and lambs eye foliage. Arrangements which generally include roses, clematis, and lush forest green foliage, add texture, working as the perfect balance, for a rustic, elegant feel to restaurant interiors. Flowers help set the mood, tone of a space, and it’s the simplest way to brighten and warm up a room. Fresh flowers will completely transform and rejuvenate your restaurant interiors. Whether you’re after pastel arrangements or bold statements, add a touch of spring or summer to your corporate space with our beautiful blooms.

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If you're looking to recreate any of the above, get in touch with our talented team of designers and florists, who’ll be happy to assist you create these beautiful arrangements, in a range of designs and styles suited to you.

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Decorate your Home with Evergreens and Christmas Trees this Winter

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Traditionally associated with Christmas trees, evergreens such as firs and conifers don’t have to only be present in the tree in your home. Lovely scented fir branches (whether bright green or more silvery varieties) can be displayed on mantle pieces or make beautiful table decorations. They can also be made into wreaths to decorate the home or on your front door – and don’t forget miniature Christmas trees which are a versatile decoration that can be placed anywhere in the house. Evergreen branches and sprigs can be bought from florists, garden centres and many high street shops – and lots of places that sell Christmas trees will also have winter foliage to purchase.

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Mini Christmas Tree

A full-sized, real or artificial Christmas tree is a must for most households – creating a wonderful welcome for guests in the hall, or a magical decorative treat in the living room. But mini Christmas trees are also a great decoration for the season, and if you have a small flat these can be ideal alternatives to a traditional tree. Choose small potted evergreens in festive pots (such as metallic gold or seasonal red), or go for an alternative such as rosemary trees or orange trees for a different colour and delightful scent. There are plenty of artificial mini trees to choose from too – often fully decorated to make life easier. Display on the kitchen table, use as a centrepiece, add to a windowsill or perch on a coffee table for instant festive cheer!

Deck out Your Christmas Table

Arrange your evergreen branches down the centre of Christmas table for a colourful decoration. You could also add other foliage like olive leaves, eucalyptus or winter branches. Add fruits like clementines and lemons for colour and fragrances and natural elements berries and pine cones. And for the table lighting add white candles or wind fairy lights through your display. A sprig of fir, or of a herb such as rosemary of thyme, can also be tied to a napkin for a delightful place setting. Winter greenery can also be added to Christmas flower arrangements, or added to bowls of pine cones and baubles to make a simple but striking table decoration.

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Wreaths of Joy. Christmas Wreaths Ideas to Make

A Christmas wreath is a wonderful way to decorate your front door or indeed any door in your home. They can also be arranged above the mantelpiece or in the kitchen. Go for simple elegance with a circle of evergreens adorned with a bow, or choose and embellished wreath – adorned with baubles, metallic leaves, rustic berries and pine cones or fragrant cinnamon sticks and dried lemon and oranges. Head to the shops or florists to pick your perfect wreath, or get creative and make your own to ensure it’s exactly to your taste. Mini wreaths of evergreen can also be displayed in windows tied with lengths of ribbon for a more eclectic look, or used as table centrepieces.

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Top Tips for Autumn Weddings from Todich Floral Design

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Often more affordable and arguably more romantic than a traditional summer affair, autumn weddings offer the opportunity to really celebrate the colours and atmosphere of the season. The mists, afternoon light, vibrant flowers and trees are all wonderful inspiration for an autumn wedding theme. Incorporate natural elements like oak leaves into autumn wedding bouquets and use fairy lights, candles and sparklers to create a unique atmosphere. But remember the weather – the cold and potential rain means you have to be prepared to ensure it doesn’t ruin your special day.

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Celebrate the outdoors. Although it can be chilly in the UK in October and November, and outdoor wedding in the beauty of nature can make an autumn wedding a truly memorable experience. Scatter autumn leaves down the aisle, and create an arch made of branches, berries and hydrangeas. Instead of confetti, get guests to throw vibrant autumn leaves or hold sparklers to make for fantastic photos ideal for autumn wedding design.

Think about using natural elements for autumn wedding decorations like branches, bark, moss, berries and pebbles. If the big day is outdoors then this will create a seamless look from the outdoor surroundigs to the décor of the day.

But remember the weather… Although it’s a beautiful time of year, it can get chilly so don’t forget to have pashminas on hand for the bride and bridesmaids, especially when photos are taking place. Lots of wedding event companies will provide this service for you – as well as umbrellas when needed! – which takes the stress out of the organisation. You might even need wellies on hand if the weather turns and a field, woodland or garden is the setting. Or, for a more stylish option for fall wedding ideas – cowboy boots are a fun alterantive to delicate shoes that may not withstand the autumn rain!

Outdoor heaters can also be a good bet to keep guests warm if the ceremony takes place outdoors. And fairylights and candles are not only perfect to create lighting as the day grows darker, but also make beautiful autumn wedding decorations.

Go with the season for your autumn floral design. There are lots of beautiful flowers and foliage this time of year to choose from for autumnal bridal bouquets and table decorations. There are some many rich colours to inspire floral design for an autumn wedding design – think deep red berries, orange leaves, golden sunlight and verdant evergreens.  An autumnal headdress could be the perfect addition to the occasion – just ask your wedding florist to find out what will work for you.

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Don’t be afraid to add produce like pumpkins and berries to bouquets and centrepieces. And continuing the harvest theme – think sheaves of wheat, thistles, herbs like lavender and heather to add to bouquets and floral arrangements. Colourful autumn leaves can also be incorporated into autumnal bridal flowers to create unusual looks. The tone is rustic and very in keeping with the season. Your florist will be able to create the perfect autumnal bridal bouquets for your special day.

How to Create the Perfect Boho Wedding

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Boho (short for bohemian) weddings have become very popular over the last few years – with a focus on rustic, DIY aesthetics to create a charming but less formal event. Celebrities like Kate Moss have really popularised the trend which celebrates romantic but unfussy embellishments like flower crowns, flowing dresses, country fête style food and decorations and unstructured, colourful floral bouquets and displays. This style works especially well for spring and summer weddings where a celebration can be held outdoors – in a beautiful garden, festival-style in a field or even on the beach. Take a look at these ideas for the dress, bouquets, floral decorations and venue to make the perfect boho wedding.

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Wedding Dress

A boho wedding dress doesn’t need acres of silk and taffeta, a full skirt or traditional necklines: the look is much more about unstructured beauty, a relaxed but beautiful design that doesn’t constrict movement but will still wow the guests.  Pretty details like lace works very well in boho wedding dress styles – whether a full-length overlay or as an embellishment on sleeves and necklines.

But really, anything goes. Don’t be afraid of spaghetti straps and shorter lengths, especially for a summer wedding. You could even be really daring and go for a split in the skirt, or choose a cropped top and high waisted A-line skirt. A great source of inspiration is 60s and 70s hippie style: think of bell sleeves and off-shoulder designs, floral print, ribbon and jewel details.

Veils come in many different styles and lengths – from 1940s bird cage veils to full length styles. For a boho look the lacy mantilla veil or romantic Juliet cap veils are perfect choices. These soft, delicate styles are unfussy but elegant, and pair perfectly with full-length wedding dresses in simple, steam-lined designs. Or a great boho alternative to a veil is a flower headdress added to a band or comb.

Bridal Bouquets

Spring and summer flowers like roses, daisies and sunflowers are perfect for boho wedding bouquets as they bring bursts of colour whilst looking pretty and relaxed. A cascading bouquet of full pink blooms and trailing greenery creates a romantic, sumptuous look while still being laid back and bohemian – as if just freshly gathered from the woods! Peonies are a very popular flower for rustic weddings as they add rich colours and full shapes, and pair well with with woodland inspired plants and greenery and traditional flowers like roses – for example, rich red peonies and pale yellow roses. For greenery, think outside the box: ivy, ferns, succulents and even wilder touches like thistles create interesting textures and fresh colours to a bouquet. Take a look at these bridal bouquet styles for more inspiration.

Adding flowers to your hair is also a gorgeous way to create a boho look. Create a flower crown from your favourite flowers (perhaps ranunculus or roses to create colour and romance), or wind flowers into your hair, whether in an unstructured up-do, a long braid, or hair could be worn loose and flowers wound into a head band. Smaller flowers, like individual hydrangea blooms, and wildflowers like forget-me-nots and daises, are perfect for this look. Ivy and peach rose clips are a beautiful way to add flowers to the bride and bridesmaids hair.

Wedding Floral Decorations

For a spring wedding, pink and white blossom is a perfect choice for floral decorations – whether as centrepieces or snipped down so they can be added to smaller vases for the tables. Baby’s breath, sweet peas, stocks and wildflowers all make perfect boho flowers – they’re delicate and unfussy, and come in a variety of pretty colours. Vessels, too, don’t have to be formal: search antique shops and flea markets to find different shapes and colours of bottles and jars, add blooms to vintage coffee containers or decorate jars with ribbons, twine and lace.

A boho centrepiece doesn’t have to be elaborate: a bouquet of bountiful blooms will make the perfect table decoration. Almost-black chrysanthemums, dots of ruby roses and multi-textured foliage make a perfect rustic floral centrepiece, or a bouquet of just one bloom could work very well. Hydrangeas, peonies, sunflowers, hyacinths and roses can all make brilliant boho wedding table decorations.

Flowers can be added to a wedding cake to create a truly pretty and unusual look. Whether pink roses scattered on a layered jam and cream sponge or a more traditional design of pastel roses garnishing a classic tiered cake, flowers can bring colour and beauty to any wedding traditions- think outside the box!

Wedding Venue Ideas

There’s no need for a formal or traditional venue for a boho wedding – the whole affair is rustic, fun and laid back. A barn can be the perfect setting as it can be decked out in the style that suits the bride and bridegroom. Fairy-lights, personalised decorations and wedding flowers will transform a space into a magical setting for a perfect wedding. For an urban alternative, a warehouse can be styled in much the same way and if friends and family are based in a city, this could be a great way to ensure everyone can make it.

Outdoor spaces are perfect for a boho wedding – if a little risky in the UK due to the weather! But if the sun is shining, a woodland clearing, the banks of a lake or a beach would be truly glorious. As well as the floral bouquets and decorations, there will be the beauty that nature has to offer to enjoy – truly capturing the romantic, free spirit of a boho wedding. Try a festival vibe: think tipis, fairy lights in the trees, outdoor music and barbeques.

The key to a boho wedding is capturing individual style and freedom; a laid-back atmosphere with beautiful touches to create a day of delight. There is so much inspiration out there, and with this trend every growing in popularity, wedding florists, designers and planners alike are all ready to offer ideas to create the perfect boho romantic event.