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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.

Wedding Bouquet Styles: What is Your Bridal Personality?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Your wedding day will possibly be the biggest event of your life, so it’s important your wedding flowers reflect your personality and style. The wedding bouquet is in many ways the piece-de- resistance of the big day and will feature in photos and treasured memories for decades to come. Whether you’re a traditional bride or a free spirit, your wedding florist can help you create the perfect arrangement to reflect your uniqueness.

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Traditional Wedding Bouquet Styles

For many people, timeless wedding flowers are key for their big day. You might want to recreate the wedding bouquet styles of your mother or grandmother’s wedding, or just want to have a classic look that emulates style and will always look good in the photos. A round posy is the perfect shape for this choice, or for more dramatic styles ask your wedding florist for cascading or pageant shaped bouquets. Traditional blooms for wedding bridal bouquets include roses, lilies, hydrangeas and tulips. White should be the understated shade of choice, but pastel pinks and purples are also perfect for classic posies.

Eco-Friendly Wedding Flowers

For those looking for a green wedding, choose wedding flowers that are in season and can be locally sourced to reduce your carbon footprint. You could even ask family and friends to grow the flowers in time for the wedding. These can then be incorporated into the bridal bouquet and wedding reception flowers. To keep with the green theme, choose flowers and foliage in this verdant shade: think trendy succulents, kale flowers and greenery like ivy and ferns. Flowers like daisies, sweet peas and peonies in abundant, undone arrangements are perfect for this look.

Modern Wedding Bouquet Styles

In this day and age, your wedding can be anything you make it. If you want to do something new and different and make a break with tradition there are lots of choices for wedding bouquets that fit with the times. Rather than pastel colours and traditional flowers like roses, choose bold and bright shades and go for exotic blooms like orchids. Ask your bridal florist for an interesting shape to your bouquet – more graphic designs are favourites for this wedding bouquet style. Go for show-stopping colours like red or bright pink, and think about using flowers that create a more casual look like anemones or sweet peas. The key is to create the style that suits you, and marks your wedding as unique to your personality and tastes.

The Great Outdoors

If you love nothing better than walks in the forest and dream of having your own small holding someday, then you’ll want a wedding bouquet to reflect your love of the outdoor life. Incorporate natural elements like wheat grass, herbs and heathers into your bouquet and add these to buttonholes and place settings to complete the look. Different textures and shapes can be used to create a naturally style bouquet, and rather than ribbon twine and string can secure it. Choose natural hues for the flowers and foliage like oranges, yellows and greens.

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Inspiring Flower Decorations for October and November Weddings

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The months of September, October and November are a truly beautiful time in Britain and offer plenty of inspiration for autumn bridal flowers and fall wedding ideas. The light is truly beautiful this time of year so makes for wonderful photos in the afternoon. And even though it gets darker earlier, an autumn wedding is the perfect opportunity to get creative with lighting – fairy lights and candles on tables – and create a magical day and evening for everyone. Leaves in all their shapes and colours are also natural elements that can be additions to autumn wedding bouquets as well as featuring as table decorations or inspiring invitation, thank you-notes and confetti design.

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Leaf love for autumn weddings. Leaves are the real stars of autumn, looking beautiful in the afternoon light, and provide great inspiration for autumn wedding design. Use them to make up table centrepieces and add to jars filled with tea lights to create beautiful additions to guest’s tables. Crunchy autumn leaves can also be used to fill large vases to make unique table autumn wedding decorations.

Leaves can be an alternative to September and November wedding flowers – this time of year they turn an array of beautiful colours and shades of red, orange and gold. Oak leaves are perfect for a classic English wedding and can be arranged in vases or used to make up autumnal bridal bouquets. Large red leaves added to baby’s breath or leaves added to dark colour bouquets will make unique fall designs. And you could spray them with gold or glitter to add extra glamour. Gold leaves can also be used as place settings – just write the name of each guest in calligraphy on them.

Instead of traditional confetti, use leaf-shaped confetti for guests to throw. Or do away with confetti altogether and get your guests to wave sparkler – they’ll make for stunning photos! Tie autumn leaves together with sprigs of lavender or rosemary and add acorns or cinnamon to make heart-warming table place settings for guests. Autumn leaves can even be scattered up the aisle to create a beautiful outdoor feel for the bride,  groom and guests during the ceremony.

Lighting the way. One of the truly special things about autumn is the golden afternoon light illuminating the parks and woodland and streets scattered with leaves. Capture some of this magic with delicate lighting with your autumn wedding decorations. Strings of fairy lights will create a beautiful atmosphere for an indoor or outdoor wedding and can be used at the ceremony and reception. Fairy lights strung round trees will make a stunning entrance to the reception area for your guests, so no one will mind the fact that the night draws in sooner on these autumn days!

Lanterns and glasses filled with tea lights also creates a magical feel, and you can get creative with the autumn wedding theme by using the produce of the season to hold candles. Pumpkins, squashes and hollowed out apples will all make perfect candle holders creating colourful additions to tables.

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.

Autumn Wedding Flowers

Monday, October 19th, 2015

October is a particularly spectacular month, garden’s are awash with colour, rich reds, seductive burgundy and deep oranges, As garden leaves begin to change the leaves and flowers emerge with darker richer hues it's certain to say autumn is upon us. Though the colour range is not as varied as summer, there's still plenty to choose from. If you're after an autumn wedding then why not choosing flowers that reflect the season? Whether you’re looking for autumn bridal inspiration, wedding centrepieces, exquisite wedding flowers or new ways to decorate your indoor reception space, with so many flowers to choose from, there’s plenty of colour and texture to play with.

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Rich hues, unique decorations and plenty of texture are the trends for this season. Unlike like summer's palate of bright shades, autumn is full of depth, richness and character. Woodlands are awash with vibrant colours and abundant with chrysanthemums, berries and garden roses, and there’s plenty of texture, with the autumns thornless blackberries, textured Celosia and the delights of autumn hued pincushion.

Fall wedding flower trends lead to lustrous, rich colours, arrangements in a variety of rich shades, vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow paired with elegant touches of gold, silver and copper. When choosing blooms for your big day the best way to get the freshest flowers is to choose wedding flowers by season. Seasonal flowers are fresh, often beautifully scented and reflect the season accordingly.

Bridal bouquets stun with seasonal arrangements of poppies with dark centres for depth, Hypericum berries, exquisite cockscomb in rich shades of plumb or red and lamb’s ear leaves. This autumn rich shade will become increasingly popular, dark purple wedding flowers and burnt orange wedding flowers, amongst other earthy tones; distinct shades that announce the end of summer and the beginning of the new season.

Autumn Bridal Bouquets

This season, it’s all about texture and rich hues, as classic flowers continue to take the lead in fall weddings. When considering your wedding colour scheme, opt for rich autumn shades, dramatic, deep tones that reflect the vibrant tones of the season and pair with rich contrasts, copper, gold and forest greens. Lush, sophisticated full figured dahlias and garden roses are key to capturing the essence of this season as they come in rich shades of purple, plum, orange, red and burgundy, helping you create the perfect fall colour scheme.For added texture and complementary colours calla lilies and hydrangeas in greens and purples add richness to bridal flower arrangements.

Move away from the loosely gathered arrangements of summer wedding, country garden bouquets, to autumns more structured floral arrangements. Autumn bouquets will take on a denser, fuller appearance in shades of red, orange, plum and burgundy all smartly presented with hand tied ribbons, textured fabrics and sashes. With plenty of wedding flower ideas to choose from, celebrate the new season with our exquisite range of wedding bouquets this autumn, a beautiful collection of wedding flower designs that perfectly reflect the new season.

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Deep wine hued garden roses, matched with berries, Celosia in rich shades of burgundy, red, pink and orange and autumn leaves  carefully wrapped with a ribbon, makes for a striking bouquet which perfectly captures the autumn season.

Pumpkin Red. Is full of autumns favorites, dahlias in shades of plum, orange garden roses, white Bouvardia and lush autumn leaves in forest green, burnt orange and burgundy, beautifully wrapped in white ribbon.

Orange Dream. Tropical foliage, orange tulips and orange roses, green hydrangea, mango calla lilies, green berries and red roses come together to make a stunning autumn bridal bouquet.

Rose Devine. A fusion of peach roses, purple roses, wine red roses, green hydrangea and blue veronica come together beautifully for a distinct arrangement that are sure to make a statement.

Purple Dreams. A beautiful mix arrangement made up of purple lisianthus, cheery red roses, deep red berries and green shoots make exquisite bridal wedding bouquets.

Purple Mist. A beautiful bouquet of peach roses, red berries, purple eaustoma, purple calla lilies and foliage make  great wedding bouquet, full of rich shades, texture and is brimming with character.

Buttonholes. Groomsmen can match accordingly with fuller looking wedding flower buttonholes using single flowers similar to that of the bridal bouquet, paired with autumns leaves and foliage. Earthy burgundy, red or orange leaves sum up autumn beautifully, compliment bridal bouquets and make spectacular additions to buttonholes for groomsmen to wear. Autumn hues, reds, oranges, plums and burgundy dazzle against contrasting forest green foliage and flower buds. It’s the perfect time for vibrant shades, take a look at our autumn favourites for inspiration.

Dahlias. Dahlias are striking flowers that have made a comeback and are set to increase in popularity this season. Whether you teach for deep reds, muted purples or plums, dahlias rich autumn shades and full figure make them fitting flowers in bridal bouquets and floral buttonholes.

Roses. For the autumn season, garden roses in burnt orange and forest green foliage make stunning buttonholes for groomsmen to wear. However, if you're looking to move away from autumns earthy tones and keep it bright, roses in bright orange, red or dark yellow work just as well. Match with berries for added texture.

Purple Blossom. To continue that just picked meadow look, reach for purple daisies, known as 'September flower,' make fitting additions to flower arrangements and add a vintage flair to wedding bouquets.

For a distinct Boho look this autumn, consider an arrangement of green mixed herbs, lavender, wheat and blue veronica for added flair.

If you’ve fallen for autumns vibrant hues and taken a liking to any of the above flower designs, Todich Floral Design will be happy to assist in putting together exquisite wedding flowers,  that will beautifully capture the essence of this beautiful season.

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.

How to Create Wedding Floral Headpieces – From Flower Crowns to Wedding Corsages and Buttonholes

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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Wearing flowers in our hair is wonderful way to celebrate summer and create a whimsical, fairy tale look. From a single bloom to a full Frida Kahlo-esque flower crown, there are myriad ways to create a floral look to suit any occasion. Creating a DIY look is perfect to fit with a wedding flowers budget, and as well as floral hair designs, wedding buttonholes and corsages can be created (with a little help from a London florist if needed). Of course, these delightful floral looks don’t just have to be for weddings: whether it’s a music festival, birthday party or a glamorous picnic with friends, take inspiration from these simple ways to create stunning floral accessories.

Floral Garland Decorations

Though there are lots of flower garland crowns to be found in the shops at the moment, nothing beats creating your own boho look using real flowers. A perfect look for a summer festivals and great wedding flower ideas. Cut three pieces of twine of equal length, tie a knot at one end and plait them together into a braid. This then needs to be wound round the head to get the correct size, and then glued at the ends. Then wind in real or faux flowers and voila: a gorgeous hippy garland for summer events! Flowers we recommend: daisies, miniature roses, hydrangea florets – even a flower crown made simply of baby’s breath will look beautiful. Floral wire may be needed to fix the flowers in place.

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For a more constructed look that allows for greater choice of flowers, opt for a flower crown. These make great wedding flowers for a boho bride and bridesmaids, and are easy to pull together. It also means the look can be customised with the bride’s favourite flowers and to fit with the colour scheme and wedding decorations. They’re also great for festivals and other fun summer events. Flower crowns work well with loose hair for an unstructured, boho look but can also be accentuated with an elegant up-do. For celebrity inspiration, look to celebrities like Alexa Chung, Lana del Ray, Keira Knightly and Katy Perry who are all fans of the flower crown look.

To make a flower headpiece: instead of twine, as in the flower garland, floral wire is used to create the ‘crown’. Wind together two lengths of green floral wire and bend the ends to make ‘hooks’ that can then be linked together to seal the crown. Snip the chosen flower stems short and twist around fine silver floral wire that can then be twisted around the ground to fix in place. We recommend: roses, hydrangea florets, baby’s breath, ranunculus, dahlias and greenery.

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Bridal Headdress: Floral Headbands and Combs

Flowers can also be added to ready-made hair accessories for beautiful event flower design looks. Wedding flower combs featuring roses and ivy or magenta orchids can be bought ready-made, or DIY versions are easy to put together and make lovely bridesmaids flowers. Ribbon or lace can be glued to the comb before flowers are added, or the flowers of choice can go straight onto the comb. Either use faux flowers or fresh ones like roses, cornflowers, sweetpeas or sweetpeas. Add sprigs of greenery like ferns, eucalyptus or ivy. Get creative and delicate little extras like pearls, jewels and bows – though don’t go overboard! Subtly and simplicity is key to the look.

Flowers can also added to headbands: such as white roses on a white headband for an elegant look, or more full and colourful flowers could be used as headbands make sturdy bases to get creative with. They can be glued straight onto the headband or affixed with floral wire, just as with a flower crown.

Wedding Bridal Corsages and Flower Bracelets

Corsages are traditionally worn on the left shoulder or the wrist, but could also be worn at the waist, ankle or in the hair. Popularly worn by mothers and grandmothers of the bride and bridegroom, nowadays they can be worn by anyone the couple choose and even by the bride herself. A great wedding florist will be able to create the perfect corsages to match the event floral design theme and bridal flowers, such as yellow orchids and ivy or pink roses.

How to make wedding buttonholes. Wedding buttonholes ideas. Alternatively, a DIY approach means corsages and buttonholes can be created by the happy couple and their family and friends. For smaller wrist corsage styles, the flowers of choice can be glued to a ribbon which is then tied round the wrist. Small, lightweight flowers suit this style. For a fuller corsage with heavier flowers like roses, orchids or peonies a sturdier base is needed. London flower shops will be able to provide floral bracelets, which are basically plastic snap bracelets. These can then be covered with fabric and the flowers and greenery of choice attached to the bracelet with floral wire. One focal point flower works well for this, surrounded by sprigs of greenery and smaller, more delicate blooms.

Buttonholes are traditionally worn on the left lapel by the male wedding party and incorporates a flower or flowers from the bridal bouquet. These are very easy to create: just trim down the stem of the flower of choice, place on top of greenery (which could be leaves or fragrant herbs like rosemary) and fix together with florist tape. Finally, tie a ribbon around the arrangement to conceal the tape: this can then be affixed to the jacket with a pin. Popular choices for buttonhole flowers are roses, a traditional Scottish buttonhole would incorporate heather or a rose and thistle, or a more exotic choice would be calla lilies – elegant and beautiful blooms.

Wedding Cake Table Flowers: How to Add Flowers to Wedding Cakes?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Adding flowers to your wedding cake is a wonderful way to create a unique look that could be romantic and classic or more rustic and boho. They add colour, delicate shapes and textures, and also create a whimsical look that is perfect for spring and summer weddings that are bound to delight guests. Victoria sponge towers adorned with berries and blooms make a decadent, village fete look, while roses added to traditional designs adds a glamorous touch. And of course, edible blooms add a different dimension added to a single cake or quirky cupcakes.

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Boho – Wedding Table Flowers

Choose a multi-tiered Victoria sponge sprinkled with icing sugar for the base of a cake. Simple and classic, it creates the perfect tower of deliciousness to adorn with flowers! Any flowers will make wonderful decorations: from dainty daises and baby’s breath to sumptuous roses and anemones. Bright coloured berries – like strawberries, raspberries and blackberries – and mini sugar biscuits will complete the look.

What colours to choose? For a sweet and quirky look, consider pink, peach and cream blooms. For something more rich and almost royal consider deep purple and crimson roses, with purple grapes to add to the decadent look. As well as berries, succulent are very popular and make lovely additions to a wedding cake. Dashes of greenery (ivy, eucalyptus and other leaves like fragrant herbs are also ideal) create a fresh, woodland look for wedding cakes that certainly fits with a more rustic, boho theme. For wedding venues in the countryside this is the perfect choice.

Classic – Wedding Cake Table Flowers

For a classic, traditional look, it has to be roses. A traditional tiered cake cased in white icing serves as a blank canvas for the romantic floral embellishments desired. Roses in pastel shades of dusty pink, peach and white make beautiful additions to an elegant wedding cake. Sprigs of greenery can also be added, as can smaller flowers like hydrangea florets, freesias and wild flowers like daisies or forget-me-nots. Beautiful shapes and textures can also be created from different sizes and colours of roses winding down wedding-cake tiers, dotted around the cake or as the crowning glory to the design. Tumbling peach and white roses create a really show-stopping but elegant look.

Of course, in addition to flowers that adorn the cake, cake table flowers are a traditional adornment in many weddings. Adding beauty and colour to this central focus as the newly weds make the first cut, floral cake table arrangements are worth thinking about including in wedding floral design.

Individual – Cake Table Flowers

Individual cupcakes as an alternative to a traditional wedding cake has become very popular in recent years. They can be decorated in a vast array of different icing designs: from iced flowers, to lace patterns, with additional edible pearls, sparkles and jewels. Cakes can also be decorated with flowers like hydrangeas and roses, whether directly on the cakes or to add to the cake stand itself. Edible flowers are also a great choice: lavender, pansies, dahlias and marigolds can all be added to sweet treats to create a truly beautiful look.

Alternative Wedding Flower Ideas for Summer

Friday, August 28th, 2015

It can be hard to choose the wedding style of your dreams: from the venue to the dress to the food and the flowers, there are so many wonderful things to choose from to make the day really special. And for the more alternative bride and groom, looking for something unique and maybe a little quirky, there are plenty of options. Why not choose a bright pink wedding dress, a venue on the beach, a bouquet of feathers or sparklers instead of confetti? Here is some fabulous inspiration for a truly unique wedding that will be remembered for years to come.

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Unusual Wedding Venues

A church ceremony, a stately home or a hotel – these are all traditional and favourite venues for weddings in the UK. But why not consider something different? After all, there’s only one day in your life to get married and if you’re looking for alternative ideas, the event promises to be truly memorable.

Make it a museum: there are many interesting museums in London and beyond that offer interesting wedding spaces for the special day. The Horniman Museum in South London offers a beautiful glass house for the occasion, while the Museum of Brands could make a perfect venue for a modern design-focused couple.

Quirky bars: perhaps it’s a place of special significance or perhaps it’s just the style that gets you: plenty of stylish bars and restaurants in London and other UK cities have wedding licences for an urban do.

History in the making: many historical buildings can make a special wedding venue, such as the Globe Theatre, Hampton Court Palace or Leeds Castle.

Natural settings: if the weather is benevolent, what could beat an English garden, forest or beach for a summer wedding spot? There are even caves that offer weddings in the UK, and of course plenty of city places – like Kew Gardens – can provide an outdoor option with indoor spaces if needed.

Unique Wedding Dress Ideas

Many women choose classic white, full length gowns for their special day, but there’s no need to go with the flow. Nowadays, anything goes – from bright coloured dresses to shorter looks.

Add some colour: symbolising purity, white has long been a popular option, but who’s to say you can’t choose your favourite colour? Blue, yellow or even red wedding gowns are all available – or go for dip-dyed, patterned or embroidered numbers.

Top of the crops: two piece numbers and cropped dresses with high waisted skirts are very fashionable at the moment – why not apply to wedding dresses? This look can be truly classy whilst also strikingly modern.

Try trousers: trousers don’t just have to be for the groom – there are many elegant styles to choose from the special day. Or even try a jump suit, playsuit – or go all out with shorts for a laid back summer wedding.

Glitter ball: metallic styles – such as those in gold and silver – add a true touch of glamour to the proceedings, whether as embellishment or all-over sparkle. This, after all, is the bride’s chance to really shine!

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Flowers are a classic and beautiful choice for wedding bouquets, but for brides looking for something different there are plenty of options. Roses are more traditional wedding flowers but for summer there are lots of choices for bride and bridesmaids bouquets: such as peonies, sunflowers, wildflowers or sweet peas. More exotic choices could be anthuriums or orchids. For alternatives to flowers completely, here are some unique ideas:

Fabric flowers: silk or flowers made of another fabric mean the bride has an everlasting memento of the special day. They can be made to any specification and adorned with pearls, jewels or feathers if desired.

Paper flowers: some brides choose a single giant paper flower, and slightly smaller ones for the bridesmaids. Or the bride could hold a bouquet of paper flowers made of coloured paper, or even out of maps or book pages to create  more meaningful design.

Rustic realisations: wheat sheaves are lovely rustic ideas for an outdoor wedding, or choose herbs like lavender, sage and rosemary for a truly traditional (but unusual) option. Herbs were the original components of bouquets and said to ward off evil spirits.

Haberdashery: bouquets can really be made of anything that suits the personality of the bride – consider brooches, buttons or feathers to create colourful displays.

What to Throw Instead of Rice

There is a common misconception that throwing rice at weddings is bad for birds – this has been proven to be untrue. However, paper or plastic confetti certainly isn’t good for birds or the environment, and at the very least means lots of clearing up (many venues won’t allow it to be thrown) so here are some alternatives to throwing rice or confetti.

Bird seed: give your guests cute little printed packet of seed to throw for a nature-lovers weddings. The birds will do the job of clearing it up themselves!

Leaves: even more environmentally friendly, throwing leaves – especially autumnal ones in red and gold – will look beautiful as they flutter around the bride and groom.

Paper planes: a lovely symbol of the journey the couple are going on. Guests can make their own with different coloured paper and write on them a message for the bride and groom. Best to throw over them rather than at them though!

Sparklers: having guests wave sparklers will make truly stunning night-time photos, perfect for winter weddings but also lovely choices for the summer.

Bubbles: a whimsical idea ideal for summer weddings, especially if there’s a fairground theme for the occasion.

This special day is a chance for the bride and groom to really express their personalities, and these are only a few of the possible options for a couple looking for something a little bit different for that special day. Wedding flower ideas and venues abound online so you’re sure to find your perfect style.