Flowers are an integral part of styling a wedding, from simple to extravagant they can make or break your wedding theme. Here are some tips on how to choose your wedding flowers and some of our favourite combinations.
Be aware of your budget and that your wedding flowers might not be in season
Your budget and the season of your wedding are two very important factors to consider before you start choosing your wedding blooms. Often, flowers can end up taking up a much bigger chunk of your budget that you may of anticipated, so be clear of your budget early to avoid disappointment. It is also important to be aware that flowers can be out of season on your wedding date. Be up front with your florist with both of these factors early, so they can point you in the right direction from the outset.
Hot Tip: Remember that some flowers have lookalikes which can replace more expensive blooms or seasonal flowers you may have had your eye on!
Ellie + Paul's wedding - see more here
Gather wedding inspiration for your flowers early
Your wedding flowers allow you to get creative with your favourite colours and textures. Ensuring you have a rough starting idea of what you want is so important. Pinterest and Instagram will be your best friend during this decision making process, with gorgeous floral photos aplenty! Save yourself the research and check out our 'Wedding Flowers' Pinterest board or our Instagram page for a whole range of wedding flowers that we absolutely love - you might find exactly what you have been dreaming of! Ensure you bring what you find to your florist to clearly portray your vision.
Angie + Michael's wedding day -see more here
Start with your bouquet
Start your planning journey with your bouquet or the bridesmaid's bouquets and work from there. Deciding on the less overwhelming blooms early and how big of a role you want flowers to play in your wedding is really helpful. You may be planning a minimalistic day, in which case your bouquet and the bridesmaid's flowers will be all that you want. In comparison, for some brides, statement floral arrangements are the main feature of the styling. Knowing the bouquet that you're after will then inspire the colour and textures that you want, which will then seamlessly play out into the rest of the styling.
Beautiful Weddings Styled Shoot - see more here
Be influenced by your theme (and some of our favourite combos)
A great way to gather inspiration for your wedding flowers is pairing them with the theme of your wedding. A beach wedding may inspire traditional white blooms paired with loose and relaxed palm leaves. A bohemian wedding is your change to be creative and modern, think wildflowers, peonies and proteas surrounded with foliage, rosemary and olive branches and earthy colours for a rustic and messy feel. If a traditional celebration is more your taste, a you can't go past classic roses in an array of pastel palettes.
Natalie + Wei-Lang's wedding day - see more here
Decorating your reception with an abundance of fresh blooms can have awe-inspiring results. Click here for a simple guide for an unforgettable wedding celebration.