Give your big-day floral displays a meaningful and bespoke touch with these inspiring ideas…
Embrace the climate
Use seasonal touches to reflect the time of year you’ve chosen to marry in. Spray-painted cones are perfect for a winter wedding, while a rust-coloured palette suits autumn nuptials. For summer, consider bright cottage-garden blooms, and fresh shades of green and white are ideal for spring.
Celebrate your heritage
Include your national flower in your designs. For example, Scottish grooms could choose a thistle buttonhole to honour their roots.
Choose your favourite picture of you and your fiance (black and white looks most chic) and print enough shots to decorate each tablecentre. Spend an evening with your bridesmaids embellishing the image with ribbon, or attach to glitter card. Your florist can then place your customised photo onto each arrangement.
Add a family favourite
Incorporating personal keepsakes or family heirlooms into your floral displays is a lovely way to add sentimental value to your big day. For example, you could use a treasured piece of pewter or silver tableware as an alternative to glass and ceramic vases.
Raid your kitchen
Choose empty tins of your favourite foods to make a unique and eco-friendly reception style statement.
Do it yourself
For a truly personal touch, have a go at designing your floral arrangements! Look online and in local florists’ shops for details of courses and workshops.
Make your bouquet feel extra-special by asking your florist to embellish it with a glitzy costume jewellery bracelet (or two) lent by your mum or another female relative. Or why not wrap ribbon or lace around the stems and pin on a brooch or locket? The jewellery can also serve as your ‘something borrowed’.
Pick your namesake
Are you a Dasiy, a Poppy, a Lily? If so, it’s a nice touch to match your wedding flowers to your name. If not, there might be a rose you could include in your bouquet that has the same name as you - click here to see more than 6,500 varieties, with names all the way from Agnes to Wendy.
Write a letter
Why not make your table arrangements double-up as place settings for your guests? They’ll love finding their seat with a delicate teacup of blooms, and you could even attach a thank-you note to the cup for special gifts.