Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through when your choosing the flower arrangements for your wedding day.
There are so many wonderful flowers for you to choose from and you don’t even have to go with flowers.
From feathers, jewels and paper roses there’s something to suit every style and personality.
Here are 5 ways you can express yourself through your choice of flowers:
1. Classic Elegance
If you’re a bit of an Audrey Hepburn type you’ll probably want to go for that classic arrangement of ivory flowers. You can add subtle pastel shades in to match your wedding attire. If you want to add a little personal touch why not work jewellery into the design? Pick pieces with special meaning and ask your florist to add them into the bouquet.
2. Eco Friendly
There are lots of alternatives to cut flowers these days, if you’d prefer something a little more sustainable, why not go for potted plants for the room and table decorations? Herbs like lavender and rosemary make lovely centrepieces. You can choose all kinds of plants for the reception, anything with a bit of height always looks impressive. You can either let your guests take the plants home at the end or keep them to brighten up your own home and garden, they’ll be a perfect reminder of your special day.
3. Loud and Proud
If you’re a very bright and colourful person you will want that to shine through with your flowers. Play around with colour, and don’t be afraid to go bold, just make sure it’s colour matched to the rest of your decor and dress palette. If you want something a little different for your bouquet why not look into flower alternatives, a feather bouquet looks stunning and means you can keep it forever. You could ask the designer to make a detachable centre so you can wear it again as a broach.
4. Natural Beauty
There is something very delicate and beautiful about a wild flower bouquet, they may not be as uniformed as roses but if you would like a Celtic or natural feel to your wedding wild flowers are the way to go. You can use pretty much any flower as the focus from daisies and sunflowers to wild thistle and lavender. If you’re really prepared, and miraculously have the time, you could even go out and pick them yourself. Make sure you know where they grow though, no one want to go on a wild flower goose chase.
5. The Artist
There are so many things you can do if you’ve got a flair for arts and crafts. One of our favourites is a bouquet of paper roses made from the pages of old books. If you don’t mind which book you use you could look on websites like freecycle for old and damaged books. You can paint the pages with watercolours before you make them to add a splash of colour.
By Jennifer Warnock, Excalibur Press
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