This years strong contenders for the hot must have floral trends for your special day….
FOLIAGE, FOLIAGE AND MORE FOLIAGE.
TIP: Now as much as we love the minimal flowers and lots of foliage theme we are not trying to pull your leg when we still charge you £50+ for a bridal bouquet. Our wholesalers are also very good at identifying the trends and therefore love to creep up the prices of much loved options such as eucalyptus, populous and ruscus. Do these sound familiar? They are the stunning floaty, loose, natural greens we absolutely adore right now.
Loose, informal and very natural looking bouquets are an absolute beaut and compliment a natural, rustic, chabby chic theme perfectly. For more examples of this style check out our ‘weddings’ page on our website. www.bridgets.co.uk/weddings
ATILBE IS THE NEW GYP
TIP: Astilbe comes in a few different colours including white, pale pink and cerise.
It’s a great filler and perfect if you want that vintage, rustic theme without using last seasons must haves such as gypsophila.
As much as we love the gyp it was the floral trend of last season and so it almost feels like it’s slowly becoming less popular again. Other options to fill out your bouquets or to use for your jam jars etc would be cowslip, blupernum, september, cornflower, solidago or limonium. Hit up a few of these fillers and find out what kind of flowers tie in with your theme and your personality best.
TIP: Always show your florist the jars you are using and if budget will stretch let your florist arrange the jam jars for you. Its always a guessing game should we not see the different sized containers prior to your wedding day.. A big fear for us is not giving you enough flowers for your containers/jars. Lots of people tend to collect their own jam jars, kilner containers etc but when we ask what size they are we only get ‘they are jam jars size’ you would be surprised how many different options and sizes there are and each container needs different amounts of flowers and fillers. Keep us in the loop for both our sake as we don’t like causing any unnecessary stress for you.. and us.
Wild flowers always suit the jars best, something very simple, natural and wild. Some people use flowers and foliage freshly cut from their own garden and to be honest this works a treat. Simple finishing touches like this creates a lot of impact but doesn’t have to cost the earth.
I hope these few ideas and tips have helped inspire you even slightly. If you’re struggling with options and would like some inspiration drop me an email! I love getting creative and inspiring brides and grooms. Ping over a message and we can organise a time and date to either have an informal chat on site or over the phone about different styles whilst keeping within your chosen budget.