When it comes time to choose your wedding flowers, you need to have a few ideas decided before you come in to see your florist.
Firstly, what is your theme or colours for the wedding?
Where is the location? Beach? Garden? Church?
How many people are in your bridal party?
What is the colour and style of the brides and bridesmaids dresses?
You can find many flower availability charts on the internet that may help you make some preliminary choices for your flowers. No good coming in with your heart set on something that isn't available when you are getting married!
Generally, we don't recommend using flowers that are out of season as they are sourced from overseas markets. Not to mention the intense fumigation and couriering the flowers receive before they even make the florist's store. It's not just a cost and environmental issue for florists, but a matter of appreciation and inspiration received from fresh, locally grown flowers that are in season and ready to bloom.
Nothing says "spring" like ranunculi, tulips, freesias and sweet pea!
Most Bridal magazines will give you some ideas as to shapes and styles you prefer...
- Natural, with greens and whites,
- Structured, with twigs and vines
- Petite, with soft delicate flowers and ribbon
- Bold, with large colourful flowers and glossy leaves.
- Exotic, with orchids and tropical flowers
- Sensual, with herbs and fragrant flowers
If possible bring a few pictures of what you like along with fabric samples of the bridal dress to our flower shop. That way colours aren't left to interpretation and can be judged against your chosen flowers. This will help you decide the right colour combinations.
Work with your florist and give them a BIG picture of what you want your day to be about. That way we can help you realise your dream with fresh, beautiful, unforgettable flowers!