Wedding flowers may feature more in your wedding than you first thought. They may even be the only type of accessory you need to decorate your wedding. Whether you’re keeping it real or opt for silk, make them yourselves or have the specially done for your day, flowers will also decorate your wedding with freshness, beauty and elegance.
In order to ward off any evil spirits and bad luck, pungent spices and herbs were originally added to the bridal bouquet. However, this was extended in the Roman ages when both the bride and groom wore to signify their new life together and fertility.
Be it your flowers real or fake, if you have green stalks then you may wish to get artistic with ribbon to wrap around and shy off any unsightly stalks or prickles.
Size matters? Be outlandish by having a drooping bouquet where the long leaves hang down that curl at the tip. Be subtle with just the one flower such as a large daisy with a bow wrapped around it. Be traditional with the simply round bouquet of you chosen flowers and design.
When it comes to ordering real flowers, make sure you have a consultation with the florist about 4-6 months before your wedding date, as the seasons and growing time need to be taken in consideration.
By all means if things were not to go exactly to plan, don’t stress; you’re just going to throw them over your shoulder anyway. But why? Did you know that the bride used to throw her bouquet into the crowd to distract everyone as she could escape?
As a token of his love, the groom is supposed to wear a flower that features or is from the bouquet of his bride to be.
Like other floral decorations that participate throughout the wedding day, the buttonhole can too be creative, whether that be by adding a tropical touch with other types of flowers, or by adding an accessory of a button or ‘love you’ note.
Incorporating flowers into your hair design on your wedding day adds a lovely touch. Beware that you don’t go overboard; you wouldn’t want to look like the not-so-secret garden has nestled on your barnet! A simple couple of buttercups weaved throughout small loose plaits is a more subtle yet kooky idea.
Symbolising beauty amongst other meanings depending on what type of flower you opt for, these precious plants can make for gorgeous decorating.
Flowers covering parts of the furniture or becoming one with the interior of where you hold your ceremony as well as have your guests entertained have a tendency of standing out for the right reasons.
AS A QUIRKY TOUCH, WHY NOT TRY DIP DYING THE FLOWERS TO FOR THAT BOHEMIUM STYLE?
YOU COULD GET VERY CREATIVE WITH THIS BY USING A VARIETY OF COLOURS!
Table centre pieces also boast the idea for flowers to be placed. For that vintage look the table flowers could be put into various styles of vases collected from a boot sale. Or perhaps using something a little less ordinary could make for great vases, like teapots or for the gardeners touch, a simple burgundy flower pot per table.
For a more simplistic yet glam style, or if flowers have already featured quite heavily throughout your wedding day, just a swift sprinkling of flower petals over each table will complete a classy look.