Q: How and where can brides get inspiration for their wedding flowers?
A: Inspiration can be taken from absolutely anything around you! I am keen when meeting my Brides and Grooms for the first time to get an idea of their likes, dislikes their favourite flowers, dresses, suits and venue as this all plays a part on their designs (Pinterest is also a great source for inspiration and creating ‘virtual mood boards’).
Q: What are you loving about floral trends right now?
A: At Rise Hall I personally like a loose garden style in the ballroom with lots of foliage spilling & trails. Bringing elements of the outside in flows really well with the ginormous trees & fields you can see from the Ballroom doors. It also contrasts well against the cream walls.
Q: Should wedding flowers be timeless or can they be a bit quirky?
A: I think floral designs should represent and compliment the bride and groom’s style. After all, it’s their wedding and so should play a key role whether that be quirky, traditional, timeless, simple, country, elegant or colourful!
Q: What is your top piece of advice for anybody choosing their blooms for the day?
A: Advice to brides would be to choose flowers that are in peak season – this is when they are the most beautiful and usually best price too! Don’t get to hung up on specific colours for example to keep things too monochromatic to match up exactly for instance). As light and shade can in particular enhance an arrangement, as can bringing in secondary colours too! Also, although making sure your flower designs match your style is key, make sure these match and compliment with the venue too! Flowers knit all of your other wedding choices together and I feel that it is really important that it flows through beautifully from the buttonholes to the table centres. Also, my other top tip would be to book your florist early. We are booking 2/3 years in advance (especially on Summer dates) and this would be my advice if you love any supplier in the wedding industry! A deposit secures the date, so even if you are still at the early stages of planning, the finer details can be done at a later date.
With hundreds of floral combinations to be had, choosing the one which is right for your day can be tricky and confusing. Stay true to your personal style, do your research, book in advance and be realistic in order to reach blossoming heights.