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The cost of your wedding flowers depends very much on the time of year, so if you want a huge display don’t choose to get married in the middle of winter when you’ll have to pay a fortune for sufficient blooms. You can have virtually any flowers you choose at any time of year, but, for the best value, always try to choose flowers in season.Spring and early summer are when the biggest choice of blooms is available – it’s something of a myth that flowers are easy to come by in the height of summer – though even in winter you can achieve dramatic effects with mountains of foliage and winter berries.When if comes to your wedding flowers, think classic whites, rich crimson reds, passionate deep purples or blazing blues, all set off by luscious green foliage.
Today’s brides are making a real statement with their flowers and choosing vibrant, striking colours. For a really stunning effect, pick a simple floral theme using just one colour – or shades of one colour – and let your imagination run riot. Roses are a perennial favourite, but arum lilies and brightly coloured gerberas are hugely popular.
If you’re looking for a wonderful scent, think of delicate freesias, sweet peas, lilies of the valley and if you want a trailing cascade bouquet, think Singapore orchids or scented jasmine.
Do book your florist early. Good florist often take just one wedding per day so you need to book nine months to a year in advance. You won’t actually have to choose your flowers at this point, so don’t panic! Around three months before the wedding, make an appointment with your florist to go into detail and make some definite decisions. To help your florist get an idea of the style of your wedding, take with you: Swatches of material from your dress and your bridesmaids outfits Photographs or sketches of the style of your dresses Photographs you have cut out of magazines of arrangements you like Work out your budget in advance so your florist can advise on the best way to use it.What flowers will you need? Your bouquet Bridesmaids’ bouquets Buttonholes for the men in the bridal party Corsages for your Mum and his Flowers for the ceremony Flowers for the receptionRemember: If you’re having a religious ceremony, you may be able to share the cost of the flowers in the church with another wedding on the same day. Your minister will be able to advise you. If you’re marrying at a register office, you’ll probably find there is a fresh floral arrangement always on display. Some civil ceremony and reception venues may include certain floral arrangements in the cost. Check what is included and ask if you can choose the colours of the arrangements provided.
Award-winning Kimberley’s are specialists in the fine art of floristry, offering luxurious bespoke wedding flowers and creating individual displays and bouquets for over 20 years. The family-run business specialises in every aspect of floristry and every style of wedding, be it formal or impromptu, traditional or off-the-wall.
They are happy to talk over your ideas and plans for your wedding and take time to create an individual look just for you. Contact them for a free quotation, without obligation.
The team at Lisa Elliott creates beautiful bridal bouquets and stunning decorations to adorn the church and reception venue. They will offer advice and solutions to suit all styles, venues and budgets, help develop your ideas and thoughts – and bring them to reality on your special day.
Lisa herself has been a florist for nearly 20 years. She trained at horticultural college and worked in Cheshire for one of the Europe’s leading designers, before returning to Bristol and in 2000 creating her beautiful shop in Clifton Village.
Her wonderful team of talented florists, including her husband, share her passion for flowers and creating beautiful floristry. It’s their attention to detail and exceptional service that makes Lisa Elliott Floral Design one of the leading florists in the south west. They work with all venues around Bristol and throughout Bath, Wiltshire, Gloucester, South Wales and Somerset and offer free consultations.