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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 florists 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:
Work out your budget in advance so your florist can advise on the best way to use it.
What flowers will you need?
Remember: 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.
At Bouquets n Bunches, they grow their own flowers and foliage in a eco-friendly way, using homemade compost and feeds – and no nasty sprays or chemicals. All of their flowers are sustainable and they practise permaculture which, in turn, encourages wildlife to thrive.
This environmentally friendly approach means their wedding flowers have a wonderfully natural style. Your bouquets and bunches are creatively designed and can be cut loose to settle freely in table vases. Arrangements are also available for tables or in display areas – and no floral foam is used.
Contemporary florist Divine Flowers is a team of passionate floral designers, who thrive on creating beautiful designs using both locally grown and imported flowers. They love to work with brides to bring them inspiration and help select their dream flowers for their perfect wedding day. No matter the size or style of your wedding, they can adjust to your needs. Free consultations.
Whether you choose fresh flowers or realistic faux flowers Doris the Florist will be happy to design for you. From traditional style to boho, rustic, contemporary, whimsical, beach style plus much more, the list is endless.
Doris the Florist also hires out wedding bouquets, flower walls, flower arches, garlands, 4ft high letters with lights and much more. She would be happy to hear from you and help make your dreams come true. Rent or purchase faux or purchase fresh flowers, the choice is yours.
Qualified florist Anya loves creating stunning wedding flowers and she likes her designs to be perfect for the person they are for. She feels privileged to have worked with some of the best award-winning designers in the industry, with whom she has honed her skills and who have provided inspiration for her to make unique creations of her own. She has also collaborated with some fantastic wedding suppliers and worked on some great unique styled shoots.
Anya loves working with all different mediums from traditional to alternative, quirky and unusual to luxurious designs which feed your imagination and she uses her knowledge of flowers to design that unique finishing floral touch to enhance and complement your special day. For a a free consultation, visit the website to book an appointment.
Hunny B Florist has over 33 years’ experience in floristry, specialising in beautiful wedding flowers and working for all the main dignitaries in the area. Owner Suzanne recently closed her shop and is now working freelance, offering the same quality, attention to detail and excellent customer service from her home.
She said: ‘I love my job and can’t think of anything more satisfying and rewarding than helping create the most special day of people’s lives.’
Unique, imaginative wedding flowers re he speciality of this family business, established in Plymouth for over 60 years and now boasting six experienced and fully qualified florists. Flowers are sourced locally where possible and Dutch wholesalers are always on hand to provide fresh flowers on a daily basis, as well as to source the most exotic of blooms if required.
Sarah Glanville @Hyde Park Florist is a new and exciting independent florist who uses innovative and creative ideas. The Plymouth-based wedding specialist offers a bespoke service, tailoring her style to fit in with your theme – and she loves creating the perfect vision for your special day.
Sarah covers Devon and Cornwall and offers free consultations in the comfort of her studio or your home.
Lovely Lucy Cooper provides a unique floristry service for all occasions for Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Having been in the floristry industry for the last eight years, Lucy is a wedding specialist and Wildflower Floristry has a wide range of special touches for your wedding, from confetti to wedding favours, gifts and table centrepieces.
Visit the shop for a no-obligation consultation and details of seasonal workshops in a variety of locations around Plymouth.
Multi-award winning British Master Florist Amanda Winsor supplies fabulous floral designs for all of life’s events from her Winsor Flower Studio in the heart of Exminster Village.
Amanda has achieved so much in her career, including winning medals at both RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace.
An Academic Fellow of the Institute of Professional Florists and, as a British flower grower, a member of Flowers from the Farm, Amanda uses her own flowers to enhance her floral designs throughout the seasons.
She was privileged to be asked to create a presentation bouquet for the Princess Royal at her latest visit to the county and was thrilled to be involved with the flower installations at the Eden Project for the G7 meeting erarlier this year.