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Devon & Cornwall

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.

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Helping Your Florist

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:

  • 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 reception

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.

DAISIE CHAIN FLORAL DESIGN

Plymouth-based
Tel: 07713 506159
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.daisiechainfloraldesign.co.uk

Flowers are the centrepieces of weddings and Plymouth-based Daisie Chain Floral Design specialises in bespoke, long-lasting, memorable creations that will have your guests talking long after the wedding is over.
Owner Natasha’s passion is for bright, bold and unique floral designs and her use of unusual statement flowers and colour palettes guarantees that you’ll get dazzling, breathtaking bridal flowers.
Natasha will help you choose the best bouquet and arrangements for your unique style and personality, working with you to bring your dream to life and fill your special day with aromas and beautiful colours.

 

 

DORIS THE FLORIST

Plymouth-based
Tel: 01752 424807
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.qcflowers.co.uk

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.

 

H WATTS

159 Plymstock Road, Oreston, Plymouth PL9 7LJ
Tel: 01752 403617 or 5
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hwattsflorist.co.uk

Established over 60 years ago, H Watts has built an enviable reputation and takes great care over each and every creation. The friendly knowledgeable team of five florists has many years of experience and loves nothing more than designing and delivering the most beautiful of wedding flowers.

Their flowers are locally sourced wherever possible, and top quality Dutch wholesalers are on hand to ensure that their selection of fresh flowers is second to none. Talk to them about your dream wedding flowers. They’ll offer ideas and advice before creating individual wedding flowers uniquely for you.

LISA RICHARDS ART

South Devon-based
Tel: 07469 234534
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.lisarichards-art.com

Capture a timeless memory of your wedding flowers. Artist Lisa Richards has developed a uniquely beautiful way to create a lasting memento, capturing every minute detail of flowers and foliage in fossil-like plaster tiles. Using real flowers and foliage, she creates intricate compositions by pressing the plants into soft flat clay. She then painstakingly removes every petal, leaf, seed and stamen to reveal a negative impression into which she pours fine casting plaster.

This dries for several hours after which the clay is peeled away to reveal a fossil-like relief cast tile. Her work is largely unpainted, celebrating shape, form and texture, though she will occasionally add pigment or gold and silver leaf.

RESINATE

Plymouth-based
Tel: 07954 132535
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.facebook.com/resinate2019

South Devon-based Resinate will preserve flowers from your wedding bouquet and set them into beautiful resin keepsakes. Each piece is unique and handmade and you can choose between jewellery, home decor, coasters and gifts.

WILDFLOWER FLORISTRY

Plymouth-based
Tel: 07523 880568
Email:

Website: www.facebook.com/wildflowerfloristryplymouth

Lovely Lucy Cooper provides a unique floristry service for all occasions for Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Having been in the floristry industry for almost a decade, 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.