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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.
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.
In the 10 years since Donna Cornish achieved her ambition of setting up her own floristry business, her reputation for beautiful wedding flowers has blossomed. From her Launceston shop, she covers both Devon and Cornwall, offering brides expert advice and finding the perfect flowers for their perfect day.
No enquiry is too big or too small – and she will even liaise with your venue, cake designer and hairdresser to ensure your flowers complement your day in every detail.
Wedding flowers are a speciality of the creative and innovative florists who make up the award-winning team Bruallen. With their flair and imagination, all wedding trends and themes are possible, a promise highlighted by the number of wedding floristry awards they have won. They were even the chosen florists when television’s popular Doc Martin tied the knot!
Award-winning florists Flower Scene will work closely with you, listening to and discussing every element of your wedding before planning bespoke flowers for your day. The Launceston- based professionals will take into consideration your dress design, colours, venue, styles, season and atmosphere, helping you to reflect your personality, style and theme in creative and individual flowers for your special day.
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.
Brides on a budget can save money – and enjoy the excitement of creating their own wedding flowers – with the help of Peamore Flora.
This family-run florist and flower wholesaler, based near Exeter, specialises in DIY wedding flower supply, but also offers both part and full wedding floristry services. Visitors are welcome to browse, but for a consultation, do book an appointment.
Multi-award winning florist Kate Bainbridge specialises in original designs. A regular Chelsea Flower Show exhibitor, she has Silver Gilt, Bronze and Gold medals to her credit and has been providing stunning wedding flowers for Devon and Cornwall brides for well over 10 years. Kate is a former floristry lecturer and a British Master Florist
Sisters Laura and Lucy provide a unique floristry service for all occasions for Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Having been in the floristry industry for the last six 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.
Their personal service includes home consultations and they also offer seasonal workshops in a variety of locations around Plymouth.