Wedding flowers are an essential and beautiful aspect of almost every occasion. An experienced florist will use their experience to advise and give you options to suit your preferred theme and taking into account the time of year. Aside from bridal bouquets, a florist will show you ideas for table centrepieces along with many other ideas about how to dress your wedding venue.
Planning flowers and centrepieces for your wedding can be a tricky task and that's why an experienced florist and designer, with your budget in mind, will be so invaluable.
Here’s some great ideas from wedding florists based in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire from places like Swindon, Salisbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Chippenham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Glos & Wilts Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding florist.
Michelle Hill from Posey Rose Flowers based in Stroud shows us her latest designs created using pampas grass to compliment heavy foliage. She also adds plenty of colour in her floral arrangements and for one of her latest weddings, incorporated sustainable succulents and dried flowers in the table centrepieces and also in the buttonholes. She tells us, "these proved to be a great idea because they were gifted to family members after the wedding and they can continue to be enjoyed for years to come."
Posted: 28 April 2022
Roses are still one of the most prominent wedding flowers chosen couples to feature in their big-day styling. But how do you know which colour rose to get? Luckily for you, each colour has a specific meaning, and depending on the occasion, one will be better suited than the other.
During the Victorian era, flower language, also known as floriography, gained prominence. Flowers, especially roses, were used to convey a secret message without having to speak. This tradition has carried through today, and roses are much appreciated as a stand-alone gift, as well as a sentimental complement to a main present.
The gemstone jeweller Angelic Diamonds has ranked the most popular colour roses in the UK based on Google search volumes and reveals the hidden messages behind each to help you find the perfect one.
Posted: 17 January 2022
Celebrity florist and designer, Larry Walshe, provides insights and expert guidance on post-pandemic weddings for couples finally able to plan their special day. It is no secret that the wedding industry has been significantly impacted by the pandemic, but as restrictions begin to ease, couples are now beginning to plan their much-anticipated weddings and are eager to say "I do!" Typically, over 278,000 weddings take place in the UK each year, but with 90 percent of couples cancelling weddings scheduled for 2020, there's significant pent-up demand to tie the knot in 2021 and 2022. With little guidance or support given to the £14.7bn wedding industry, celebrity florist Larry Walshe, founder of luxury floral installation company Larry Walshe Studios, shares his expert thoughts on what weddings will look like from 21st June onwards, and how couples can ensure the celebration is one to remember.
Posted: 21 May 2021
Renowned florist Ronny Colbie launches into the wedding season with some of the most exclusive, bespoke weddings for 2021. As the wedding industry looks ahead - following the planned roadmap back to full wedding numbers in June – this summer certainly looks set to be the summer of love with more pre-booked and rescheduled weddings than ever.Flowers have long been an integral part of any wedding, they deliver emotional messages, are romantic and passionate and a way for couples to express themselves. For big-day blooms, the ever-growing wedding flower trend is: go large and deluxe! Basically, the smaller the guestlist, the more decadent and grander the flowers.
Posted: 28 April 2021
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we're certainly excited about the hundreds and thousands of weddings that look set to take place this spring and summer - oh how we've missed you! One of our favourite things to swoon over when we see wedding photos is the.... flowers! Events florist Hazel Gardiner shares her top tips for creating showstopping wedding floral displays for all those nearlyweds out there looking for some blooming marvellous inspiration. Read on to find out how to create the ultimate garden celebration-inspired big day, a huge wedding trend this year...
Posted: 23 April 2021
One of the biggest trends to emerge, and one like to stay is shopping local. Whether this is due to the Covid-19 crisis - either a response to flowers becoming harder to import or the pandemic inspiring people to support local businesses; or an overall trend of the UK becoming more environmentally conscious - is unclear, but what is clear is that supporting local is a great way to find unique and gorgeous flowers for your big day.Direct2florist has also revealed more trends to be inspired by....
Posted: 5 April 2021
Talented florist Caroline White from Abbey Meadow Flowers, a creative and personal wedding flower design service based in Stroud, Gloucestershire and covering weddings and events throughout the Cotswolds, talks big-day blooms, from small arrangements to statement designs."Intimate and cosy doesn't mean dull, it's all about the details," Caroline tells us. ""Larger-scale decorations include tiered hoops which look absolutely stunning and don't underestimate the power of eucalyptus - lashings of it offer scent, texture and a luxe feel."
Posted: 12 January 2021
We enjoy a new year catch up with expert florist Laura Awdry from Pinkney Farm Flowers located in Keevil, Trowbridge, who talks spring trends for micro weddings and larger celebrations, for when restrictions are lifted. She says, "Smaller, more intimate weddings can still look magical and flowers can play a big part. For personal gatherings, display bud vases and bottles filled with single stems or a few flowers relating to the season on tables, alcoves and mantlepieces.
Posted: 7 January 2021
We catch up with Emma Hutchinson from multi-award-winning Cotswold wedding florist located in Painswick, Gloucestershire, about ideas for large and small floral wedding arrangements. She tells us, "in this first photograph, Anna and Jonny enjoyed a micro wedding at The Mill Barns caught on camera by Samantha Jane Photography. Anna moved her wedding with 48 hours notice to be able to have 30 guests. With her autumnal floral theme and revised budget, we used her bridesmaids' posies for the table centrepieces, providing small glass vases that the bouquets could be popped into after the ceremony, and adding copper lanterns and log slices."
Posted: 5 January 2021
Stuck for wedding flower inspiration? Read on... Signs the Zodiac originate from Babylonian astrology and can often offer guidance and comfort to those who believe them. Whether in times of struggle or marking a new start, Zodiacs are there to show the future is written in the stars. Whilst everyone knows that each Zodiac sign correlates to a different time of year, did you know that each Zodiac also has a corresponding flower? Zodiac flowers reflect each star sign's personality trait and offer insight into what the stars have planned for us. After all, each Zodiac is as unique as a flower.
Posted: 14 December 2020