Expert advice about flowers & bouquets

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Glos & Wilts Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourgloswilts.wedding

 

Flower power

Flower power

Q. I am planning my wedding this year and would love to have some inspirational ideas for my flowers. Can you suggest some different varieties, colours and arrangements?

A. Fiona Porter says: Homegrown flowers like those that I supply from my garden in Dursley, Gloucestershire, are a fantastic choice for weddings. Mine are all natural, sustainable and wildlife-friendly. Yellow is proving to be a popular colour – especially for summer weddings – while wild varieties to create large, country-style bouquets are always a popular choice. Arrangements such as floral chandeliers are on-trend and flower crowns, floral horseshoes and wrist corsages are always good choices.

Fiona Porter
www.cotswold-country-flowers.co.uk

 

Bloomin' marvellous

Bloomin' marvellous

Q. What flower types and colours would you suggest for a summer celebration?

A. Jo Copsey says: What better way to celebrate summertime than to have pretty seasonal flowers in a mixed palette of white, pink, lilac and blue with plenty of lush green foliage. Flower types mixed together, including roses, spray roses, delphiniums, wax flowers, sweet peas and stock, give that just-picked feeling. And if you're lucky enough to be getting married in peony season, you must consider factoring large peonies into your budget. Cheaper alternatives that are more readily available like hydrangeas or David Austin roses are another option. As long as your florist buys good-quality flowers, there's no reason why they won't last the full day and well into the next couple. Bright blooms displayed down the centre of trestle tables look great in coloured glass while pale lilac roses give a natural bouquet a subtle touch of colour. Pastel hues used in long ribbons complementing buds in the bouquet also look very pretty.

Jo Copsey
www.aquaflorist.com

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