Ask the Experts: Floristry
In our new ‘Ask the Experts’ series, we speak to our fellow Wedding Industry Professionals about all things wedding, to help you prepare for every aspect of your Big Day!
First, we speak to the lovely Emma from Arcade Flowers in Ringwood about creating the perfect flowers for your Wedding Day.
Please can you give us your favourite ‘Bridal Flowers’ for each season?
If I am on a budget, what do you think are the most important floral displays to include on my day?
Definitely your bridal bouquet as it is ALL about the bride!
If I am really looking to make an impact by decorating the room with flowers, can you tell us the most creative idea you would give to a bride if the budget wasn’t an issue?
Tall, opulent table decorations, or a focal statement piece for real wow factor such as oversized fireplace display or a breathtaking floral installation.
Do I need my dress or venue before we discuss flowers?
Yes, it’s always best to start with the dress and venue then the flowers and displays can be designed to work perfectly with the venue and style of your dress.
How do you see the style of bouquets changing for 2018 weddings?
I see less foliage and more full, floral and sumptuous designs but with a natural, organic feel.
We love how creative you are- can you describe to us what florals you would put with these dresses and venues?
7021 by Jesus Peiro at Athelhampton House in Autumn?
Beautiful muted jewel tones with autumnal foliage and textures using berries and hydrangeas as a focal element.
Juniper by Suzanne Neville at Chewton Glen in Spring?
Soft pastel shades of blush, nudes and powder blues for a touch of extra colour. Minimal foliage to keep the design simple and clean so as not to detract from the detail in the beautiful dress.
Dasha by Augusta Jones at Lulworth Castle in Winter?
An oversized and very loose style bouquet with a more sideways structure rather than traditional trailing style.
Scarlet by Suzanne Neville for a Summer Wedding on the Beach in Bournemouth?
A fairly small bouquet, with natural beachy elements such as soft eucalyptus, air plants and peach tones.
Be sure to check out Emma and the team at Arcade Flowers to create your beautiful wedding flowers!