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Picking flowers for your wedding bouquet can sometimes feel like you are having a Goldilocks and the Three Bears moment, sorting through bowl after bowl of porridge and beds that aren’t quite right. Similarly, wedding flowers might be too bright, or not quite the right colour or floral design and style that you had in mind. To help you find the blossoms and bouquet that will be just right, here’s a list and description of popular wedding flowers for inspiration:
Sweet peas. A gorgeous climbing flower that comes in fuchsia, pinks, purples and lavender. A wonderful textural addition for natural and cascading spring wedding bouquets.
Roses. Classic, fiery and elegant, and enduring, roses speak to all aspects of your love. Put them in bridal bouquets, bridesmaid arrangements, table centrepieces and other wedding decor.
Peonies. Feathery and pillow-like softness with a creamy smooth palette, peonies are hard to beat in a popularity contest. Brides just love them in all varieties: white, pink, rose and red.
Ranunculus. Edgy and adorable all at once, a combination that’s made these popular wedding flowers year after year. Multiple layers of petals also create nuance and add complexity to arrangements.
Colours are wide-ranging. Pick from hot hues like yellow, orange and red, cooler shades of purple and light pink, or neutral white and cream tones.
Hydrangeas. Don’t forget about this majestic bunch–exquisite profusions of petals that are fun, beautiful as wedding centrepieces, table decor, and perfect as wedding flowers on a budget. Hydrangeas are definitely a wedding flower favourite.
Now that spring has arrived, it is probably a good time to review what’s essential for your wedding when it comes to flowers, venue, and table decorations. See what spring wedding trends and exquisite florals Todich Floral Design has to offer
Get the MostFrom Colours and Flowers of Spring
Everything is in bloom. Bright, beautiful blossoms are showing up in all sorts of floral displays and you want to put them all in your wedding. Of course you have lots of choices. Go white-on-white with magnolias or hydrangeas. Try shades of pink tulips, lilacs, or ranunculus. Or creamy, pastel peonies.
Take Advantage of the Weather
Weather is always a factor, particularly if your heart is set on an outdoor wedding. But even for winter and fall weddings, you need to account for extra layers and guests who might be travelling from afar or between ceremony and celebration venue.
Fortunately, with warmer temperatures, you can have a wedding at midday or evening, indoors or outside.
Have Fun with Table Decorations
Be sure to bring up wedding themes and floral styles with your wedding florist. Incorporate garden party themes, succulents as wedding decor, creative vases, and much more.
Brighter Days, Brighter Bouquets, and More Wedding Pptions in General
Inspirational winter wedding centrepiece flowers and snow crystal floral arrangements for weddings are a beautiful way to realise the winter wedding of your dreams, while dazzling all your family and friends, too! For January and February weddings you, try white flowers, warm lights, frosted greenery and more. Here are some exciting wedding decor ideas and winter themes to get you started
Shine All Afternoon and Into the Evening at Your Wedding Reception, With the Lights of Winter
Use the lights of winter to give your wedding decor a magical glow. Whether you have an afternoon wedding reception or a more formal evening affair for your wedding, the soft warmth of lights to complement your flower arrangements creates the ideal wintry atmosphere.
Tea lights set alongside table runners, old fashioned lamps, glitter that is sprinkled across white tablecloth–these are small yet delightful touches to bring your decor to life. Also popular among brides are flickering candles and antique candelabra arranged on guests’ tables, and festive lights strung through the reception.
Such bright, joyful lights glow and enhance the warmth of your celebration, playing out as the perfect complements to your snow crystal wedding decor.
Winter Wedding Flowers for a Snowy, Dreamy and Mesmerising effect
White votive roses pair wonderfully with candle light and other candle-lit flower arrangements. The golden light shed onto the soft white petals offers a buttery hue and richly felt display that you can use for the ceremony itself and the reception after.
Red roses introduce the element of passion. Romantic love can be both pure and fiery, so if you want to give a nod to both aspects of your future lives together–then, by all means, talk with your wedding florist about a mixed red and white rose bouquet!
What other winter wedding flower ideas are out there? Queen Anne's lace, paper whites (narcissus), ranunculus, peonies in white and peach and lavender, and pink wedding flowers. These are beautiful church flowers for a wedding as well as easily incorporated into floral designs for wedding receptions.
Greenery and foliage such as dusty miller plant, eucalyptus leaves, lavender and tied bundles of aromatic sage, even succulents, can create the impression and allure of that first frost of winter.
Winter Wedding Flowers Themes and Colour Schemes
More festive and elegant winter wedding themes play up gold, majestic purple shades and metallics, with dark purple and burnt orange wedding flowers. In the meanwhile, contemporary classic styles of wedding palettes fall in line with crisp whites, ash and grey hues, as well as light crystalline shades of aqua blue wedding flowers and green to mimic ice.
The winter wonderland wedding theme uses snow crystal effects in a number of ways. Frosty branches in glass or crystal bases can be turned into gorgeous centrepieces. Pussy willow branches, pine cones spray painted gold, silver or bronze, and glitter scattered across the boughs of pine boughs can fill the air with that special winter ambiance you have always dreamt of.
Don’t you find it just lovely looking around London during the holidays? It’s so much fun, taking in all of the beautiful holiday flower displays, the Christmas flowers, the hotel lobby decorations and shops decorated with wreaths and poinsettia plants and lots of other winter flower arrangements. It is a beautiful time of the year, that’s for sure! As English Wedding Awards 2017 winner for Florist of the Year, we at Todich Floral Design want to share some of our favourite wedding flowers that are popping up all over this holiday season
Popular bridal bouquet flowers and blossoms found in holiday displays
There is bound to be some overlap, right? Weddings, Christmas parties at home, events, holiday parties in the office–some people want their favourite flowers for every occasion. And we don’t blame them!
Roses, roses, roses. Who can resist? Roses feel right in all seasons, and for so many occasions. At your wedding, they symbolise and celebrate your love. And all winter long, on Christmas and around New Year’s, you can allow their warmth to linger.
Dhalia’s, darling, they’re marvellous! Precious, regal and captivating, dhalias are delightful and daring all at once, with petals that point and flare outward. White, blush, pastels, peach and pink, and creamy yellow shades from your bouquet design can also decorate your home around the holidays.
Paper whites, the prettiest little crowd-pleasers. These are tiny little petals you just won’t want to look away from–paper whites, also known as narcissus, are dainty and delicate as a snowfall.
Best wedding flowers used as Christmas centrepieces
Bouquet design is always a hot topic for discussion (one that you will want to have early on with your wedding florist), especially since year-round and seasonal wedding flowers can be ordered in groups or bundles that complement your other flower arrangements. Getting an accurate stem count and a sense for the number of blossoms in a centrepiece, your bridal bouquet, your bridesmaids bouquets and other wedding decor for your big day, will all help you keep within your budget.
If you have a favourite, flashy wedding centrepiece design, why not use some of them at home for Christmas centrepieces? Fancy to simple wedding decor ideas you have already covered with your wedding florist are a wonderful way to bring some excitement back home, and allow yourself the joy of decorating for the holidays without the added stresses of prolonged brainstorming and losing hours (days!) sifting through your best friends’ Instagrams and Pinterest walls…
If you consider yourself traditional, or just really need something that says ‘Christmas!’ then try a red roses bouquet, a classic wreath, or a Christmas flower arrangement in a woven wicker basket. Pine cones, white candles, decorative angels, ribbon, baubles and your own favourite gold, silver or emerald ornaments are the crowning touches.
Events flowers: wedding florals doubling as decorations for your New Year’s celebration
Similarly, you may use some of those same wedding decor ideas and centrepiece flowers at New Year’s. What better way to celebrate your first, new year together?
Looking to tap into your creative side this season? Decorate for Christmas and the holidays? Flower petal earrings and floral tapestries are the answer. This holiday art project is totally kid friendly and lots of fun for adults as well. It combines home decor, floral fashion and festive, seasonal flowers to make for an enjoyable Christmas Day activity or something you can do together as a family. And here's how
Trendy Christmas Flower Displays
Below are the winter flowers and indoor plants we love, which will make beautiful additions when their leaves and petals are strung as earrings or transformed into a beautiful, twirling floral tapestry:
Poinsettia plants are classic, red and white roses play up traditional Christmas colour schemes, and of course mistletoe and holly berries are the flowers we are accustomed to seeing on Christmas. It is a sign of the season–rightly so!–as these indoor plants and holiday flowers bring many of us back to cherished family memories and the joyous celebrations of years past. Still, there is a modern, trendy and fashionable way for you and your friends to incorporate these familiar blossoms into new, bright displays.
Winter Flowers and Holiday Floral Arrangements
If you want to decorate with flowers on a budget or find cheap Christmas flowers gifts, consider ‘borrowing’ a few blossoms from a larger floral display you happen to already have (or see if a friend won't mind you taking a flower or two, then make a pair of flower earnings or tiny tapestry in return). Of course you can do the same thing if you decide to order flowers online.
How to Make Your Wintry Floral Tapestry and Flower Earrings for Christmas
The supplies you will need are flowers (of course!), the backs from a pair of earrings, headpins, hot glue, string, and a small wire cutter or jewellers pliers (the kid friendly part of this project, by the way, is the choosing and sorting of blossoms and flower petals).
Take your flower heads or individual petals and pierce them with the pin. Then cut the pin so there is about one centimetre sticking out. Clean this off with an alcohol wipe or dipped cotton ball. If you are making earrings, simply apply the earring backs to the exposed portion of the shortened pin, and you have yourself a pair of fresh flower earrings for Christmas!
If you want to make a tapestry, you can either thread your petals through, as with a needle and thread, or glue each one individually to the string. Make sure you measure out your string, think about the height and width you want for your tapestry, and plan where you will to hang it up for maximum effect.
Decorated Christmas Tree Earrings and Mini Wreaths
Want to add a little extra to your Christmas tapestry? Make your earrings that much more adorable, with a brash evergreen twist. Try adding a mini wreath or sprig of holly berries to your line of petals.
What are the most unusual wedding flowers you have come across? Now, you don’t want to get too crazy when it comes to winter wedding flowers. But as human beings we are naturally drawn to the exotic: the unfamiliar is interesting, intriguing, and strikes our curiosity in a particular way that can please the eye and leave us satisfied, or asking for more! Get your fill (for now) and find wedding flowers inspiration with these unusual and beautiful winter wedding flowers
Hellebores Winter Wedding Bouquets
With nicknames like the ‘winter rose’ and ‘Christmas rose,’ it is surprising that this winter wedding flowers isn’t more popular in bridal bouquet designs and wedding decor (though it is, in fact, technically not related to the rose).
Five sturdy yet delicate-seeming petals on each hellebores stem blossom outward, curling up slightly like tiny cups or a hand upraised in joy, in a happy toast to bride and groom.
Foliage in Your Bouquet Design: Kumquats, Berries, and Ornamental Greenery
Don’t underestimate the beauty and celebratory power of natural, wild foliage and colourful to adorable berries. Decorative berries and tiny fruits are perfect if you want to tastefully adorn and add a bit of subtle flare to your bridal bouquet.
Kumquats, privet berries, blue berries, and holly berries around Christmas weddings and New Year’s weddings are natural ornamentation and suitable for the bright, festive atmosphere, especially in December and early January.
Some brides go all out, with even more rustic arrangements and natural wedding themes, opting for ornamental cabbages, kale and artichoke–even radishes!–in their bridal bouquets, buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen, and bridesmaid flowers and corsages. Pomegranates for winter weddings (and lemons in spring and summer) put a bold and vivid finish on the bouquet.
Tarantula Amaryllis Makes a Tantalising Floral Display
A flower that looks like a spider in your wedding bouquet? To be fair, this amaryllis doesn’t look like your average arachnid. Quite the contrary, actually. From the Victorian Language of Flowers, the amaryllis generally symbolises pride. Its petals flare outward in lily-like floral fashion, in a broad, gorgeous and sensual display.
Cyclamen Can Be Oh So Neautiful this 2017 Wedding Season!
Cyclamen look like butterflies with their wings upraised, poised for flight or about to alight upon an outstretched blossom’s tender stem and sweet, perfumed and aromatic petals. So wait, would that make it a springtime flower? Well, not quite…
Cyclamen are a seasonal flower that can be grown in both spring and winter–so you can likely find your wedding flowers on a budget if the ever elegant cyclamen strike your fancy. Carmen red for Christmas bouquets and white flowers in monochromatic bouquet designs–paired with with peonies, roses or ranunculus–are beautiful combinations.
Two tone flowers are another, edgier possibility, if you want a more modern look and feel for your bouquet and contemporary wedding theme. White petals with a magenta or light pink spot near the stem are common; and deep red and purple with white fringed petals are another popular look among brides.
Love flowers? Excited for the holidays and this winter wedding season? So are we! Flower fashions, decor and wedding features were even more exciting this year, in 2017, after our English Wedding Award nomination and winning Florist of the Year. We at Todich Floral Design are proud to display some of our winning wedding design ideas, in addition stunning florals finding their way into hotel lobbies, restaurants and window displays
Wedding Venues in London: Reception Flowers and Ceremony Flowers
What sort of floral designs do you choose for you wedding ceremony? And afterward (once you are officially wed!), how do you greet your guests and create the perfect atmosphere? Whether you decide on a wedding theme that says opulence, chic, modern, or something that is a bit more subdued and natural in the way of flower arrangements, you can piece together perfection blossom by blossom or by beginning with colour palettes, wedding themes, or textures you feel strongly about.
White orchids for added elegance, peonies, chrysanthemums, crystal and glass vases, table arrangements and floral displays that incorporate branches and greenery, they are all designed to elevate the natural allure and set apart your space as something special and inviting for guests.
Restaurant Flowers that Say it All–Create a Genuine Atmosphere
What kinds of flowers make a statement about your restaurant or cocktail bar? More importantly, are your restaurant flowers saying what you want them to? Our events florists combine an expertise in event planning, seasonal flowers knowledge and design ideas. This is true for all clients, whether it is special events flowers, bartop flower decorations or the subtle touches that blossoms lend to the wedding reception itself.
Orchid arrangements are simple yet elegant. Their sensual shape and connotation are able equally to set an atmosphere of allure for fine dining, receptions, and guests seeking romance, or, in crisp white flower displays, they can offer a clean, bright finish for your venue and restaurant.
Creating the Perfect Floral Window Display
The perfect floral window display balances big, beautiful blossoms and captivating flower fashions without distracting from the main feature–the fashion, the furniture, your product concept and brand, and of course the decor and a glimpse at the interior to peak the potentially customer’s curiosity…
Branches, cascades of draped greenery and other lush to dark green foliage are a number of beautiful ways to frame any window display. With this floral abundance, create a scene to be both observed, absorbed and fully enjoyed.
As a finalist for this year’s English Wedding Awards and nominee for Best Bridal Bouquet Designer in the London & LUX Innovation Award for Floral Wedding Design 2017, we at Todich Floral Design wanted to share some of the best bridal bouquets and designs out there, even on a budget…so without delay, here is some wintry inspiration, advice and matrimonial delight:
Consider The Many Flower Varieties Out There
The types and varieties of wedding floral arrangements are virtually endless, and yet so many brides come in to their wedding consultation knowing they positively want (or need!) roses and ranunculus in their bridal bouquet.
Roses, hydrangeas, carnations, different varieties of lilies and other flowers are available year round. Though some types of flowers are only available in-season. You might have a firm idea of what is right for your dream wedding, or you might be open to discussion bouquet designs and other ideas for wedding styles and themes. It’s always a good idea to talk it out.
Be Clear On Your Wedding Flowers Budget
You want to be absolutely clear on your flowers budget from the beginning. That means getting everybody involved, especially your partner! Getting people on the same page will prevent overspending and unpleasant budget surprises later on.
This way everyone knows what kinds of blooms (and at what prices) you’re looking at.
Ask Your Florist About Colour And Texture Of Your Bridal Bouquet
Selecting the colour and texture of your bouquet, or bridesmaid bouquets, is not a science. Nothing looks exactly like it shows up in the online brochure or wedding catalogue. Keep in mind that many of these have been colour cropped and adjusted to be ‘perfect.’
But by discussing colour and texture with your florist you can become more knowledgeable of colour pairings, two-tone and monochromatic colour schemes for weddings, and ways you might incorporate fun foliage and greenery. For example, white and peach peonies, lisianthus, white roses, sweet peas and woody branches create a wonderful colour balance if you are looking for a wild, natural and yet softer tone in your winter bouquet.
And you will be able to gauge expectations when you see your wedding photos!
See Where You Can Double-down On Stems
Keeping track of the number of flowers you’ve purchased and the amount of flowers in each bouquet helps you do two things. One, it’s another way for you to budget your wedding flowers–or at least keep a running tab in your mind. And two, if you know you have two or three varieties of flowers in your bridal bouquet, for example, you might be able to repurpose them in other kinds of wedding displays, like table arrangements, centrepieces and runners.
Feng shui through flowers is a way for you to harness boosted energy, gain inner peace, and reap the benefits of greater productivity whether you do your work from home or go into the office. Pick from these feng shui flowers and decorating tips to liven up your corporate space, beautify your lobby or office, and boost employee morale.
Feng Shui Corporate Flowers For Elevating a Sense of Camaraderie
Flower arrangements that follow the time-old principles of feng shui act as a source of renewal, imbuing rooms and surfaces with visual grace and beauty, even sensuality, and encourage us all to cultivate a general sense of gratitude. Cherry blossoms, for example (sounds like cheery, doesn’t it?) are one method for brightening up lobbies, the corners of your office, and helping to encourage coworkers’ collaboration.
Only once we appreciate our surroundings, feel comfortable and calm in our workspace, can we focus on the work that lies in front of us and simultaneously raise awareness and give our attention to others around us who may need our help.
Lotus Flowers in the Lunchroom, in Meeting Rooms and Home Offices
One of the clean, clear and essential components of fung shui is simplicity. And there are few flowers with the simple purity and perfection, the beauty and peace promoting properties like the lotus flower.
Lotus flower arrangements can be displayed in your own office, the cafeteria, or meeting tables. Lotus flowers clear the mind, bringing about an inner harmony with one’s thoughts (how you see your own behaviours or performance at work, for example) and allow you to let go of the past, not dwell too much on the future, and instead shift into a lucid and focused space in the present.
Bamboo Plants and Zen Gardens for a Sense of Well-Being
Sometimes, in order to cultivate mindfulness and tap into our more creative selves, and especially our capacities for solving the more difficult problems we can face at work, we need to take an active break from the issue at hand.
Bamboo plants and Zen garden flower arrangements are perfect for active contemplation. The simplicity of green office plants and beauty of nature is a way to increase the harmony of one’s surroundings, tapping into the power of feng shui décor while not overwhelming any one area with too much colour or “busier” and more complex flower arrangements.
Office Layout and Feng Shui Flower Placement
It is important not to overlook the way you arrange the flowers and furniture in your office. From the vantage point of feng shui, anything that disrupts the flow of your space or physically interrupts your movement through the room will actually impede your creativity and ability to think coherently.
So definitely keep your desk clear of papers, loose pens, and any office odds and ends like tacks or paper clips. Dust frequently. Also position your feng shui flowers or indoor plants in the corners of your office—according to the wisdom and principles of feng shui, this should prevent sluggishness and encourage a more active energy, with great mental acuity.
It’s getting hot out there, and so are these gorgeous wedding colour themes and combinations for 2017. Just in time for the summer season, here’s a list of this year’s trendy wedding colours for flower arrangements, dazzling wedding decorations, bridesmaid and bridal flowers and more. Read on to see what styles are in—you won’t want to miss them!
Pomegranate, Apricot and Eucalyptus
Deep into the summer, deep into the countryside, these colours are about embracing a little grit and keeping it classy at the same time. Let your hair down, get dancing, and let's toast the bride and groom.
Loose wedding bouquets and wild, cascading arrangements and centrepieces placed on top of outdoor banquet hall style tables are popular floral decorations.
Apricot, Mint Green and Gold
Feel beautiful and full of summer's wondrous warmth with these pretty and light pastels and metallic accents to make your wedding absolutely perfect. Outdoor venues are ideal. Spacious, fresh air, natural gardens, and perhaps a pond or running water tucked away somewhere—there's nothing better.
Purple, Blood Orange and Maroon
This is an outdoorsy, evening wedding reception palette that will match perfectly with the shades and hues of a summer sunset. As the dusk settles around your wedding celebration, you’ll notice the warmth and vibrant atmosphere filling the patio, garden and mixing with the candlelight.
Orchids, lilacs, anemones, roses and lilies are just the right flowers you’ll want for your floral arrangements and wedding decorations. They’ll promote a sense of lush intimacy and allure for an extravagant, sexy finish on any arrangement.
Shades of Blue, Lavender and Light Green
To pull this off elegance is a must. This early summer and late spring colour combination works beautifully within urban garden settings and with shabby chic wedding decor (a cocktail bar and rooftop views of London wouldn’t hurt, either!).
For wedding centrepieces, you are going for candelabra, cascading flower arrangements and greenery, long tables and ornately patterned table clothes; natural wooden furniture—tables, flooring and chairs—in cherry wood, walnut and beige or tawny yellow upholstery.
Grey-Green, Gold & Off-White
Equally elegant and refined, this light green, gold and variation-on-white combo is probably one of the more flexible wedding colour themes. Yellow hues in the white flirt with the gold, while bringing out the lighter striations in the grey. You can really plan to use these colours during any season.
Red, Minty Green and Bright White
Most people might think this is a Christmas colour palette—but not so. If you work with a wedding florist and get your shades just right, then you’ll have a combination of wedding colours and flowers that are super fun, less formal and more relaxed.
The red should be bright, leaning toward orange, and the green several shades lighter than evergreen, like a mint leaf. The white has a balancing effect. These colours are ideal for seaside and destination weddings, taking place right on the beach or set back from the harbour, with a grand view of the sea.