Floral details and arrangements are a part of most couple’s wedding plans, from the bridal bouquet, buttonholes, aisle decorations, table centres, wedding party corsages and venue dressing to car decoration, bridal headpieces and statement arrangements. A good florist will be able to advise on the sorts of blooms available for the time of year, help you to choose colours that coordinate and offer you a choice of fabulous ways to arrange the blooms to show them to their best advantage. Floristry and floral art can make a real impact on the wedding day and the floral details whether it be the scale of the arrangements, the colour combinations, the fragrance or the striking design are things that guests will notice and comment on.
Modern couples want more than just a traditional bouquet and table decoration; they want to have something that helps to make their day unique and are looking to incorporate grasses, leaves, twisted willow, seasonal elements like holly or pinecones, and more unusual flowers in to their schemes. Bouquets can incorporate crystals, mini brooches, buttons, paper elements, feathers, pearls, ribbons, berry stems, ferns and much more, though possibly not all at once! Look at the floral details of different flower species and how they can reflect your colour theme. If you are going for a sophisticated monochrome theme you could have the bouquet tied with silver ribbon or with a black and white striped grosgrain and have a simple single flower bouquet of white anemones with their striking black centres. A beautiful heart motif theme could be echoed with the shape of the flowers chosen as in the illustration for this post which is a flower called Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra/ Lamprocapnos spectabilis). If you have an unusual colour scheme faux flowers are a very convincing alternative to fresh flowers and come in a wide variety of colours, they also have the benefit of being long lasting meaning that the table centres can be distributed among family and friends after the wedding and you will be able to keep your wedding bouquet without having to have it pressed or preserved.