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 the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding florist.
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
To ensure your flowers look their best, it's important to pick options that are in season. Blooms available in the winter include delicate ranunculus, camellia and anemones. Pair these with berries to create a festive feel. Foliage is also important, use brunia, silver eucalyptus and pine cones, but don't be afraid to use spruce to create a winter wonderland. Consider colours that would complement the bridesmaids' dresses for your décor and flowers. A cool, snowy feel would look great in any venue where greys and silvers feature.
Posted: 22 December 2021
"For flowers that look their best and have a real impact, see what's currently in season. Autumn has some amazing options such as dahlias, gladioli, anemone crocosmia and cosmos, and you could also incorporate berries, seed heads and grasses. It's the time for harvest, so you can go to town on edible elements within your floral designs. Another way to make a real impact is to embrace colour. Soft pastels are lovely but for the wow factor consider more vibrant shades. Don't just think about the tables, work with your supplier to look at the venue and think about hanging clouds or garlands – your florist will relish the challenge to get creative!"
Posted: 1 December 2021
Before I became a florist, I was a teacher who had an obsession with gardening. That's where my love of flowers began, and it was growing them for years that led me to think about trying to turn my passion into a job. I never intended to become a florist! I planned only to grow blooms andsell them at farmer's markets, but people kept asking me if I did weddings, funerals etc, as they loved the natural, country look that I grew. I did my first wedding for Andrew and Kate of Urban Herbs, fellow market traders in 2015, and wedding floristry, funeral arrangements and teaching workshops are now the main strands of my business.
Posted: 14 October 2021
I decided to do a City and Guilds Qualification in Floral Design after I was asked to do the flowers for my best friend's wedding as her florist was taken ill last minute. I loved the creativity of it and working with such beautiful materials. At first, I became disillusioned with turning it into a full- time career as the industry's poor ecological track record/impact on the environment just didn't sit well with my own moral viewpoint. It was only after coming across the wonderful Flowers from the Farm Organisation that I began to understand that it was possible to work with only British grown seasonal blooms and foliage, so last year after being offered some land to rent, I decided to sent up Twigg Floral Design Ltd. I now grow around 80 per cent of my stock without using chemicals or single- use plastics and supplement when needed from other British growers.
Posted: 13 October 2021
My floristry experience started when I worked on feature film sets for Disney and Warner Brothers in London as a horticultural set dresser. My love of flowers and plants grew, and when I moved back to the Midlands, I started The Floral Cheyne. I now have a luxury floral studio situated in the heart of Alvechurch. A memorable, stress-free floral journey from the initial enquiry and bespoke consultation at my studio to the delivery of exquisite luxury flowers, which will be presented in bespoke packaging along with additional special touches.
Posted: 7 October 2021
July is when British grown flowers really hit their stride, so if you're looking for seasonal blooms, there is a lovely variety to choose from. Most colour schemes are easy to accommodate, whether it's a classic cream and blush or a festival wedding in bright jewel tones. One hue that can be a bit tricky is blue. Many flowers tend to be on the lilac spectrum rather than a true blue, but in July, you may be able to get blue Nigella (Love in a Mist) and agapanthus. In recent years, I've seen a resurgence of colourful weddings, but restrained pastels haven't gone away either, so like every other aspect of your wedding, you're free to do it your way. Sadly peony season will be over by July, but there are so many other options.
Posted: 23 June 2021
We're a Shropshire-based florist that recently moved from a retail shop to a large studio, giving us more space and flexibility to focus on weddings and workshops. My name is Anne, and I'm the co-owner of the business with my husband, Jamie, who works full time separately and helps out when he can. We're a small but experienced and passionate team of three florists, myself, Thea and Sophie, and we work really well together. Anne Whysall Florist has been open for six years, but together we accrue over 25 years of experience. The business has contracts with several local wedding venues, and we travel all over the West Midlands delivering our wedding flowers. Anne Whysall Florist has won The Wedding Industry Awards West Midland regional prize twice now, and I have won a Silver medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I honestly believe that our passion and love for what we do is translated into our work, meaning every wedding we make is that bit more special.
Posted: 8 June 2021
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
Before you begin your search, set a budget and decide are your flowers going to be a major part of your day or a finishing touch? Be realistic about what you want to spend and scale your plans accordingly. Here are some of my top tips: If you loved your friend's wedding flowers, ask who did them. Google local florists and see what images and websites you're drawn to. Think of keywords that describe the style you want, such as wildflower wedding, English country and modern wedding flowers. Do an image search for florists in your area and explore those which appeal to you most.
Posted: 19 May 2021