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 Surrey from places like Woking, Epsom, Guildford, Croydon, Camberley and Haslemere, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Surrey Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding florist.
Periwinkle blue is one of the trending colours for 2022 and 2023. This soft tone between blue and purple means that you can easily incorporate different shades into your wedding flowers. If you want to add just a hint of the Very Peri without it being overpowering, I would use a base of ivory white flowers and incorporate some pale blue and/or lilac tones. There are several flowers available depending on the season you're getting married in. Hydrangeas come in both lilac and pale blue and are perfect in bouquets and table centres, but remember they are water-loving flowers and will need a lot of hydration to stay looking their best!
Posted: 2 March 2022
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
Choosing your wedding flowers can be quite an overwhelming task for those that aren't naturally green-fingered. How many brides- and -grooms-to-be know their roses from their ranunculus, their peonies from their poppies?
Despite very little knowledge about flowers for some, big-day blooms are one of the most important parts of any wedding; brides or grooms may carry a bouquet down the aisle, there could be flowers on doorways and over arches, up staircases and on tables - the options are endless.
So finding the right supplier is essential. To help you make the right choice, Your Surrey Wedding has interviewed three Surrey-based florists.
Posted: 13 January 2022
"As the summer fades into autumn the varieties of fresh flowers and colours change, allowing us to create fabulous floral displays. Reds, burgundies, oranges, peaches and browns are the traditional colours, but there are various pallets to choose from. If you have your heart set on dusky pink and ivory whites, add some pale brown, taupe leaves and berries to create an autumn feel. Looking for more unusual deeper tones? Go for red, burgundy, dark pink and some chocolate cosmos or dark aubergine calla lilies with greenery. For a softer feel peach with soft oranges, ivory and greenery look lovely. If your favourite bloom is not in season, I would use silk and add it to the other fresh flowers."
Posted: 27 October 2021
A good supplier will usually have a decent website as well as a Facebook page. They should have reviews and recommendations from previous clients and photos of their work. Make sure you look through them carefully but be aware you will always get one customer that will give an average or not so good review, such is human nature! Ask your friends and neighbours who they used. Make sure the company is local and doesn't have to travel hours. Be wary of those that don't show their location.
Posted: 14 October 2021
What's not to love about the colour blue? Not only does it represent the sky and sea, but it also means trust, loyalty and sincerity – a perfect reason to choose this hue for such a special occasion. When it comes to selecting your wedding flowers, you may come across one too many artificial sprayed carnations or roses online. Thankfully, there are a variety of natural blue shades, tints and textures to choose from with no spray can insight. Start with gesture blooms, there are hydrangeas, delphiniums, alliums, larkspurs and tweedia, each available in a variety of textures and shades. These can be lifted with filler options such as clematis, Nigella seed heads, forget-me-nots and thistles.
Posted: 22 September 2021
There is a definite trend towards flowers that mean something to the couple personally. Many are also more aware of the environmental impact and are moving towards locally sourced options and an abundance of greenery. Brides are keen on a natural style for their bouquet, with some opting for smaller arrangements and a natural bohemian look with a combination of dried and fresh flowers. I think that couples are moving away from the statement flower walls and are looking for more natural garlands and arches. Living trees of branches interwoven with blooms and lights make a beautiful organic statement.
Posted: 11 August 2021
We're so excited to be helping our clients plan their big days again. We're found that little has changed in their tastes, there's no individual theme trending, but we have noticed our brides and grooms seem all the more determined to make everything romantic. After such a year, perhaps it's the vibe that matters more than the visuals. Our clients continue to ask for a variety of styles. Some want bright, bold statement flowers, including brazen oranges and striking deep purples, while others are opting for more soft, pale and almost watery tones. A mixture of textures seem to matter to everyone, and many clients are asking for dried or preserved elements to help reduce their environmental impact.
Posted: 5 August 2021
When restrictions were in place, brides were asking for small bouquets, but now things are getting back to normal we're seeing more voluptuous versions. The trending style is still a more natural look using seasonal flowers. I like to include larger blousy blooms such as peonies, roses, dahlias or hydrangeas along with smaller delicate versions, often with a lovely scent like lisianthus, freesias, astilbes and gypsophila. I usually add pale green eucalyptus instead of strong green leaves as it gives a softer look.
Posted: 25 June 2021
We're teamed up with Lingfield-based florist and venue stylist, Butterflies & Bows to bring you an exclusive discount. Couples will save 5% on orders when you spend more than £550 and a huge 10% on orders over £895 on a combination of flowers, venue styling and decorations. To claim this fab discount email firstname.lastname@example.org with the code 'YSWSummer'. The owner of Butterflies & Bows, Annabel Grange, tells us: "We work across Surrey, West Kent and East Sussex providing flowers, balloons, decorations, chair covers and fairylight backdrops for weddings, parties and corporate events.
Posted: 16 June 2021