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.
Hannah Martin Flowers is a florist based in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. With a new season comes lots of exciting changes for the company, we spoke to Hannah Martin to find out more: "As we take a breath after a very busy summer of beautiful weddings, we start to look forward to the forthcoming elegant winter weddings that are booked in our diary. Although we continue to flower lots of great weddings over the winter months, we still have quite a bit of availability so please get in touch.
"Exciting news from our props cupboard is that we now have a moongate frame that we can hire out to our couples for us to decorate for that extra special wow-factor display for a ceremony or perhaps a top table back drop. We recently used the frame at a wedding at Millbridge Court near Farnham. We have also just purchased a mini version to use as a backdrop for a wedding cake!"
Posted: 20 October 2022
Trying to decide between roses and hydrangea for your wedding? Perhaps this latest research from gardening experts AllAboutGardening.com will help! The company analysed hashtag counts of over 100 different types of flowers, on Instagram to establish which flower is the most popular on the social media platform. Roses were revealed as the most Instagrammable flower. To date, there are 79.6million posts using the hashtag 'rose' or 'roses', contributing to its status as the most Instagrammable flower. Roses, when cut, can typically last up to one week but to keep the flower fresh requires additional care tips. The best way to keep roses fresh is to remove all the leaves from the stem, as allowing leaves to be submerged in water can lead to your roses harbouring bacteria and will speed up the process of your roses wilting. Similarly, roses should always be kept in a cool spot with vase water that is regularly changed.
Posted: 13 August 2022
Flower Press Studios in Coulsdon, Surrey, has launched a range of new products. Vanessa Grzywacz tells us more: "I started Flower Press Studios in 2017 selling pressed-flower artworks made using flowers from my own garden. This has now progressed into bespoke pressed artwork commissions. I can draw an illustration of a wedding bouquet from the couple's photographs/video as the flowers can't always be pressed. These can be printed or supplied as digital high-resolution files which can then be printed or used on thank you cards after the wedding. It means the couple can have a memento of their day even if the flowers can't be saved. I also offer gift vouchers which guests can use as a wedding gift or anniversary present for the happy couple."
Posted: 28 July 2022
Floral bouquets and decorations are still very much the focus of many couple's wedding plans. From pedestal displays to moongates and arches the choices are endless when it comes to displaying blooms on your big day. Based on UK Google Search Volume, wedding insurance specialists Protectivity's research has revealed the the most popular wedding flowers for 2022. What's more, if you don't know your cosmos from your hydrangeas, the team has provided advice on choosing your wedding flowers.
Posted: 27 July 2022
Lingfield-based florist, Butterflies & Bows is offering a discount when you book your flowers and décor. Valid on 2022 and 2023 bookings, the discount applies to everything ordered. The owner of Butterflies & Bows, Annabel Grange, tells us: "We work across Surrey, West Kent, East Sussex, Croydon and parts of South London providing flowers, balloons, venue décor, table centres, chair covers and fairylight backdrops for weddings and parties. We provide a friendly and professional service and can assist with intimate nuptials or grand celebrations. We can provide a very cost-effective and efficient service and will work closely with you to ensure that your every need is catered for. If you're looking for something, in particular, please don't hesitate to get in touch, and we will endeavour to provide it for you."
Posted: 7 July 2022
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