Since ancient times, flowers have been an essential part of any wedding. Our ancestors believed that flowers protected the bride from evil spirits intent on snatching her from her partner. Modern couples choose their flowers according to the wedding theme or their significance in the relationship. Over time, flowers have become an important part of a wedding, from the people (adorning the bridal entourage, the flower girl and ring bearer, the bride and groom) to the buildings and rooms in which it all takes place (the ceremony, reception, party, table centre-pieces). Wedding Flowers, Wedding Florist Cornwall
After your date and venue have been secured, you should start thinking about florists and your flowers. Finding the right florist to deliver your dream can be difficult if you leave it too late. Having a florist who understands your brief and can deliver it, can remove stress from the planning process. Flowers play an important role in creating a magical atmosphere on your wedding day and will feature in all of your photographs so getting it right early on is crucial. wedding florist Cornwall
It’s lovely to remember that the flowers included in your wedding bouquet will mark this moment in time. We are filled with wonder when spying winter Hellebores hanging their heads in the snow or a Bluebell wood in the spring. We hope each bouquet we create celebrates every flower and their time on nature’s stage. a country garden theme will suit bright or pastel spring and summer flowers. Wedding Flowers, Organic Wedding Flowers
Spring/Summer Flowers Wedding Florist Cornwall
This is the most beautiful and popular time of year to get married, as flowers are in abundance and popular choices are becoming cheaper and more accessible all through the spring and summer months. This is the season of our summer roses and classic cottage garden flowers both perennial and annual, shrubs and climbers. Scent has sadly been cultivated out of the traditional cut flower industry, sacrificed for longevity during refrigerated transport. All our flowers no matter what season are perfumed. We grow lots of Sweet Peas, the queen of scented flowers. This season brings renewed fresh greens, blues, whites and yellows to our bulbs and shrubs. Bulbs give us a variety of shapes and sizes, from blousy peony style double Tulips to the delicate Anemone. Other flowers we grow include Scillia, Bluebells, Narcissi and Aquilegia and we are able to grow these in all colours. These are some of our favourite flowers for this season:
This beautiful bloom is an all-time favorite for brides. It’s the perfect mix of softness and texture, and the pastel varieties complement so many wedding color palettes.
This elegant purple climbing flower adds color and texture wherever it’s featured or highlighted as an accent color, sweet peas are a spring star.
Stylish like a peony, these beauties pop when added to simple floral arrangements and come in bold pinks, sparkling yellows and traditional whites.
These are a great choice for couples who want a streamlined look. Choose from a variety of colours from hot spicy oranges and reds, to striking yellows and perky pinks.
This flower is a great standalone centerpiece and low-cost option! Ideal for a pink, blue or purple themed wedding.
One of the most elegant spring flowers. The magnolia is best carried alone down the aisle for maximum wow factor. These white waxy flowers will complement any style of dress.
Simple and sweet, calla lilies are beautiful wrapped in a soft, satin ribbon. Traditionally white, calla lilies are now available in a variety of colours from pale and creamy to dark and stormy.
Probably the most popular wedding flowers in the UK; available all year round in an extensive range of colours, they symbolize love, passion and romance – so always a popular choice!
These colorful spring flowers are great at quirky and fun chic weddings. A popular choice for younger brides who want to mix it up with bold contrasting colours.
This sweet-smelling flower reminds us of sunny afternoons. Lilac is also available in white. Rich, deep and full of texture, warm autumnal flowers are great for a rustic barn wedding;
Autumn Wedding Flowers Florist Cornwall
This season is full of fascination. We’re never quite sure which flowers will carry on blooming through this season but flowers we can rely on are Dahlia, not just the big blooms but the cute pompom Dahlias, Rudbeckia, Borage and Echinacea. Our greenhouse allows us to extend the season and we can grow to order in our greenhouse which will be full of flowers especially grown for you. September and October are quite spectacular months when gardens are awash with colour; rich reds, seductive burgundies and deep oranges. Even though the colour range is not as varied as spring and summer, there’s still plenty of varieties to choose from.
Some of our Autumn favourites are :
Much maligned as the cheap supermarket staple, big lustrous blooms of red, orange and yellow can make a statement in any arrangement paired with elegant touches of gold, silver and copper.
Giant poppies with dark centres for depth look exquisite when mixed with shades of plum and autumn foliage.
A variety popularized by David Austin, these hybrid roses are reminiscent of the spring peony; a beautiful bloom with a wonderful fragrance.
Also known as Woolflowers or Cockscombs, these unusual flowers are available in red, pink, purple, gold and bicoloured blooms.
Scabiosa (Pincushion flower)
Ideal for a barn setting wedding, these beautiful delicate flowers will complement garden roses perfectly. To save money on your flowers, use your wedding party bouquets to decorate the top table by just popping each of the wedding party bouquets into a stylish vase and displaying them at the reception after the photos are done.
A truly enchanting time of year to tie the knot. This is when flowering shrubs and our dried and preserved flowers are used either together or we can create a dried preserved bouquet that can be a lovely keepsake. Highlight the natural beauty of the season with flowers that have a year-round presence that work with the jewel-like tones popular with winter colour schemes. Opulent winter weddings need lots of rich colours with fir or pine foliage . These are our wonderful floral and foliage favourites for your winter wedding, whether it’s Rich reds and Purples or Winter whites. Wedding Florist, Wedding Florist,Wedding Florist
Simple single red roses can look stunning mixed with Hypericum Berries for a rich warm look. White roses remain elegant and accessorized with beautiful grey foliage such as Eucalyptus, not only look stunning, but fragrant too!
Another mixer flower to complement other earthy tones and if you’re getting married at Christmas, these will help to make your venue look festive and cool. Eryngium (Sea Holly) Slightly thistle-like but with a soft edge and striking colour; this is a popular flower used to complement a traditional winter design.
Usually available throughout the warmer months, the spiky white variety is available during the winter months and works well as a filler flower for a beautiful winter white design.
Another popular white rose-like flower, the Lisianthus is also available in hues of purple and pinks. This may be a rather elaborate guide for a simple Elopement Bouquet but it will help you to choose your blossoms wisely. Whatever the season, Cornwall inspires all our designs from the coast to the countryside and our simple, seasonal packages offer good value to our customers. It is possible to choose sustainable, ethical flowers you just need to look beyond the usual to find them. Here in our Cornish flower garden we work with nature to offer you the best nature has to give.
Here are a few top tips for you:
Research florists that aren’t based too far from your venue. If they’re located at the other end of the country then you’ll be charged travel costs and mileage. If they’re based locally, they may also be willing to do a venue visit with you, to chat through and visualise ideas for the space and options. Study potential florists in detail. Don’t just pick up a flyer/business card and think you’re done, take the time and do your research. Look at Instagram feeds and websites, is there a good range of creativity? Does their floral style tie in with your aesthetics? Do their designs resonate with you? Do you like the sound of what they say?
Ask questions. Is there a minimum spend, what’s included, what’s not (i.e.hire vessels, tealights, candles, props, transport, conditioning, labour etc.), does the clear down/pack away include disposal or do you get to keep the flowers? Do they use 100% imported blooms, or do they use locally grown seasonal flowers where possible, which makes them ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable. I hope you have found this information helpful and you are able to enjoy the perfect bouquet for your wedding day, whatever the season.
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