The Design Process
Firstly, we will arrange a consultation to discuss your initial ideas for your wedding flowers either at the workshop, your home or at your venue. The style of your flowers will be dictated by your venue so if you are getting married at a Stately home, A country barn, Hotel, Marquee or tepee each lend themselves to a different look. Often my clients will have a theme or feel in mind, perhaps glamorous, country, rustic, boho, classic or romantic which is a big influence too. Then I consider the dress and the style of bouquet that will complement it.
Next comes the colour; usually it’s based on the bridesmaids’ dresses and I like to see swatches of the fabric to find something that will complement it. We’ll talk through options for colour combinations then I’ll put together a recommendation based on all of that.
Flower choice will usually be seasonal and the flowers that we choose for your bridal flowers don’t necessarily need to be used in the ceremony and venue as these might need to be more statement flowers in the same tones and colours.
It’s important to have a bit of free reign to get the best results. I want your wedding flowers to look the best they can so sometimes I might substitute one choice of flower for another if there’s something really amazing at market when I get there. I’m very much in the hands of my suppliers so sometimes it isn’t possible to get exactly what I want; in which case I need my couples to trust that I’ll pick something else that will work just perfectly!
It is always good to have a rough idea of what you like before your consultation. It doesn’t have to be a firm brief, in fact it’s good to be open-minded. But knowing what colours and types of flowers you like will be really helpful. Use Pinterest, magazines or try websites like Rock My Wedding and Love My Dress where you can search by style of wedding and colour.