What do your wedding flowers say about you?

We don’t know when weddings will return to their former glory, but we do know that one day they will!

Speaking of glory, apart from the glorious couple themselves, it’s often wedding flowers that bring colour and joy to the day. There are so many choices, where do you start? Well, perhaps you might want to think about what best reflects your personality as a couple. Are you outgoing, or more retiring? Do you like to be raucous or do you like to impress with your presence but without the volume?

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about your future wedding, whenever that might be.

The subtle

Using combinations of pastel colours may be a subtle choice, but that doesn’t mean they won’t stand out. Delicate is beautiful. Think pale pinks, lilacs, pale blues, peaches and pale yellows mixed together.

If you like subtle, then the chances are you’ll be tasteful, understated and chic.

The natural

We often refer to Escot as the Natural Place, so we have a fondness for flowers based around what’s available locally and seasonally. Depending on the season, fritillary, hellebores and wispy eucalyptus, or cornflowers, love in the mist, poppies. Plunder your own garden for daffs, narcissus, tulips and hyacinths.

A natural bouquet is for someone informal, with a love of nature and a touch of the Bohemian.

The bold

Sunflowers are a huge statement flower to use as wedding flowers. Team with bright blues such as iris for a stunning contrast. Darker shades of are vibrant and bold. Peonies and sunflowers are big, in your face flowers, so go all out and keep them central to the design.

Bold flowers are for the extrovert, they say ‘look at me’!

The traditional

Roses and carnations all the way, with delicate baby’s breath gypsophila and alstroemeria. Keep the flowers to one statement colour – usually red or pink – with white accents. So if you choose pink roses, add a mix of pink and white carnations.

Traditional does not denote boring. And some couples like to reference their own parents wedding flowers, how lovely is that!

The bright

Shout loudly with the brightest of the bunch. Think pink or orange gerbera, blowsy red or yellow dahlias, dark purple lisianthus, Stargazer lilies. Don’t be shy, don’t be subtle, mix and match colours to your heart’s content. The more you mix – the greater the impact.

If you fall for bright wedding flowers, you’re probably someone who wears your heart on your sleeve.

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