If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I love flowers. I feature them heavily, love to have fresh flowers as much as possible in my home and my favourite gift is a bouquet full of soft and pretty blooms. Now obviously this is pretty handy working in the wedding industry! Flowers are a big part of my wedding designs that I create for my brides and grooms, I think they are very important to the overall styling of your wedding and should not be an afterthought. You can have so much fun with them and they can really set the tone. I also believe they instantly lift a dining room table at home, if you get them right.
So this week I am sharing with you some pics of my favourite flowers, both at home and wedding flowers too...
Flowers In My Home
I absolutely adore having flowers in my home, I would have them in every room all of the time if I could! Obviously I can't quite afford that, but it would be nice wouldn't it!? I like to put them in my beautiful vintage vases, or in vintage pots and dot them around my home, on tables and on mantelpieces. I'm big into seasonal flowers and my favourite at the moment is ranunculus, I also adore peonies and hydrangeas. I'm not fussy really, but my favourite season is definitely Spring and I struggle in the Winter for the lack of flowers.
I am certainly not a florist, but I do take time to lovingly display them and not just chuck them in a jug. Also a few tips I have learnt are: take off all leaves that will be in the water, snip the ends before you put them in the vase, top up the water regularly and change the water every few days, and also choose the right height vase/container for the stems. Oh and if you can get some flower food for them, great. They also don't like being placed in warm spaces.
Using Flowers At Your Wedding
As I mentioned, flowers at your wedding are really important and should be incorporated within the design of your wedding day. Try not to make them an afterthought and really think about all the flowers you love, and all the colours too that will work well. There are so many styles you can choose and you will need to look for a florist that matches your style. With my wedding styling, I like to work with the florist so we are on the same page with the wedding designs, and communicate how I see the flowers being an integral part of the wedding styling.
When styling a modern vintage wedding, I try to choose flowers that will work well with my scheme. There are certain flowers that just lend themselves to a soft and romantic vintage wedding, such as roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, dahlias, etc. I also always use vases/vessels/urns that either are vintage, or have a vintage feel to them. For example, my new favourite piece is a brass, legged bowl to use as a centrepiece, and you can see a sneak of it in a pic in my home above. Another favourite is medicine bottles, in which I have many of, and cut-glass vases. You care hire all of these items from me here or they are included in my main styling package, which you can see here.
You see, lots of lovely ways you can use flowers at your wedding and incorporate them with vintage pieces, to create an overall soft & fresh vintage styled wedding. My favorite above has to be my dressing table with flowers in the drawer - I used this as fresh alternative to a wedding cake table. I also love my eucalyptus table runner that I created, with roses placed within the leaves.
So tell me, what are your favourite flowers? Any that you're not a fan of? I'm afraid I'm not a fan of sunflowers! And are you getting married and planning on filling the venue with flowers? I'd love to hear your plans.
If you need any help with your wedding styling, I'm here to discuss any questions you may have. I can work with you from the very beginning and design your dream day, and then making it a reality on the day through careful planning and beautiful styling. You can see my packages here and you can contact me here. Would love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading, VA x
PS. Have you signed up for my free webinar? I will be sharing 10 styling tips for a modern vintage wedding on 19th February, and you can sign up here.