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What Wedding Flowers Do I Need?

Ollie and Hannah Wedding Flowers

One common misconception when wedding planning is that you need to have flowers for everybody in your wedding party and/or on every table, in every room and at every venue you will be visiting on the day.

If you only want a bouquet, buttonhole and arrangements that can be transported from your ceremony to your reception venue, that’s perfectly okay. Likewise, if you want to go all out and have flower girls, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages and full floral decor in all locations, then you absolutely can. It really comes down to budget and personal preferences.  

Today we’re looking at all of the arrangements you might want to consider for your venue(s) and wedding party, and helping you to decide which matter most to you...


Let’s start with the bride(s). Not all brides have bouquets, but most do. Traditionally, bouquets signified new beginnings, and while this still rings true, the bouquet is the perfect accessory to carry (which also helps you to know what to do with your hands in photos). If you decide you would like to have a bouquet, the things to think about are the size, shape, colour palette and type of flowers (ones with meaning, ones which complement your outfit, ones which complement your stature and ones that are scented/unscented).

Another option available for the bridal look is floral hair accessories, in addition to or instead of a bouquet. Floral crowns continue to be popular and can actually be worn with or without a veil. A big trend for 2019 is hair combs and pins, and we’re starting to see this come through into weddings too - embellished with fresh flowers or individual buds as a modern, luxury alternative to the more boho floral crown. If you decide on floral hair accessories, the most important things to think about are how your hair will be styled, what will suit your hair colour best and other jewellery you will be wearing.


Those finishing touches are so important so adding a boutonniere to the groom’s jacket or attached to his shirt or braces in the summer months completes the look of the outfit. This is typically a single flower pinned on the left side (where the heart is) in the same or similar colour as your partner - traditionally to show support of each other. However, a contemporary twist on this is to use foliage or succulents, or even to accessorise with badges, keys or toy characters! If you decide on a boutonniere, consider whether this is going to be with a tie or bow-tie, whether the colour matches the suit and the rest of the floral decor and whether you want to get creative to make it more personal.


Again, a buttonhole or boutonniere completes the outfit. These are usually slightly simpler versions of that of the groom’s - smaller in size or with fewer ingredients.


Despite tradition, it is not absolutely necessary for your bridesmaids to carry a bouquet but it does give them something to do with their hands as they are walking in front of the bride down the aisle and of course, makes attractive wedding photos! The choice is yours really; it could be that these are given to the younger ones if you aren’t having flower girls. Bridesmaid’s bouquets are usually smaller than that of the bride’s and incorporates the same colour theme as the rest of your wedding. If you decide on bridesmaid bouquets, ask them what they would feel comfortable holding and look at what will work well with the bridal bouquet, any floral hair accessories and of course, the outfits.

Wearing a corsage on the wrist is also an option. A corsage leaves their hands free for helping out, dancing and drinking! This is a subtle and cost-effective way to finish their look, while still maintaining consistency. Some of our clients feel they are more suitable for proms than weddings, but it’s all about what you like, and personally, we love them for their symbolism of love, respect and friendship.


Your little flower girls are unlikely to want to carry a full bouquet of flowers, so a smaller floral wand/posie, or a small basket of petals/confetti are just perfect. Simple flower crowns in their hair also makes a girl of any age feel like a princess. If you decide on having flower girls, also ask them what they would feel comfortable holding and look at what will work well with the bride and bridesmaids, any floral hair accessories and of course, the outfits.


Parents and grandparents probably shouldn’t be missed out, after all they are family! Corsages which can be pinned to a jacket or dress are ideal for both the mother(s) and grandmother(s) or can be worn on the wrist. If they didn’t want to wear one, perhaps attaching it on a handbag is an option - that way the flowers won’t get squashed with all those hugs at the wedding!

A buttonhole or boutonniere can be worn by the father or grandfather of the bride(s)/groom(s) on the lapel of their jacket. These are often the same design as the best man’s or groomsmen’s.

It’s usually best to purchase corsages and boutonnieres from the same florist or as a minimum request the same ingredient(s) in the same colour(s) as used in the bride(s)/groom(s) arrangements for everything to work best together on the day.


Let’s not forget any animals that you might have as part of your special day too. We’ve seen floral crowns and garlands on everything from dogs and cats to llamas, pigs, sheep and horses - and we’re here for it! We suspect that if you are already going all out and inviting an alpaca, owl or rabbit to your wedding, you won’t mind splashing out on a few flowers for them too (don’t worry, we’re not judging)!


You can be as simple or lavish as you want regarding your choice of flowers and size of arrangements at your wedding ceremony. Bear in mind the actual venue where your ceremony is taking place as this will have an impact on the amount of flowers you actually need. Flowers can most definitely transform a venue but for some venues you just don’t need an elaborate floral arch or floral wall to stand in front of to say “I do”. A couple of large pedestal arrangements and flowers on the pew ends or draped over the backs of chairs may suffice.

It is usually nice to have flowers over entrances/doorways as that is where you are starting your walk to marriage, if, of course you are getting married inside. If you are getting married in a venue which has a natural elegance and beauty, you won’t need many flowers. A garland over the mantlepiece of a fireplace can work its magic. If for example you are walking down the aisle in a summer meadow setting, the simplicity of a floral arch and a row of natural summer flowers lining the aisle is all you may need. Creating that natural, beauty look is something special.


For the reception, again, consider the actual venue. Think about the size and shape of the tables and the height of ceilings/doors. Do you want tall or low centrepieces or perhaps a garland for long tables. Are you just having floral table decorations or hanging installations such as flowers draping down from chandeliers? Are you, the bride(s)/groom(s), going to make an entrance via a staircase? In which case, do you want flowers going down the stairs, perhaps just at the bottom or none at all? If your reception is in a marquee do you want to hide the marquee poles/pillars with flowers?

It is completely up to you how detailed you want to go - whether you want table setting decorations or just centrepieces, whether you want chair backs and cake flowers. As mentioned earlier, the flowers you use at your wedding ceremony can be transported and used at your reception venue.

There are so many decisions to make but it all comes down to what you really like and what matters most to you as a couple. Even the simplest of floral decor has the power to completely transform a room or outfit.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.

Opulent Wedding Theme

Opulence and drama are two of the biggest wedding trends of 2019, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to translate this into floral decor than 116 Pall Mall in the heart of London. Today we’re sharing our latest event - a grand affair brought together by a dream team of vendors…

The amazing Rebecca K Events led planning and styling for our opulent wedding themed shoot. Based in London herself, Rebecca and her team are all about stylish, memorable weddings and events. Especially passionate about enabling everyone they work with to embrace the excitement that comes with a special occasion, we resonate so much with this mission that we absolutely wanted to be a part of bringing this shoot idea to life!

Step foot inside 116 Pall Mall and immediately you’ll get the feeling that this isn’t the kind of venue for an understated wedding or event. It can only really be described as magnificent and majestic; wherever you go within its walls you are sure to be blown away. The Georgian building simply oozes the wow factor. Five floors for weddings, corporate and private events, and festive celebrations, each with its original, 19th century features, historical paintings and rich decor, it’s absolutely stunning throughout. We were just in awe of the striking staircase and balcony, above which a beautiful 15ft Regency Chandelier was hanging - it’s truly the perfect setting for any photos to capture the moment. Our shoot was held in The Nash Room - a huge space filled with period charm, ideal for 250 - 350 guests! We just couldn’t wait to get started.

Although it’s such a lavish and large space, it also has so much character of its own meaning not every square inch required being draped in flowers. We created arrangements for the mantelpiece over the gorgeous stone and marble fireplace, tall and low centrepieces for the tables, a wild bridal bouquet and finishing touches such as bud vases, floral decor for the cake and table plan.

Tall, luscious centrepieces are ideal for a room like this with high ceilings and full-length windows. Where we will opt for a single tall centrepiece on a round table, (like we did for our London Fusion Wedding Theme) a series of tall centrepieces, a long hanging installation or a cascading runner along a banquet table is much more fitting. For this event, per table, we selected four centrepieces on a fine gold frame - giving the illusion that they are floating, whilst balancing the space between the ceiling and the tables.

Our centrepieces each contained some of our all-time favourite blooms - the soft pastel-pink Sweet Avalanche Rose with its hint of green on the outer petals; the warm-looking, vintage-chic, peach Pearl Avalanche Rose; the small-headed pale pink-peach Jana Spray Rose; the wide, ruffled apricot petals of Lisianthus; and the ombré, large, cupped pale peach Juliet Rose which brings the lightest fragrance of the late David Austin’s Roses.

We also introduced a couple of other lesser-used choices we love - the soft and medium-sized lilac Memory Lane Rose and purple clusters of Chrysanthemums. The beauty of Chrysanthemums in particular is the variety of shapes, sizes and flower heads they come in, making each and every one totally unique.

We filled out each with fresh foliage of rich-green Italian Ruscus, delicate Asparagus Fern leaves and evergreen Eucalyptus. (Did you know that foliage helps to keep the costs down for your floral arrangement(s) if you are on a budget?!)

The same selections featured throughout the mantelpiece floral decor and the wild front-facing bridal bouquet which was tied together with lilac, peach and green ribbon in silk and velvet for that extra touch of luxe.

Lisianthus and Jana Spray Roses were carefully fixed to the table plan and placed in transparent bud vases around the venue, with some additional single Juliet and Pearl Avalanche Roses to compliment the low centrepieces and urn arrangements. The salmon pink flowers and dark-green, lobed leaves of Avignon Chrysanthemums and warm cream Cafe Au Lait Dahlias can also be spotted in our smaller floral designs.

We are delighted with the final result of this opulent wedding theme and are VERY excited that we’ll be working at this venue again for a wedding later this year… so stay tuned on our blog for the gallery and story behind that special day.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.


Flowers: Miriam Faith | Planning and Design: Rebecca K Events | Venue: 116 Pall Mall | Photography: Claire Graham Photography | Chairs, Linen, Glassware, Crockery: Allens Hire | Cutlery: Classic Crockery | Stationery (invites, menu cards, place cards, escort cards): Jennifers Papers Pics | Cakes: Thirty One Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Olta Citozi for Tori Harris Makeup | Bride’s Getting Ready Attire: The Pantry Underwear | Wedding Dress and Veil: Halfpenny London | Bride’s Shoes: Faber Novella | Groom’s Suit: Kooples | Jean Jackets: Couple’s own 

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“Opulent floral wedding arches are cementing their place as the pièce de résistance of venue décor. An expertly crafted floral arch will pack a real punch in terms of impact. It will instantly upgrade your venue and provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs. If you find yourself lusting over the white garden roses and lush green foliage that welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at St George’s Chapel, take a look at Miriam Faith for floral inspiration for your own big day”. - 6 Wedding Trends That Will Be Huge In 2019

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers


Choosing your wedding flowers is a big part of the planning process for your special day as you want them to reflect the overall style of your wedding and of course, you as a couple.

It can be a pretty daunting task even just knowing where to start, particularly if you don’t really know much about flowers. But not to worry! Today we are sharing our top tips for choosing your wedding flowers and gathering ideas before you even meet with florists


Before beginning to choose which flowers you want, sit down with your partner and/or whoever is paying for the wedding, and work out a budget. It is vital to have a breakdown of how much you can realistically spend. If money is no object then of course your options will be wider and you can have as many flowers as you want, but if your budget is tighter, you don’t have to miss out - it is still absolutely possible for you to have beautiful flowers for your wedding. Seasonal flowers will be at their best and are actually cheaper than having blooms that are sourced all year round (you might like to read Why Do Wedding Flowers Cost So Much? and our guides to What Are The Most Popular Wedding Flowers?, Winter Wedding Flowers and Spring Wedding Flowers for some more inspiration on this topic). Adding luscious greenery to bouquets or floral arrangements provides shape and texture and is a cost-effective option. Also, it is possible to reuse floral displays from your ceremony to the reception venue, so keep this in mind as a possibility too.


Heard of “the language of flowers”? Flowers either symbolise something or have a meaning; we’re INCREDIBLY passionate about that here and will take time to learn more about what is important to you so your arrangements are truly special. Although you may not necessarily be aware of what each flower represents, this may be something you wish to take into account when choosing your blooms. A particular flower could be personal and have real significance to your relationship or is a favourite of a family member or friend that you wish to include in your wedding bouquet.


There are many blogs, social media accounts, wedding/florist websites and magazines to look at now and also wedding fairs you can go to to get some inspiration. An important question to ask yourself is “How do I want my wedding day to look and feel”? Do you want a traditional wedding? Formal? Fun? Modern? Luxury? Romantic? Elegant? Glamorous? Country Garden? Rustic? and so on. Start writing down the style that you want, using descriptive words. If you’re not sure of this, pick out some key elements and palettes you like - this will help you to identify any complementary or contrasting themes. Many flowers have a range of different shades so it needs to be established whether it is possible to have a perfect colour match or one that complements or contrasts it.


Once you have booked your wedding venue for both the ceremony and the reception things will become clearer. Looking at the decor in the venue is an excellent starting point for you to move forward. While your florist can advise what is possible, you can create a Pinterest or Vision Board with images that you like, showing your favourite styles, colours, shapes and textures. You might also like to use photos of weddings which have previously been held at your future wedding venue to provide a better indication of how big/small the room is once decorated and occupied, and provide inspiration of floral displays previously used.


The size of the flowers also need to be taken into consideration. If you are petite, a large bouquet could hide you. Also you don’t want large floral arrangements if the venue is small or vice versa. They need to look as though they belong within that particular setting. Even the shape of your tables at your reception can influence the shape and style of your centrepieces. A long, cascading floral garland wouldn’t look as dreamy on a circular table as it would on a banquet table.


You may not like a particular scent or you, your partner or guests may have an allergy so again it is important to bear this in mind when choosing your flowers. Some flowers have little or no fragrance, some are stronger in the evening and some will give off an aroma all day. Again, this brings us back to meaning too; is there a scent that is significant to you as a couple or reminds you of someone who can’t be there on your special day?


One trend we’ve noticed over the past few years is the importance of sustainability when it comes to choosing wedding flowers. More and more couples want to know how their flowers were sourced, how they will be cared for and what happens to them after the wedding day. It’s worth considering whether this is important to you and to explore what options there are out there.


Unsurprisingly, choosing outfits for you, your partner and your wedding party is one of the most exciting, stressful but rewarding parts of the wedding planning process. For some, flowers will be more, less or equally as important, but we all want bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and other accessories to match what we’re wearing. The colours, shapes and styles can all have an impact on your flower selections. To get an idea for what works best, you could take cuttings from magazines, photographs or swatches of fabric from your wedding outfits.


Your wedding florist can advise you regarding your choice of flowers and help to create your dream floral decor possible within your budget. Use Instagram to look at a whole variety of wedding florists (even those recommended to you). Whether you find these yourself or are referred by a friend, your venue or wedding planner, this will help to give you a feel for what you are and aren’t looking for specifically with floral arrangements before you look into costs. As you will have already planned your budget, you know what you have available, so can focus on what it is you really like and take this to each florist. We’ve put together a guide on What To Ask A Wedding Florist Before Booking to help you!

The consultation appointment is an important stage of the planning process. Show the wedding florist your Pinterest/vision board or scrapbook of what you like but be open minded - it’s not always possible to have everything you want, particularly when you are working within a set budget. Your florist will be able to say whether what you envisage would be possible or provide alternative ideas whilst considering what is most important to you.

Your vision can become a reality with the help of your wedding florist. They will ensure that the flowers match the style of your wedding, are the right colours/size/shapes/textures and that they suit the surroundings that they will be in.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.

Spring Wedding Flowers

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Spring symbolises rebirth and new beginnings so what a wonderful time of year to say “I do”.

You will be spoilt for choice regarding picking your flowers for your special day - there are just so many beautiful, colourful flowers with different shapes, sizes and textures.

To get you thinking about what you might like and what could be available to you, today, we’ve put together this post all about in-season Spring wedding flowers as your go-to guide for inspiration.

Forget Me Not

If you are following the old tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, then this is the flower for you. There are many different species of Forget Me Nots but they only come in white, pink and shades of blue (blue being probably the most commonly known and beloved colour). They have a white-coloured inner ring and vibrant bright yellow little eye in the centre of the flower which provides a strong contrast against its five intricate symmetrical but strong petals. Its deep green, oblong leaves are often stalkless, have blunt tips, a deeply recessed mid-vein, and are covered with fine hairs. These tiny blooms have little or no scent in the daytime but are extremely perfumed in the evening and into the night. In the floral language, the Forget Me Not flower symbolises truthfulness, true love and memory - a perfect starting point for any wedding.


Always a firm favourite to use in bouquets. There is however, a great variation across the different Hellebore plants in fragrance, flower colour, shape (single, double, star-shaped) and size, as well as the foliage (shiny green, others have a light patterning on the leaves, and some are dark and leathery). They are available in a variety of colours - pure white, yellow, red, black, green, and lots of dusky pale pink and purple tones, with the flower symbolising serenity, tranquility and peace - the hope for the marriage for all couples!

Lily Of The Valley

Another traditional, classic bloom. Also known as the May Lily, it means "return to happiness" and symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility. These incredibly delicate and small waxy bell-shaped flowers which dangle from a thin stem have the most exquisite sweet scent. The flowers are normally white, although you can find some with a pale pink hue to them but this is pretty rare! Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle had bouquets featuring Lily of the Valley.


Known to symbolise beauty, strength and dignity, Magnolia flowers bloom boldly which is no real surprise when they have six to twelve large petals each. They have dark green, oval-shaped leaves which are leathery in texture. The Magnolia flower is, again, a flower that comes in various shades and colours - white, pink, purple, peach, red, yellow and lavender, bringing with it a pleasant fragrance that has a hint of lemon.


This romantic little flower is also known as “Love in a Mist” because the flowers are surrounded by leaves, giving the appearance of the flowers being surrounded by a mist. There’s an old saying, “say it with flowers.” The Nigella flower definitely sends out the right message that anyone who is getting married wants to hear as it represents harmony and love and is the symbol of the bonds that bind people together. (It doesn’t matter if you were the person who chose this bud - the flower is doing the talking!). The ferny foliage and spiky flowers provide great texture. Best known for the vivid blue variety, Nigella also blooms in purples, pinks, and white - all are ideal for floral hair crowns, as a decoration for pew ends or included in bouquets.


A timeless wedding flower. Year after year, this bloom is always a popular choice and it’s so easy to understand why. Peonies are showstopping in any bouquet or floral arrangement with their large, fluffy luxurious blooms and lavish petal count. They are soft and romantic which totally matches what they epitomise - elegance and romance and are regarded as the omen of good fortune and a happy marriage - just the prophecy you want for your future life! Available in every colour except true blue, they pretty much fit in any colour palette. There is even a coral coloured Peony which is this year’s Pantone Colour of the year so is totally on trend! Different varieties of Peony have different scents from sweet and mild to very aromatic and some have no fragrance whatsoever, so if you are considering the smell of the bloom as well as its appearance, then speak to us and we can advise you further.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Peas are quintessentially English. Not all Sweet Pea flower varieties are fragrant, but the ones that are, live up to their namesake. Each blossom has one large, upright, roundish petal (banner or standard); two narrow side petals (wings); and two lower petals, forming a boat-shaped structure (keel), but if you use your imagination, they do sort of look like mini butterflies on their long straight stems. (We will leave you to make up your own mind on that one)! Symbolising appreciation and blissful pleasure, they come in various shades of every colour you can think of, except yellow. Sweet Peas are SO pretty and delicate that they look gorgeous on their own in a hand-tied bouquet or in simple jars for table decorations.


Symbolising longevity, immortality and wisdom, Wisteria is a natural choice for cascading bouquets as it produces radiant fragrant flowers on long woody vines. It is known for its stunning flowers that range from white to various shades of pink, purple or blue and represents beauty and love.

We adore working with different ingredients in all of our work to create unforgettable memories and complement the celebratory atmosphere of your special occasion. Following our initial consultation, all of our clients also receive a complimentary trip with us to the London flower market to look at flowers, colours and textures and to help you explore every possibility. Whether you want the in-season flowers as featured above, the hottest trend right now, something meaningful to you, have already gathered inspiration or want to start from scratch, this is such a lovely opportunity for us to solidify your combinations and finalise the details of your perfect arrangement(s).


“Many people think that seasonality is the main factor when it comes to cost of wedding flowers. The cost and availability of each stem does vary according to the time of year. For example, Lilacs in August will cost more than Lilacs in May, red Roses will cost more around Valentine’s Day and it’s very hard to find Peonies in Winter. But while season does mean that certain flowers will be at their best, will be more readily available and therefore cheaper, actually, the main driving force is usually the ratio of blooms to foliage and the overall size of arrangements. The larger the display, the more stems that are required”.  (Continue reading)



If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.

London Fusion Wedding Theme

We LOVE luxury, and where better to work on an event all about that than the 5* Shangri-La Hotel, London?! Teaming up with some of our favourite vendors for a fusion wedding theme, we created what could be the dreamiest decor we’ve ever done…

The Shangri-La Hotel is one of those venues which is particularly special just as it is. Not only is it inside the iconic Shard which has the most breathtaking panoramic skyline views, (you’ll see plenty of London from level 34!) but it’s a truly state-of-the-art space, ideal as the backdrop for any wedding, civil ceremony or event.

But it wasn’t just the venue that made this occasion magical. Once again, we worked with the gorgeous Sharn from Desi Bride Dreams (a bespoke Asian wedding planner) and the team from Peekaboo Events (who provide creative, statement and sophisticated decor) to transform the room into a classic-meets-contemporary blend.

For the grand staircase, we chose an abundant, cascading floral design down one side, while the other side housed cylinder vases with tealights and unique chandelier-shaped glass candelabras which perfectly complimented the double-height windows.

Our arrangement was made up of luscious foliage such as the woody, evergreen leaves of Ivy, delicate leaves of Asparagus Fern, shiny green leaves of Laurel and the angled stems of the Guelder Rose shrub. We don’t use the Guelder Rose all that often, but we love its’ contrast of large, white outer flowers and inner bell-shaped flowers! Paired with the ruffled edges and soft textured petals of the graceful White Snapdragon, pastel pink, pure, Sweet Avalanche Rose, the oversized, multi-layered Avalanche Rose, highly fragrant (and our favourite of all time) White O’Hara Rose, petite Bombastic Spray Rose and funnel-shaped Lisianthus. Talk about making sure guests would really make an entrance!

Now, we need to discuss THAT hoop (also known as a circle arch, giant wreath or moon ring). Images of this hoop have been our MOST LIKED photos on Instagram ever (we don’t blame you)! We’ve previously shared how the ring/circle is a symbol of eternity, making it a must in a wedding or civil ceremony. Whether you want to make a statement with one as big as this, or have subtle nods to it, we can absolutely work with you to create floral decor you love.

For this design, we chose to use two hoops as our structure - allowing us to go bigger and better with this opulent arrangement. Just like the staircase, we used dark green, five-pointed leaves of Ivy and vertically-hanging, leathery leaves of Eucalyptus for a rich base. (Did you know - Eucalyptus actually means ‘well covered’; we’d say that was pretty fitting for this creation)! To maintain a consistent feel throughout the room, we continued with the Sweet Avalanche Rose, Avalanche Rose, White O’Hara Rose, miniature Bombastic Spray Rose, White Snapdragon, Lisianthus and Guelder Rose. Notice the blush pink and gold marble stands the hoops were supported by? They are SO beautiful, we think we need these on hand permanently!!! (Oh, and these are completely on-trend for 2019)!

The centrepieces are definitely reflective of a few 2019 wedding trends too. Architectural installations, metallic accents, bringing the outside in, larger blooms and all-out-glamour are the chic elements for this year that we can totally get behind.

Standing tall on constructed gold bars, our floral arrangement of course saw the same Sweet Avalanche Rose, Avalanche Rose, White O’hara Rose, Bombastic Spray Rose, White Snapdragons, Lisianthus, Guelder Rose, Ivy and Eucalyptus. We re-introduced the feathery leaves of Asparagus Fern and this time, carefully bunched the lobed leaves of Oak (which has almost no stem). Remember we mentioned larger blooms being popular again? Well, the White Hydrangeas we selected certainly live up to that! Lacy flower heads with an abundance of petals closely packed together - we’re kind of obsessed with how they completed the centrepieces!

Finally, that brings us onto the bouquet… with everything you’ll already recognise (Sweet Avalanche Rose, Avalanche Rose, White O’Hara Rose, Bombastic Spray Rose and Lisianthus) plus one very pertinent bloom: the tubular, waxy white flowers and the shiny, oval leaves of Jasmine. The epitome of happiness and elegance, it had to make an appearance in this hand-tied bouquet.

From the super stylish marble tables, gold tableware and amber lighting to the geometric cake, exquisite laser-cut place cards, finely detailed dresses and of course all of our floral arrangements, we are incredibly proud of how this fusion wedding theme came together.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.

Flowers: Miriam Faith Floral Design | Photography: Anneli Marinovich Photography | Planning and Styling: Desi Bride Dreams | Decor: Peekaboo Events | Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London | Fashion Stylist: Styled By Sonal | Make Up Gini Bhogal | Dresses: Morgan Davies Bridal | Jewellery: Mara and Elle | Shoes: Aruna Seth | Tableware: Classic Crockery | Cake: Crème De La Cakes | Stationery: Intricate Creations | Model: Sydonnie Cousins

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Greenery Wedding Theme

In today’s post we want to share some foliage wedding ideas to inspire your greenery wedding theme…

Greenery may have been the Pantone Colour of the Year 2017, but in our eyes, it never goes out of style. We love using foliage in our floral designs - a way to make luxury less traditional and more contemporary. Our very own Miriam Faith florist, Kirsty, even opted for a foliage wedding theme and we often select ferns, herbs, leaves, grasses, succulents and shrubs to create a full finish amongst our favourite flowers.

From bouquets to buttonholes, centrepieces to Chuppahs, hanging installations to hair crowns and signage to stationery, the possibilities are endless. With the options to go full foliage, add just a few special flowers or use it to tie everything together, it’s also possible to create designs that are multi-purpose - a great way to continue the theme throughout your ceremony and reception.

It’s not just all green either. Silver and blue-toned foliage looks magical, and the different shades of green from tropical and British selections make each design stand out from every angle. One of the reasons we love using it is that foliage adds different tones and textures, bringing depth and movement - a stylish alternative to more expensive all-flower arrangements.

For the nature-loving couple, the organic options transform the indoor or outdoor venue into a fresh, luscious space through creating subtle touches or statement pieces. We thrive when enhancing the natural setting; whether that’s using evergreen Eucalyptus amongst metallics along the table of a Luxe Asian Fusion wedding, decorating hoops with Asparagus Fern and Italian Ruscus for the most romantic shoot we’ve ever done, suspending vines and Birch branches with tea lights and photographs as an escort card table for a modern Winter wonderland wedding, creating backdrops of Monstera leaves, Aralia and Tree Fern on a copper frame as a show-stopping wall behind the happy couple, or adding a few nods to the theme here and there.

Discover some of the ways we’ve used various types of foliage below and click on an image to discover more about the creation…

(For more ideas, click here to view and follow our Foliage Inspiration Pinterest board)

The great thing about foliage is that it can be as wild or paired back as you would like it to be. While we have our favourites (like the Stock flower - a highly fragrant choice with the hidden meaning of enjoying life and eternal love/beauty), we work closely with you to find what you like, want and need - creating something truly unique and unforgettable. So if you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, why not get in touch today?