Category: Wedding Flowers

2021 Wedding Flower Trends

Direct2Florist examined Google data from March 2020 until now to see which wedding flower trends have seen the biggest increase in UK searches as we head into wedding season post-lockdown. Seeing an enormous 623% increase, it looks like dried flowers are set to be 2021’s biggest wedding flower trend. Wendy Rea, florist at Direct2Florist, offered her comments on some of the 2021 flower trends: Dried flowers, pampas grass and protea arrangements  “We’re seeing a huge increase for dried flowers in 2021 wedding planning, alongside variants like pampas grass displays and protea arrangements. Dried flowers are surprisingly versatile, lending themselves to…

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Sussex Florals – Bridal Bouquet Ideas

Today we hand over to Petra of Sussex Florals to talk all things bridal bouquet… The bride’s bouquet to me is the most important element to get right before we plan the rest of the wedding flowers. It not only sets the tone of the décor for the wedding, but it’s also the first thing guests see when the bride walks down the aisle. Once we get the bouquet sorted everything else falls into place. Some brides come to me full of ideas and others need a bit more guidance, but we always get there in the end. There is…

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Juxta-posy!

I ended up doing an impromptu creative photo shoot on my daily exercise last week! Here’s how it came about. When dreaming up ideas for blog content I thought about the FaceTime photo shoot I did with Tim Dunk waaaay back at the start of the first lockdown. I thought it would be a cool idea to see if we could do a bridal shoot via FaceTime. I contacted Tim and he was in! So then I had a quick think about who our model could be. It had to be someone with a suitable dress and accessories, and someone…

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Styled Shoot – Edgy, Intimate, Sustainable

Earlier this year Jude (stylist and venue owner of Wickerwood Farm) and Anna (floral designer from Tales from Apple Tree House) hatched a plan for an inspirational bridal shoot. They wanted to focus on intimate weddings (sign of the times) with an emphasis on sustainability, a subject close to both their hearts. The concept of the shoot was to depict the ever-changing seasons using dried flowers from Anna’s East Sussex cutting garden, as well as Jude’s interpretation of ‘festive luxe’. It shows how a smaller, intimate venue can be cleverly used to create a mood using natural, organic materials. The…

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Styled Bridal Shoot at The Winding House, Kent

Kent-based wedding planner Natasha Spencer curated this simple, elegant bridal shoot at The Winding House. Over to Natasha to explain her inspiration behind the cool collaboration… “I’ve spent a lot of time swooning over beautiful, minimal wedding styling lately and wanted to create my own shoot.” “The minimal, industrial-style colours I took inspiration from are natural, crisp, clean and simple.” “I softened the minimal colours using neutral tones and copper.” “I wanted to keep everything paired back whilst exuding luxury, warmth and style.” Planning and Styling – www.natasha-spencer.co.uk Photography – samieleephotography.com Venue – www.thewindinghouseweddings.com Dresses – www.harpersmithbridal.co.uk Hair and Make Up…

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Getting to know… Velvet Broon Flowers

April 14, 2020 | Wedding Florist, Wedding Flowers

We recently welcomed Velvet Broon Flowers to our online directory. We love Lesley’s down-to-earth, yet luxurious style and we wanted to get to know her a little better! Q. How would you describe your floristry style? A. I would describe my style as colourful, romantic, garden-style florals. Q. How long have you been doing floristry? What’s your background? A. My career in flowers started after I graduated form art school in Aberdeen in 1997.  As a shop florist I learned everything from washing buckets, sweeping floors to creating and delivering bouquets and arrangements. I then moved to Texas in 1999…

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Q&A with Phoebe Mulrooney of PHOHM

PHOHM is about creating moments of joy in real spaces. Phoebe Mulrooney creates unique and vibrant installations using artificial flowers and foliage… Q. In what way are your installations used at weddings? A. All the works are bespoke. I design and create installations to reflect each couple’s personal taste. My arrangements are versatile; the arches are a perfect setting to get married under, they are also used as a unique photo area or can be used as an entrance or walkway. My flower and foliage walls are ideal backdrops for photos at the reception. I can also create any kind…

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Q&A with Petra of Sussex Florals

October 4, 2019 | Wedding Flowers

Next Sunday (13th) we’re hosting Margot’s Wedding Fair at The Worthing Dome. If you’re coming along you’ll be able to meet Petra from Sussex Florals and view her blooms. Here we get to know Petra a little better with a Q&A. Q. What’s your background and how did you get into flowers? A. I used to have a business importing and designing wrought iron furniture. We had a garden furniture range, which brought me to the Chelsea Flower Show where we used to exhibit every spring. I remember the first time I stepped into the Great Pavilion I was just…

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Supplier Spotlight – Hedge Rose Florist

Today we’re pleased to feature new Chichester-based florist Hedge Rose. They’ve just joined our online directory and we’ve visited their gorgeous new shop in Chichester. So, what happens when a florist gets married? We find out about the flowers owner Meg chose for her own wedding at Bignor Park… “I only decided on my flowers three weeks before the wedding” explains Meg “as a florist, flowers were such an important part of my day and after seeing so many wedding flowers, and so many different ideas over the last fifteen years, I just couldn’t decide!” Meg’s chosen colour scheme was pale…

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Our Outdoor Wedding Fair & Live Styled Shoot

Hola! Our outdoor wedding fair with Kissing Gate Events is done and dusted… and it didn’t rain, hurrah! I’ve spent the last two days in paddling pools with my son trying not to melt. He’s gone back to nursery today so I can finally catch up with myself and conduct a full event de-brief. The fair (Margot’s Outdoor Extravaganza) was a collaborative project between Margot’s Wedding and Kissing Gate Events. An opportunity to showcase everything Kissing Gate has to offer; beautiful land venues, traditional pole marquee, bell tents, delicious food, horse box bar and horse box toilets. My job was…

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