Fresh Florals: Five Ways to Wow with Garden Flowers on your Wedding Day
02 Feb 2016
With their natural beauty and irregular appeal, locally-grown garden blooms are sure to wow wedding guests. Get Knotted shares five reasons to go for garden inspired wedding flowers
What could be more beautiful than using locally-grown flowers that are fresh and natural for your wedding? With a huge variety to choose from, garden flowers are perfect to use for bouquets, crowns and table flowers. Some beautiful species to use are roses, dahlias, honeysuckle, sweet peas, gladioli, and ranunculus, to name a few.
Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted offers her advice and reasons for using garden flowers to wow on your wedding day.
1. Support UK growers
Using typical garden flowers on your wedding day will give your event or flower stylist lots to work with. There are UK growers of garden flowers popping up all over the country as the demand for them increases, which is really exciting to see and these growers need to be supported.
2. Visit growers and choose seasonal flowers
Picking flowers from one of these growers is a special experience – it’s like a treasure trove to wander around. Go to see a few growers before deciding on the flowers you want to use as they all grow different varieties. It can be quite overwhelming walking around, so make up a Pinterest board beforehand to ensure you have some idea of what you are looking for. However, be flexible about what types of flowers you use. The varieties from local growers will be seasonal and you may have to adapt what you thought you wanted to using flowers which will look even better on your special day.
3. Showcase the natural beauty and shape of garden blooms
Home-grown flowers and foliage have a natural beauty and shape. Embrace the flow of their shapes and little imperfections that might occur in the odd petal or leaf – nature at its best is perfect because it isn’t 100 per cent perfect. Each bloom is a work of art in its own right.
4. Be on trend on the big day
We are seeing flower trends move away from the tight bell shapes towards free-flowing, wild and less rigid bouquets. Tendrils of honeysuckle, clematis or ivy work wonderfully in bouquets, crowns and for table decorations. It’s all about the different collections of textures and shapes that will really make your flowers wow.
5. Garden flowers are perfect for making floral crowns
Home-grown flowers are perfect for floral crowns. An interesting piece of ivy makes a wonderful starting point to wire flowers to. If you’re making your own, I lay everything out in front of me and stop whenever I feel the need to try the crown on, checking everything is coming together as I imagined. Roses of different shapes are particularly lovely to use, as well as herbs too as they give off heavenly scents.