Regardless of the season of your wedding, flowers can help set the atmosphere. You may have a favourite flower which is to be used as common feature, or perhaps you will let the season or a special colour decide your choice of flower. You may also have flowers or sprays in your garden, which can be used to leave a personal mark on the party.
Framed by flowers. Here flowers are tied to the lanterns and rose petals have been sprinkled to line a beautiful border around the area for the wedding.
A discrete sprinkle. A sprinkle of flower petals is just one small feature that can make a table look exquisite. Sprinkle petals on e.g. the gift table or the coffee table to make these two somewhat overlooked places just as festive as the rest.
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Flowers on the table. It can be a neat feature to let the flowers on the tables resonate the bride’s bouquet. Go for several small bouquets rather than big ones as it may be a nuisance to guests who have to engage in conversation over a large bouquet.
It is quite easy – you should choose a bouquet with your favourite flowers. Do not worry if current trends dictate round bouquets with peonies or waterfall bouquets with lilies, follow you heart. According to tradition, it is actually the groom who should pick the bouquet, but that is a lot of responsibility to lay on his shoulders and in most cases the bride helps decide the bouquet.
Consider your dress when you pick the bouquet. If your dress is discrete, then do not pick a bouquet that takes all the attention, and if your dress, shoes and hair are dramatic, then go for a bouquet that matches that look.
Look for inspiration on the Internet and speak with your florist or decorator about what will look best. It is also important to consider your skin tone, eye colour and any jewellery you will be wearing on the day when you plan your bouquet.
Here you can see what flowers match the different seasons. However, all flowers are to some extent available regardless of the season.
Spring: tulips, lilacs, magnolia, hyacinth, spring sprays
Summer: peonies, poppy, pea flowers, cornflowers, sunflowers, lilies
Autumn: hydrangea, roses, heather, dahlia, sprays with berries and leaves
Winter: amaryllis, Christmas rose, snowberry, poppy anemones, camellia, orchid