Today I am thrilled to share a fabulous Wedding Advice post by Gina Bridgman, an enthusiastic Floral Designer who owns April Showers, an innovative Company that designs bespoke Wedding flowers in Hertfordshire.
She started her career as an Interior Designer and ran her own business for many years.
In 2002 she established the April Showers Floral Design business after extensive training at Capel Manor Horticultural College.
She has always had a passion for design and flowers and loves the excitement and buzz of meeting prospective brides and their family and friends and being part of the planning for the big day.
April Showers specialises in Wedding and Celebration flowers and offers you a truly personal and bespoke service creating stunning and innovative floral designs which are specifically designed with your day in mind.
Today Gina shares this expertise with some advice on How to Choose the Perfect Flowers for Your Big Day,
“Planning a wedding requires many details so that your big day can be perfect and flowers are one of the most important elements of the wedding.”
“The colours, the fragrance, and style of the flowers can add elegance to the occasion and showcase your personal style. If you want to learn how to choose the perfect flowers for your big day, you need to take a few things into consideration such as the season in which the wedding will take place, the venue/s where the wedding will take place, the theme of the wedding, your colour scheme, your own personal preference and reflect your personality.”
Consider the Season
“The season plays an important role on the type of flowers you use for your wedding. Although with a large budget, you could probably find any kind of flower you want regardless of the season, if you do not have a lot of money to spend on flowers work with the flowers that are in season, they will be much more affordable than those that are out of season.”
Dance to the theme
“In choosing the perfect flowers for your big day, remember to work with the theme of your wedding, if there is one. If you are planning your wedding with a tropical theme, you should consider using tropical flowers like the Orchids or Strelizia (Bird of Paradise). Alternatively a typical ‘English garden’ themed wedding would best interpreted with Roses, Lilies and natural foliages.”
“Another method you can use to choose the perfect flowers for your big day is to coordinate the flowers with your wedding colours.”
“If you cannot find flowers that fit the exact colours you have chosen for your wedding, there is no need to panic. What you can do instead is to get flowers that blend very well with your wedding colours. The idea is to create a flower arrangement that makes your wedding decorations stunning.”
“At April Showers we like to incorporate little finishing touches, for example if the Bride has a bridal Gown embellished with Swarovski crystals, we like to incorporate them into her Bouquet, the Groom’s Buttonhole and the table designs, it is the small details which make a big difference.”
“One other way you could employ in choosing the perfect flower is to pick flowers that have some sort of meaning to you. Sometimes, there could be flowers which have particular significance to you or your partner; flowers that are evocative of certain happy memories.”
“They could be flowers that have a certain spiritual connotation to you or are part of your family history. Even if they do not necessarily fit the theme of your wedding or are a bit off colour, feel free to go with those flowers if they mean a lot to both of you.”
What do you want?
“When all is said and done however, it is your big day. So make sure you choose flowers that make you happy and speak to your personally. If you dislike a particular flower then don’t feel pressurised to include it. Do not forget that it is your wedding, you and your partner are the most important people on that day, so choose flowers that please you both.”
“Flowers can magically transform your wedding decorations making them stunning.”
“When used as centrepieces for instance, your reception tables immediately become alive and stand out.”
“Always consider your budget, it is possible to create some stunning floral designs without breaking the Bank and when used tastefully and with an eye for detail you have is a wedding that is elegant and dazzling. Flowers are simply magical and choosing the perfect ones can contribute to giving you the wedding of your dreams.”
To Contact Gina
Phone: 01920 877078 or 077100 77845