‘Petal Performance’ – Tips for beautiful wedding flowers

Choosing wedding flowers can be a bit of a mine field but it needn’t be, when you enlist the help of a professional who has had a multitude of experience helping other couples.

From the bridal bouquet to button holes and blooms for the venue, flowers are a natural and wonderful way to enhance the visual impact of a wedding and play such an important part in the day.


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Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design is an award-winning supplier to the weddings market, providing bespoke flower and plant arrangements for weddings internationally.

Her ethos is simple, to touch people’s souls through inspirational and creative design.

Elizabeth works with couples to find the right flowers to enhance their wedding day.

From the first moment of contact to the last petal being placed, the bride and groom’s vision is the key to helping make their dream come true.


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Image Credit – Serena Bolton Photography – http://www.serenabolton.com/


With more than 20 years’ experience of designing show-stopping floral bouquets and displays, Elizabeth has these words of advice for any bride-to-be:


“2015 has been an exciting year with trends towards bronze and copper tonnes, and a definite move away from silver.”

“Rose gold and brass hues are also popular.”

“For bigger weddings, colour palettes are never going to move far from cream, pink and pale yellow, uplifting colours traditionally associated with weddings.”

“Bohemian style has continued to capture the attention of brides this year, with wild flowers creating a backdrop.”

“We’re seeing more use of succulents and unusual plants and foliage, which keeps costs down.”

“Brides and grooms are also taking more interest in the visual impact of their reception tables, theming tableware with floral centre pieces.”

“The power of the flower is now more important than ever.”


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Image Credit – Serena Bolton Photography – http://www.serenabolton.com/


Here’s how to maximise your wedding budget:


Ingenuity in design – it is possible to break flowers down to the individual florets and place them nonchalantly to decorate a dining table, without blowing your budget.

Branches and other sculptural elements that can be re-used, reducing the cost.


Less is often more – Displays that include fewer flowers, often use them more intensely so that the impact is created by different means than a full arrangement containing multiple blooms.

Filling every corner or available surface with flowers can be overkill.

When this happens, the eye becomes overwhelmed and the brain can no longer take in the vision.

The result is that the floral arrangement is not only expensive, but the impact of the flowers is actually reduced.


Seasonal Blooms – look for those naturally in season, avoiding expensive transportation costs from far flung corners of the world.

There are likely to be very many seasonal options in your chosen colours.


A trend towards a simpler era – there is a certain charming naivety about some of the less expensive wedding flowers.

These generally tend towards the field flowers, daisies and grasses, tall wispy and romantic.

These are are quite on trend and very popular right now for weddings.


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If you want to learn more about flowers, Elizabeth Marsh’s recently published book is an education.

Petal Performance: The Art and Economics of Floral Design by Elizabeth Marsh is available online from www.emfd.co.uk priced £25 or from Amazon.


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To Contact Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design

Website: http://www.emfd.co.uk/


Phone: 020 7738 8506

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