Today I would love to share some expert advice from Lindsey of Get Knotted on how to Wow on your Wedding Day with Garden flowers.
What could be more beautiful than using garden flowers that are fresh, slightly irregular but with natural colours and locally grown for your wedding.
With a huge variety to choose from, garden flowers are perfect to use for bouquets, crowns and table flowers.
Lindsey Hunter gives her advice for using garden flowers to wow on your wedding day…
~ Using typical garden flowers on your wedding day will give your event/flower stylist lots to work with.
There are UK/local 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.
Picking flowers from one of these growers is a special experience – it’s like a treasure trove to wonder 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.
~ 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% perfect; each bloom is a work of art in its own right.
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.
~Home-grown flowers are perfect for making floral crowns.
An interesting piece of ivy makes a wonderful starting point to wire flowers to.
If you’re giving your hand at making yours yourself, 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.
Some great garden flowers to use are roses, dahlias, honeysuckle, sweet peas, gladioli, and ranunculi to name a few.
Or if you are not as confident leave your vision for your crown with a professional florist.
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