Planning a wedding? Congratulations on your upcoming event and I’m sure you want it to be perfect.
But… When you start researching wedding flowers, it’s easy to get lost in the Pinterest madness of peonies, pampas grass, and flower walls. Determining your wedding floral style requires careful thought and planning. So here are a few factors to consider when you decide on your vision for the day.
Of course, Pinterest is always a place for inspiration for brides. If you’re drawn to classic, rustic, whimsical, formal, modern, or romantic/bohemian styles, your boards and color themes should reflect that. I see you going…wait, how many styles are there?
Well… several. It’s easy to get lost in what you want or what style of arrangement you like, we still recommend keeping this in mind so your florist can guide you during your consultation. It’s not easy to plan an event, especially if you’ve never done it before. 😊 Yes… this is the most common phrase I hear from my brides – I’ve never done that before! But that’s okay, that’s why we’re here, and you’re in good hands.
Start with a color scheme that should harmonize with the surroundings of your ceremony and reception venue. If you’re working on your vision on your own, without the help of a wedding planner, we recommend starting with a mood board or color palette and gathering examples of shades you like. Sometimes it’s easier to start with the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses or another color that’s important to you. I once had a couple choose light blue as one of their colors just because it was the color of the feather the groom attached to his proposal note. How cute was that?
When the colors are determined, we proceed to the selection of the style. The choice of style can work, starting with the bouquet. Your wedding bouquet is one of the most important floral creations at your wedding, so you should start there. The style of your bouquet should match your dress, so we often ask you to provide a photo of your dress at the beginning of the consultation. If you are not sure about the style of the dress, your wedding dress shop can provide you with this information and then you can easily find a wedding design in that style.
Next, I’d recommend looking at inspiration photos of different bouquets and deciding whether you like all flowers (classic, modern), mixed flowers and greenery (traditional, rustic), or a mostly green (bohemian, whimsical) look, which will narrow down your preferences and help you transition to final formation of the general style of your bouquet.
The next step is to choose colors according to your color combination and style. Don’t worry about it, although the next common phrase I hear is “I don’t know much about flowers!” but that’s okay because we do and we’ll help you navigate the options that are available for your wedding date. As florists, we need to know what you like or dislike about flowers. Sometimes there are religious or cultural restrictions that would be great to know about as well. This is where we come in. Once you’ve decided on your colors and overall style, we’ll be happy to help you with ideas on how to create the look you want and give you an estimate. So write to us because we can’t wait to hear about your wedding!