I’ve just been reading a recent article in ‘Martha Stewart Weddings’ where she talks about using little bunches and single stems of flowers in small individual vases.
It just reminded me of a recent wedding where we did exactly that!
Vintage Wedding Theme
It was for Julia and Leighton who planned a vintage themed wedding. They chose very natural old fashioned flowers to fit with their theme including cream ‘Vendela’ roses, white ranunculus, cream freesias, cream snap dragons, daisies and silver eucalyptus foliage. Julia wanted a very random look to her table decorations so she collected small vintage glass vases and jam jars on the run up to her wedding.
We then placed little bunches and single stems of all the different flowers into the vases and jam jars. They were then placed all along the centre of each of the long tables. I must admit it looked fantastic, these individual arrangements added interest and variety to the table. They were nestled in between the old fashioned decorative crockery that the couple had hired especially to fit in with their vintage theme.
A lot of wedding flower magazines feature table decorations that are huge arrangements packed full of flowers. These are wonderful arrangements that we also work on at times but they are certainly not for everyone. For a start you have to have a large budget if you’re thinking of going down this road. But also you have to think carefully about what you want.
At Pure Botanics we follow the trends and fashions closely but we always emphasise the fact that we produce wedding flowers for ‘real brides’ with real budgets. We also like designing arrangements specifically for couples, that way you get exactly what you want and often something that people haven’t seen before. This is guaranteed to give you the wow factor whatever size the arrangement is.
A good florist should always be able to develop ideas and come up with designs to fit with the theme and style of a wedding.