December 8th, 2010
Wedding girl, I am looking for somewhere recommended to buy natural rose petal confetti for my upcoming wedding.
C – Bristol
I have a great place for you, Shropshire Petals is a fabulous company that grow biodegradable natural petal confetti, wheat sheaves, dried flowers and poppy heads all handpicked from their farm set in the rolling fields of Shropshire.
Their website is packed full of ideas and packaging options of how you could use their beautiful petals (I love this idea to the right of the petals in the Martini glasses).
To help personalise your day they also have a pick & mix page for you to create your own unique confetti mix! Plus they offer free colour samples.
For more information you can visit www.shropshirepetals.com
May 31st, 2010
I was very excited to hear that Emma Lappin will be holding an afternoon of wedding flower inspiration on the 20th of June to guide you through the key aspects of putting your floral scheme together. Whether you have decided to do the flowers yourself or are using a wedding flower specialist, the afternoon will cover every different aspect of wedding flowers that you need to consider in order to create the most beautiful scene and backdrop to your day.
Emma will start off by showing you how to create a mood board, taking snippets from magazines and also using online tools and blogs. She will talk you through how to pick your colours and show you combinations that you may not have thought of. If you have chosen your dress, you may find it useful to find out what style of bouquet is going to work with the shape and material of your outfit.
October 5th, 2009
I’m getting married next year in Greece – Rhodes. We are marrying on the 3rd of September and I don’t know what flowers are in season at that time of year and what websites I can go to have a look at bridal bouqets as I live in Australia. I would like plain and simple white flowers for the day. I hope you can help or direct me in the right direction
Michell – Australia
Hi Michelle, I spoke to the Flowers & Plants Association and they told me that the flowers growing in Australia are very different to the ones florists will have in their shops in Greece so it is definitely a good idea for you to do a little research. Holland is the biggest flower supplying nation in Europe and Greece import some of their flowers from there. If you want simple, white flowers, roses will always be a good choice and you will be able to buy these in Greece.
You can look at other flowers you might like to use by searching the database on flowers.org.uk, you can search for flowers by colour: www.flowers.org.uk/public/flower_search_by_colour.php
Not all the flowers on this database will be available in Greece, but it’s a good starting point, and you will be able to gather together pictures to show the florist in Greece.
You may benefit from organising your wedding flowers through the wedding venue you have chosen in Greece. Many wedding holiday destinations have all the facilities needed to cater for brides for their big day and can organise everything required from the flowers to the catering. You should check to see if they can send you a catalogue or a list of recommended forists.
August 25th, 2009
Hi wedding girl, I have just seen pictures of Milla Jovovich’s wedding bouquet and her gorgeous hair piece. I would really like to re-create this for my big day in March. Do you know what flowers are in her bouquet and do you know of any London based florists who could copy this for me and how much it would cost?
D – West London
Hi D, I agree Milla’s bouquest is stunning and her simple hair piece completes the look. Most florists would be able to re-create this look. I contacted London based Laura Kuy to find out a bit more, this is what she had to say.
“The flowers in her bouquet are stunning white Phalaenopsis Orchids, Marroussia Roses and Hydrangea. A trendy idea for flowers now is to mix different shades of ‘white’. The clean white crispness of the Orchids sit above the slightly more cream tones of the Roses and Hydrangea. The roses are at the perfect opening stage to fill her bouquet with lovely folds of pretty white petals. Bound with simple ivory satin ribbon gives the bouquet a lovely clean finish.
She has a very natural looking hair piece which looks like it may be dried foliage or woody effect cones of some sort. The light shaded brown piece sits in comfortably, beautifully toning with her chesnut like hair colour. Very natural looking and gentle.
For brides interested in having a similar bouquet and hair piece to Milla, Laura Kuy can create the look for around £200 for the bouquet and £60 for the hair piece. Simply visit www.laurakuy.com for inspiration and full details on how to contact Laura Kuy.