Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Choosing Wedding Flowers – Part 2

Your wedding flowers are a vital part of your big day and long after your celebration, your wedding photographs will keep the memory of their beauty alive. Taking time and trouble over deciding on the perfect wedding flowers is important and an investment well worth making.

For a coordinated, perfect finish to your wedding you need to choose a wedding florist who specialises in creating beautiful wedding flowers, such as Tollys Flowers in Suffolk. Based in Newmarket we are the convenient choice for brides in Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ely, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex and Hertfordshire.

We will create and co-ordinate all the flowers to complete your wedding day giving it a look and feel that is totally personal to the happy couple. You and your guests will be left with long-lasting memories and stunning photographs of a special day.

Last month we gave you tips and advice on choosing wedding flowers for your bridal bouquet, bridesmaid's flowers and flowers for buttonholes or corsages. Here we provide information on choosing wedding flowers for your church or ceremony venue, reception venue and your wedding cars.

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Church or Ceremony Flowers

Adding flowers to your wedding venue is a wonderful way to introduce your guests to the colours and style of the wedding before the bride arrives. They set a visual scene and provide a talking point for guests to speculate on what the bride and bridesmaids' dresses might be like.

In the case of a church wedding, always discuss with the vicar what areas of the church you are allowed to decorate. Areas in the church to consider adding flowers are the entrance, pew ends, aisles, pulpit, font, archways and lych-gate.

Flowers will create your individual mark on the wedding ceremony venue, making it truly your own. Tolly’s Flowers can design everything from large, dramatic pedestal displays to simple flowers and bows on pew ends and everything in between. Depending on the style and size of your wedding, we will advise you on how you can create the biggest wow-factor for the budget you have available. We will also help you get the most for your money, by ensuring that your flowers double up as much as possible. For example, pew ends can be transported to your reception venue, to become your top table arrangement.

Reception Flowers

Flowers have a long history of being used for decoration at weddings and continuing the theme of flowers at your reception will link in with your church/venue flowers and bouquets.

Flowers will add a focal point at your reception entrance and where the wedding party lines up to greet the guests. Garlands over archways are popular along with striking pedestal displays.

You’ll also need flower displays for table centre pieces and the top table flower arrangements. Here again we will aim to save you money where we can, whilst still creating a dramatic effect. For example we can reduce the cost of your table centre pieces by creating half as tall displays and half much lower. The overall effect is still stunning, but you spend less money.

The wedding cake can be enhanced for photographs by adding flowers to give it that special finishing touch. This can be a simple arrangement at the cakes base, flowers or greenery trailed around the cake stand or a specific design inter linked with the overall look of the cake.

Something else to remember is that it is the custom to give both the mother of the bride and groom a bouquet of flowers at the reception, usually during the speeches.

Whether you are having an intimate family wedding or a grand reception with hundreds of guests, the right floral decoration at the wedding breakfast and evening party, will lend that added special touch to your day.

Wedding Cars

When you are driven from the ceremony to the reception you want to travel in style and no wedding car is complete without a floral decoration. A low spray of flowers across the back parcel shelf can be very effective, especially in photographs. Flowers on the bonnet, the door handles and interwoven with ribbons are also striking and unique. Here you can tie the colour theme of your flowers and dresses in with the style of car, although white or cream flowers will always look stunning especially on vintage models.

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