Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wedding Reception Flowers - Ideas from Tolly’s Flowers

Your choice of wedding flowers is one of the most important decisions to make when creating the perfect wedding venue. Wedding flowers enhance the magic and romance of your chosen setting, adding colour and beauty to your tables and creating stunning focal points for your guests to admire.

Tolly’s Flowers produce amazing wedding flowers for couples getting married in the South East of England as well as further afield. In every job that we undertake, we create grand floral displays for your wedding venue as well as everything else for your special day including bouquets, button holes, corsages and flowers for your church or civil ceremony. We are known for our high quality of work and the ability to create the maximum impact - whatever your budget.

Wedding Flowers - click here for more information on our range of services or contact us now to discuss your wedding!

Choosing Flowers for Your Wedding

Here at Tolly’s Flowers we know that with so many designs, colours and types of flower to choose from, selecting wedding flowers can be a daunting task. We will guide you through this process, to ensure the end result delights both you and all of your guests. Here we look at some of the things to consider when choosing wedding reception flowers.

Colour Schemes

One of the first things to think about when choosing wedding flowers is your colour scheme. Flowers are generally chosen to tie in with a theme, so that they match other elements such as bridesmaids dresses, the groom's tie and other decorations at your venue.

Often a bride will have a colour in mind that she just must have for her wedding! Her personal favourite, or perhaps a colour she has always imagined whilst visualising her perfect wedding. Other bride's may consider the meanings of different colours to add symbolism to their flower choice.

For example:

  • A traditional choice of colour for wedding floral arrangements and bouquets is white. It is the symbol of purity, peace and innocence and looks elegant in all types of decorations and posies. Yellow is bright, sunny colour and is said to bring hope, optimism and happiness on your big day.
  • If you want luck on your side, green is the colour for this as it represents good fortune and harmony.
  • If you are looking for flowers that symbolise stability, blue is the colour to bring security and honesty to the lives of the happy couple.
  • Pink is a feminine choice which indicates gentle passion and new beginnings, although bright pink symbolises fun and friendship, light pink has a softer, calmer quality.
  • Red represents passion and is the colour traditionally chosen for roses on Valentine’s Day.
  • Pale violet is serene and spiritual.

Flower Types and Their Meanings

Flowers, like colours also have different meanings. So if you want your bouquet or reception flowers to take on a symbolic significance, choose flowers that signify the qualities you desire.

  • Tulips bring elegance and beauty to a spring wedding and red ones are said to symbolise love.
  • Roses are a very traditional choice for wedding flowers and the different colour options take on different meanings: red roses symbolise passion and white ones represent love and beauty.
  • Daisies indicate loyalty and innocence, so they are a good choice to have in a wedding bouquet, as are bluebells which signify eternal love.
  • Lemon blossoms mean fidelity in love and so do violets and veronica.
  • Freesias are another popular flower as they have tiny blooms that give off a wonderful fragrance. They come in a range of colours and symbolise trust.
  • If a large family appeals to you, you might think about including orchids which in Chinese symbolism mean “many young children”. This type of flower also indicates love and beauty.

Whatever flowers you choose for your wedding day, also think about incorporating ivy in to some of the displays as this is the symbol of love, affection and faithfulness. And if you are looking for the perfect flowers for your honeymoon suite, orange ones are great for this as they signify joy and desire.

Styles of Table Decoration

The first flowers to consider when planning your wedding reception are your table decorations. These are a must, whatever your budget to create a wow-factor in the room.

There are many different types and styles of table decoration that will beautifully accessorise your venue.

Here at Tolly’s Flowers we produce everything from traditional table top decorations using pretty seasonal flowers, to dramatic contemporary centre-pieces, which can incorporate items such as candles, mirrors or glass vases. Choose from tall or low level arrangements or a combination of the two - for a cost effective yet striking effect.

Other Reception Flowers

As well as adding flowers to tables, wedding flowers can be used to add colour to almost any part of your reception venue. For example they can be used to decorate pillars, or add a wonderful romantic touch to a doorway or archway that the couple will walk under after making their vows.

Large pedestal displays in the hallway of your wedding venue will set the scene as guests arrive. You can also use flowers to embellish window sills, fire place surrounds and the backs of chairs or add a stunning finish to a simple wedding cake design.

Wedding Flowers - click here for more information on our range of services or contact us now to discuss your wedding!