Wedding flowers are an essential and beautiful aspect of almost every occasion. An experienced florist will use their experience to advise and give you options to suit your preferred theme and taking into account the time of year. Aside from bridal bouquets, a florist will show you ideas for table centrepieces along with many other ideas about how to dress your wedding venue.
Planning flowers and centrepieces for your wedding can be a tricky task and that's why an experienced florist and designer, with your budget in mind, will be so invaluable.
Here’s some great ideas from wedding florists based in Essex from places like Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Chelmsford, Grays, Braintree and Clacton, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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The most popular 2023 trends according to Pinterest
To provide insight on the most popular wedding trends for spring 2023, the experts at Aura Print compiled a list of 25 popular trends after scouring Pinterest to discover the number of Pins for each. And here are the top 15 most popular spring 2023 wedding trends to be insipired by...First place for the most popular wedding trend for spring 2023 goes to the floral-themed trend. This trend had 22,148 Pins on the image sharing platform. It can include things like floral arches, flower-themed cakes or flower crowns. With a total of 11,765 Pins, the blue-themed wedding trend places second in the study. The trend also appeared on 116 Pinterest boards from 2022 onwards, cementing its popularity for the upcoming season. What is more, there's been a great interest in navy blue wedding invites, which had a whopping 16,725 Pins.
Posted: 15 March 2023
Rayleigh florist's new packages
Deciding on wedding flowers is never easy, with price and season to consider. That's why Courts of Rayleigh Florist's Gillian Fautley now offers set packages for 2023. "We find the perfect combination to match the style, theme and seasonal selection to suit your day perfectly," says Gill. "For just £1,000 our Willow Package includes a teardrop or luxury handtied bouquet, special buttonhole and five additional buttonholes, four smaller bouquets, two corsages, altar/top table arrangement, six tall hired stand designs, eight pre ends and a pedestal for your ceremony and entrance to your wedding breakfast.
Posted: 15 December 2022
The most Instagrammable wedding flowers
Trying to decide between roses and hydrangea for your wedding? Perhaps this latest research from gardening experts AllAboutGardening.com will help! The company analysed hashtag counts of over 100 different types of flowers, on Instagram to establish which flower is the most popular on the social media platform. Roses were revealed as the most Instagrammable flower. To date, there are 79.6million posts using the hashtag 'rose' or 'roses', contributing to its status as the most Instagrammable flower. Roses, when cut, can typically last up to one week but to keep the flower fresh requires additional care tips. The best way to keep roses fresh is to remove all the leaves from the stem, as allowing leaves to be submerged in water can lead to your roses harbouring bacteria and will speed up the process of your roses wilting. Similarly, roses should always be kept in a cool spot with vase water that is regularly changed.
Posted: 13 August 2022
Wedding flowers 2022 - which are the most popular?
Floral bouquets and decorations are still very much the focus of many couple's wedding plans. From pedestal displays to moongates and arches the choices are endless when it comes to displaying blooms on your big day. Based on UK Google Search Volume, wedding insurance specialists Protectivity's research has revealed the the most popular wedding flowers for 2022. What's more, if you don't know your cosmos from your hydrangeas, the team has provided advice on choosing your wedding flowers.
Posted: 27 July 2022
Chelmsford-based company going from strength-to-strength
Artificial and paper flowers are becoming increasingly popular at weddings, with Chelmsford-based Elisabeth Bluck's company, Paper Greenhouse, going from strength-to-strength. "My business began when brides asked for flowers on the wedding cakes I also create," she explains. "They were either out of season or not suitable to be in contact with food, so I learnt how to make flowers from wafer paper. I then saw giant flowers on Pinterest and loved the impact and wow factor they had, so decided to try making some myself. My peonies are made from high-quality Italian crepe paper and come in sizes roughly 45cm and 60cm in diameter. My roses, meanwhile, are made from isolon, a lightweight foam with a silky texture. Every petal is cut and shaped by hand – which gives each flower a unique appearance – and different length stems are available, which can be bent to make arrangements with varying heights."
Posted: 28 June 2022
The flower language of roses: the hidden meaning behind each shade
Roses are still one of the most prominent wedding flowers chosen couples to feature in their big-day styling. But how do you know which colour rose to get? Luckily for you, each colour has a specific meaning, and depending on the occasion, one will be better suited than the other.
During the Victorian era, flower language, also known as floriography, gained prominence. Flowers, especially roses, were used to convey a secret message without having to speak. This tradition has carried through today, and roses are much appreciated as a stand-alone gift, as well as a sentimental complement to a main present.
The gemstone jeweller Angelic Diamonds has ranked the most popular colour roses in the UK based on Google search volumes and reveals the hidden messages behind each to help you find the perfect one.
Posted: 17 January 2022
New flower package from Essex florist
Essex's - Canvey Island-based - Exquisite Wedding & Event Services has announced the launch of its new faux flower displays, to add a gorgeous finishing touch to your big day styling. Each range will have a selection of floral arrangements, including domes, rings, table runners and arches. The An Essex Wedding team loves the soft pink hues of the Amelia Luxury Range (pictured). With prices starting from just £20.75, it's a wonderful way to dress your day.
Posted: 28 September 2021
Choosing your wedding style – with Occasions and Celebrations
We chat to Michelle Broom of Occasions and Celebrations, an Essex-based wedding florist and venue stylist, about how to find your own wedding style. "The first rule of thumb is to find your venue. This is always a good first step towards choosing the feel of your day as well as your palette. For example, if your reception room has a prominent colour, you'll need to work with it rather than against it." Read on for more...
Posted: 15 June 2021
Simply Stunning Flowers recommends beautiful summer florals
We ask Essex wedding florist Victoria Makepeace of Simply Stunning Flowers what her favourite colourful flowers are for a summer wedding. "Summer is the best time to embrace bright and beautiful flowers. You could consider a tropical design filled with anthurium, ginger flowers, orchids and protea all finished with palm leaves and monstera. This would create a vibrant palette of hot pink, coral, peach and white. For the more rustic couples, it has to be sunflowers – the bigger, the brighter, the better!"
Posted: 3 June 2021
Get ready to say “I Do!” with tips from celebrity florist, Larry Walshe
Celebrity florist and designer, Larry Walshe, provides insights and expert guidance on post-pandemic weddings for couples finally able to plan their special day. It is no secret that the wedding industry has been significantly impacted by the pandemic, but as restrictions begin to ease, couples are now beginning to plan their much-anticipated weddings and are eager to say "I do!" Typically, over 278,000 weddings take place in the UK each year, but with 90 percent of couples cancelling weddings scheduled for 2020, there's significant pent-up demand to tie the knot in 2021 and 2022. With little guidance or support given to the £14.7bn wedding industry, celebrity florist Larry Walshe, founder of luxury floral installation company Larry Walshe Studios, shares his expert thoughts on what weddings will look like from 21st June onwards, and how couples can ensure the celebration is one to remember.
Posted: 21 May 2021