FAQs and expert advice about flowers & bouquets

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding

 

In bloom

In bloom

Q. My wife-to-be wants to create a winter wonderland for our December wedding. What flowers do you suggest we look for?

A. Karen Woodhams says: A winter wedding can be a sophisticated paradise for any couple and the type of flowers used can vary. White bouquets are popular in the colder months, though a touch of colour can make the blooms stand out even more against your dress. A cascade style can mimic a snowdrift and look beautiful in photos, while crystal bouquets are a popular floral alternative to add to the wedding's icy ambience.

Holly or pine boughs are often the preferred greenery for floral arrangements in winter. Or use copious amounts of Gypsophila balls sprinkled with iridescent glitter sat on tall-silver candelabras dripping with sparkling jewels. You can have luscious white hydrangeas along with silver birch trees and white Mondial roses sitting amongst the branches. Each one would have a water source and, of course, the addition of fairylights.

Karen Woodhams, Cream & Browns Florist
www.creamandbrowns.com

 

Floral fantasy

Floral fantasy

Q. What do I need to keep in mind before ordering my wedding flowers? 

A. Karen Woodhams says: Choosing your flowers is an exciting experience, but it's not as simple as picking your favourite flowers and asking them to match the colour scheme.

During a consultation, show what the bridesmaids' dresses will look like and a photograph of your wedding dress to help the florist get an idea of the look and style you're after.

Be specific about what you like, do you want pink roses or are you just after something pink?

Think about the style because pastel flowers are ultra-feminine, vibrant shades can have a more modern feel and soft greens paired with white florals can create a timeless look.

It's important to keep in mind the venue; blooms can be kept to a minimum if you're saying 'I do' in a park or a gorgeous garden.

Opt for arrangements that look like they belong at the venue, clusters of wild flowers may look out of place in a formal ballroom the same way all-white orchids wouldn't look right in a rustic setting. Keep in mind your table shape, which can help influence the shape and style of the centrepieces.

Karen Woodhams, Cream & Browns Florist
www.creamandbrowns.com

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