From bouquets to buttonholes, table decorations to cake toppers, fresh flowers are a wedding day essential – discover our range and how to style them
Traditionally, brides carried bouquets made of pungent plants like garlic and dill to ward off evil spirits. Thankfully, now they’re a chance to show off your favourite fresh flowers and tie together the colour scheme of your big day.
If you want to keep things minimalist, consider our simple arrangement of pure white freesias and roses wrapped in striking aspidistra leaves (), or stick to the classic theme of baby pink and cream with our luxury rose bouquet (). And if all that wedding white calls for a pop of colour, opt for our lipstick pink orchid and rose designs instead.
Top tip: Today, launching your bouquet into a gaggle of single friends after the wedding is waning in popularity. If your blooms are too pretty to toss, preserve them by hanging upside down in a dry, cool space for a month until all the flowers have dried.
Bridesmaid bouquets are usually a smaller version of the bride’s. Match the size and shape of the bouquet to the style of your bridesmaid dresses – large skirts and layers need simpler blooms like a long bunch of single stems, while pretty pastel column dresses call for sweet designs like our large-headed White Avalanche bouquets tied with soft ivory ribbon.
Don’t forget the groom – make sure his buttonhole matches with one of our wedding collection sets, which includes a bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets and buttonholes for the groom and ushers.
Top tip: Buttonholes should always be pinned on the left lapel for men with the bloom pointing up to the shoulder. On female ushers or mothers of the bride, flowers should be pinned on the right with the heads pointing down.
Your floral scheme doesn’t stop at the bouquet – continue the look into the reception with arrangements to match your bouquet and supplement pared-back table decorations with sweet-smelling foliage.
If you’ve kept to a soft pastel colour palette for your flowers, make a statement on the top table by filling tall vases with an abundance of feathery roses in creamy, vintage shades of pink and peach like our bunches of luxury Avalanche roses. Alternatively, keep it clean with simple splashes of fresh green herbs and leafy stems like eucalyptus and fern alongside pure white roses for maximum impact.
Top tip: Get creative with your flowers and think outside the vase – try recreating the groom’s buttonhole for each guest at the reception by wrapping a single bloom and sprigs of olive leaves with ribbon and tying around chairs or offer baskets of petals as biodegradable confetti outside the venue.
Photographers: Emma Tunbridge, Katie Hammond, Emma Lee / Stylists: Sorrel Kinder, Emily Ezekiel / Editor: Emma Sleight