I’m very excited today to have a guest blog post from Cornwall based wedding flower guru Jan Chew from Flowers by Fleuri. I asked Jan to talk us through how best to create an Autumnal/Wintery wedding feel using flowers. So over to the wonderful Jan….
Creating the ‘wow’ factor with autumn/winter flowers is easier than you might think. Look for inspiration from nature is my advice for brides at this time of the year. You wouldn’t expect to see summer peonies or perfect English garden roses in the Autumn/Winter months unless of course you live in the Southern hemisphere!
I always suggest to my brides to ‘go’ with what’s in season – this can include the fruits of the Autumn, apples, pears, conkers, acorns, harvested dried corn ears, and the bare branches and berries of Winter. If you like foraging (and who doesn’t on a crisp Autumn day) it’s all there if you look and will give your wedding a fresh personal look.
Find a bespoke florist who is creative and in tune with your ideas and your wedding will be the talk of your friends for weeks to come. You might be lucky to find textural dahlias still in bloom – I love it when gorgeous papery ranunculus in fabulous colours are available.
Although most English blooms have finished it’s worth sourcing Isles of Scilly paperwhites (although the season is short) combine these with white or pink hellebores with your foraged branches, English evergreens and atmospheric candles and the ambience for your winter wedding is set !!!
Written by Jan Chew – Flowers by Fleuri: flowersbyfleuri.com
Brought to you by Hazel Parsons – Wedding & Events Consultant: HazelParsons.com