If you’re starting to think about choosing your wedding flowers, this might just be the post for you!
Erica Berry is a florist based in Ilkley and a supplier we always love to work with. We asked if she’d like to write a few words on what to think about when choosing your wedding flowers, and she kindly agreed. So I’ll hand right over to her! Oh, and of course, all images are by us and feature Erica’s beautiful flowers.
“Hello to all you lovely brides-to-be. We are Erica Berry Flowers – a boutique florist in the heart of Ilkley. We’re a small team of highly professional and experienced floral designers, passionate about all things flowery, especially beautiful wedding flowers!
We love the challenge that every bride presents us with, to create the florals for their special day which will live on through the photographs and videos.
Our emphasis is always on allowing the natural beauty and variation of the flowers to speak for themselves. Within this we can create designs in many styles; contemporary, classic, modern and minimalist, vintage, to name just a few.
We love including seasonal flowers in our work, partly because the quality and price will be at their best, but also because they make the flowers so relevant to the time of year of the wedding.
We’ve put together a few tips and points to consider when you first start thinking about your wedding flowers.
• You will have chosen your venue to reflect the theme or style of your wedding. Carry the look through with flowers that enhance the setting and build on your theme.
• Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for everything from simple hair flowers to lavish venue decorations. Do be aware though that many images have been created for photoshoots rather than real weddings and aren’t always practical. Also, many images have been edited/photoshopped and give unnatural depictions of colour. A good florist will be happy to advise and guide you on the reality of what you see.
• You may have some favourite or significant flowers that you’d like to include in the bouquets, which is a good starting point. However, let your florist use their creativity and knowledge to suggest other flowers to complement them. Or trust them to select lovely seasonal blooms that are available on the day. Sometimes we see the perfect colour or flower at the last minute but can’t include it because the bride has specified exactly what she wants.
• Spend your budget wisely; there will be areas where you can double up on the use of the arrangements. For instance, flowers from the church or ceremony can be re-used at the reception; altar or Registrar’s table flowers can become the top table flowers; pew ends can decorate the cake table or be hung from the banisters of a feature staircase where you’re having pictures taken.
• If you want impact, create it with a few large displays to give a focus rather than lots of small ones scattered around.
We could go on! If you would like to discuss your wedding flowers, we would love to arrange a consultation with you where we can talk through your ideas, suggest designs you may not have considered, and give you inspiration by browsing our portfolios.
Find out more on choosing your wedding flowers!
Call 01943 968118 and speak to Erica, Libby or Gemma, or email us at email@example.com. You can also find us at www.ericaberryflowers.co.uk, and on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.”
Thanks again to Erica, and do get in touch with her–we’d love to photograph more of her flowers soon!
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