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What to consider when ordering wedding flowers

From dramatic statement pieces. To the customary bouquets & buttonholes.

The wedding florals chosen for your wedding, without a shadow of a doubt, will not only enhance your wedding.

But also create the wow factor you’re seeking.

With endless combinations of colour palettes. And their gentle delicate scent filling the air. You’ll entice & excite your wedding guests senses.

Here are my 5 top tips we’ll consider when
we’re thinking about the floral décor for your wedding.

1. What time of year are you marrying?

Just like the fine food being served at your wedding. The flowers are seasonal too.

The stunning delicate peony for example, a popular choice for elegant weddings only blooms April, May, June. Such a short window of time.

Therefore, if you’re marrying in the height of summer. Or the depths of winter we’ll discuss what flowers will perfectly complement the season.

It’s my personal favourite but sadly also not available for a September autumn wedding!

Weddings by Mary- Essex wedding planner

2. Can your florals be repurposed?

Florals can be repurposed at different stages throughout the wedding. With many floral arrangements able to serve more than one purpose.

Deconstructed arches that welcome you and your guests at the entrance to your church. Or perhaps even a Jewish wedding chuppah.

Relocated to create a focal point at your wedding reception which we’ll have researched beforehand.

Perhaps you envisage walking through a ‘floral meadow lined’ aisle.  All of which along with your florist we’ll ensure are repositioned throughout your wedding venue or marquee.

How about making an impact with your top table as S&L did. From their wedding ceremony in The Nash Conservatory to the wedding breakfast in The Orangery at the iconic Kew Gardens, London.

Created by Mary Jane Vaughan Design

Weddings by Mary- Kew Gardens wedding planner

3. Florist Style

Matching up your floral vision with a florists unique style is key. Whether your style is whimsical. Your love of bright colours may shine through.

Or perhaps your Pinterest board shows your passion for natural, delicate blooms.

Simple clean tight florals maybe the look you find yourself drawn too. Whatever your style. We’ll ensure your florist matches that vision.

4. Is your style Elegant, Lush & Natural?

Then my Instagram chat with Liz from Bluesky Flowers is a must.

Liz has a keen eye. An immense passion for flowers. And truly knows her stuff. Find out more about Blue Sky Flowers here.

5. Have you considered silk flowers as an alternative?

These have come along in leaps & bounds over the years. And with sustainability the buzz word, quite rightly, they create just as much of an impact.

Team up with scented candles, such as Jo Malones Peony & Blush Suede, carefully dotted around will enhance the romantic feel.

Not sure about silk? Can you tell the tall florals below are all silk created by The Blossom Company for a clients winter wedding at The Langham, London?

Weddings are all about relationships.

You’re about to marry the most important person in your world and celebrate your unique relationship.

This is also true of the wedding professionals we work alongside.

Building strong relationships with not only our couples but also every trusted wedding professional is a key ingredient when it comes to planning your wedding.

Find out more about Weddings by Mary wedding planning services here.

Weddings by Mary- London wedding at the Langham

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I’ve spent most of my life in the wedding & events industry. Helping couples in love to celebrate in style is something I adore and am hugely proud of being able to do.

At the very heart of my job is a love of people. A chance to connect with couples is one of my favourite parts. Being a wedding planner means being able to balance the detail-focused organisation and expert problem solving with the chance to have a good chat and a laugh with couples over a cuppa or a glass of fizz.

Mary x