Wedding flowers are an essential and beautiful aspect of almost every occasion. An experienced florist will use their experience to advise and give you options to suit your preferred theme and taking into account the time of year. Aside from bridal bouquets, a florist will show you ideas for table centrepieces along with many other ideas about how to dress your wedding venue.
Planning flowers and centrepieces for your wedding can be a tricky task and that's why an experienced florist and designer, with your budget in mind, will be so invaluable.
Here’s some great ideas from wedding florists based in the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding florist.
Wedding flowers for a lifetime
If you fell in love with your wedding flowers, or perhaps your chosen blooms on the big day had a sentimental meaning, the experts from Gardening Express have named the best flowers to grow in your garden so you can have memories forever of your wedding day. Dahlias come in a variety of colours and sizes, they have a long vase life, which means they will look fresh and beautiful. Dahlias are also associated with love and commitment, making them a meaningful choice.
Posted: 14 April 2023
The most popular 2023 trends according to Pinterest
To provide insight on the most popular wedding trends for spring 2023, the experts at Aura Print compiled a list of 25 popular trends after scouring Pinterest to discover the number of Pins for each. And here are the top 15 most popular spring 2023 wedding trends to be insipired by...First place for the most popular wedding trend for spring 2023 goes to the floral-themed trend. This trend had 22,148 Pins on the image sharing platform. It can include things like floral arches, flower-themed cakes or flower crowns. With a total of 11,765 Pins, the blue-themed wedding trend places second in the study. The trend also appeared on 116 Pinterest boards from 2022 onwards, cementing its popularity for the upcoming season. What is more, there's been a great interest in navy blue wedding invites, which had a whopping 16,725 Pins.
Posted: 15 March 2023
Blossom Resin By Verity is a new company offering flower preservation
Blossom Resin By Verity in Lancashire is a new company offering flower preservation. Couples can choose from a three-piece initial set, ring holders, paper weights, love signs, coasters, wall hangings and much more.
We spoke to Verity McNally, the owner, to find out more about her company: "You plan your wedding down to every detail, and before you know it, you will be happily married! Being a floral preservation specialist, I know how best to dry your flowers and create stunning bouquet resin pieces that you will cherish forever."
Posted: 20 October 2022
Flower B Florist is celebrating two years of business
Flower B Florist, a studio-based florist in Lancashire, is celebrating two years of business. Owner, Belinda Buckley, tells us more: "I created Flower B Florist after my passion and love for all things flowers made me want to launch my own brand. Before this, I had worked as a florist for more than 15 years. Throughout my career, I have worked all around the UK in some fantastic locations for weddings and special events, giving me vast experience and knowledge.
Posted: 6 October 2022
The most Instagrammable wedding flowers
Trying to decide between roses and hydrangea for your wedding? Perhaps this latest research from gardening experts AllAboutGardening.com will help! The company analysed hashtag counts of over 100 different types of flowers, on Instagram to establish which flower is the most popular on the social media platform. Roses were revealed as the most Instagrammable flower. To date, there are 79.6million posts using the hashtag 'rose' or 'roses', contributing to its status as the most Instagrammable flower. Roses, when cut, can typically last up to one week but to keep the flower fresh requires additional care tips. The best way to keep roses fresh is to remove all the leaves from the stem, as allowing leaves to be submerged in water can lead to your roses harbouring bacteria and will speed up the process of your roses wilting. Similarly, roses should always be kept in a cool spot with vase water that is regularly changed.
Posted: 13 August 2022
Wedding flowers 2022 - which are the most popular?
Floral bouquets and decorations are still very much the focus of many couple's wedding plans. From pedestal displays to moongates and arches the choices are endless when it comes to displaying blooms on your big day. Based on UK Google Search Volume, wedding insurance specialists Protectivity's research has revealed the the most popular wedding flowers for 2022. What's more, if you don't know your cosmos from your hydrangeas, the team has provided advice on choosing your wedding flowers.
Posted: 27 July 2022
How to incorporate a winter wonderland theme into your flowers
There are lots of ways to incorporate your theme into your wedding flowers. Go for seasonal options and choose blooms and foliage that are in keeping with the time of year. Opt for a green and white colour palette with a touch of blue. Use twigs like curly willow, pine cones and berries for texture. Eucalyptus is in abundance, so you can use lots of different types along with beautiful anemones, ranunculus and hellebores. Incorporate thistles and viburnum berries to bring through those gorgeous blue tones. I also suggest using velvet for your bridal ribbons as it gives an added element of luxury.
Posted: 2 February 2022
The flower language of roses: the hidden meaning behind each shade
Roses are still one of the most prominent wedding flowers chosen couples to feature in their big-day styling. But how do you know which colour rose to get? Luckily for you, each colour has a specific meaning, and depending on the occasion, one will be better suited than the other.
During the Victorian era, flower language, also known as floriography, gained prominence. Flowers, especially roses, were used to convey a secret message without having to speak. This tradition has carried through today, and roses are much appreciated as a stand-alone gift, as well as a sentimental complement to a main present.
The gemstone jeweller Angelic Diamonds has ranked the most popular colour roses in the UK based on Google search volumes and reveals the hidden messages behind each to help you find the perfect one.
Posted: 17 January 2022
Adamapple reveals their top seasonal flower tips
Your big-day blooms are a great way of incorporating your chosen theme or colour scheme, and they look amazing in those all-important photographs. To help give you heaps of inspiration, we've asked Jen Murray from Adamapple to send in her top seasonal tips. "Think earthy, graceful and romantic in soft neutral colour palettes. Our Prosperity Range combines natural tones and pampas with the most gorgeous soft pink preserved roses and protea stems. Dried flowers are a huge trend right now. For a long time, couples have had to choose between fresh or artificial flowers but preserved versions mean you can keep them in your home as decorations long after the big day. They need very little maintenance, and by keeping them dry and out of direct sunlight, they will last around three years."
Posted: 16 December 2021
Meet Chelsea Taylor-Davies from Seed & Wild
Seed & Wild is a bespoke wedding florist based in the little village of Warton on Lancashire's Fylde Coast. We're relatively new to the industry, having planned to launch right at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. It slowed us down for sure but definitely didn't stop us from doing what we love! Our floral designs are delicate and graceful, focusing on the finest details and interesting textures. Purposeful details like a scent heavily influence our arrangements, helping us to create meaningful memories for years to come. Just catching the smell of sweet peas or garden roses in the air always brings back feelings of nostalgia for me, and I hope to do the same for you.
Posted: 11 August 2021