Expert advice about flowers & bouquets

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North West Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournorthwest.wedding

 

Crown of glory

Crown of glory

Q. I'm getting married next spring and would love to incorporate some of the season's best flowers into my hair. Do you have any ideas of how I can do this?

A. Julie Berry says: There's an abundance of beautiful blooms available during spring that would be perfect for your wedding.
- For a classic look, a single statement bloom could be pinned into a chignon or bun. This style also works well with a floral comb.
- A loosely braided style can be enhanced by the addition of floral pins or vines. Dried options and gypsophila would work perfectly.
- If you're having a bohemian-themed wedding, then a flower crown is a must-have accessory! These can be made with virtually any type of flower, from large statement pieces such as peonies and roses to more delicate options like daisies, wax flowers and forget-me-nots. To ensure your crown will last throughout the day without wilting, opt for artificial blooms. With a vast array of faux flowers available, it's often hard to tell the difference. These can even be matched to your bouquet.

Julie Berry
www.flowercrownmagic.com

 

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Q. We're having a pink colour scheme, but we're not sure how to incorporate it into our flowers. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Hamish Powell says: - Pink is a transition shade that pairs well with almost every colour. There are plenty of blooms available in this hue regardless of the season.

- If you're going for a classical theme, combine pastels with a selection of greys, whites and greens.

- Alternatively, bright versions look modern and will make your décor pop.

- Look for gerberas, roses, brassica and ammi majus.

Hamish Powell
www.themanchesterflorist.com

 

Pretty as a picture

Pretty as a picture

Q. I'm set to tie the knot next summer, and I'd love to include some of the season's most beautiful flowers in my bouquet and venue décor. Do you have any suggestions of what I should look for?

A. Hamish Powell says: Summer is a wonderful season. Not only are there more venues available, but the number of flowers on offer skyrockets too!

- Decide on a colour palette and theme before considering your big-day blooms. This will narrow down the huge range on offer and help make your decision a little less daunting.

- Pastel hues are chic and on-trend. A mixture of softtoned flowers will complement your décor perfectly, no matter what theme you've chosen. Our current favourite is the dazzling dahlia, a quintessential bloom available in a number of shapes, shades and textures.

- Whites, greens and creams are timeless classics, but why not spice it up with some unusual varieties? Combining English blooms such as hydrangeas and astilbe with tropical flowers like cymbidium orchids, proteas or anthuriums can create a striking display.

Hamish Powell
www.themanchesterflorist.com