How to Select the Ideal Flowers for your Wedding

How to Select the Ideal Flowers for your Wedding

 

Flowers play an important role on your big day. They not only set the theme and tone of the wedding, but they also allow you to express your creativity and style. No matter how interesting the process of choosing the wedding flowers might seem, if you have no idea where to begin, it can turn into a daunting task.

 

Whether you decide to just have a bouquet or decorate the whole venue, having some prior knowledge about how to choose the best wedding flowers can save you lots of stress, energy, and money. The following tips will help you choose and combine the best flowers taking into consideration your budget and personal taste.

 

Set a Budget and Choose Seasonal Flowers

The first two questions to ask yourself when choosing the wedding flowers are: “What’s your budget?” and “Are the flowers you like in season? “

 

Setting the budget beforehand can save you the disappointment when you find out that flower decorations aren’t as affordable as you thought. You can also end up disappointed to find out that those amazing blooms you saw online are out of season. If your favourite flowers are out of season, they can be difficult to find which, in turn, means they’ll be more expensive.

 

Talk to us about these two factors so they can help you with suitable suggestions. Bear in mind certain flowers have less expensive counterparts and can replace your favourite options.

 

Use a Florist

You might think you can do it all on your own but having a professional wedding florist will save you a lot of trouble. Planning a wedding can be stressful since there’s so much to organise.

 

Good florists how to turn your dreams into reality. Besides helping you stay within your budget, they’ll also assist you in choosing the best flowers to fit your wedding’s style and colour scheme. We’d be happy to chat to you about being your florist for the big day.

 

Inspire yourself

When it comes to creativity, wedding flowers offer endless possibilities. It’s easier if you already have a favourite flower, favourite colour, or at least a rough vision of what you want. Instagram and Pinterest can be great for inspiration. These two social networks are packed with amazing ideas and fantastic photos, just bear in mind the flowers you see may not be available here in WA. All you need to do is type ‘wedding flowers’ and start searching for ideas. Once you find something you like, send it to us so that we can get an idea of your preferences and style.

 

Set a Theme

Make sure your wedding blooms match your wedding’s theme. If your wedding is rustic, consider using modern and creative combinations. For a wedding on the beach, think palm leaves paired with white flowers. If you’re more of a traditional type, go for the good old roses.

 

Begin with the Bouquet

Some brides like minimalistic flower decoration that includes only their bouquet and bridesmaids’ flowers. Others on the other hand, consider floral arrangements the main feature of their wedding. Regardless of which category you fall under, the easiest way to start is by deciding on your bouquet.

 

Knowing the kind of bouquet you want can be really helpful. It is a smaller part of the whole ‘wedding flower project’ that sets the tone for all your decorations including isle markers, centrepieces, and boutonnieres. These arrangements won’t be exact replicas of your bouquet but should use the same flowers, colours, and textures in order to create a cohesive look.

Brides Bouquet and Flower Crown
Brides Bouquet and Flower Crown

 

 

Mayra Roses

Mayra Roses at Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham
Mayra Roses at Hanging Basket Florist Rockingham

Mayra Roses

Here at Hanging Basket Florist we just love flowers (of course!) and one of our absolute favourites are Mayra Roses. These gorgeous, fragrant roses have a high petal count (meaning they are big blooms). Mayra Roses make an excellent substitution for hard to get wedding flowers. Some flowers like Peony Roses and David Austen Roses are highly desirable, but have a short season. Mayra Roses have a similar look, so will suit weddings looking for this style of flower.

Roses for Weddings and Special Occasions

Mayra Roses aren’t just for weddings though, these beautiful blooms can make a gorgeous bouquet for a gift for a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day, a Birthday or an Anniversary. Just be sure to gives a couple weeks notice so we can order these special flowers in.

Beautiful Flowers in Rockingham

If you would like to see some beautiful roses, and all our other flowers, visit us at our new location at 10A Ameer St, Rockingham.

Beach Wedding

We really enjoyed helping to bring this beach themed wedding to life at The Cruising Yacht Club in Rockingham last weekend.

The bride carried a hand-tied posy of Hydrangea, Amaranthus, Roses and Celosia – evoking a strong ocean vibe. The colours and textures represent ocean water, seaweed, coral and sand.

Brides Bouquet fro a Beach Themed Wedding
Brides Bouquet for a Beach Themed Wedding

 

The same flowers were used for the reception at The Cruising Yacht Club in Rockingham – Posies in three different sized vases with blue water and seashells.

Posies in Vases with Blue Water and Seashells for the Guest Tables
Posies in Vases with Blue Water and Seashells for the Guest Tables

The flowers and theme were perfect for the location with it’s beautiful views of the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

Rustic Wedding

Brides and Bridesmaids Posies, Flower Crowns and Buttonhole from a lovely Summer wedding last weekend.

Bride and Bridesmaids Rustic Posies
Bride and Bridesmaids Rustic Posies

 

We added Hessian to contrast the soft, pretty White Roses and Babies Breath to give a rustic, garden feel to the bouquets.

 

Daisy and Babies Breath Flower Crown
Daisy and Babies Breath Flower Crown

 

This style is very popular now, and we enjoyed creating these flower pieces to complement the weddings theme.

Daisy and Babies Breath Buttonhole
Daisy and Babies Breath Buttonhole

 

The Chrysanthemums (Daisies) really enhance the Summer Garden look

Trying on the Babies Breath and Daisy Flower Crown in the shop to check the final result
Trying on the Babies Breath and Daisy Flower Crown in the shop to check the final result

Yay! Peonies!

Beautiful Bouquets Available on Sundays
Peonies are one of those flowers that most florists list as a favourite. They have a lot going for them, a fragrance that is nothing short of divine, pretty colours, the fascinating way that they open from tiny buds to large, impressive blooms and their relative rarity (peonies are only in season around November to December) – so we florists always get very excited when peony season kicks in.
Peony flowers in our workroom, just arrived from the flower farm
Peony flowers in our workroom, just arrived from the flower farm

With all this going for these beautiful flowers it is no wonder that they are so popular with florists and brides alike.

A Bridal Bouquet with Peonies and Roses
A Bridal Bouquet with Peonies and Roses

 

The pastel shades of peonies, as well as the sweet fragrance, have made them a very popular flower for wedding bouquets in recent years. Unfortunately, due to the short season few brides get to take advantage of these delightfully pretty flowers.