Flower & business design insights, inspiration, and advise for the modern day florist (or wannabe florist).
Planning wedding flowers can be a bit of a challenge if you are not organized. There is a method to the madness, well actually several. Below I cover one I use often for weddings and events that are under 300 people. You can get more or less elaborate when planning your florals but always focus on your color palette, floral recipe, and finishing touches/vessels. Dive in to a sample wedding color mood board, Romantic English Garden Collection, enjoy! (Click on images to enlarge.)
CHOOSE A COLOR PALATE
If color theory is not your thing, stick to a monochamatic color palette. You can't go wrong with black and white! You can also choose a color "family" like rich jewel tones, or blushes, or whites.
CHOOSE YOUR FLOWER RECIPE
If you are looking for a garden and romantic look, go for flowers with higher petal counts. I you are looking for a more structured, less "light and airy" feel, go for bolder single bloom flowers like cala lily, iris, or king protea.
CHOOSE YOUR EMBELLESHMENTS
Depending on your style, you may choose to use more or less of jewels, broaches, and ribbon. Remember ALL ribbon used should be double sided satin for your ribbon. Unless you are opting for burlap or lace, any and all satin should be double sided for quality. Your wedding day is a fabulous celebration, so I say go for all the bling your heart desires. It is always a nice touch to use personal touches such as lockets, broaches, and such.
CREATE YOUR WEDDING FLOWER COLLECTION
The Romantic English Garden Collection
Once you have decided on what exactly you want your flowers to be you can get to work on designing your arrangements and bouqeuts or hire a profesional to create everything for you. Below are some great references on this blog and some final images from this Romantic English Garden Collection, enjoy!
Below is a great little tool you can use to plan your next floral arrangement & bouquet design. Click the link below to download, and its a free gift from me to you :).