We love couples who make their wedding flowers the centrepiece of their wedding decor, so if you’re looking for inspiration to go so all out with your wedding flowers you’ll need to be handing out antihistamines as wedding favours, you’ve come to the right place.
We speak to real couple Morven and Conor thought beyond the bouquets and buttonholes and got super creative with their wedding flowers…
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When it came to choosing their wedding flowers, Morven and Conor had a strong vision. “The theme was very classic country with pastel colours – predominantly pink – but we wanted movement in the flowers,” explains Morven. “We didn’t want perfectly formed round arrangements, so lots of greenery was requested too. A request for peony roses was a definite choice for me.”
The couple’s venue recommended Something Special Flowers, and right away florist Jillian understood the brief. “She spent a considerable amount of time with me, my sister and mum to find out exactly what we had in mind,” says Morven. “I had the vision in my head, I knew what style of bouquets I wanted, but showed her a horseshoe-style table plan I’d seen in a magazine which tied in with my hobby of dressage and showing ponies.”
A selection of silver birch trees of varying heights lined the entrance of the marquee, complemented by candles, wooden logs, lamps and vases of flowers.
The walkway joining the marquee to the hotel was also lined with trailing ivy, and a rustic-looking archway was fashioned from birch and decorated with greenery to continue that natural look. Morven and Conor were fortunate enough to be blessed with good weather, so they had their ceremony outside beneath the archway.
And it didn’t end there. “The tables were decorated with one-metre-high vases filled with pearls at the bottom and a cascading floral arrangement; the aisle chairs were decorated with posies, and we had flowers decorating the banister coming down the stairs in the hotel,” adds Morven. “They looked and smelt amazing. All our guests commented on how beautiful they were!”