Photo Credit: Frances Carlise Flowers: The Flower Pocket
Choosing wedding flowers
It’s often easy to forget the importance of flowers when planning your wedding. With so many other things to consider, flowers can become a bit of an afterthought – and an expensive one at that. Classic blooms are popular but they also tend to come at a cost. When you’re in the midst of wedding planning, trying to choose something that will fit your theme and look gorgeous without breaking the bank can seem like a daunting task.
Uniqueness and originality is the order of the day here at Fairly Vintage, so we’ve put together this guide to some alternative options for wedding flowers that won’t bring down your day (or your bank
Wild flowers are a gorgeous choice for a Spring or Summer wedding and are perfectly suited to every venue. Whether you’re tying the knot in a simple garden ceremony, at a pretty church, or even a country manor, wildflowers are a charming and easy way to inject some colour.
A beautiful bunch of trailing blooms is perfect if you’re aiming for a natural, romantic theme and wildflowers also make lovely flower crowns. To help keep costs down further, you could even go down the DIY route with your arrangements as the rustic style doesn’t require as much skill as a traditional floral arrangement. Build your arrangements around simple daisies and pretty gypsophila, adding in pops of colour with garden roses and tying with string for a simple, country finish.
You could try: daisy, gypsophila, cornflower, butterwort, foxglove and violet.
Photo Credit: France Carlisle Flowers: The Flower Bird
Think beyond flowers
There’s more to beautiful plants than just the flowers! Consider using nuts, berries and seeds to add colour and originality to your wedding flower displays. Pinecones and berries look gorgeous as part of an Autumn or Winter arrangement and best of all, they’re affordable. In fact, you could even collect and dry them yourself if you fancy getting your hands dirty!
Don’t forget to think beyond your bouquet. Pretty red berries and pinecones look lovely as natural cake decorations, or tucked into buttonholes with sprigs of herbs.
You could try: pinecones, berries, lavender, rosemary, crab-apple.
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If you haven’t considered building your wedding flowers around foliage then now is the time to start! Low cost greenery is a stunning way to fill out flower arrangements while still looking absolutely gorgeous. Ferns are an ideal place to start; they’re available in abundance all year round and the differing varieties will add texture and variation to your decorations.
A pretty assortment of ferns like maidenhair and featherleaf will give a natural, other-worldly feel and lend themselves particularly well to forest ceremonies and castle weddings. Whether you wrap them around chairs, drape them along tables, or twist them into a crown fit for a fairy princess, they’re sure to bring an ethereal touch of nature to the proceedings!
Photo Credit: Corrette Faux Flowers: Flowers By Eve
You could try: camellia, eucalyptus, ferns, ivy, yarrow.