Flowers play a huge part in setting the tone and theme for your wedding day, it can be quite scary when choosing them because of the variety of styles and colours available.  For my wedding I did a scrap book, I trawled through magazine upon magazine to find what style and colours I liked, then I started to see a pattern emerging in the flowers I was drawn to.  My dress was pale pink so I had to find a colour to tone with that, my final choice was a pink/green vintage looking rose, which I can’t for the life of me remember the name of, plus pink Avalanche roses that were simple beautiful.  Very classic, simple and elegant.  I still have them hanging in the loft!

Once you have chosen your flowers, you then have to decide what style of reception flowers & bouquet would suit your wedding theme. Again, there is such a vast amount of styles to chose from, so, look through mags and the Internet to see what is about.

I think tall centrepieces look elegant and are a beautiful way to transform a reception venue with a high ceiling or if you are having a  marquee.

A classic low centrepiece is normally an arrangement of flowers that co-ordinate with the bride’s bouquet but for a more modern look you could take a collection of different sized vases and use them as the basis for a centerpiece.

With any centrepiece, the last thing you want is to have people moving them out of the way because they are in the way, you want your friends and family to be able to talk and listen to the speeches without the arrangements getting in the way, so make sure you get the height just right!

As you can see from the pictures above, there are so many ways to display your flowers, some include bark vases, jam jars, wood planks, plant pots, coloured vases, tea pots, birdcages, watering cans… the list is endless, so let your imagination run wild and try things out. If you have an idea that is quirky or out of the box there is always a way to make it work!

One last thing, if you have booked your venue then pop along to and see if the style and colour themes you are thinking will blend with wedding venue decor.  The venue may give you inspiration for something you hadn’t thought of before.

All the images I have used are from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Kate x


I’ve never followed trends as I disliked being just one of the crowd so my love for things that are different, unusual, beautiful and stylistic that I’d had all my life transformed into Alice in Weddingland.

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