Some of the biggest wedding day decisions revolve around the floristry. We asked some local experts what’s on trend right now
Floral experts tell us what’s hot at the moment
Leading Norwich wholesaler Flowervision sources tens of thousands of beautiful blooms for Norfolk florists. Buyer Natalie Hewitt says that the vintage vibe is still going strong, with hydrangeas and garden roses in nude and blush colours proving popular, teamed with grey and silver foliage.
“There is also demand for more delicate choices like astilbe and astrantia and old-fashioneds like sweet peas and dahlias,” she says. “Roses like Westminster Abbey and sweet avalanche in pastels and mentha, a nude colour, do well.
“Styles are rustic and boho, with asymmetric designs, and moon gates and hanging decorations are popular.”
Claire Crummett at Pro Posies of Ashill agrees. “The wedding flower trend in Norfolk this season is a mixture of wild style garden flowers in a range of colours either soft pink, lilac, blue and lemon,” she says, “or a bright mix such as cerise pink, lemon, and purple.”
Popular with her clients are astilbe, astrantia, amaranthus, feverfew, veronica, delphinium, hydrangea, garden style spray roses, large headed roses and foliage including eucalyptus, soft ruscus, asparagus fern and herbs such as rosemary.
A loose hand-tied posy or
bouquet with trailing foliage and flowers cascading down over the hands is a style which has been popular, as is a church aisle decoration of thick hemp ropes with soft ruscus wound around, laid on each side of the aisle next to the pews.
“This makes a lovely natural decoration which is suitable for either a large or small church,” she says.
If you suffer from hayfever or allergies then you might be looking at going down the artificial route. Amanda Blackman at Timeless Florals creates beautiful, natural-looking artificial flowers which are offered on a hire basis.
“2019 brides and grooms are choosing foliage-rich arrangements, often with just a pop of colour,” she says. “We are creating large centrepiece arrangements, cylindrical vases and candelabras, as well as smaller more rustic arrangements in botanical vases, small churns or jugs.
“Pink and ivory are always popular colour choices although we are seeing some lavender, purple and blue.
“This year we have created lots of relaxed, flowing bouquets with trailing pure silk ribbons in matching colours. Many of my brides and grooms are moving away from roses and are choosing hydrangeas, ranunculus and peonies in large, loose, bohemian styles.”
RIGHT: A beautiful centrepiece of artificial flowers from Timeless Florals
BELOW: Gorgeous boho flowers from Pro Posies