Flow­ers:

Some of the big­gest wed­ding day de­ci­sions re­volve around the floristry. We asked some lo­cal ex­perts what’s on trend right now

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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

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