FAQs and expert advice about flowers & bouquets

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourbristolsomerset.wedding


Bloomin' lovely

Bloomin' lovely

Q. We're getting married in the autumn and want flowers to wow our guests. What's available at this time of year and how can we show them off?

A. Jenny Hopkin says: Autumn weddings offer a great opportunity to bring together all those gorgeous, deep seasonal tones and add a luxurious look to your big day. Make the most of foliage such as eucalyptus and oak leaves mixed with hypericum berries, peach or dusky pink roses and deep red tones. These can be lightened with delicate freesia or wax flowers, which provide a beautiful scent to your bouquet with a down-to-earth, natural look. Dried varieties too are the perfect seasonal choice and can be added to most designs, before becoming a treasured keepsake for years to come.

With the evenings drawing in at this time of year, I like to recommend table centres that include candles or tea lights to bring an extra glow and romance. It's always best to check with the venue though that naked flames are allowed.

You're likely to be spending most of your time inside, so it's worth asking your florist for advice on your specific venue. Flower archways, garlands and chandeliers can really wow your guests on chillier evenings.

Jenny Hopkin, Clifton Flowers


Boho blooms

Boho blooms

Q. What flowers should we choose for a summery boho wedding?

A. Louisa Du Rose says: Bohemian weddings are relaxed and ethereal – let your imagination run wild! I take a natural and sustainable approach to floristry, by avoiding floral foam, growing my own flowers and opting for seasonal varieties wherever possible. Bohemian-style flowers are textured, unstructured and full of blooms and foliage. They have a romantic, dreamy feel, which is inspired by nature.

British flowers, herbs and greenery are in their prime during the summer months. They not only look glorious, but the scent is incredible too. I will be cutting sweet peas, geranium leaves and herbs for their fragrance. Cosmos seem to dance in a bouquet and give it movement, while nigella, cornflowers, celosias, poppies, lupins and geums give a fantastic pop of colour. Roses and peonies provide a whimsical feel, while foxgloves, delphiniums, dahlias and amaranthus add height.

Imagine the most abundant and incredible cottage garden has erupted from the ground and entwined its effortless beauty and wildness into floral arches, meadow shapes and hanging installations. Grab your flower crown and be inspired by the beauty of nature.

Louisa Du Rose, Bohemian Blooms

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