Designer - Rebecca Hough
Interflora's Florist of the Future 2013
Rebecca has been working in floristry for over six years in 2013 she won Interflora's Florist of the Future and won a Silver medal in the RHS Young Chelsea Florist competition. Alongside her work as a florist, Rebecca currently works for Interflora as the Training and Assessment Consultant for the North East, training and inducting new members.
As an increasingly popular season to tie the knot, Rebecca tells us how there are plenty of colour and style options for the winter bride.
What are the most popular winter wedding flowers that brides select?
Roses and spray rose are popular all year round, and you can always find a variety that fit perfectly with your colour scheme. White and red roses are always popular in the winter months. Winter brides often choose ranunculus, as these delicate rosette-shaped flowers look beautiful in a bridal posy or vase arrangements.
There are some lovely foliages for winter, such as skimmia, which adds colour and texture, and can be used in large arrangements or buttonholes and corsages.
If a bride was looking for an alternative winter bouquet, what flowers and foliage would you recommend?
Rich, bright colours are a brilliant alternative to the icy whites for winter. A mixture of reds, pinks, purples and blues adds a lovely warmth to a wintry wedding. Opting for no foliage will help to make the arrangements bolder and will ensure they have real impact on your big day.
What are the main colour combinations for this winter?
Icy whites and blues are always popular colours for winter. If you are looking for a bit of glamour, try adding diamante pins and brooches to the flowers. Vintage is a theme popular in all seasons at the moment. For a wintry take on vintage go for a natural, almost woodland theme, using pale pinks, greens, creams and light brown.
Can you give us some insight into what a winter bride might have as table arrangements?
Candles are very popular for winter weddings, adding a romantic glow once the sun sets mid-afternoon.
For a really dramatic look candelabras are very impactful and can be beautifully dressed with flowers.
Using a mixture of candles and vases of flowers also looks very effective, and is a great idea for a full length top table decoration.
If the groom was looking for a stylish buttonhole, what advice would you give?
The groom's buttonhole adds the finishing touch to the wedding flowers and should complement the bride's bouquet perfectly.
Less is sometimes more and a simple seasonal rose, foliage and autumnal berries would make a stylish choice.
Do you have any advice for brides looking to add an extra special touch to their flower decorations?
Detail is everything!
Little extra touches like a decorated napkin or favour boxes, or floral chair backs will add that finishing touch that people will remember...
and usually take home!