Creating a wedding day that’s personal to you means you can get creative with every element - including the flowers. Here are our six favourite ways to add a personal touch to your bridal bouquet.
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What’s in a name?
If your name is Poppy, Rose or Lily, why not include your name sake in your bouquet? It’s a wonderful way to inject a personal touch into your wedding flowers. If you’re not lucky enough to be named after a flower, perhaps there’s one named after you! Ask your florist if they can help you source specialities roses such as David Austin’s ‘Charlotte’, ‘Georgia’ or ‘Grace’.
Bring on the bling!
If you have a piece of sentimental or heirloom jewellery that you want to include in your big day but don’t necessarily want to wear, ask your florist if it can be incorporated into your bouquet. Lockets, vintage brooches or other trinkets can all be worked into the design. This could not only count as your something borrowed but is also a great way to add a little glitz and sparkle to your wedding bouquet.
Celebrate your roots
If you’re proud of your heritage why not celebrate your roots and include a national flower in your wedding designs? It’s not unusual for Scottish grooms to choose a thistle for their buttonhole, whilst particularly patriotic English brides might opt for red and white roses in their bouquet. If you’re tying the knot abroad, why not consider including the host country’s national flower in your celebrations?
If you have a special loved one missing from your big day then a memorial charm could be the perfect way to pay tribute to their memory. Certain to be a touching and heartfelt addition to your wedding bouquet, the charm can also be added to a favourite necklace at a later date, making a treasured keepsake for the bride.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise!
Use beautiful accessories to create a bouquet that’s truly one of a kind. Take your cue from Michelle Keegan who chose to include her and hubby-to-be Mark Wright’s initials in her wedding bouquet when the celebrity pair tied the knot in 2015. Other accessories that can be incorporated into your bouquet include ribbons, buttons and feathers. The possibilities really are endless – just ask your wedding florist!
Grow your own
If you’re a green fingered goddess then why not consider growing your own wedding flowers? Admittedly not for the feint hearted, you’ll need a great deal of patience, dedication and possibly a plan b to pull this one off! Just don’t forget to enlist the help of a professional florist to put your dream wedding flower designs together, you’ll be amazed by how much expertise it takes to create that just-picked-from-the-hedgerow look!