Royal wedding: how to make your bouquet of flowers as splendid as Meghan Markle’s

0


As gardeners, we will probably take a close interest in the flowers that will be on display on Saturday. And we can receive the call to help relatives and friends with wedding flowers

All eyes will be on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today – and their flower arrangements

Preparing for weddings is known to cause stress, family disputes, and ups and downs in general. And even if you are royalty, problems are hard to avoid.

But all of this is behind us now and we can celebrate the joy of a new union.

As gardeners, we will probably take a close interest in the flowers that will be on display on Saturday. And we can receive the call to help relatives and friends with wedding flowers.

But what should you consider if you are planning flowers for the big day?

Here are some of my wedding tips:

An early morning trip to London’s New Covent Garden Market, in its brand new location, may have been the order of the day for Meghan and Harry a few months ago.










Compose your bouquet with a variety of flowers
(

Picture:

Getty)






It might seem like a great trip if you’re not based near the capital, but this is where you’ll find the best value and the widest range. The traders are helpful, especially if you arrive early (6am) when they have time to advise you.

The early bird can also see the full range of what’s available. Bring your wish list of flowers and photos if you don’t know the names of what you need.








Bride holding a bouquet of flowers
(

Picture:

Getty)











Pale pink roses are perfect to complement a blushing bride
(

Picture:

Getty)




Florists will tell you what to have in stock, and what will be in season or out of season at the time of your wedding.

You will also see the basics that are still available and could become the starting point for your planning.

There are wholesale florist supply stores in the market, so you can use the scouting trip to shop for duct tape, ribbons, pins, and florist oases.

Start thinking about vases and vessels from the start. If your wedding is themed, your floral containers can reflect and enhance this concept.

Right now, hipster style weddings are popular, and native floral displays in miniature glass milk bottles may be your vision.








Mini bottle flower displays can be your vision
(

Picture:

Getty)






Other popular options include the ultra-modern angular shapes, nightclub, art deco, and Victorian tearoom. Making an early decision on topics will help define your source. Will it be Ikea, eBay, charity stores or garden centers?

Bouquets and boutonnieres – if you’ve never dabbled in floral designs, be sure to practice well before the big occasion. Watch instructional videos online or take an evening class.

There is a knack for creating a uniform composition with the bouquet and all the stems pointing in the same direction.

Buttonholes are easier, if a bit tricky, and can be done quite neatly with green tape and safety pins.








Practice buttoning before the big day
(

Picture:

Getty)











They can be a nice touch on a costume
(

Picture:

Getty)





Royal wedding invitation



Again, grab some inexpensive flowers and do some practice runs.

If you want to grow your own wedding flowers, this can be an extremely rewarding project. If you put yourself to work, you will learn a lot.

However, it can also make you realize why wedding flowers can be expensive – it takes a lot of knowledge and a lot of work to deliver perfect specimens on a specific date.








Gypsophila
(

Picture:

Getty)










The couple in their engagement photos



Your cheapest option will be growing annuals from seed, and there are plenty of plants to choose from.

You can sow the following outdoors now for summer flowering later. Cosmos, which produces tons of blooms in gorgeous shades of pink and white, Nigella (Love in the Mist) with beautiful blue blooms, Ammi majus with its lacy blossoms and Larkspur can all be planted now straight into the ground. .

Gypsophila or Baby’s Breath is a classic wedding bouquet flower with its delicious delicate flower sprays and can also be sown outdoors now.








White cosmos
(

Picture:

Getty)







Sunflowers are easy to grow and add drama and sunshine to any bouquet.

The fragrant flowers will give enormous pleasure so sow some tobacco flowers, Nicotiana. The queen of scent is the sweet pea – if you haven’t sown any seeds, buy seedlings and plant them outdoors now.








Sweet Pea
(

Picture:

Getty)











Sunflowers
(

Picture:

Getty)




Your perennial borders can provide many elegant flowers – asters, astrantias, chrysanthemums, delphiniums, and dahlias are all good flowers for bouquets.

If you have roses or hydrangeas, they will look great and save you a fortune! Your garden can also provide a lot of interesting foliage.








Astrantia
(

Picture:

Getty)











Hydrangea
(

Picture:

Getty)




A big trend is to use potted plants next to or instead of cut flowers. They can be placed on tables or in the service tables area. They can be in bloom or in foliage, or if you want a trendy East London or Brooklyn vibe, you can use original succulents.

Any cute pots or jars that you use as table ornaments to sit plants in will need to be sealed (no hole in the base where water / soil can get in). In this case, place them only that day or the day before when styling the tables. Otherwise, they could dry out or remain soaked in water as the event approaches.


Royal wedding offers and gifts




Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.