Weddings

The team at Flowerworks specialise in a bespoke wedding flowers that provide couples with the ultimate in wedding flowers for their special day. We offer free wedding flower consultations and visit the venue to ensure that the flowers the brides receive are in-keeping with her vision of colour and theme. We can also provide mock-ups of table centres, flower samples for colour matching and carry out office/home visits for the busy bride. Flowerworks’ reputation for wedding flowers and professional attention to detail has meant we are recommended florists to many wedding venues throughout the country.

The basics

Unsure of who, what where and how many? Don't panic - our guide will make planning your flowers a breeze.

BRIDE Gone are the days of brides carrying a simple bouquet of white flowers up the aisle. Nowadays, you can carry anything you like - from a shower arrangement of orchids to a single calla lily, or you can even sport a trailing wrist corsage. But to ensure your bouquet is extra special, follow the three 'fs' - Foliage, Filler and Focus. The focus is your main bloom, such as calla lilies, white roses and so on, the filler will be the secondary blooms that harmonise with your main flower, and the foliage is the darker (often green, silver or brown) finishing touches that will bring the whole look together.

GROOM Traditionally, the groom wears two flowers in his left buttonhole, and the bloom tends to match one that features in his bride's bouquet.

BEST MAN/FATHERS The best man and fathers of the bride and groom also wear a double bloom in their left buttonhole - but this can be any flower of your choice.

MOTHERS The mothers of the bridge and groom traditionally wear a corsage that either matches of the couple's colour scheme, the bride's bouquet or possibly the mother's outfits.

USHERS Usually, they all wear a single bloom in their left buttonholes.

PAGEBOY A pageboy's buttonhole will usually mirror the best man's.

BRIDESMAIDS Traditionally, bridesmaids will carry a bouquet that's either a smaller version of the bride's, or one that contains some of the flowers in the other bridal arrangements.

GRANDPARENTS You don't have to supply your grandparents with flowers, but it's often a really nice touch of make sure there's a corsage or buttonhole for them to wear on the day.

CEREMONY ARRANGEMENTS There are no hard and fast rules for this, but many couples have pedestal arrangements (normally more than one) of mixed flowers and foliage at the entrance to and the front of the ceremonial venue - be it a church, synagogue, temple, hotel venue and so on. You can also have arrangements on every pew end or row of chairs, on columns or walls and on the windowsills.

RECEPTION ARRANGEMENTS Many couples arrange for their ceremony pedestals and so on to be moved to their reception venue to save money. In addition, it's traditional to have table arrangements. These can vary from the more usual candle and flower oasis centrepieces to floating gerberas in square glass vases or pots filled with seasonal fruit. The top table arrangement can either be a long version of the other centrepieces, which can stretch the length of the table, or maybe two or three separate arrangements.

CAKE Many couples now choose to decorate their cakes with flowers featured either in the bride's bouquet or in the table arrangements. These can be silk, real or sugar flowers.

GIFTS It's traditional to present the mothers of the bride and groom with a bouquet off flowers as a thank you for their all their help and support planning the wedding.

DRESS TO IMPRESS

What you wear on your big day will hugely influence what style of bouquet you should choose.

HAND-TIED Best for......Medium height and build, bias-cut dresses, detailed dresses, and understated and contemporary look.

WIRED POSY Best for....Petite figures, full or bias-cut dresses, simple and straight designs.

TRAILING OR SHOWER Best for....Tall figures, as they help to draw the eye downwards, full skirts - A-line, ballerina or princess and long trains.

OVER-ARM OR WRIST CORSAGE Best for...Slim figures, outfits with lots of detailing, very modern and contemporary dress styles.

With excellent knowledge of surrounding areas and beyond, we are able to deliver your wedding flowers to wherever you may be.  Please give us a call or email your requirements.

Tel: 0116 251 7402                   Email: info@flowerworks.co.uk