Is your dream venue a luxurious manor house set against a beautiful backdrop? Whilst historic venues are stunning, they can feel overwhelming when it comes to styling. Kim from Bloom in gorgeous flowers by Kim knows how to make your flowers work perfectly for your space!
I absolutely love all aspects of floral design, which I combine with an interior design background. My favourite part of wedding work is when I get to design and put together the flowers for a wedding venue with grandeur. Here are my top tips for using flowers in a manor house.
I have always been lucky that the couples I work with will often give me some inspiration, such as a colour scheme, to work from. I can then start to express myself through the floral designs that I know they will love! If I am asked to decorate and design a flower place mantle, grand staircase, brick archway or even a large urn or pedestal arrangement, I am in my element.
I don’t think there are any strict rules with which floral’s to use, but I think you have to look at the venue and get a real feel for the space you are decorating. I always visit the venue and take a look at the room that the wedding breakfast will take place in. This will let me see what I think will works best i.e in relation to the height of the ceiling etc. If a room has a very high or vaulted ceiling, tall table centres are a definite, as a low centrepiece would get lost in the space. This is the kind of advice I will give my couples, giving us a great starting point to discuss their requirements.
When choosing your flowers, it is always best to go with the theme of the venue. For large scale arrangements, hydrangeas are big blooms, which look fabulous in an urn arrangement or as part of a tall table arrangement. If you want to add some additional height delphiniums look spectacular. For something slightly edgy, Spray roses, peonies, lillies, viburnum ammi visage/queens lace, astrantia, lisianthus, moluccella/belles of Ireland all look lovely mixed into a large scale arrangement. Whilst the list of flowers available are endless, classic standard roses are often the flower of choice for weddings and look fantastic.
The most important thing is to pick flowers that blend in with the beauty of the room.
Whilst I love traditional floristry, I also love a more modern style. I love when I am allowed loose on a venue with some history behind it.
If you are looking for some advice for your wedding flowers, Bloom in gorgeous flowers by Kim are available to help you design your perfect flowers.