We asked Steph Willoughby of Sussex's Chirpee Flowers: How can we make our venue flowers less formal to reflect the chilled-out vibe of our day? Read on and find out what she had to say...
You can start by recycling and upcycling containers for your flowers. The choice of design will be super-important. On-trend ideas include everything from using vintage surrounds from old books with the centres removed, to old-fashioned tea canisters, and re-used catering tins. Old board games also make for quirky centrepieces. Use scrabble letters to spell “love” or use the board itself to hold a small bucket, terracotta pot or basket of flowers.
Less formal flowers will include dried and wild blooms, as well as foraged materials. Trestle tables covered in natural elements such as moss look like a beautiful meadow has sprung up ¬looking pretty, and relaxed.
Commercial flowers can be stiff and unyielding, they’re grown to be perfect and have straight stems. Ask your florist to use locally grown seasonal blooms and grasses, with lots of movement, which will have unusual shapes, textures, and growing habits.
Contact our expert:
Steph Willoughby | www.chirpee.net
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