Oh, how I wish I’d known about Wedding Flowers magazine when I was getting married!
It’s a publication available in the UK, providing floral inspiration for brides-to-be. I would highly recommend buying it if you’re getting married and aren’t sure where to start when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers.
The magazine features pictures of gorgeous wedding bouquets, latest floral trends, articles on how to plan your wedding flowers, plus diary dates for wedding shows and flower courses.
Reading it will help to give you ideas about the style of your bouquet and the colour of the flowers you’d like on your special day.
Hand-tied bouquets are currently very popular as are pink, white or blue colour schemes. An example of a beautiful hand-tied bouquet design is shown on the front cover of the magazine. This one was created by the florist, La Maison des Roses, based in London and it consists of Amnesia, Memory Lane, Vendela and Majolica roses, dill, hydrangeas and viburnum. (Styling : Victoria Sullivan. Assisted by Debi Simpson. Photography : Penny Wincer)
Below are a selection of pages from the most recent edition (February/March 2011), to give you a taster.
Hot Floral Trends : Predictions from florists on which looks will be fashionable in 2011
(Compiled by : Carrie Mitchell. Photography : Flowers & Plants Association; Jacob Atmodjojo)
Real Weddings : 15 pages brimming with ideas from stylish celebrations
(Compiled by Lucy Parley. Photography : Emily Quinton)
Flower Schools : Wedding Flowers magazine’s pick of the best flower schools
(Photography : Sian Irvine)
Finding a Florist : Essential advice on selecting the right florist for you
(Words : Carrie Mitchell. Photography : Jill Thomas; Jose Villa)
Gallery : The UK’s top florists showcase a stunning selection of bouquets and table centres
(Flowers : Zita Elze. Words & Styling : Debi Simpson. Photography : RGB Digital)
Your Seasonal Guide : A handy, at-a-glance flower guide to discover which blooms will be in season at the time of year you’re getting married
(Image : Wedding Flowers by Paula Pryke, published by Jacqui Small. Photography : Chris Tubbs)
So, if you’re getting married this year, why not pop into your local newsagent today and pick up a copy of Wedding Flowers magazine? It’s published every two months and if you’re not familiar with flowers, it’ll really help you learn to recognise the different types and their names. Or if you know someone who’s planning their wedding, you may like to mention the magazine to them.
Also, for those based in the UK, you may be interested in visiting The Designer Wedding Show for further wedding inspiration. It’s on from Friday 11th February to Sunday, 13th February at Battersea Park in London. Tickets cost £16. The show features not only florists, but also wedding dress designers, photographers, menswear, bridesmaids’ fashion, couture shoes, designer jewellery, fashion for the mother of the bride, cakes, venues, gift lists, millinery and stationery.
I hope you enjoy reading Wedding Flowers magazine…do let me know what you think.