Wedding flowers are an essential and beautiful aspect of almost every occasion. An experienced florist will use their experience to advise and give you options to suit your preferred theme and taking into account the time of year. Aside from bridal bouquets, a florist will show you ideas for table centrepieces along with many other ideas about how to dress your wedding venue.
Planning flowers and centrepieces for your wedding can be a tricky task and that's why an experienced florist and designer, with your budget in mind, will be so invaluable.
Here’s some great ideas from wedding florists based in Cheshire and Merseyside from places like Liverpool, The Wirral, Chester, Stockport, Warrington and Wilmslow, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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Booker Flowers and Gifts is a Liverpool florist known and trusted by customers for over 35 years making bespoke wedding flowers based on your wedding flower vision. Led by owner Gemma, our team of expert florists design, lovingly hand make and deliver, to ensure you are happy with your exquisite wedding flowers.
Foam wedding flowers can be kept forever. They come in a wide variety of colours. Each bouquet is made to order with the upmost care and attention to detail. I am a fully qualified florist with over 35 years experience so your flowers are made to the highest of standards. I use mainly foam flowers but can add other artificial flowers such as silk and velvet.
New Liverpool-based floristry business Somerset Blooms was set up by Nathalie Somerset earlier this year, adopting environmentally friendly working practices. "I'm creative with how I run the company and always look for new ways to add to my eco promise. I source alternatives to poly- ribbon, wet foam and single-use plastics and use ribbon crafted from old plastic bottles, natural and earth-friendly agra wool and biodegradable plastics. I even grow some of the flowers myself," she tells us. Nathalie's most recent eco action is delivering flowers in her local area by bicyle. Bright pink with a basket on the front, its super-girly and a win win as she gets her daily dose of exercise while she works! Mainly though, it's because no fuel is used in the process.
Posted: 6 October 2022
Trying to decide between roses and hydrangea for your wedding? Perhaps this latest research from gardening experts AllAboutGardening.com will help! The company analysed hashtag counts of over 100 different types of flowers, on Instagram to establish which flower is the most popular on the social media platform. Roses were revealed as the most Instagrammable flower. To date, there are 79.6million posts using the hashtag 'rose' or 'roses', contributing to its status as the most Instagrammable flower. Roses, when cut, can typically last up to one week but to keep the flower fresh requires additional care tips. The best way to keep roses fresh is to remove all the leaves from the stem, as allowing leaves to be submerged in water can lead to your roses harbouring bacteria and will speed up the process of your roses wilting. Similarly, roses should always be kept in a cool spot with vase water that is regularly changed.
Posted: 13 August 2022
Floral bouquets and decorations are still very much the focus of many couple's wedding plans. From pedestal displays to moongates and arches the choices are endless when it comes to displaying blooms on your big day. Based on UK Google Search Volume, wedding insurance specialists Protectivity's research has revealed the the most popular wedding flowers for 2022. What's more, if you don't know your cosmos from your hydrangeas, the team has provided advice on choosing your wedding flowers.
Posted: 27 July 2022
We posed Jane Taylor of Maddison Rocks the following question... I'd love an alternative to a fresh flower bouquet. What can you suggest?
Jane says: There are so many routes you can go down for your bouquet from artificial fabric flowers, dried florals, paper blooms, floral hoops and those made from an eclectic mix of quirky, cool elements. Some of my more elaborate bouquet designs have musical and light-up elements, such as an illuminate candelabra and flashing disco ball. I even have a bouquet that blows bubbles! Many of my clients come to me with very specific ideas and themes and by working closely with them, I'm able to create floral sculptures full of unique and individual elements that tell a visual story of their lives and love for each other.
Posted: 28 April 2022
In 2015, Gemma Wakerley took the decision to reduce the environmental impact of her busines, Booker Flowers and Gifts. At the time it was quite a radical move given the green agenda we take for granted today was still in its infancy. Fast forward to 2022 and her business in Mossley Hill is the proud recipient of the Environmental and Climate award in the Liverpool Chamber Innovation in Business Awards.
Over the years Booker Flowers and Gifts has introduced numerous measure to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact including everything from using renewable energy suppliers and reducing plastic waste, to souring local produce where possible and returning cardboard packaging to suppliers.
Posted: 14 April 2022
We posed Gemma Wakerley of Booker Flowers & Gifts the following question...
We're having a springtime wedding with a relaxed vibe. How can we reflect our natural theme in our flowers?
Gemma says: We love to use locally-sourced meadow-style flowers for an effortlessly elegant spring wedding. Think ranunculus, parrot tulip and anemones in pretty pastel hues or bright colours if you're feeling bold. For a bridal bouquet we'd arrange stems into a loose, hand-tied arrangement with wild foliage, including asparagus fern and pittosporum tied with natural hessian ribbon. For brides wanting an even more effortless look, a simple hydrangea bouquet in fresh or vibrant tones with limited foliage may be your thing.
Posted: 29 March 2022
Roses are still one of the most prominent wedding flowers chosen couples to feature in their big-day styling. But how do you know which colour rose to get? Luckily for you, each colour has a specific meaning, and depending on the occasion, one will be better suited than the other.
During the Victorian era, flower language, also known as floriography, gained prominence. Flowers, especially roses, were used to convey a secret message without having to speak. This tradition has carried through today, and roses are much appreciated as a stand-alone gift, as well as a sentimental complement to a main present.
The gemstone jeweller Angelic Diamonds has ranked the most popular colour roses in the UK based on Google search volumes and reveals the hidden messages behind each to help you find the perfect one.
Posted: 17 January 2022
Award-winning wedding florist Foam Wedding Flowers & Gifts, based in Maghull, cleverly adapted the business to stay afloat when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, switching primary products from posies to pampas. When her couples were forced to postpone or cancel their big days, owner Joanne Quinn turned to another form of decoration to keep her busy.
She started with relevant themes and seasons, listening to her customers and creating a connection to their thoughts and feelings, making the most vibrant rainbow floral arrangements to honour our outstanding NHS and creating hundreds of Christmas products, from wreaths to table centrepieces to make homes feel extra special at a difficult time.
Posted: 23 December 2021
Celebrity florist and designer, Larry Walshe, provides insights and expert guidance on post-pandemic weddings for couples finally able to plan their special day. It is no secret that the wedding industry has been significantly impacted by the pandemic, but as restrictions begin to ease, couples are now beginning to plan their much-anticipated weddings and are eager to say "I do!" Typically, over 278,000 weddings take place in the UK each year, but with 90 percent of couples cancelling weddings scheduled for 2020, there's significant pent-up demand to tie the knot in 2021 and 2022. With little guidance or support given to the £14.7bn wedding industry, celebrity florist Larry Walshe, founder of luxury floral installation company Larry Walshe Studios, shares his expert thoughts on what weddings will look like from 21st June onwards, and how couples can ensure the celebration is one to remember.
Posted: 21 May 2021
Kelly Louise Floral Artistry is a bespoke event florist. Owner Kelly is passionate about what she does and only takes on a set number of weddings each year, which means the business does have to turn some away. She says, "Yes, that may seem silly, however we pride ourselves on having very high standards and offering a personal service to our clients." So, when you book you can expect to work with Kelly herself throughout the process and she's always on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Posted: 11 May 2021