Winter is a fabulous time of year for a wedding and bouquets for winter brides are amongst the beautiful bouquets of all, so don’t be afraid to schedule your events for the winter months, you could end up with something more memorable and original.
White and sophisticated or fiery and passionate, the tulip can take on many rolls. Realistic in silk and easy to grow, these bulbs may possibly be the perfect flower.
Build careful displays in glass vases, or use silk or artificial tulips to make a bouquet or centerpiece.
Whatever wild color scheme you have in mind, the tulip will step up.
Tulips and roses are both flowers with a history. Tulips were the subject of an economic crisis in 17th century Europe, Roses created a temporary peace during a 19th century war. Both make wonderful flowers for your home, and the combination can be stunning.
Is blue just a bad idea for a wedding? No. There are many blue flowers you can use with great success, and for some seasons blue is actually a perfect choice.
If you are working to a budget, remember that flowers in season are always the least expensive.
If you have your heart set on a blue theme, check the color carefully with your florist. One persons ‘blue’ is anothers purple, mauve or even violet. Consider using silk flowers rather than dyed or sprayed fresh flowers if what you want is not available.
Here are some suggestions to get you thinking.
Is it practical to do your own wedding flowers?
Yes. You can work with silk flowers over a period of times, or you can buy fresh flowers wholesale. It’s also easy to find online sources of bulk vases and candles.
But before you jump in and order lots of materials, buy enough to create one or two and be sure you know what your doing, and that you like the result, before you commit.
Here are some ideas for simple centerpieces you can make yourself.