Choosing colour for your wedding flowers

Choosing bold colours for your wedding flowers can feel counter intuitive.  It's true that most of the wedding flowers we do are based on a pale colour palette, and most of the year this works well, especially when we're installing flowers in a church which can be very dark, and where the flowers then glow.

But if you're being married in high summer then do think about colour.  And not just any colour!  Look at these!  I call this a sherbet feel, really zingy, gingery colours which seem to be lit from the inside and glow with their own light.  

In high summer the sunlight can be incredibly harsh: a flat, white heat draining colour from everything it touches.  Except from these flowers.  White, or pale flowers on a boiling summer's day, will just fade into the background.  If we'd had white flowers in the garland over the church porch at this wedding, you'd have barely been able to see them against the bleached stone of the church.

These zinging colours, for a country wedding in a Somerset church and afterwards at a garden reception however, really worked their magic, and held their own against the hard, August sunlight.

So do think of bright colours for your wedding flowers.  On a glorious summer's day, rather than being overwhelmed by it, they absolutely sing along with the sunshine.