I understand that everyone’s wedding day is special and so it is important to me that your wedding flowers will enhance your venue and create a beautiful display for your wedding photographs on your special day.

Whatever venue you choose, whether in a large hotel or Castle or a small, intimate wedding at your local hall, bar, restaurant or maybe a marquee on your own land. I would consider it a real honour to be part of your wedding day. I will work with you to create the style and colour scheme for your wedding flowers and I am sure I can help you choose the right flowers for your special day.


Below are a few tips to help you choose your bouquest and flowers for your reception.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Choosing Your Wedding Bouquet

Here is a little bit of information you may find useful when choosing the style and colour of your wedding bouquet, but please feel free to contact me as I am more than happy to listen to your ideas and provide some guidance.

Have you chosen your venue? If so, what ambiance do you wish to create using your wedding flowers? Do you require wedding flowers for a wedding venue in a hotel, castle or maybe a marquee? For any of these venues, I would suggest a more traditional style of wedding bouquet. For example a teardrop bouquet or a neat hand tied bouquet with little or no foliage using classic flowers such as roses, freezias, and gypsophila will look fresh and romantic. Alternatively, a more contemporary style using soft, pastel colours, such as lilacs, soft pinks, ivory and mixed greenery looks beautiful. If you wish to use stronger colours, using the primary colours always looks good. For example, yellow sunflowers with blue hydrangeas or red roses with white gerbera mixed with soft greenery, like ivy or alchemilla mollis can create a stunning and colourful display. If you wish to keep it simple, a bouquet of all white flowers will also create a contemporary style. You may also wish to add crystals and pearls or trailing ribbons to match your theme.

The cottage garden look is my personal favourite, particularly for a summer wedding. It is very authentic for a less formal occasion. This theme lends itself to using a variety of colours within a more traditional shower or hand tied bouquet’. There is an abundance of colours in a country garden which will afford you a wide selection of wedding flowers found growing throughout the summer.

Are you getting married in a tepee or on the beach? A very relaxed wedding bouquet following a country meadow theme would look refreshing and pretty. The use of textured grasses and other small blooms always look stunning at an outdoor wedding. I would particularly recommend that you look at my dried flower range, to fit with this theme.

I hope this has helped to guide you with your wedding bouquet. Once you have chosen the style of your bouquet it will be a guide for the bridesmaids and flower girls. At Flowers by Maggie we will work with you to create the colour scheme and flower varieties in order to coordinate through your wedding theme.

Wedding Reception Flowers

When choosing the designs for your wedding reception tables consider;

Your venue. Does it have a high or a low ceiling? This is important in order to decide on what type of vases or table décor you should choose. If the ceiling is high, you may wish to create more drama, by using tall vases.

What is your budget?

Some tips on tables;

If you have a large venue, with more than 10 tables then half tall and half low flower arrangements can help create a colourful display. Maybe use plants with the pots decorated with organza or hessian, instead of flowers for creating the low colours as they can also double up as a gift for your guests.

You can share the wedding flower arrangements used at your ceremony for the top table. Maybe an usher or one of your guests will be happy to carry the arrangement from the ceremony to your reception venue?

Use your bouquet and the bridesmaids posies to decorate the top table by having empty vases ready for them at the reception. Putting them in water will not only create a lovely display, but will also help you wedding flowers last longer.

Flowers impact on your wedding theme by enhancing your colour scheme. Think about how they will look in your photographs.

Your Wedding Flower Consultation list:

Decide on your colour scheme.

Choose your venue.

How many bridesmaids to you have and what are their ages? If you have very young children, I can advise on options for them. For example a very young flower girl may wish to have a wedding flower wand.

Do you have a page boy? He will need a smaller buttonhole and maybe something different to carry.

Think about your budget. If you have an idea of your budget, I can help you choose your flowers

Do you have a favourite flower? If so, I can advise on it’s availability for including this in your wedding flowers.

Do you require buttonholes, corsages, decorations for pews in a church? If so, make a note of how many you will need

It may be possible for me to meet you at the venue at a mutually convenient time to discuss your requirements and advise on possibilities for your wedding flowers.