• Steph & Tim

Choose your Wedding Flower Style

Updated: Aug 11, 2019

(9 Real-life themes for your wedding day)

Overwhelmed with too much choice? Pushed the Pinterest Overload Button too many times?

Chirpee flowers have put together some beautiful and classic choices for your wedding florals, with examples from some of our Real life Weddings, that won’t date overnight or break the bank (well, one might...) to make deciding your style easy and simple.

We often ask our couples - do you have a style for your wedding, and if its in the early stages of your planning, often the answer is no...

When questioned, we find out likes and dislikes and their personalities shine through and a natural style for your wedding emerges, whether it be quirky or sophisticated.

Choose your favourite theme and then run with the style throughout your wedding and use seasonal blooms. Carry the chosen look to your invites, stationery, outfits and wedding décor for a complete cohesive feel. It makes planning your wedding so much simpler.

1. English Country Garden.

Ideal for Spring and Summer weddings, marquees, barns and rustic venues.

Choose from all the bounty that a typical English country garden would hold.

Foxgloves, Delphiniums, Dahlias, Stocks, Thalaspi, Pinks, Sweet Williams and Lupins.

Use garden props such as watering cans, terracotta pots and old wheelbarrows to decorate your wedding venue.

The couple that chooses a Country garden style is looking for informal, free-flowing elements, the style is super- relaxed and has a love of nature.

To see more English Country Garden inspiration: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/chirpee-flowers-by-steph-willoughby/

2. Urban Chic

Are you more at home with all your creature comforts?

Choose a style that uses lots of architectural blooms, strong forms and shapes for foliage and touches of bold colour.

Flower choices could include Alliums (Onion flowers) Exotic florals such as Ginger and Heliconia, Orchids, Liatris, Eremurus and Cornus branches.

Designs will have structures and definite shapes. Inclusion of industrial items such as copper lanterns, frameworks and metal will often feature. Lighting is very important, with couples often choosing hanging designs to create statement pieces.

The couple that chooses Urban Chic is busy, sophisticated, grown up and very cool.

To see more Urban Chic inspiration: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/hotel-floral-decorations-chirpee-flowers-by-steph-/

3. Boho/Festival

Would you really love to get married barefoot outdoors in the centre of a medieval forest, or on a sandy beach with the wind blowing through your hair?

Then you probably should choose a Boho style wedding to satisfy your inner hippie.

Flower crowns, simple tied posies for your Bridesmaids with lots of trailing ribbons and a decorated Rustic Birch pole archway to get wed under would be your perfect choice.

Include lots of dreamcatchers, sahring platters of yummy foods, old rugs, music, comfy cushions and relaxed seating areas.

Boho weddings are unconventional, artistic and free-spirited and have a genuine love of freedom and the natural world.

To see more Boho inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/woodland-boho-weddings-chirpee-flowers/

4. Fresh from the Meadow

Do you have a romantic vision of walking through a meadow on a sunny day collecting your wedding flowers?

If this is your ideal look, choose Sunflowers, Ammi Majus, Wheat, Grasses, Daisies, Cornflowers, Poppies and Astilbe for your special day.

You need wild touches in all your florals, from a wispy hand tied bouquet with lots of “escaping foliage” through to Parallel floor designs that give an impression of you walking through a Meadow. These can be used to walk down to your Aisle, whether it be in a Country Church or in front of your Top Table.

Meadow style weddings are informal, fun, happy and calm.

To see more Meadow inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/september-weddings-chirpee-flowers-by-steph-willou/

5. Vintage style

Are you at home roaming through boot fairs or eclectic interior design shops?

Do love history and things that don’t match? A really popular style for couples wanting to create designs with a informal retro feel. Choose Vintage as your style – this could be a Tea Party theme, or the use of lots of quirky vessels for your flowers. Old trumpets, colanders, teapots etc can be utilised as a vintage theme. Retro floral tea dresses for your maids would work really well.

Simple flowers work best for this theme – Gypsophila, Ranunculus, Vintage pastel Carnations, Old Roses and Love in the Mist for a truly romantic atmosphere. Include lots of herbs such as Mint and Lemon verbena to add to the overall fragrance.

Vintage weddings are gentle, romantic and beautiful.

Ranunculus and Gypsophila

Jars of fresh herbs and roses

To see more Vintage inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/pink-wedding-flowers-chirpee-flowers-by-steph-will/


Are you secretly imagining being the centre of attention and can’t wait for the wedding limelight?

Your dress or suit will probably be quite dramatic with an unusual twist, perhaps a secretly bold jacket lining or an unusual floral headdress.

Choose bright or dark sultry colours for this style but remember to include LOTS of beautiful textures such as velvet or excesses of fabric, candles, and of course flowers.

Deep reds, purples, blues will rock this look with dashing’s of deep burgundy and black.

Theatrical weddings can surprise, create memories and be a very exciting choice.

To see more Theatrical inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/red-burgundy-flowers-for-weddings-chirpee-flowers-/

7. Rustic

Are you more comfortable with a relaxed look? Do you feel happiest on a walk in the Country with your wellies on? Sitting by a log fire in the winter with a pint or a large G&T?

Choose home -made décor such as decorated jars, collected Gin bottles and mixed vases, lots of natural touches such as wood slices, candles, logs and home-made pallet signs. Hay bales, collected foliage’s and a plethora of white daisies, hydrangeas, ferns and gypsophila with create this pretty look.

Rustic weddings are comfortable, pretty, informal and really popular.

To see more Rustic inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/barn-marquee-weddings-chirpee-flowers-by-steph-wil/

8. Glamour

Do you love dressing up for any occasion? Are you comfortable with the luxuries of life and want to portray your day as glamorous and beautiful?

Choose lots of pale pastels or choose one dominant flower and lashings of it with touches of gold, copper or silver. Scented large blooms such as Peonies, Garden roses, Gardenias and Orchids are perfect for this style. Add champagne crates, sparkling glassware, hampers from F&M, a fountain of flowing bubbles or just lots and lots of Premium grade flowers and scented candles.

Glamourous weddings are sophisticated in the extreme...

Fairytale wedding in Canterbury

White Orchid posy

To see more Glamorous inspiration https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/white-wedding-flowers-chirpee-flowers-by-steph-wil/

9. Tropical

Dreaming of a beach wedding abroad but prefer to bring the exotic to your UK wedding?

It's easy, choose a botanical or beach theme using tropical flowers and greenery such as Ginger, Heliconia, Strelitzia, Proteas, Large Dahlias, Cheese Plant leaves to place under sharing platters and lots of pops of brilliant bright colours.

If you're getting married outside and want to create a tropical feel, make simple wooden structures to turn your guest tables an exotic place to eat. Hang lanterns, light torches and use lots of palm leaves for really fun wedding.

Tropical weddings are creative, fun and high energy.

Add structures above your tables!

Add shells with sprigs of foliage

To see more tropical inspiration - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/chirpeefloral/colourful-wedding-themes-chirpee-flowers-by-steph-/

Often you will one of many styles. Whatever your decision, at Chirpee Flowers we love to help you find your way and can suggest lots of creative ideas to make your day original and unique to you.

Or Follow us on Instagram to see our latest weddings and events https://www.instagram.com/chirpee.flowers/

So, what is your style?

Let us know at chirpeeflowers@gmail.com for the chance to win a £150 Faux flower Wedding bouquet! Include your name, the date of your wedding and venue please. Closing date: Midnight.1st November 2019. Winner will be drawn at random and contacted by 3rd November 2019.

Finally - Call us today to book a Design and Style appointment to discuss your flowers and your chosen style 01273 951745 - or email us using our contact form: www.chirpee.net/contact

Steph & Tim x

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