{expert tip} Getting Creative with Florals

An expert tip from Drimmie Florist in Elora

From the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of The Wedding Ring ONTARIO Magazine

From modern to casual, your wedding florals are a fantastic way to show off your personal style on your wedding day. Karen Drimmie, owner of Drimmie Florist in Elora, shares some of her favourite ways to use your florals to show off your unique wedding day style…

Investigate Your Colour Options

True Blue Flowers: Globe Thistle, B.C. Hydrangea, delphinium, Ecuadorian hydrangea in pale blue, and Iris are all great examples of natural blue flowers that are available all year round. Blue is becoming more and more popular with brides because of all the beautiful shades that are available. For a fresh and summery wedding, pale blue and yellow creates a French countryside look. Or blend blue lavender and pink for a very pretty pastel bouquet.

Photo: D Wilcox
Photo: D Wilcox

Peach Flowers: Peach is a great blender colour. It works well with a multitude of other colours, from soft pink to bright orange and lavender. It can be used to create a soft and romantic look or a dramatic feel for fall – consider contrasting peach flowers with purple bridesmaids dresses. Our favorite peach flowers for weddings include, peach roses, spray roses, hypericum berry, and peach gerbera daisy.

White Flowers: Always a favorite with brides! Its a look that is forever romantic. Create a winter wonderland with white hydrangea, roses, peonies and crystal accents. Or pull from the past and use white to create a timeless vintage wedding. Incorporating baby’s breath makes for a very retro feel, while helping you stay in budget. To create a big look on a smaller budget, think about filling buckets of baby’s breath at the front of the church or hall. If you are going with a vintage feel collect old mason jars and fill with baby’s breath for table arrangements.

When it comes to white flowers your options are endless. Some of our favorite white flowers for weddings include: white hydrangea, white orchid, peonies, ranunculus, geraniums, anemones, baby’s breath and, always a classic, garden white roses.

Tap into your Creativity:

There are alot of ways to get creative with  your blooms. These ideas will spark your imagination…

• Antique tea cups can be used for table arrangements and in the bathrooms.
• Use flowering plants at the reception to add colour throughout the hall. Sit them on window sills and on the floor at entrances and stairways. Afterward plant them in your garden at home for everlasting memories.
• Choose a different colour for each bridesmaid bouquet. Plan the colour around your bridesmaid’s favorite colour or personality. They will love that you thought of them on your big day.
• Choose unusual bouquet shapes. Perfect ball shaped bouquets were on trending for a while, but now brides are looking for something a little more interesting to the eye, something less structured and more natural. Try adding in trailing greenery, such as seeded eucalyptus or clematis vine, to achieve this look.
• Loosen up with garden greenery in your bouquets. We grow our own foliage such as grey dusty miller or clematis vine for a less ‘put together’ and more natural look.

Expert-Led DIY Centrepiece Parties:

Who says you can’t build your own table centrepieces?? We offer a service in which you can hire one of our wedding experts to come into your home and teach you how to build your own wedding centrepieces. Turn it into a party! Invite your bridesmaids and anyone else that wants to help out. Serve some appetizers and drinks, and learn how to create your own centrepieces. We will break down the cost of the flowers, and do a calculation for the amount of flowers you need for each arrangement so you know the exact number of flowers you will need to purchase. This is a fun and easy way to learn the necessary skills to build your own table centrepieces for your wedding.

Drimmie Florist, Elora, TJ Durnan Photography