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Well, let’s not get carried away now ladies, we all know diamonds are our best friends…. any men reading, pay attention! Flowers are a wonderful creation, aren’t they.  I have an obsession with them, I love my home filled with vases of roses of all colours, Lillies without those irritating pollen stamens and gorgeous Gerberas,

These beautiful treasures can make any basic ballroom into an elegant banquet, and any formal Chuppah into a fairytale.

I have asked one of my favourite florists for some helpful pieces of advice and tips they would give to brides;

Sayeh Rafiei- Galton Flowers

The busiest time of year for weddings is between May and September.  During this period the most popular wedding flowers are Roses, Peonies and Lily of the Valley.  Although we can get the majority of flowers all year round flowers like Peonies are truly seasonal. Spring; we use flowers such as Tulips, special Ranunculus and Anenomes.  Winter; dark Roses, cymbidium orchids and rich foliage are very popular.

To get the most out of us as your chosen wedding florist, is firstly to meet face to face.  This enables us to build a relationship so you feel comfortable and trust our recommendations that will best suit your tastes, budget and requirements.  Meeting also helps us to ensure the bridal bouquet is suitable with your wedding dress, height and style.

Our aim, is to build trust, once we have that between us, brides tend to follow our lead and believe in our choices.  We then listen to your ideas.  Some know what they want and others are not so sure.  For example, one bride came to us and said she really did not know what to do as quite honestly, she did not even like flowers!  We ended up creating a stunning look using just different types of foliage and green flowers such as Virbunum and Hydrangea.  It looked beautiful, different and the bride loved it!

****TOP TIP****Choose seasonal flowers to keep costs low.

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Ref; Title Quote; “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman