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Spring 2016 Wedding Trends: Wildflowers

Spring 2016 Wedding Trends: Wildflowers

Despite the stormy weather across the U.K, March is here, which means Spring is just around the corner! And with Spring comes the promise of beautiful blooms across the country.As many of you may have figured out by now, flowers can be an expensive part of your wedding day, but they are also essential. Luckily, a fantastic floral trend this year means that you can fill your wedding with pretty petals without the hefty bill. This is all thanks to the rise of the wildflower.

As many of you may have figured out by now, flowers can be an expensive part of your wedding day, but they are also essential. Luckily, a fantastic floral trend this year means that you can fill your wedding with pretty petals without the hefty bill. This is all thanks to the rise of the wildflower.

What flowers are wildflowers?

Wildflowers are types of flowers that grow in the wild, freely and without any human intervention. They include some household names including the primrose, bluebell, honeysuckle, cowslip, foxglove, poppy, cornflower and hawthorn. These flowers generally suit a relaxed wedding with a bohemian, woodland, or village vibe.

Why are they cheaper?

Because of the lack of human involvement and a lot of wildflowers within the UK, there is less of an expense for your florist to get hold of them or their seeds, therefore your end cost to the florist will be less.

How can I incorporate wildflowers into my wedding?

A Wildflower Bouquet

wildflower bouquet

Photography by Leila Scarfiotti

A wildflower bouquet can look absolutely stunning, giving off a feeling of real, natural beauty. You can even ask your florist which type of wildflowers are in season for your wedding and which flowers would compliment your theme or colour scheme.

Wildflower Button Holes

wildflower button holes

Photography by Neil Jackson

Probably preferable by your partner, a wildflower button hole is not as opulent as some pruned flowers. With a ‘just picked’ feel, these wildflower button holes offer a more laid back look to your groom.

A Wildflower Crown

wildflower crown

Photography by Christine McNally

Beautifully bohemian, rustic and natural, a wildflower crown can make you feel at one with the natural world on your wedding day. Your florist may suggest adding natural herbs to your crown to give off a natural fragrance on the day.

A Wildflower Cake

wildflower cake

Photography by Becca Borge

Of course, you can’t make a cake out of wildflowers, but you can decorate a cake with them. They work perfectly with naked wedding cakes which have become popular in the past couple of years. It’s also something different to the traditional.

Wildflower Decor

wildflower decor

Photography by Claire Penn

Wildflowers make great wedding decor as you get a lot of flower for your money! You don’t even have to go to a florist for this. You could plant some wildflower seeds in your own garden, and then mix and match them in many vases across your venue. You can even tie them to the end of church benches or the back of chairs.

Can I keep my wildflowers after my big day?

Like any other flower, you can dry out your wildflowers and frame them. But if you want another way to remember your wedding day, Platinum Ring Company have a range of floral wedding rings that encapsulate a flower based wedding in a single band.

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