After taking another three wedding bookings this weekend, I thought it might be useful to give a wee insight in to which flowers are available at the moment.
The peony season is a short one-May through June and the early few days of July so you can imagine my surprise when I was at the wholesaler on one of my early morning jaunts this week and there were still some available. they are fabulous- a blousy form with an exquisite perfume. They work well both in quirky and country style weddings and the more subtle and understated weddings. They come in a fabulous range of colours from the purest of white through cream, lemon, tints and tones of pink, burgundys as well as peaches and corals. They have proven very popular with our Summer 2014 Brides and I think will continue to do so for the future Summer seasons. Sadly they are no longer available at Victoriana as we feel the end of season rising price to just too much to pass onto our lovely customers.
The next big thing?
We are always looking for the next big thing in the shop the next most popular flower that we can use in our displays, arrangements and bouquets. In the Spring we are drawn to the sweet smelling hyacinths, the irises and narcissi, the crazy contorted hazel and fluffy pussy willow and as the months roll on the tulip season begins with voluptous parrot tulips in a kaleidoscope of colours and rounded ranunculus before the scented stock fill our vases and these in turn make way for the peonies, cornflowers and roses.
At the minute the wholesaler is full of delicious dahlias in blacks, reds oranges and creams as well as dripping trailing amaranthus in reds and greens. Beautiful blooms (height of Chrysanthemum season) and grasses which resemble anything from fox tails to fire works. Hydrangea in all colours under the sun, beautiful berries just arriving, fat and full to bursting in greens, oranges, reds, pinks and blacks. We may be having unusually fabulous weather but the flowers at the wholesalers would make you believe Autumn isnt too far away...
When choosing your venue and Bridesmaids colours think about how the flowers will add to this, research what's available and try and let this play some part in how you pull all the elements together. If you want to contact the shop I am more than happy to discuss what's available at your chosen date to give you the look you want.
My final piece of advice is to look to nature, there's something for everyone at every time of the year-you decide!
Love Kim xx