Introducing Our New Wedding Bouquet Collection
Planning your wedding can sometimes seem like becoming embroiled in an endless round of decisions – from whom to invite and what to wear to choosing a venue, menu, colour scheme, rings, music, photographer… the list goes on and on. And finding the right florist and the perfect flowers can involve a long journey at a time when so many other concerns vie for your attention.
So to simplify the process, we’ve launched a new ‘ready-to-wear’ bouquet collection – a limited edition of beautiful arrangements that you can browse and select from rather than having to start the whole exercise from scratch. You will spend less money, but still end up with a bouquet that is special and right for you. We asked our founder and flower farmer Rosebie Morton and our team of expert florists to introduce the collection.
What are your personal highlights from the range?
"We like the textures in the Sugared Almond Bouquet – as well as its beautifully soft and romantic pastel shades. When designing it, we combined some of our favourite Fairtrade Roses, including Caramel Antique, English Miss, Everlasting Lavender, Jeanne Moreau and Vitality, with sweet smelling Stocks and Freesias to add height. Then silver-leafed foliage and flowering Herbs add feathery textures and a free-flowing shape."
"Many of the garden roses we grow on our sustainable English farm and Fairtrade sister farm have dreamy tones and exquisite scents. I love the scent the Roses, Stocks, Freesias and Herbs lend to the Sugared Almond Bouquet as well as its pretty soft tones and textures."
"For style and colours Wild Abandon does it for us. The velvety textures of Deep Secret red Roses and the softest blush and antique pink scented Roses are loosely tied, in a modern and romantic asymmetrical style, with aromatic herbs including Mint and Fennel, textured Olive and Birch twigs and Eucalyptus."
"Wild Abandon is a winner because it has a bit of everything – a really modern shape but in classic romantic colours, with deep velvety reds contrasting with soft blush pinks. I also like the Country Garden Cascade, which is simply flowing with fresh greens. Again, it’s a classic style makes it completely modern and it’s just perfect if you don’t want something too flowery. However, my absolute favourite bouquet in the range is the Romantic Coral Bridal Bouquet – I just love the colours. The gorgeous coral tones are beautifully off-set by the touches of Lavender, textured Foliage and Seed Heads."
What was your inspiration for the designs?
"Drawing on our years of experience, we wanted to design a range encapsulating the most popular bridal styles and colours. We looked at the Pantone colour trends as well as at the most popular search terms on Pinterest and the leading florists’ most popular posts. We wanted to appeal to a broad market, so there are looser, more wild designs as well as bouquets to suit a more classic style."
Many brides go for white – is that why you designed the Country Garden Cascade and David Austin Keira arrangements?
"When it came to designing the collection, we tried to reflect today’s trend for looser, wilder arrangements without losing the essentials of the classic wedding bouquet. White and green are a classic bridal combination and we chose David Austin’s Keira as a hero bloom – it's romantic in shape but each flower head has a subtly different shade, from delicate blush to cream. It goes beautifully with whimsical Foliage and Herbs which introduce soft, tactile shapes and movement.
"You can’t go wrong with classic white and green, and these arrangements combine elegance with a modern, natural style that makes them look as if they have just been picked, fresh from the garden."
Why do you think David Austin roses are so popular for weddings?
Like any brand name, they’re known and have a loyal fan base – often it's the bride’s mother who suggests them. They’re the epitome of an English garden Rose.
"David Austin’s Roses seem to exemplify the English wedding. They are soft, feminine and renowned for their quality. The David Austin Rose Knot Bouquet allows the roses themselves to take centre stage. You could call it the quintessential David Austin bridal bouquet, with roses as the hero complemented by understated lacey flowers and foliage. But if you want only Roses, then go for Belle Romantica – simple yet elegant in a classic style of head-to-head roses in beautiful blush pinks, that have a glorious, fruity scent."
Tell us about the other David Austin roses you included in the collection.
Brides often ask for David Austin’s Juliet garden Roses – there is nothing quite like them in terms of shape and colour – so they had to feature in the collection along with Kiera and Patience in the David Austin Rose Knot Bridal Bouquet. For this beautiful bouquet we wanted to keep the design simple and really allow the roses to do the talking. The David Austin Jewel Bouquet has refreshingly bold colours, the Clematis and Purple Tambourine really make the Roses zing.
For me, this arrangement is perfect if you want something a bit different. A real show-stopper and is extremely glamorous.
You can browse our collection of wedding bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes and circlets here. Or to order bespoke wedding flowers, please talk to our team of expert florists on 01730 818 300.