Bloom Room was founded out of a love of flowers – the team adore what they do! Specialising in wedding flower design, they create bridal bouquets, buttonholes and corsages, table flowers, stunning flower walls and floral arches. They know how much the small details matter, so pride themselves on their attention to detail.
The team know that choosing your wedding flowers can be overwhelming given the huge selection available! Wedding Ideas caught up with Helen Taylor, owner of the bloom room to get some top tips about the flowers that work for each month!
Orchids or other tropical blooms are a perfect contrast in colder weather. January can be a tricky time of year for cut flowers, so imported flowers give you more options. For a more classic look roses offer excellent value for money and easy availability.
British-grown Tulips are extremely versatile! There are seemingly endless colour options and their stems can be worked to create gorgeous curves – making them ideal for swirling inside vases for pretty table centres.
Freesias are a bloom room favourite. There is nothing better than the sweet, fresh scent of this flower – white and cream are always popular with brides, however don’t overlook the blue and yellow varieties, as well.
Having a Spring wedding? Look no further than Anenomes. A close relation to the ranunculus it offers bold colouring and delicate layered petals. They look wonderful in mixed bouquets, but create a massive impact when used on their own, too.
May marks the start of the british-grown flower season and Cornflowers are one of the best. The instantly recognisable blue version is ever popular, but they are also available in white, pink, purple and deep red.
If ever there was a reason to get married in June, it would be for Peonies, with their beautiful extravagant petals and delicious scent. The Peony season may only be with us for a short while, but this makes them all the more special!
Lisianthus come in a variety of colours, with the british-grown flower being available throughout the Spring and Summer. These white blooms are perfect for a romantic look with some varieties looking similar to roses and Peonies.
Dahlias really come into their own in August. There are hundreds of varieties, from a simple white to elaborate and brightly coloured pompom varieties. They are the perfect bloom to use as the focal flower in bridal bouquets.
Chrysanthemums seem to have fallen out of favour, but they’re fab for variety and versatility. Large, single blooms can be used as focal flowers, with the spray varieties being great as fillers. A great choice for the budget bride, too!
Calla Lilies are great in shower bouquets or when used alone to create a stunning over-the-arm bouquet. They can be manipulated into sweeping curves like Tulips and come in colours such as cream, peach, yellow, pink and red.
Carthamus are bright orange or yellow thistle-like flowers, providing a much needed splash of colour during what can be a rather grey time of year. They add something a little bit unusual and offer fantastic texture when used in mixed bouquets.
Hellebores or ‘Christmas roses’ can add understated elegance and structured simplicity to Winter arrangements. Colours tend to be muted with light greens, whites, pale pinks and deep purples being the most common.
For even more fabulous advice about your wedding flowers, visit the Bloom Room!