If you're getting married around Valentine's Day, what flowers would work well but are a little different to the classic red rose? We asked Yorkshire wedding florist Fleur Adamo...
You have more choice than you might imagine at this time of year. Although February is classed as the last official month of winter, there are still seasonal flowers available and they needn't cost you more – even with the extra demand around Valentine's Day.
Opt for garden flowers including narcissi, wonderfully scented freesias and hyacinths. There are also gorgeous tulips (look out for the parrot varieties in unusual colours), muscari and snowdrops. All of these would look great potted up as centrepieces, or displayed in teapots, cups or glass storm lanterns on a bed of moss. Succulents are a great addition to table décor and work brilliantly for buttonholes too.
Blousy ranunculi, beautiful anemones and lisianthus are available in a lovely selection of shades. Chrysanthemums bring depth and colour to an arrangement, while wax flowers are great for filling space and adding texture.
The Romans created a pagan celebration at the beginning of February dedicated to the forest and nature, so why not go for impact with lots of mixed foliage for texture, herbs for scent and a host of florals, seed heads and feathers? With a good brief, your florist can choose seasonal varieties and get you the most for your money.
Kathrine Armstrong-Bisson | Fleur Adamo Floral Designs | www.fleuradamo.co.uk
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