Mandy Alberry and her team created the bouquet after being inundated with requests from brides-to-be for a Kate style bouquet.
She used Lily of the Valley which made up Kate’s bouquet, adding stephanotis, snow flake spray rose and tuberose giving an individual and slightly more affordable twist.
I have also seen a rise in the request from couples to florists to include trees within their ceremonies however, I fear Maple Trees may not be the order of the day and a bay tree may be the easier option which is also versatile and something nice to have as a keepsake afterwards.
I certainly agree with Mandy that following the Royal Wedding couples are looking for simplicity and clean flowers.
Mandy of Sonning Flowers launched a mood board app for the iPhone just weeks before the wedding, which helps brides to plan their bouquets.
What a great idea as from my experience clients come to the meetings and have loads of images of ideas from magazine pictures but don’t always know the flowers and I believe this APP will give them the opportunity to create the look with the mood board which is so important. The flowers also need to compliment the venues and more importantly especially with the bridal bouquet the wedding dress.
So Mandy of Sonning Flowers ‘The Wedding flowers Mood Board’ for app iPhone may just be the answer to your floral dreams. It is now downloadable from iTunes for £1.19 and is already receiving rave reviews. The App helps you to browse through collections of flowers based on shape, style, colour and season, add comments, import your own pictures and then see them all as a collection in an album, providing everything the bride needs in order to plan her bouquet with the florist of her choice.
The APP is available at http://itunes.apple.com/app/wedding-flowers-moodboard/id429525294?mt=8
Here are just a few top tips fo Mandy for flowers in 2011
Sonning Flowers tips for 2011:
Purple is the height of fashion, but steer away from a purple and white bouquet -the contrast between the colours is too great – choose lots of different tones of purple, for example: dark purple lisianthus, lilac Amnesia roses, light purple freesia and cream gratzia spray roses – for a softer look.
For a vintage theme choose pretty small flowers which look fantastic when wired into a delicate posy.