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By FlowerMonkey, Feb 1 2017 01:57PM

Congratulations if you are looking forward to a wedding in 2017. The style of your wedding flowers will very much depend on the style of your wedding, but we think the trends for 2017 will continue along the natural. organic wedding themes we saw in 2016. Pastel colours and neutral colour palettes will continue to be popular in 2017. However, bold statements and vibrant colours will also have their place.

Woodland weddings, English country garden, and boho weddings will be popular for the year ahead, but we think 2017 will be all about adding the personal touch to your wedding by adding an injection of your personality.

We're certain that many brides will opt for seasonal flowers and we will see gorgeous bouquets and floral arrangements changing throughout the seasons. A classic late Spring bouquet could include peonies, sweetpeas, delphinium and lavender, think English Country Garden. A vibrant Summer bouquet could include sunflowers, dahlias, cosmos and roses, adding colour and scents to complement long, lazy days in the sun. For Autumn bouquets, consider thistles, scabiosas, romanatic ranunculas and chocolate cosmos. Winter weddings could include berries, amaranthus, anemone, and eucalyptus. Flowers that are available all year round to enhance your bouquet include Queen's Lace also known as ammi, succulents, astilbe and lisianthus.

For personal touches, try tying the stems with a ribbon, fabric or lace and even adding a brooch, or small piece of vintage jewellery. Flowers will also be used in different ways this year, turning signs made from wooden palettes into eye-catching decorations, again giving your wedding that personal touch.

Each bride wants to create a unique, special event and a day to remember. Unusual centrepieces are a great way to achieve this. Pretty planted pots and wooden troughs are perfect for the Spring. Light Summer evenings can be enhanced with jam jars filled with fresh cut flowers. For Autumnal barn weddings, imagine bark covered vases, moss and candles. Add twinkling fairy lights for a touch of magic to your winter flowers. Flowers can also be used to make a real impact from large blossom trees for the wow factor to beautiful floral arches framing an entrance.

Natural bouquets were popular in 2016 and messy chic bouquets are set to be on trend for the year ahead. Think wild flowers with lots of greenery, different textures and nothing too formal. For those looking to achieve a natural look lush foliage helps to bring the great outdoors to any floral arrangement. Greenary in bouquets will continue to be popular in 2017 from flowy grasses, to textured foliage.

Whether for yourself, your bridesmaids, flower girl or even a pet who's set to make a guest appearance, floral crowns/garlands will also be big this year. We LOVE this trend and are looking forward to creating some gorgeous floral crowns this year.

Whatever style you chose for your 2017 wedding, we'd love to help and we have buckets of ideas and enthusiasm, so please get in touch. http://flowermonkey.co.uk/get-in-touch

By FlowerMonkey, Aug 26 2016 10:00AM

As the Summer is ending and we are moving into the next season, I just wanted to share some photos of these stunning Sunflowers, from a gorgeous wedding at Bury Court Barn in Surrey this July. To me, this wedding sums up an English Summer in the countryside.

The wedding of Ainne and Nik was such a special day, bathed in sunshine and the feature flower of the Sunflower, made a real impact from the handtied bouquets to the rustic jugs and milkchurns adorning the tables. We hope these photos transport you back to lazy Summer days.

The happy bride said, “We have just had all the photos back and I just wanted to say thank you again for our beautiful flowers. There were so many little touches you did that I didn't really take in on the day and now looking through all the photos I can see them all! You really went above and beyond! Thank you so much.”

There is a wonderful intimacy about The Barn at Bury Court that provides the individual atmosphere for a truly special wedding. The main oak-beamed barn is so versatile it can make a small wedding feel at home and yet, for a larger wedding, it can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down meal. You can find out more about this beautiful location here: http://www.burycourtbarn.com

By FlowerMonkey, Jul 29 2016 10:00AM

This Summer, the flower of choice has often been the David Austin Rose. These stunning roses have become increasingly popular within the last few years and have been taking the wedding industry by storm this season. From blush pinks and peach to vibrant ruby reds, creamy buttermilks to plush purples, there is a colour to suit every wedding.

As winners of 22 Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals, it is no wonder that David Austin roses are stunning flowers with an amazing fragrance.

This Summer, I was lucky enough to work with the following roses in my bridal bouquets: Beatrice, Juliet, Keira and Patience.

The beautiful BEATRICE is David Austin’s first true gold rose. With its rich coloring and delightful scent it is ideal for summer weddings and events. The fragrance has hints of lilac, almond and myrrh.

The unusual and sophisticated colour of JULIET is predominantly pale peach and is one of the most poplar roses with a light, fresh fragrance.

KEIRA’s blooms are subtly different, blending from blush pink to cream to light pink, sometimes within the same rose. The waved appearance of its outer petals make Keira look like it has been freshly cut from the garden.

PATIENCE is a delightful buttermilk rose with ruffled petals with the appearance of fine lace. The romantic colour, combined with a fragrance of fruit, lilac and myrrh make this rose ideal for fairytale weddings.

With Autumn and Winter firmly on their way, David Austin also offers roses from dark crimson to gorgeous gold. Which rose would you pick to compliment your wedding theme? At Flower Monkey, based in Berkshire, we would love to create your dream bridal bouquet, using David Austin’s roses.

Photography Credits http://www.ishahawkinsphotography.co.uk

Venue: http://www.rivervale-barn-weddings.co.uk

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