Wedding Flower Inspiration: The Chelsea Flower Show
This year the Chelsea Flower Show celebrates 100 years in show. A remarkable feat, that demonstrates the global appreciation & awe of natures great creations.
A novice I may be when it comes to the encyclopedia of existing blooms….I found myself spending hours Googling away my florist’s suggestions for my wedding bouquet, chapel & venue flowers. All rather tiresome, and on reflection I wish I had been able to come to the table with the flowers I knew of & actually wanted!
So my point in short, if you are feeling under/overwhelmed by what blooms will bring sheer joy to your wedding day, the Chelsea Flower Show (or your local nursery) is a great place to start….and rather empowering I might add. Under one house you have the best experts on hand to ask all your questions & confidently source a supplier if you are doing your own wedding day flowers.
The Great Pavilion is one of Chelsea’s main attractions & houses the top nurseries from all over the world. This is by far my favorite spot to get lost in all the different species & flower arrangements. This year arrangements were either big,bold & uncomplicated or pure English countryside, as if you had just collected your blooms at sunrise on your wedding day!
My top choice has to be the Amaryllis & Allium, which together make for a clean, fresh & bold statement.
You always need to check that your flower choices will be in season at the time of your wedding & will last all the hours they are intended for. Amaryllis flowers are in season from late December until the end of June & Alliums from Spring to mid-summer. They also come in a variety of colours, Amaryllis – red, white, orange, salmon, purple & Alliums in a wide range of sizes and shades of blue, purple, white and yellow.
I’ve put together a board of how you could use these two amazing flowers in your wedding day, enjoy!
For the love of Amaryllis:
For the love of Alliums: