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FAQs and expert advice about flowers & bouquets

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhampshiredorset.wedding

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Q We're having a winter wedding and want to incorporate our theme into our flowers. Do you have any suggestions?
A Nicola Waddilove says: With a romantic winter wedding, incorporate candlelight and the twinkle of fairylights through the dappled natural light of the day. The season provides an abundance of beautiful foliage and blooms, perfectly fitting with your theme. We may not have the same array of beautiful flowers like during the summer months, but the berries, twigs, and winter blooms available are just as stunning while offering beauty and texture. Flowering eucalyptus, tree ivy with added berries, conifer, ferns, skimmia and viburnum berries with their dark pearl blue glow all look stunning paired with some beautiful winter florals. Roses will always be a focal flower accompanied by winter helleborus, known as the Christmas Rose, and hypericum berries to provide a stunning floral display.

Winter garlands are a great way to decorate larger spaces, bringing in the finer details with delicate bud vases bursting with flowers, berries and foliage. Pair the arrangements perfectly with tapered candles in winter tones and tea lights to decorate the spaces.

Nicola Waddilove, Petals And Posies Floral Design

Blooming beautiful

Blooming beautiful

Q We're having a marquee wedding and would love to include florals throughout the space. What can you suggest?
A Jessica Fossey says: The beauty of flowers quickly plays a special part in your wedding day as blooms transform a space while bringing a venue to life.

Bringing the outdoors in is an epic way to experience joy throughout your wedding. Having a statement arch, romantic columns or showstopping pedestals are the perfect entrance to entice guests into the marquee.

Creating an atmosphere creates a story. Walking underneath floating ladders, beams and artistic overhead structures covered in foliage is a stunning way to build a vision.

Your venue stylist can decorate the tables with high and low flower arrangements on delicate stands or ceramic bowls to give height and fullness without restricting the vision of guests. These arrangements can be filled with colour, foliage or dried materials to make your dream a reality.

Bud vases are a beautiful way to fill spaces on tables between beautiful candles, napkins and sharing platters to add a pop of colour without taking up too much space. It's also a great way to decorate guest book tables, bar areas or cake tables.

The sense of smell is essential when it comes to planning a wedding. Marquees can be amazing for holding the scent of fresh eucalyptus, the goodness of sweet peas and those delicious roses.

Jessica Fossey, Ume

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