Posted By The Bower Inn

Trends for wedding flowers

Brides and grooms are demanding more than the traditional cream or pink floral arrangements from their florists.

We're seeing an increase in green bouquets for both opposite and same sex marriages.

People are getting more experimental with their wedding arrangements. We're seeing lots more hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and carnations in green. The latter was a favourite of Oscar Wilde. He wore a green carnation every day. Green-themed bouquets and decorations go exceptionally well with brilliant white outfits and flowers. It's a fresh, modern and youthful combination, which is very fashionable.

Another trend we're seeing more of this year is the use of dried petals as confetti, table decorations, to sprinkle on the path to the reception, as part of cake table decorations, frozen in ice sculptures and to dress the bridal suite.

Dried petals don't stain and can be kept in a vase or bowl as a keepsake for up to six months after the wedding and this is very appealing for brides. Once you have finished using them you can pop them on your compost heap, as they are fully biodegradable and environmentally-friendly. This is one of the reasons we like them too - they don't create litter.

We predict next year's colour themes for weddings will include vintage chocolates, dusky pinks and vibrant yellows.

People are getting much more adventurous with their floral arrangements and bouquets. Popular flowers with couples include peonies, hydrangeas and delphiniums. The rise in the number of same sex celebrations we have here has definitely partly driven the demand for the more unusual colours.

We offer the perfect setting for a country-style wedding with lovely backdrops for photos. The inn is 18th century and is set in a pretty cottage garden with a huge weeping willow and sweet peas and roses in the summer.

A private marquee seats 78 people or 140 for a buffet within our private walled garden.

We create menus that let the quality of our local produce shine through, we only use free range meat and Westcountry eggs and our own bees work hard to make us honey.

We offer a beautiful venue away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's perfect for a simple, yet sophisticated wedding in the beautiful, quintessentially English setting.

Each wedding is tailored to the wishes of the couple, not an anonymous package. We allow flexibility so couples can make it their own thing! Nothing is ever too much trouble.

We do not have a licence to marry, but can hold a blessing or humanist ceremony or we can just cater for a wedding breakfast or reception, whether a bijou affair or something a bit grander.

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