Sustainable wedding flowers for every budget in 2023 – royal florist

Jayne Walsh



Sustainable flowers are on the minds of everyone from brides-to-be to household names. HELLO! spoke exclusively with Larry Walshe – florist to the royal familycelebrities and luxury brands – who shared his expert tips to make sure your wedding flowers are as beautiful as sustainable as spectacularwhatever your budget.

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royal households, Christian Dior, Valentinoand Adele and Rhianna have all enjoyed the services of Larry Walshe, the founder of Bloomthe UK’s first 100% plastic-free and waste-free luxury online floristry.

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“I feel that during the lockdown, each of us at home started to realize the enormous amount of waste produced by packaging. It came to light that we need to find solutions that kinder to the planet. We decided to create a new retail offering and felt that it was: completely plastic-free and sustainable would be the ultimate goal… and then we did!Larry with enthusiasm.

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Traditional English garden themes are timeless

Keep reading to learn more about the biggest wedding trends for 2023how to choose your flowers and above all, how to make sustainable choices on a tight budget.

The range of sustainable options is limitless

How do you make your wedding flowers environmentally friendly?

* Be open to the styles and looks that best suit this design style – seek advice from your suppliers and let them guide you.

* Consider every part of the journey – where do your flowers come from? How can they be built in a sustainable way? How long do your suppliers need to make this work? What can we do with the flowers after the wedding itself?

* Depending on what you want to create, your florist can make suggestions that suit you best. Sometimes these methods take a little longer, so if your location gives you a little more time in the day, it may be possible.

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Bring your garden inside

How can you reuse your wedding flowers after your big day?

Larry is a passionate advocate for flower repurposing: “It’s always great when flowers from a wedding can be reused afterwards. We love it when guests ask for takeout designs at the end of the evening as you know, they will be loved longer at home.”

If this is something you would like to do:

* Please advise your florist about this at the beginning of the design process so that they can propose designs constructed in such a way that this option is possible.

* Turn your flowers into confetti. Larry explains: “We recently partnered with a charity confetti company that uses our flowers after the wedding, dries them and turns them into natural confetti. They then make a charity donation for every sale. It’s great to see our flowers go to a well at home after they’ve already enjoyed it.”

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How much do wedding flowers cost on average?

* This one varies greatly so our best suggestion if you want to understand what to invest in is: collect ideas about what you like, consult with reputable suppliers and ask for their advice. Bloom is always happy to guide their clients and inform them about what budget to allocate to their wedding design in order to achieve the results they have dreamed of.

* Keep in mind that some choices that are more durable may also cost a little more. However, consumer demand usually drives this price down so until we can all ask for it, it sits a little higher than usual. Support these suppliers, help promote the products that matter and spend a little more for a more sustainable and conscious party.

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Florists are professional creatives

How can brides make eco-friendly choices on a tight budget?

*Eco-friendly choices don’t necessarily have to cost more money. Sometimes thinking about what to do with your flowers after the wedding is just a consideration, rather than an extra cost,” advises Larry.

* “For a bit, advise your florist about your budget and saying you want to design with sustainability in mind and then leaving them to design ideas will always yield the best results.”

* Another point to remember is that: “Florists are creatives and like to take on a challenge. We can then present you concepts that may differ from your original ideas, but may be even better!”

Seasonal flowers are stunning and cost effective

How do you find out which flowers are in season on your wedding day?

* Selecting seasonal flowers always yields the best quality and price, so it’s a good idea to do that ask your florist which flowers are most available for your wedding date. You can also ask if any of the flowers they mention are grown and available for source from UK.

* There are also a number of online resources available if you want to do some more advanced homework, but ask your suppliers for our opinion. We are happy to answer your questions and feel your excitement and are always ready to guide you.

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What are the biggest wedding flower trends for 2022-2023?

Color accents come alive at weddings

HELLO!: Are you currently receiving requests for specific themes or trends?

We notice that couples are increasingly open to the use of color – Gone is the day when every wedding is white or blush pink – pops blue, lilac, yellow, orange and brighter shades of pink are all there and we love it! It lends itself very well to the English style of bring the outside in – recreate the garden in a meaningful and vibrant way,” Larry said, and examples of his recent creations show this trend coming to life.

HELLO!: You are seen as a trendsetter and have worked with fashion houses. What trends can you predict for brides next year?

Vintage shades of lilac and pink next nude, caramel and cappuccino tones will be seen around the world in 2023. With new flower varieties being developed every year, these colors will continue to grow in popularity,” Larry revealed.

Vintage shades of lilac, pink and nude will be the trend in 2023

interesting, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian‘s taste influences brides across the country. “Using seasonings like The Kardashians nude and caramel colors consistent in their brands and this seeps into wedding trends by using flowers in the same shadescombine these with bedding and furniture to offer something new and exciting that has not been celebrated beforeLarry continued.

Caramel and cappuccino notes are loved by celebrities

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How to create your own unique floral aesthetic for your wedding

HELLO!: You are known for ingenious and original displays; how would you imagine a bride finding her own unique style amid the almost overwhelming array of choices?

Work closely with a wedding planner. There are so many options, choices and options available that can often be overwhelming. This is our job – we know what’s on the market and we know what’s possible to create within your time constraints and budget,” explains Larry.

Share what you love and your florist will make it

If you don’t know where to start, Larry encourages you to bring samples of anything you’ve found online or in magazines: “We start every customer meeting with a blank sheet of paper and take the time to get to know our customers, both individually and as a couple. We take all their first ideasimages they found online and details they know they also want or don’t want to see it recorded, and to interpret it in a scheme never seen before. We select the very best ideasfind a way to put them together in a coherent way and offer a scheme that will be every guest’s talk.”

Your special day can also be good for the planet

For such a fine industry, the floristry produces an exorbitant amount of plastic which contributes to the 600 million tons of waste produced in the UK every year so go to Larry Walshe’s website and Instagram page for more inspiration.

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