How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Flowers

December 11, 2020

Top Tips From Irish Wedding Florists

Choosing the perfect flowers to suit the vision of your wedding can be really difficult task. There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to choose the best Irish wedding florists, like how to choose the perfect colour palette, what flowers work best for different wedding seasons, when in the planning journey should you consider booking your florist, and the list goes on.

Don’t panic. To help you along the way I’ve asked some of the best Wedding florists in the country to give their expert advice on all things wedding flowers. This guide to wedding flowers is full of helpful tips and will give you a great starting point and some inspiration when choosing your own flowers and florist.

Irish Wedding Florists, The Tangled Bramble:

Who I am and what I do?

“Hi my name is Ali and I am the owner and lead floral designer at The Tangled Bramble. We specialise in Weddings and Events and I am so passionate about what we do.
Because I love to chat to my couples and get a feel for their style and the theme of their wedding day. I then create the perfect designs from there. I create all the florals myself from the bridal bouquet right through to dressing the reception room. It will be just the way you imagined to make sure the same theme runs throughout the whole day!”

Where do I start when choosing a colour pallet for my wedding?

“When I meet with my couples to discuss their wedding flowers I always ask what colour they have picked for their bridesmaid. This is generally one of their favourite colours and the reason they have already picked it. So from there we want to pick flowers that will compliment the style and colour of their dresses.. Similar with the Brides dress you always want the bouquet to tie in and compliment the style of dress eg. A Boho/lace rustic style will work perfect with a loose, full foliage soft bouquet..
I would also encourage couples to work with the seasons colours there for the seasonal flowers will just work together perfectly.. Pastels and softer colours for spring/summer then late summer, autumn the colours start to darken, then heading towards dark forest greens, navy’s, burgundy for late autumn winter.
I also always say the bouquet is just an accessory so whatever you do go for make sure it complements your dress and style and doesn’t take from them..”


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Irish Wedding Florists, Once upon a wedding:

Who I am and what I do?

“We provide bespoke wedding flower and styling options for couples tailored to reflect their personality and illustrate their love story. We offer both a design led or collaborative process depending on what the couple prefer. The best part of our job is zooming into the details. this is what makes their wedding different and translating that vision into a reality on their big day.”

What are some creative ideas for where I can use flowers in my ceremony and reception?

“We work with a wide inventory of pretty props. We are constantly updating props and styling these in a variety of ways. However, our favourite aspect of styling is incorporating natural elements like beautiful blooms and foliage to breathe life into spaces and bring the outdoors in. As well as bridal flowers, we also create floral center pieces and ceremony flowers; inspired by their overall style, colour palette and seasonality. Its great when flower loving couples ask for more creative ways too to surprise and delight your guests. For example using posies to signpost walkway to reception, single flowers on guests place settings and floral backdrops for a photo opportunity for guests. The options are endless, we always encourage couples to chat about all of their ideas and together we can create their perfect vision for the big day.”


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Irish Wedding Florists, Greenstock Florists:

Who are we and what do we do?

“We are a flower company who specialise in all aspects of floral design services.
Events, special occasions & weddings are our everyday business.
We have a studio workshop & garden based in Wicklow where we produce Irish grown seasonal flowers much of the year,
with a retail store in the Blanchardstown centre D15 & web-store for online for deliveries throughout the greater Dublin area.”

For weddings our best advice to wedding couples is:

“Use Irish wedding florists who’s work you’ve seen in person or has been recommended to you by a happy couple.
Ask to see previous work if not available on social media or online.
Check out the Irish wedding florists reviews online.
To have fully chosen your venue ceremony & reception.
As what you will wear is an important part in selecting your flowers, we ask that you have fully chosen dresses & suiting for the big day.
Take a look at images of florals you do or don’t like as this is key to deciding your own individual style.
More advice & guidance from us on wedding flowers at wedding-flowers.”



I hope you found this helpful when choosing your florist. Wishing you the very best in planning your wedding. For more tips and inspiration go to my blog main page. You may enjoy reading ‘Helpful bridal tips for making the most of your ceremony’