Firmount House is lucky enough to have been host to some wonderful photoshoots and wedding celebrations. We have seen how flowers can uplift and accentuate a beautiful setting. Some of the expert florists we have met, have imparted their wisdom as to how you can make the most use of your wedding flowers on your special day! So here is a quick list….
- Multi-use flowers -once your ceremony is finished, use your ceremony flowers for your cake table or table settings, fireplace adornments or room decorations. Flowers can be multi-purposed on the day and your team/ Event Planner or your florist can move these flowers around for you into the rooms they are required
- Greenery – Don’t be afraid to collect your own ivy and greenery. These can be used on fireplaces and staircases and look really beautiful. Not every venue allows this so check first but private venues should do
- Green centrepieces – these can look amazing and coupled with copper lanterns for example, really work well. For example on photoshoots we have seen moss used with ferns and brown bottles with candles (see below) or fruit used with copper
- Bridesmaids’ bouquets – if you are having bridesmaids, why not use their bouquets as table centrepieces or on the cake table and they can pick them up after the evenings celebrations
- The Day After – And speak to your venue about what happens to the flowers the next day. Some of the flowers you will want to keep them but perhaps not all. They could be donated to a local care home to share some of the beauty ( which is what we do) or to neighbours or guests
- Sustainability – And so important… where possible try to be sustainable. Could you perhaps choose a flower that is grown in Ireland or that is in season in Ireland at the time of your wedding? Could you use one of the increasing amounts of organic growers? For favours could you use seed bombs which can help pollinate areas for the bees.