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In the previous blog we had a quick look at the stunning flowers used for Edward and Bella’s wedding. The designer Tammy Polatsek went to town with the natural woodland theme . Thousands of flowers were using to make the wedding set, but don’t despair you can re-create the fabulous look without a big film budget. To help keep your flower costs sensible try to use ivory flowers that are in season when you get married. The flowers used in the film included roses, delphiniums, stocks, sweet peas, hyacinths, ranunculus, freesia, cherry blossom, wisteria and viburnum along with umbrella ferns, and lots of moss.
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Bella carried a simple hand tied bouquet packed with beautiful ivory flowers. It must have smelt truly scrumptious, it contained hyacinths, freesia, stocks and ranunculus. Freesia and ranunculus also make beautiful buttonholes with a couple of simple leaves. Although you can’t currently get married in a forest in the UK, you can get around this by having a legal ceremony in register office, and then having your ‘real’ big day with all your friends and family at a later date in your favourite woodland. Or you can of course bring the great outdoors inside. Create a woodland feel by lining your aisle with tall branches with mossed arrangements at the base and flowers arranged to look as if they are growing.
The floral arch in Breaking Dawn was breath taking; it was very tall and packed with flowers. It featured delphiniums, cherry blossom and other white flowers. The arch in the film was so full with flowers, it would be budget busting for most brides. A scaled down version could still feature lots of gorgeous flowers but with a bit more foliage and moss. Many florists will have an arch structure that they decorate and hire out for weddings.
The reception tables had a very natural organic looking design on them, but they were quite tall and sprawling, so the plates and tableware were very close to the edge of the tables. Things can get knocked over when the table is that full and if your guests can’t see across the tables they may even move your lovely flowers elsewhere. I would opt for a design with the candelabra at the centre of the table and have the flowers around the base, arranged in a natural style with lots of moss and foliage.