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Wedding flowers plus - A new service from GardenAdvice for wedding flowers with a personal touch 



Wedding flowers plus - If you, your daughter, son or friends are planning to get married then this is a great new service just for you called wedding flowers plus from GardenAdvice 
Its an idea created from the large numbers of our members and viewers who over the last few years have been asking advice on growing flowers for an upcoming wedding for a son or daughter or a friend.
Based on our MyGardenTeam service in which we provide you with your own online gardening expert on the GardenAdvice staff. We help you plan and organise the growing of the flowers in your own garden with the use of your own online gardening expert, online calendars email reminders and SMS messages created to inform you when to sow the seeds, pinch out the plants and how to present the flowers for that special day.
Depending on which time of year the wedding is taking place and the location we will help you choose the best type of wedding flowers to grow and also match the flowers and colours you produce to the Brides and Bride grooms wishes. 
We also put you in contact with a specialist in wedding flowers at M&S Flowers to provide you with advice on the wedding flowers that you will not be able to grow either because they might be out of season or the soil and climate in your garden is not ideal for growing some of the flowers you will need. 
For further information and to sign up for a free 14 day trial of the wedding flowers plus service from GardenAdvice please click here 
After the 14 day free trial the service costs £99 per year 
Just a few of the wedding flowers we could help you grow for that special day 
  • Roses

The rose is considered as a symbol of beauty and love; it has also been used as a  metaphor of emotion, beauty, passion and love for many centuries.  The most beloved flower was even used by Princess Diana on her wedding day, as well as countless other celebrity brides.  

Roses are available all year round, they are lightly scented and are said to have a variety of languages as they are grown in various colours.  Here are some, sweet signifiers: white and red together=unity; orange=fascination; coral=desire; pale pink=grace; lavender=enchantment; and red=true love.  There are some negative connotations that may prohibit persons from them such as the yellow roses (infidelity); white (a heart that is ignorant of love); primroses (inconstancy); or dark deep red roses (bashful shame).  Some florists may have contempt as it relates to the choosing of roses based on old-fashion traditions and codes, but you can follow your intrusion.  

This versatile and beautiful flower is middle-of-the-road when it comes to durability being neither though or overly fragile.They are prone to open in warm conditions which may be desirable in bouquets and arrangements, as they can achieve whatever look is necessary.  Roses can be used for stylish conventions as well, such as rose scented astringents, lotions and potpourri sachets to give as bridemaids’  gifts.  You can even have your flower girls tote rose-studded pomanders or “kissing balls” in lieu of baskets of petals.  Instead, of using towering centerpieces, rose petals can be scattered on the tables and the dance floor.  They are some edible roses as well, that are perfect for fancy presentation, so you can arrange to have the caterer sprinkle some petals in the salad or float them in glasses of pastel punch at the reception-just make sure that they are not sprayed with pesticides.  Finally, for your honeymoon, the roses petals can be used when u bathe or on the bed in handfuls.
  • Calla Lilies

The calla lily which is also known as the arum lily, is an elegant, trumpet shaped blossom which symbolises “magnificent beauty”.  There are two common types available-a large-headed variety with a long, smooth stem which is suitable for tall arrangements or more presentation-style bouquet, and the miniature version which is quite suitable for nosegays and boutonnieres.  the cream ivory is the most popular, but they can be found in yellow, orange, mauve-pink and dark purple.

Callas Lilies are sensitive to cold temperatures and can get frost damage easily.  They can tolerate heat very well and retain their moisture well without a water source.  These are one of the few flower types that will stand up at a summer wedding.
  • Lilacs

This flower which symbolises “love’s first emotions” is a very fragrant and are available mostly in spring and the summer months; it requires a good water source and is sensitive to heat.

The lilacs can also be used as bouquet or floral arrangements; this exotic flower comes in a colour and sizes but the purple and white tend to be best suited at your reception or church in a decorative style.
  • Gardenias

Encircled by dark green, waxy leaves, the charm gardenia discharges a sensual, heavy scent.  Gardenias are gorgeous when tightly placed as a bouquet or used sparsely in a shallow bowl as a centerpiece and a single gardenia makes a wonderful scented corsage.  

But you must be extremely careful when handling with gardenias as they can bruise easily; and lack of water may also bring about wear and tear.
  • Stephanotis

The Victorian meaning of this flower is “martial happiness”, making the dainty white is a first choice at weddings.  The star shaped, waxy flowers grow on a flowering vine; each can be placed on a special holder before it is arranged.  Moreover, a bouquet of these lovely flowers is one of the most traditional a bride can ever carry and the stephanotis boutonnieres can be a standard choice for formal weddings.

The mildly scented, all year round flower is very delicate and vulnerable to damage from heat, cold and handling.  they have to be provided with an adequate source of water and the blossoms will wither in bouquets.  Even under the best conditions, stephanotis tend to wilt and get brown even before the end of the wedding.
  • Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas, with its big bushy head and intense pink, blue, burgundy, and purple, is represented as “vanity” in the Victorian sense.  It is one of the most popular varieties of changes in colour as it grows from bubble-gum pink to sky blue, depending on the acidity of the soil.  A stem or two of this shrub flower help to fill out arrangements and bouquets and a few sprigs can make a very nice boutonniere.  You will find the hydrangea in white and shades of green, pink, burgundy and blue.

It is a very thirsty flower and tend to wilt easily from heat or lack of water; it is usually best arranged in water or wet foam.