Your Kent Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 107)

HOT TOPIC This issue we asked the experts how to inject your wedding days with the spirit of spring TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS Wedding and event florist Louise Roots ( says: We tend to think of soft pastels when we think of spring, but there’s a huge array of colours available. Spring brings an abundance of scent and colour after the long winter months and kick starts the wedding season. Whatever your style or palette, there are so many choices of seasonal flowers to suit. Pretty ranunculus, sweet peas and clematis are perfect for a soft, romantic colour palette of pinks and lilac. These delicate little flowers are beautiful in bouquets and low arrangements, while accents of cherry blossom and magnolia are so pretty in taller designs. After all, nothing screams springtime more than blossom! For muted, rustic tones add fritillaria and hellebore, which are beautiful with soft, dusky pinks and ivory for a relaxed, romantic theme. Tulips are always a favourite, and the perfect choice for clean, simple designs, either used alone en masse or paired with calla lily, roses and anemone. Spring is the perfect time of year for a soft lemon colour scheme. Scented paperwhites, sol d’or narcissi, pale yellow and cream butterfly ranunculus, tulips, hyacinths, iris and ranunculus are so fresh and pretty. These quintessential spring flowers are a great way to support British growers. Use musari and bluebells too for the prettiest blue shades, and pair with mixed vibrant colours or white for a clean, bright finish. Utilising Pantone colour of the year for 2023, Viva Magenta, the perfect choice would be rich anemone, tulips, roses and ranunculus. Add mixed pink and mango hues for a bright feminine theme. Late spring will see the first of the peonies. For a classic white wedding, use these with scented garden roses, jasmine and stunning white lilac. Scented lily of the valley is the ideal addition to a bridal bouquet – a pretty little flower that’s pricey and a popular choice with the royals. SPRINGTIME SPECIAL 63 EXPERT ADVICE