Your London Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 88)

HOT TOPIC Our local pros answer your big-day woes SPRING BLOOMS I’m trying to decide what flowers to choose for my bouquet and would love something seasonal. What would you suggest for a gorgeous spring look? Spring brides are the luckiest, as it’s such a glorious season. There are so many gorgeous flowers at this time of the year that you can’t go wrong – you’re spoilt for choice. As spring gets underway, there are tulips, daffodils, narcissus, iris and lily of the valley. Then country roses, snapdragon, lilac, delphinium, freesia, gardenia, cornflower and wild poppies appear before peonies, hydrangeas, sweet peas, dahlias and ranunculi take centrestage. It’s good to start with deciding on a colour for your bouquet. Most brides will go for an all-white bouquet or romantic pastel shades, but it’s an opportunity to bring in fresh pops of colour too. Tulips come in many lovely shades and there are lots of varieties, each with a different style and feel. Daffodils and narcissus are not often used in bridal bouquets but if you want a pop of white or yellow they’re perfect. Irises are not only purple. A white iris will add a different texture to the bouquet. The little white buds of the lily of the valley are very sweet in an April bouquet. Country roses, tight and delicate or blowsy, are gorgeous. Snap dragons, lilac and delphiniums give a lovely English country garden feel. Freesias have a lovely scent and silhouette. Gardenia is perfect for an all-white arrangement and the scent is heavenly. Cornflowers aren’t often found but they’re beautiful in a wildflower bouquet as are wild poppies, which come in many shades. In late spring and early summer, hydrangea, peonies, sweet peas, dahlias and ranunculi embody the bountifulness of nature. And it’s always nice to incorporate delicate daisies, camomile, astilbe, astrantia and oxypetalum at any time of the year. Anoma Radkevitch | Bloomsbury Flowers | A LONDON ICON We’d like to provide the transport to take our guests from A to B. What would a classic London bus bring to our day? This is not just any old London bus, this bus is traditional, iconic and sleek! Full of heritage and history, it’ll add that timeless impression desired on any wedding day. We understand the struggles that come with arranging transport for your day and that’s why choosing a London bus is the right choice! Seating up to 72 people, transporting your guests has never been easier! No need to co-ordinate multiple vehicles, you can fit them all in one and create the party atmosphere the minute you leave your ceremony. If you and your guests travel together, you can enjoy a glass of fizz on the journey and arrive at your destination fully relaxed, having no hassle or worry about congestion or parking restrictions at the venue. Not only that, but they also create an iconic London-themed backdrop for your cherished photos. Charlie Butler | Wedding Buses | 84