When it comes to wedding flowers, Keilly Cooke, owner of Sandyhill Florist, Saundersfoot is something of an expert.
“We have been florists for many years, starting with my mum over 35 years ago,” she says.
“Wedding floristry is something we have become quite passionate about over the last few years, creating brides dream bespoke wedding flowers really is our thing!
As well as the full floral wedding package Sandyhill Florist also offers a hire service including artificial flowers, arches, milk churns, neon signs and 4ft light up letters.
When would you advise a bride to choose her bouquet?
When you have a date for your wedding day, you should select which florist you will be using and check the date is available. The brides bouquet doesn’t have to be finalised till a couple of months before the date.
What are the most popular flowers for bouquets?
Roses are always a popular choice as are Lisianthus and eucalyptus. Another popular choice would be peonies, but these are only available through spring and summer. Pampas is also something that has become hugely popular over the last few years and looks amazing when used with both fresh flowers and artificial flowers.
What are the most popular styles?
Over the last couple of years, the wild look has been very popular, using lots of foliage and grasses the more muted tones of flowers seem to be the most popular choice on colours. You get some lovely varieties of roses and Lisianthus in more soft vintage colours now which are available throughout the year.
What flowers and style are popular for buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen?
The most popular for buttonholes is the single rose buttonhole I think it will always be a classic, but over the last couple of years, bunched buttonholes have become increasingly popular. These are small bunches of mixed flowers, matching the bridal flowers, usually tied with jute twine.
Do you decorate the church and reception venue?
Yes, this is something we absolutely love doing as every bride requests something different with the help of Pinterest, Instagram and Google brides really keep us on our toes creating some amazing designs.
What advice would you give a bride looking to choose her wedding flowers?
Choosing your wedding flowers doesn’t have to be stressful at all. Once you’ve chosen your dress and a colour scheme make an appointment to see your florist where they will discuss styles, colours and budget to best suit your day.