However . . .

. . . when it comes to florists I have to say that we are a flexible lot. Yes, your best friend may have had burnt orange roses and gold orchids but if you want an elegant, all white affair with pristine white glass bowls filled to overflowing with roses and peonies, then a good florist should be able to do both

A good florist doesn’t try to convince you to have what they suggest or what they ‘are good at’. If you fall in love with a display from their portfolio and want it ‘just like that’, then that is different

I make sure I listen to each new bride to find out her likes and dislikes, to see if she has a favourite flower or, equally important, one that she hates! Once I know what her dress looks like and what the bridesmaids are wearing, I have a much better idea of what will work for her. Her personality will also reflect whether she wants bright, exciting colours and dramatic contemporary displays or simple, country style, slightly vintage looking flowers that look as if they’ve been gathered only that morning

A well rounded florist will have a wide selection of visuals to show you and still more ideas to discuss with you in relation to your unique wedding day – choose carefully and wisely and you can’t go wrong. Happy hunting!