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Friday Florals: Peach Takeover

Working on a project for a client at present, we've become a bit obsessed with the peach palettes and especially peach peonies we've been encountering. We thought this Friday, since it's Labour Weekend, we'd keep it simple and show you a few of our favourite uses of peach through your wedding florals. We love how vibrant yet elegant and understated peach flowers are and peonies with their feminine, graceful appeal are the perfect wedding flower.

And remember, that Harlow Garland's florals department, HG Blooms is ready and excited to help you achieve your dream wedding bouquet or floral decor with our expert floral styling tailored entirely to you.

We also think that some peach peonies would look amazing tucked into bouquets like these to the right to complement the periwinkle blues, lavenders and dusty hay hues of the thistle and straw.

#FridayFlorals: What's Your Bouquet Style?

'Wild' Flowers by Harlow Garland for our Industrial Winter Shoot

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Harvest flowers by Harlow Garland

When it comes to choosing the style of your bouquet, your options are vast - and some opt to eschew flowers altogether in favour of more unconventional bouquets of nuts and foliage or brooches and buttons.

Whatever your personal style, there's a bouquet out there to suit you. In this post, we've highlighted a few of the many, many options.

Fruit/ Floral Combo

A mix of fruit or berries and flowers makes a stunning bouquet, use pomegranate and tamarillo for fall or winter bouquets as the deep reds and oranges will bring depth to the dreary winter weather and if you're lucky enough to have a blanket of snow outside, the reds will really look incredible. If you're looking for a more quirky summer bouquet, something like this lemon and lavender bouquet will fit the bill.

Harvest Bouquet

Mix flowers in autumnal hues with maize and a burlap ribbon like the example shown or opt entirely for dried flowers - dried lavender, thistle and twigs makes for an unconventional bouquet, especially suitable for winter weddings -like our example from our Industrial Winter shoot- and lend a heavenly, relaxing scent to your bouquet.

The Wreath

Instead of carrying a traditional bouquet, why not opt for a wreath - crafted to leave a handle, the wreath is an inexpensive bouquet option which will look effective as you walk down the aisle but also on the back of your chair at the reception or hung as part of your bridal table decor.

The Button/Brooch Bouquet

For the quirkier bride, this bouquet can be handcrafted to suit and can be kept for years after as a memento. Made from buttons, sparkly brooches or really anything that takes your eye, the button/brooch bouquet is a fantastic option for the DIY bride.

The Trailing Bouquet

These bouquets are in hot demand and can be made from a variety of blooms and foliage. For a Tuscan themed wedding, opt for greenery like olive or ivy and intersperse with delicate white flowers or multitonal foliage. For a lavish winter wedding, opt for deep reds and greys in interesting textures.


These bouquets opt for muted colours and darker tones like greys, deep purples or reds and greenery and usually incorporate a variety of seasonal textures. They're best suited to winter weddings but if you're after more of a muted palette for your big day, these bouquets will suit perfectly.

Nut Bouquet

Another variation for the DIY bride or for a memento to last the years, this bouquet is a simple yet effective bouquet option and one that is very inexpensive to create. It would suit bohemian or woodland themed weddings and can be incorporated into the bridal table decor after the ceremony.

The Spring Bouquet

Crafted from pastel or peach tones, this bouquet is a fresh and feminine bouquet that can suit weddings of all formalities. Look for texture to pair with the peach tones like those featured in the example image.

The Wild Bouquet

A loose collection of interesting blooms, this bouquet is probably the most fun to create. Look for unique textures and wild blooms in complementary tones. We loved creating a wild bouquet (hero image) for our Industrial Winter shoot and we love this spring/summer bouquet in the example to the left with its polka dot ribbon and complementary tones and textures.

Harlow Garland can create a bouquet to fit your signature style, for an example of costs, head over to our Floristry page and then get in touch to chat flowers with us!

#Fridayflorals: Designing Your Wedding Bouquet

When considering the design of your wedding bouquet, choose blooms that are in season around your wedding date to save on costs.  Some exotic, out-of-season blooms may of course look incredible but necessitate international ordering and with it, import costs and associated taxes, busting your wedding budget before you've barely started. Seasonality is also paramount when it comes to roses, the price of which increases dramatically around the holidays, especially Valentines Day and Mothers Day. This also extends to construction wherein the tighter or fancier the arrangement, the more work goes in to it causing the costs to skyrocket so if you're on a tight budget, opt for more of a deconstructed bouquet rather than a tightly formed one. 

Another tip is to look at colour. The second you say 'wedding' and 'white' in a sentence to your florist, you're inviting higher than standard quotes, especially when it come to formal construction as white flowers bruise more easily and so the handling involved in formal arrangements is more likely to invite wastage as blooms bruise in the process. 

Consider filling out an arrangement with simple greenery or the addition of fruit or vegetables which complement the overall look. A bouquet of rosemary or olive leaf will look striking in a Tuscan theme whereas wildflowers, tamarillos and pomegranates make for a stunning European winter arrangement. 

Summary: Think seasonally. Pin many inspirational images in complementary styles or tones to get cohesion in the vision of your arrangement and refine the vision based on what will be available around your wedding date. Choose a loosely constructed or deconstructed style and be open to different variations of blooms and fillers to save on costs. 

Also remember that Harlow Garland can do your flowers for you at a lower cost than a traditional florist, offering you quality, professionally styled arrangements to suit your budget.

Harlow Garland Blooms

Did you know that Harlow Garland can also handle your flowers? As stylists, we have an impeccable eye for detail and how one bloom complements another and can tie it in with the rest of your styling with effortless flair.
We can create incredible garlands, bouquets and table arrangements for you with a focus on wild and unstructured arrangements. We use only what's in season and sourced locally to save you on import fees and give you the freshest, most succulent blooms on the market. 
Contact us today for a quote!

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