By Calm Weddings

Did you know that traditionally wedding flowers had a strong smell of herbs and spices, which were believed to scare off evil spirits, bad luck and ill health? Apparently, garlic was quite popular too! This tradition developed into the bride wearing floral garlands that signified new life and fertility. Flowers became part of the bride’s bouquet and then flowers became a symbol to lovers as they sent them with little messages to each other; a tradition which still goes on today.

So history lesson over, flowers can be included in your wedding as little or as much as you would like, however, we believe that when choosing your flowers you need to speak to the professionals. Flowers can come in all shapes, sizes and colours, so if you are going to spend a significant part of your budget on flowers you want them to stand out.

We had to share the flowers from Platinum Flowers who are based in Hartlepool. Not only do they offer a FREE consultation but their amazing flowers are designed to suit your style and budget needs. You can choose or modify one of their existing designs. Check out just a small sample of their fantastic designs.

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Flowerhouse, who are based in Hartburn, are another superb company who pride themselves on listening to their customers: they will work with you to ensure your wedding is filled with the flowers you desire. Just look at this small selection of marvellous designs.

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Calm Weddings offer an alternative to fresh flowers … silk flowers! Please keep reading! Don’t be put off by the image of old-fashioned, satin petals that have seen better days. Calm Weddings offers designs from Everything But The Dress. Contemporary, stunning and modern silk bouquets that you can keep for ever. Imagine not only being able to show your own children your wedding bouquet, but your grandchildren too! Here’s a few stunning samples.

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If you don’t know much about flowers, it really is best to talk to the professionals.