Flowers on your wedding day - it's an absolute must.
Some people go for artificial flowers that last forever. Some go for spending hundreds of pounds on paying a professional to carefully create something bespoke for them.
What do you prefer?
I personally prefer real flowers - bees love them!
Being a Cambridge Wedding Photographer I see lots of flowers, and one of my favourite flowers is the sunflower.
But the thing is, you don't see them all the time in wedding bouquets.
Have you ever tried growing chillis in the middle of winter? It's not going to happen!
Equally, if you try growing sunflowers in the middle of winter, that's not going to happen either. Consider this - when have you seen sunflowers used in a wedding bouquet? If not, when was the last time you saw sunflowers?
When I was driving last week I saw a vast field of sunflowers: they looked spectacular!
The thing is, we are at the end of August, so we're in the summer!
At the Cambridge Botanical Gardens, they had a whole section cordoned off where they were growing sunflowers - but give it a month or two, and they will be long gone!
Beth and I love peonies flowers, but there was no chance of those because we got married in March! So, my wife got creative and created the bouquets from the local market, stocking local, in season flowers, and that made sense for us.
So here's some tips for you:
If you know that you want sunflowers in your wedding bouquet, do the following steps:
- Have a summer wedding!
- Book a professional to do it for you!
It's as simple as that.
For the record, "Botany Bay Flowers" did the flowers for the photos in this blog!
(Queue the song "Sunflower" from Spiderman)
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