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Romantic floral arches set the scene

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


    This year arches have been very much in demand here in Henley . This one takes on extra special appeal as it framed the view of the river perfect for photographs of the couple who arrived and departed via a floral adorned boat !                  

Winter wedding flowers

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

           Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular  here at white-gdn. Festive weddings can be truly magical . Whilst there are some limitations on seasonal flower availability such as peonies (these really are summer season flowers  )there are still many varieties of flowers to choose from . Popular choices for the winter season include amaryllis,roses,ranunculus,berries,ivys, liseanthus and gypsophylia . Dark red large headed velvety petaled roses create a warm effect and mix well with berries to give  a rich Christmas appeal . Reds can be softened with romantic folliage trimmed with cones ,pussy willow and luxuriant ribbons .Alternatively white flower choices can look beautifully romantic combined in different varieties with accents of ivy ,fir cones and berries for texture .Christmas wedding whites also combine well with metallic accents such as  silver twigs or accessories . Christmas is a wonderful time to use a little or even a lot of sparkle .Silver or gold containers add to full out winter glamour and silver candle holders and sparkly christmas trims or baubles can all be incorporated well with this look .With careful planning and a few careful touches carried through the entire theme a winter wedding can be Festively fabulous! .   


Autumn themes

Monday, November 13, 2017


   Autumn gives rise to richer hues of oranges reds and yellows that when subtly combined provide a warm feelgood theme to weddings that often do not have the luxury of summer sun .The use of large focal flowers  such as these calla lilies contrasting with more delicate smaller varieties provide elegant structure and romantic soft edges with added drama and impact coming from the addition of  vibrant chilies and red berries .       

White weddings

Thursday, July 20, 2017


         White weddings are back in vogue this season alongside romantic pastel colours .

     White enhances all things Victoriana in style and is a good choice to enhance a  lace theme,or wedding gown. Lace can be further enhanced by careful choice of flower with varied textures, babies breath, or waxflower shown above have both become popular choices. Care must always be taken to add just enough green relief in the design to ensure that the bouquet looks frothy and romantic ,enhancing the whole bridal theme but does not become invisible in all important photos when held against white dresses or tablecloths . When textures are skillfully combined the overall effect is a truly elegant affair                           

barn weddings

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


       Barn weddings have always been a bit of a feature here in the Henley area where we have such a profusion of traditional  bridal venues .Over the years we have created lots of rustic arrangements to  provide colour and light  to these lovely old spaces .Sunflowers are always a popular summer choice .Here a design of sunflowers , peonies and ever romantic tousled ivy  spill romantically over an aged oak barrel welcoming guests as  they arrive to the prospect of an amazing day ahead  .   

white-gdn wedding flower trends 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


    Our brides here in Henley are still firmly in love with the wild flower look .At white-gdn we will help you choose just the right flowers to achieve your individual interpretation .We will make sure your  flowers will be romantically tousled to perfection for the special day . So far this year  we are finding that there is a drift back towards pastels this year , purple seems especially popular .The other strong trend is the bright wild meadow flower look which combines a wealth of different flowers of vibrant colours interspersed with cooler colours and varied textures .

Eyecatching pedestals

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


     Pedestals help to focus attention at a venue and are often used to frame an altar during a wedding service ,or to soften a large entrance .They can be simple or bold .The white-gdn pedestal design shown above from our summer season,  is given extra elegance and strength by the use of a column .I often advise the use of column pedestals as their classic style fit most traditional venues .They work especially well  with bold forms and were simply made for luxuriant and romantic cascading  foliage .                                   


romantic lace

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


 Recently there has been a bit of a revival in the use of gypsopila in bouquets, either as traditional filler for romantic effect, or massed to good effect .This is further enhanced by using beautiful lace on the stems for a romantic feminine effect .These delicate flowers often also known as babies breath also come in a delicate pink which is often used as a contrast for bridesmaids .

Hot bright wedding trends

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Here at white-gdn we are still seeing an increased trend towards bright bold flowers. For those that may be tempted by this trend I have included a recent bouquet which is filled full of hot vibrant colour.