A great deal of planning goes into weddings and one significant aspect of many such celebrations is the flowers that are involved. These natural sources of colour and beauty often fill the venue where the ceremony takes place, as well as the reception room.
Also, they can be part of the outfits of certain members of the wedding party, including the bride and groom. For this reason, florists play a crucial part in many weddings and their contributions have a significant impact on the overall success of the event. One individual who is involved in such activity is Nicholas Ward. Speaking to the South Wales Echo recently, he noted that he has been working with flowers for the last ten years and one of his favourite aspects of the job is planning floral decorations for when people tie the knot.
According to the expert, who is one of many florists operating in Wales, the trend among women getting hitched recently has been a new take on old classics. He remarked: “This year the style has been very much vintage garden, shabby chic I suppose you would call it. Brides have been going for a lot of old school flowers like hydrangea and blousy roses.”
Mr Ward started his career after obtaining a creative degree in art from Manchester University and he noted he has “always been interested in colours and sculpture”. He added: “I also like nature and so being a florist brings all of that together.” According to Mr Ward, who sources his flowers from Holland in large refrigerated lorries, he gets to know brides well before their big days because there are a lot of planning and discussions that take place. He went on to note: “It is lovely to see all the hard work come together at the end of the day.”