My work as a wedding photographer, taking pictures of the people glowing with happiness on one of the most important and jolly days of their lives, has many great moments and as each bride knows there are months of preparations that go into many details on the day.
One of my favourite things to photograph (apart from shoes of course!) are wedding flowers.
I asked one of our brides – designer Katy Hackney (you can have a look at some images of Katy’s and David wedding in the preceding blog post) to write about her wedding bouquet. She brought not only a beautiful look to the bouquet but also a special meaning. During our chat on the day it turned out that we were both interested in the Victorian language of flowers, and here is Katy’s guide for future brides:-
“I am a designer http://hackneyandco.wordpress.com and draw many botanical forms every day and I have always been particularly interested in the old Victorian meaning of flowers, and the strong symbolism behind them. I decided to research the mystery of the bloom and try to give my wedding bouquet beauty and meaning.
- White Lilac: Memories, present and passed.
- White Heather: For good luck and protection.
- White Narcissi: For new beginnings.
- Baby’s Breath (Gypsum): Pure of Heart.
- White Carnation: For faithfulness.”
Here are also some of our favourite florists that we worked with over the years whose creations you can see in our wedding images:
Linden Flowers www.lindenflowers.co.uk
Fiona Halliburton www.flowersbyfionahalliburton.co.uk
Narcissus Flowers www.narcisussflowers.co.uk
Planet Flowers www.planetflowers.co.uk