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Wedding Flower Tips from Cork Florist Shandon Flowers


When it comes to your wedding flowers, depending on the day you envisage, the style you wish to create, and your chosen venue, there are lots of options to consider and think about. For many wedding couples, wedding flowers form a huge part of the theme of the day, so we partnered with local supplier Shandon Flowers to share their top tips with you.



The Bridal Bouquet is a vital styling element of your wedding attire,. Consider shape, size and colour when choosing a bridal bouquet. Remember that flowers like fruit are seasonal and perishable. Once you have chosen your colour palette, you will also need to consider the season you are getting married in. Speak to your florist to confirm what flowers may be available in your chosen colours, that can also complement the theme of your day. For bridesmaids, make sure their flowers complement your bridal bouquet.



Grooms & Groomsmen usually have boutonnieres, consisting of one or two flowers with added foliage. They mark a symbol of honour and bring together your wedding party’s attire. Boutonnieres will usually complement the brides bouquet or complementary blooms can be used for a same-sex wedding.



Ceremony and pew florals will bring your whole wedding day to life, wherever you choose to walk down the aisle. Consider Floral Arches as these are a great feature to frame you as a wedding couple as you stay ‘I do’. You may also choose entrance flowers as these are an excellent way to set the tone and theme of your wedding as you invite your guests into your wedding celebrations.



During the meal, Table Centrepieces involving floristry can range from subtle foliage to dramatic central displays based on the theme you choose. Discuss your vision with your Florist and Wedding Coordinator and they can help you to choose a style that will work seamlessly with your theme and work to enhance your place cards, table favours, table numbers and more.


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Celebrate your Wedding Day at the Metropole hotel. Benefit from the expertise of our dedicated Wedding Coordinator and Bridal/Bachelor advisor Janice Casey. We of course deliver a bespoke wedding planning service, but here are some packages to start with as you start planning your wedding.

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