Flowers by Suzanne answers a winter wedding concern to help you prepare for the special day!
Question: For my winter wedding I want flowers that look festive but I need a bouquet to withstand the weather, what blooms can you suggest?
Laura says: If you want that festive look, we would definitely recommend red roses as your main flower! Not only are red roses the ultimate symbol of love and romance but they also look beautiful against a white or ivory wedding dress. We favour red Naomi roses for winter weddings as they stay fresh for a longer time in the cold and they have a sweet scent. We would complement the Naomi roses by teaming them with hypericum 'Tomato Flair', an evergreen plant which produces beautiful red berries in the autumn, and skimmia 'Rubella', also evergreen, which has clusters of burgundy-coloured buds in the winter. If you wanted a wider variety of flowers, we recommend red spray roses 'Mirabel' and red tulips 'Ile De France'. For your foliage, use eucalyptus 'Cinerea' and Scots Pine because they both smell amazing, and the pine especially evoke festive feelings.
Meet the expert...Laura Peltell | Flowers by Suzanne | www.flowersbysuzanne.co.uk
With more than 40 years' experience, this family-run florist has the motto 'delivering emotions' because they know the impact flowers really can have.