Hollie & Kieran having confetti thrown on them

Flowers on your wedding day – it’s an absolute must.

Some people go for artificial flowers that last forever. Some go for spending thousands of pounds on paying a professional to carefully create something bespoke for them. And genuinely, it’s always worth the cost spent for fulfilling your unique vision.

What do you prefer?

I personally prefer real flowers – bees love them. I care a lot about the environment and my carbon footprint, one of the many reasons I choose to be vegan and follow a plant based diet. Alongside these values, being a Luxury Documentary Wedding Photographer in Kent I see lots of real flowers, and one of my favourite flowers is the sunflower.


But the thing is, you don’t see them all the time in wedding bouquets.

Why’s that?

Seasonal Flowers

Have you ever tried growing chillis in the middle of winter? It’s not going to happen!

Equally, if you try growing sunflowers in the middle of winter, that’s not going to happen either. Consider this – when have you seen sunflowers used in a wedding bouquet? If not, when was the last time you saw sunflowers?

At the Cambridge Botanical Gardens, they had a whole section cordoned off where they were growing sunflowers – but give it a month or two, and they will be long gone!

Beth and I love peonies flowers, but there was no chance of those because we got married in March! So, my wife got creative and created the bouquets from the local market, stocking local, in season flowers, and that made sense for us.

So here’s some tips for you:

Get Planning

If you know that you want sunflowers in your wedding bouquet, do the following steps:

– Have a summer wedding

– Book a professional florist to do it for you

It’s as simple as that.

(Cue the song “Sunflower” from Spiderman)

January 22, 2024

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