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Forever Florals: The sustainable alternative to fresh flowers on your Wedding Day

Choosing flowers for your wedding day is a really exciting step in your wedding planning journey! With endless colour schemes and possibilities you’ll probably be looking for an amazing florist to help pull your vision together. Flowers will take up 10% – 20% of your wedding budget and although they look beautiful, they are ultimately a disposable item. Have you ever considered the option of flowers that are everlasting? Featured supplier Charlotte of My Little Posy shares with Wedding Fix why forever florals are hot for 2022.

“When planning our own wedding, I just couldn’t find what I was looking for anywhere and so decided to start creating what I wanted – and so My Little Posy was born! I’m lucky that other brides want this style too. I had so much joy planning our own wedding and reused all the flowers in one way or another so love giving this back to my brides.

I live and breathe all things wedding and am constantly researching new trends and floristry techniques in order to be creative and perfect my style. I am totally in love with boho, folk, celestial, wild and whimsical styles.

I studied Floristry at college and used fresh flowers but I just loved the crispy, dry, unpredictable angles in using dried flowers.

I was shocked at the unsustainable, old fashioned floristry practices still being used and taught with fresh flowers so I set out to make some pretty designs using dried only and making up my own practices of doing things along the way.

We have a small vintage caravan called Posy which we bought as a project and hire out as a prop/ for promotional purposes.

I have always enjoyed making quite intricate detailed floral pieces like hair combs and flower crowns with tiny little meadow flowers. These days, as well as the little flowers, I’ve moved onto using larger blooms and creating bigger displays but the little posies remind me of where I started.

Every couple is unique so will require a unique quote for the florals chosen for them. If you have a specific budget in mind, we can work towards that.

Installations and wall decor are quite popular at the minute. You can go for a huge statement piece and smaller table decor to divide up the cost a bit. There are lots of ways to split the cost and still get the desired effect.

Our ideal couple is ethically aware, open to alternative ideas, boho, fun, celestial, wildy-in-love, interesting, quirky, whimsical.

As an example: A wedding with a neutral dried bridal bouquet & silk ribbon, two bridesmaid bouquets, four button holes, eight table decor pieces and a pampas cloud floral installation would be £975.”

Dried flowers don’t require a water source which are often non-biodegradable plastic or floral foam. I encourage having floral items for weddings which can be used in the home afterwards. Guests can take home table arrangements or bridesmaids can use their floral hoops/ bouquet as a home decor item. It’s also a lovely gesture to give away your florals to guests and it means they have a new lease of life.

I love the idea of florals living on way past your wedding day as a keepsake and a sustainable option. I have one of my bridesmaids bouquets from our wedding day pinned upside down on my wardrobe.

We are always happy to provide styling. If you have ideas for a theme that we can work to, let us know or you can give us full creative licence and a budget to track down items. On your day, we can style your event so that all you have to do is turn up. It’s completely up to you, how much you want us to be involved.

You can find My Little Posy on Instagram and Etsy and on our wedding directory. Photography credits Agrestal Visual.

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