weddings and events
Wedding flowers are such an important element for the 'Big Day' that it is always worthwhile seeking the advice and expertise of a skilled florist. Designer Flowers by Rodgers whilst been long established have a host of expert floral designers who can advise on either traditional,modern or even 'funky' flowers for the occasion.
Designer Flowers by Rodgers believe it is so important that the florist designer truly understand the brides ideas,that they insist that each bride has a full consultation with one of their senior florists before even suggesting or pricing up wedding flowers. Dress style,hair style and colours, height and build all need to be comsidered in suggesting the correct floral designs to compliment the occasion.To acheive this, one specific designer overseas the process of consultation,ordering,designing and making up through to the actual delivery. In this way the bride has complete confidence that everything has been attended to the last detail.
Prices vary,but however much you wish to spend your wedding flowers will be tailored specially for you and you can be assured of inspired design and top quality workmanship. To maintain our high standards we will only deliver to a radius around the Greater Manchester area mainly but for larger weddings we have travelled as far as the Scotish borders and as far south as London.
History of Bridal Flowers.....
The rich history of bridal flowers can be traced back to the Roman,ancient Greek and even the Egyptian civilisation,but it was really the Victorians who popularised the tradition. In Roman times the bride and groom would be garlanded and later in the middle ages,children would scatter flowers or petals in front of the bride as she left the church. Even today bridal attendants are often referred to as 'flower girls ' !.
The custom of 'throwing the bridal bouquet' originates from America,whilst buttonholes or corsages may be traced to the ancient British custom of the bride giving favours to her guests at the ceremony. Originally these were brightly coloured ribbons which were pinned to the lapel, but this was quickly superseded by the flowers worn today.
Throwing confetti originates from Italy when tiny pieces of confectionery were used; in this country,rose petals became a fragrant and romantic alternative but perhaps sadly small pieces of coloured paper are the norm today.
Particular flowers were often picked for their meaning or symbolism and today with florists,such as Designer Flowers by Rodgers,are able to source flowers from around the world,it is possible to create the most personal and stunning designs to enhance the gown on your special day.