Myrtle & Mint talks beautiful floral ideas, tips and secrets for planning your wedding day flowers


We love this time of year at Myrtle & Mint; it heralds the start of moving towards spring with the arrival of seasonal blooms and the infectious excitement of romance as wedding plans begin for the year ahead.


It’s a time when many couples start to put the final touches to their wedding and in particular it’s perhaps the first time they have ever had to consider flowers, which can be a daunting prospect.


Your choice of flowers for your wedding can set the tone for the whole day and that is where we can be of help to ensure your flowers perfectly complement to your day. We’ve put together a few tips to inspire those romantics out there.


We would recommend you venture into the world of pinterest to start to build some ideas and inspiration on floral styles and themes that may capture the look and feel of the wedding day you have in mind.


Don’t forget that a good wedding florist will get booked up early, sometimes up to a year in advance, particularly if you are getting married in the summertime. So it is important to research and contact your florist as soon as you can. Ideally, once you have set the date, booked your venue and chosen the wedding dress.


We offer couples a free consultation to discuss initial plans and hold the date until they are ready to commit. We hold our consultations in our flower shop which is full of inspiration. We recommend that if you are planning ahead come and visit us for your consultation a year in advance of your wedding so you can get a good feel for the seasonality and types of flowers that are available at the time of the year you will be getting married.


Your florist will be able to advise you on seasonal flowers and offer beautiful solutions to most budgets. Sometimes a family member or friend wishes to arrange some of the flowers. This is never a problem but we would always recommend you leave your bouquet, bridesmaid’s and buttonholes to the florist – you want to be as relaxed as possible on the big day.

A lot depends on your choice of venue with regards to the style of floral arrangements you might choose; a stately home might dictate more formal flowers for your tables and reception areas. If you are holding your wedding in a more rural setting, natural planted wooden crates make a lovely rustic statement and tables arranged prettily with jugs intermingled with potted plants can look stunning. Regardless of the venue, Myrtle & Mint have lots of ideas for any bride, many vases to loan and work closely with local venues and suppliers.

If you’re getting married in 2015 we are noticing a move away from the hedgerow jam jar weddings towards a more voluptuous style. The style of ‘just picked from the garden’ in arrangements bursting with generous displays of gorgeous garden blooms are far more the choice for brides in the year ahead. We are also seeing an increase in outdoor wedding ceremonies with weather flexible floral arrangements a key consideration.


Regardless of your choice of venue or theme, we have lots of ideas for any couple and we work closely with local venues and suppliers to ensure your perfect day.

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To make an appointment for a free consultation contact Jane at Myrtle & Mint Flowers, 13 St Peter’s Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1XF, 01473 218 799,,