A couple’s ceremony is the general term which includes Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Civil partnerships and Commitment ceremonies. Creating a romantic atmosphere will enhance your ceremony but how can this be achieved ?
Set the mood
As guests enter the space you will be using for your ceremony think about what they will see, hear and smell. Flowers and balloons can add to the visual impact, whilst a carefully chosen sound track can add to the mood.
If you are going to use the same room all day then consider how you can change the mood as the day progresses by changing the level of lighting.
Flowers for wedding anniversaries
We are all familiar with the notion of each wedding anniversary being linked to a symbol such as silver, gold or ruby but did you know that there are also flower equivalents ?
1st Anniversary Carnation
2nd Anniversary Cosmos
3rd Anniversary Sunflower
4th Anniversary Geranium
5th Anniversary Daisy
10th Anniversary Daffodil
15th Anniversary Roses
20th Anniversary Aster
25th Anniversary Iris
30th Anniversary Lily
40th Anniversary Gladiolas
50th Anniversary Yellow roses
Source: Petal talk
With Valentine's day just around the corner what will the bouquet you send say to the person you are giving it to ?
“Florigaphy” or the language of flowers dates back to the Victorian times when suitors would send flowers expressing feelings which could not be spoken aloud.
Popular choices included
Red roses which spoke of love
Yellow roses to express joy
Red and white mixed meant Unity and undying love.
Red carnations signalled admiration
White carnations reflect pure love
White Calla lilies for beauty
However, flowers had to be fresh for a withered flowers spoke of rejection.
So perhaps a little forward planning is in order, rather than picking up the last bunch on the garage forecourt.
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.