FAQs and expert advice about flower preservation

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhertsbeds.wedding


Autumnal vibes

Autumnal vibes

Q. We're having an autumnal-themed wedding and are looking for flowers to reflect the season; what would you suggest?

A. Sarah Allen says: I encourage my clients to embrace autumn's golden foliage, rich berry tones, dried grasses and seed heads. However, your colour palette doesn't have to be intense or garish. It's all about using a careful combination of colours and textures to achieve a colour palette that suits your style and venue. Think seasonal flowers such as sedum, Dahlias, hydrangeas, amaranthus and grasses such as miscanthus paired with late-season garden roses available in rich and muted autumnal shades. I also suggest lots of candlelight this time of year and avoid crisp white table linen. Instead, consider hiring tablecloths and napkins in latte, sage or caramel tones. Since autumn's a time for cosiness and warmth, these shades are far more complementary to autumnal floral designs.

Sarah Allen, Love At First Sight Floristry


Blooming marvellous

Blooming marvellous

Q. I'm so excited about our winter wedding, but I hate the thought of parting with my flowers. Is there anything you can suggest to help?

A. Samanth Oakes says: Resin preservation is the perfect way to save your beautiful-wedding flowers and turn them into keepsakes to treasure for years to come. Resin has a crystal clear and glass-like finish, which offers endless possibilities when it comes to preserving florals. The process involves drying the blooms in a special way that retains their original shape and vibrancy; it's then preserved inside resin and deep-casting moulds.

Customers can choose from various shapes and sizes when it comes to moulds; this includes hearts, blocks, arches, tea light holders, letters, numbers and more.

I work very closely with my clients from the moment they book my service to ensure they receive the best possible outcome. The result is your very own piece of art, which allows you to remember the special day for years to come!

Samanth Oakes, SO Resin Ltd