for your wedding day
Flowers With M is quietly becoming renowned for sourcing the highest quality flowers from exclusive suppliers, exceeding brides expectations and bringing an original approach to floral arranging. Marisa sources from local suppliers whenever possible and will also call on her talented flower suppliers in Holland, when stressful environments may play a part on your special day i.e. heat, remote locations, and longevity.
At Flowers With M, no one wedding is ever the same. Marisa will bring a unique approach to every wedding, aligning her creativity to a brides vision. Marisa has some of the best and most exclusive flower suppliers at her finger tips, from relationships she’s cultivated over years, so rest assured that you’ll always be in good hands from the first consultation.
M was an absolute star from the moment we met we knew she was the florist for us. From the initial consultation to making last minute amendments nothing fazed her. Would highly recommend.
Being a maker, I was looking for a creative way to spend an evening learning something new with like-minded people. Marisa's wreath making workshop was a wonderful way to wind down of an evening and learn a new craft over Christmas. The atmosphere was perfectly festive and we were greeted with wine, nibbles and a candlelit floral display in one of Falmouth’s finest spots. Marisa and her assistant were incredibly attentive and hands-on throughout the whole night, nothing was too much trouble and the workshop itself was easy to follow not to mention we had a huge array of seasonal foliage to choose from. The attention to detail was impeccable, each workshop spot adorned with tools, ribbon, tape and everything else you may need all displayed beautifully. Each wreath was unique and diverse and we did a little presentation at the end. I am looking forward to another one of Marisa's workshop this winter.
Pointers for every future bride out there.
Do your research before meeting your florist
Knowing the name of flowers you like and what style of bouquet you want in terms of shape i.e cascade, bouquet, posy, can help the florist understand your vision. Also research florists in terms of their flower arranging style, the service they deliver and testimonials. A good florist should not only be talented at flower arranging but also offer a good service.
Think about what flowers would suit the venue
Go for arrangements that look like they belong there. If you’re marrying in a garden, on a farm or vineyard the flowers can be more subtle and let the venue speak for itself. Natural looking arrangements using wildflowers can look out of place in a formal venue, like a hotel’s ballroom. If your venue is a hotel, opt for arrangements that are more in keeping, like a grouping of white roses or orchids. Table configuration is important too, it can really influence the shape and style of your centrepieces (long table versus long farm tables)
Have a budget for your flowers
Things generally cost more and take more time, so bear this in mind when costing for flowers. Generally speaking, 10% of the total wedding cost will go to flowers and decorations, we have found this to be the case almost every time. The cost of flowers are broken down into three main areas, the actual flowers, the time in prep, flower arranging, delivering and breaking down and finally, any prop hire. At the start of your first meeting with your florist, ask her/him “ What great things can you do with £…..? “ Don’t send your potential florist photos from Pinterest until you’ve talked about the budget. If you feel passionate about flowers and want them to play a large part in your wedding, plan to spend more on flowers and less elsewhere.
Be specific about colours
Have a real think about the colours that have inspired you throughout your life, or possibly brought you luck from time to time. Also give a lot of thought to the church, the venue and the bridesmaid dresses and how those colours you love can really work with all aspects of your wedding. All these little details are what allow your wedding day to really come together.
Think about the time spent at each stage of your wedding. You will spend about an hour in the church at the most, saying “I do” so if your florist is decorating the church, plan to take the arrangements with you from the church to the marquee or venue, so they can continue to be enjoyed. A great florist will be able to work out how your church flowers and venues flowers come together to deliver even more impact.