Hello fellow flower lovers! I am Bryony, Wedding Co-ordinator and the newest member of the Lavender Green Flowers family.
I am just loving March – between International Women’s Day and Mother’s day, it is all about celebrating strong, fabulous women. Working as part of the Weddings team, I am fortunate enough to meet lots of lovely brides at their bridal consultations, often with their Mum’s. This has had me reflecting on some of my top moments spent with my own Mum as a bride, as well as some other creative ways to include your Mums in the planning and preparations for the big day ahead:
1. Bridal appointments
Taking your Mum to any consultation, whether it is about flowers, catering, or that special dress, means you have a second pair of ears to pick up on all of the detail, plus somebody who is firmly in your corner and can speak up in situations where you might otherwise not – thanks Mum!
2. Pampering sessions
My Mum joined me for my pre-wedding mani-pedi the day before the wedding – the pampering was much needed by both of us and this was such a great way to unwind the day before – though we may have taken the opportunity to run through the final checklist one last time…
3. Throughout the celebrations
As a VIP on the day, there are lots of way you can make your Mum – and your fiancé’s – feel special and stand out:
• Corsages – you can’t go wrong with a classic lapel corsage to complement each of the mothers’ outfits. A favourite LGF tip is to pin these to your bra strap – this takes the weight and prevents pulling on any delicate fabrics.
• Handbags – decorating their handbags offers a unique alternative to the corsage and you could even arrange this as a surprise on the day.
Credit: Pippa MacKenzie
• European traditions – a personal favourite option of ours is a little known tradition in which the bride carries 2 tiny hidden bouquets down the aisle. On her way up she gifts one to her mother. On the way back, after she has said her vows and the rings have been exchanged, she hands her second bouquet to her new Mother-in-law – this is a beautiful way to include these two special women in the ceremony and give them a moment to remember.
Credit: Amy Fanton Photography
I hope you all had a special Mothers Day, and as the busy wedding season approaches, I hope all brides and mothers-of-the-bride enjoy the exciting planning journey ahead.