Category: Wedding Flowers

Roses on a Budget
17 Oct 2013

Rustic Roses on a Budget

One of the craziest expenses you will encounter while planning a wedding is the flowers. No doubt you already feel like you know that “flowers are expensive” but it is quite likely that you are underestimating the ...

Simple Wedding Centerpieces
15 Oct 2013

More Sweet & Simple Wedding Centerpieces

When it comes to centrepieces the options are almost limitless. Typically your brain might leap to the idea of fancy flower arrangements and giant candelabra, but it isn’t necessary for centrepieces to be such a ...

Wedding Centerpieces
9 Oct 2013

Sweet & Simple Wedding Centerpieces

Wedding centerpieces are a must to give your tables a well-rounded look, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go to the trouble (and expense) or organizing large floral arrangements that tower over the heads of your ...

Botanica Flowers
26 Jul 2013

Botanica Flowers For Your Wedding in Cape Town

At Botanica we love nothing more than creating stunning, bespoke wedding flowers and perfectly styling your special day. With a keen eye for detail, we create floral arrangements that are unique, fresh and ...

Candice Bouquet
7 Jun 2013

All About Flowers

When we started the wedding planning in earnest,  I knew that flowers would never play a huge part in my budget. Having heard of table decorations costing R600 per table, it sounded a little crazy to me and I knew I ...

Tossing the bouquet
30 May 2013

Choosing the Next Bride

We all know the drill. Sometime during the night the DJ is going to stop the music and make all the single ladies stand in an awkward bundle in the middle of the dance floor while the bride shows off her backwards ...

DIY Wedding Flowers
16 Apr 2013

DIY Corner: Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers

Why go to the trouble when your local flower stall will have all you need and more? I thought along these lines, until I mistakenly grew a bed of sunflowers. Amongst what we feed our chickens, I sprinkle the type of ...

Paper Flower Bouquet
12 Apr 2013

The Alternate Bouquet

If you’re feeling a little whimsical and would like to break a couple of typical wedding traditions, then why not consider ditching that hefty bunch of flowers for something a little more fun to walk down the aisle ...

Protea Bouquet
4 Feb 2013

Simply Beautiful Bouquets

Ah the bouquet! Traditionally flowers weren’t used for the bouquet at all, but instead strong smelling herbs like garlic and thyme were used to ward off evil spirits. Another story tells us that flowers were once used ...

29 Nov 2012

Tips For Choosing Your Florist

Flowers are the one thing I'm a little nervous about. Making selections and coming up with ideas about a dress, the mood of the wedding, venue, save the dates, shoes, bridesmaids, food, wine, drinks, festivities – all ...

19 Nov 2012

What To Ask Your Florist

We've already explored choosing your florist. But what can you ask them, once you've narrowed it down to one or two whose work you like, that will give you a good idea of whether or not you've made the right ...

15 Dec 2011

Make Your Own Bouquet

The flowers you carry can offset your dress and make such a statement that I can understand why they were left to the professionals. But if you're even vaguely artistic, no-one knows better than you which flowers and ...

Gardenia wedding flowers
31 Aug 2011

Wedding Flowers and Symbolism – Gardenias

The next flower in our series of posts on Wedding Flowers and Symbolism is the Gardenia. Prized for their wonderful fragrance, Gardenias are the choice of many brides the world over as their wedding flowers. In France, ...

30 Jun 2011

Wedding Flowers and Symbolism – Freesias

Our next flower for our series of posts on Wedding Flowers and Symbolism is the Freesia. Native to South Africa, Freesias are lovely spring flowering bulbs, highly fragrant that make lovely bouquets or are great mixed ...

24 Jun 2011

Wedding Flowers and Symbolism – Carnations

Next up in our series of posts about Wedding Flowers and their Symbolism, we look at Carnations. Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are a great choice as wedding flowers as they are readily available, are reasonably ...

Lilies wedding flower
21 Jun 2011

Wedding Flowers and Symbolism – The Arum Lily

In our first of a series of posts about Wedding Flowers and their Symbolism, we look at the popular Lily, much loved in South Africa by brides for many reasons. Arum Lilies (Zantedeschias) produce large, showy flower ...

Wedding Carnations
9 Jun 2011

Your Wedding flowers needn’t cost the earth!

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and you want every detail to be absolutely perfect. Your Wedding Flowers play a major role in determining the ambience and theme of the wedding. However, you ...

Flowers in The Foyer
3 Jun 2011

Wedding Flowers from Flowers in the Foyer

Flowers in the Foyer, a charismatic floral and gifts shop, situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, is the creative arena in which Hermien, Alida and their professional team of floral artists work. From daily retail and ...

Rose Petals
30 May 2011

Rose and other flower petals as confetti

We LOVE This!! The ONLY floral freeze-drying service in South Africa, PetalMania offers something very special. PetalMania produces the highest quality, bio-degradable wedding confetti, in a wide variety of colours to ...