Wedding Florals Don’t Be Scared of Going Bold

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

Choosing colourful florals for your big day can feel a bit scary or too bold, we hope to shatter these preconceptions as we guide you through a gloriously rich, colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory…

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

Check out the amazing footage from this wonderful shoot HERE.

1. Using the colourful accents to draw upon the venue’s character and detail…

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

Thicket offers the ideal setting for weddings of all and any colour schemes; with it’s charm and character, and modern restoration. While there are beautifully neutral spaces like the ballroom and bridal suite, there are also bold pops of rich teals and navy, in the seating at the bar and grand entrances, and in the stained glass windows of the chapel located on site.

Captured here is this wild and colourful bridal bouquet-those delphinium blue florals really pop against the blue tones of the seating behind.

2. When incorporating lots of colours in your overall floral design, they don’t have to be used in one design all at once…

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

Separating the colour scheme into different areas allows for a cohesive overall floral design look, individual statement arrangements, and gives flow to your wedding day colour story.

For this bandstand ceremony set up, we created 2 designs-all aligning with the overall floristry theme of reds, oranges, blues, whites and greens. On the left we created a low arrangement bursting with reds and oranges, amidst subtle pinks and greenery. On the right we created an overflowing design of blues, whites, subtle purples and greenery. Despite each side including different colours, they align with the colours of the bridal bouquet and add a unique, asymmetrical design that decorates the band stand beautifully.

3. When deciding whether or not to use multiple colours in your wedding floral design, consider the other elements of your big day…

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

Flowers often play a pivotal role in the overall look of a wedding and styling, but don’t forget about the interaction between the catering and any favours you’ve chosen to include in your reception styling. BabaGanoush Catering created this vibrant informal dining set up of vivid reds, oranges, whites, and even blue napkins, tying the colour theme of the florals into the whole dining experience! The best wedding days enchant all the senses-and these sharing boards surrounding a colourful blue meadow certainly appeal to sight, smell and taste!

The bold blue personalised Thicket Priory edible wedding favours add that extra cohesion of the colour scheme, and balances the reds and oranges of the food.

4. Offset the boldness of blooms with some neutral tones…

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

If you fear that the multi-coloured florals and their interaction with the wedding styling and look might be too much, discussing a neutral option for your cake or stationery could be a way to retain your love of colour, but to avoid the overall look being too ‘busy’. These stunning cakes designed by Lisha of LS Cakery were the ideal neutral foundation to build upon with the colourful flowers. By choosing distinctively shaped cream-coloured designs without pattern, the cakes felt super modern, stylish and actually allowed the flowers and cake to stand out more against one another in their interaction.

-when incorporating colour alongside white elements, it creates a more striking and contrasting look!

5. Comfort and colour can go hand in hand…

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

Thicket has so many gorgeously spacious and characterful areas both inside and outside the venue. You could consider hiring some coloured furniture like this chill-out set up Event Prop Hire created for us-the rich red tones complemented the wooden features of Thicket, and allowed us to create a floral haven amidst a dessert table of dreams! Who WOULDN’T want to chill-out with their friends and family in this colourful oasis?!

Ultimately a bold colour scheme isn’t for everyone, but if you choose to steer away from bright and bold floral design for your wedding, we hope it isn’t because you’re just not sure how to incorporate it stylishly into your big day. If you’re unsure, get in touch! We’d be happy to discuss the vision for your wedding, and how you can include bold colours in your floral design from just a ‘pop’ to an abundance of colours and floral beauties. We’re firm fans and familiar faces at Thicket now, so we can definitely assist in suggestions based on your style and the unique features and areas venue offers.

Colourful wedding shoot at Thicket Priory

If you’re still wondering whether colourful is right for your wedding flowers, or are simply feeling the frustrations of struggling to envisage what your overall floral design will look like amidst your venue and other styling, we offer a complementary digital design service included with all bookings-giving you a digital sketch of your wedding flowers at your venue, from big ceremony installations to just the bouquet in isolation. It can massively help with visualising your big day, and as a bonus it’s a wonderful wedding keep-sake!


Love Kim – Dreamboats & Carousels


A fabulous team was behind this wedding styled shoot, with so many talented suppliers on board:

Planner and Florist: @dreamboatsandcarousels

Venue: @thicketpriory

Photography: @stevenmcdonald_photography

Videography: @ghulamafzalfilms

Models: @claudiabentsil

Hair: @luxury_bridalhairandmakeupyork

Dress: @felisitigreis

Menswear: @haworthmenswear

Make up: @_ehbridalmakeup

Accessories: @botiasaccessories

Singer/Songwriter: @abialton

Furniture/props: @eventprophire

Cake: @ls.cakery

Catering: @babaganoushyork

Stationery: @jellypressuk

Rings: @london_victorian_ring_co

Celebrant: @penelopejayne.co.uk