With Valentines Day falling midweek this year, the majority of us will be enjoying the most romantic evening of the year from home! That’s no reason not to participate though – whether you are cooking for Mr (or Mrs) right, or you’re inviting your friends round for supper, you can still make it special with some simple touches.
Here our floral stylist Amanda of Vivid floral design gives us her top tips on how to ensure a few blooms can liven up your dinner table!
- How do you bring a table together with flowers?
Whether a romantic bursting bundle or a simple, low arrangement on a candlelit table flowers really do bring a table to life. Small items in a cluster are a great way to make a fresh centrepiece without being a floral master! Use a mixture of bud vases, tea lights and tall vases to add depth but try to keep things symmetrical and balanced. From a single red rose placed on a napkin or a stunning centrepiece to bring your table to life, flowers are always a great addition to a beautiful dinner setting.
- Which flowers have most love meaning?
Other than the obvious (Roses), Tulips stand for ‘perfect love’ and are in season and affordable too! There are a huge range of colours available at the moment - something to suit all personalities.
- Aside from the Flowers – what else is important to bring at table to life?
Candles are a must – but be sure to keep any naked flames away from foliage! Tall candles as well as low candles too – they look great and help to create an atmosphere. White is always a winner but there are also lots of coloured candles out there - add these in and create a romantic pallet for the table. Avoid scented candles around food though – these can be off putting! Let the delicious scents of your decadent delicacies do the talking!
Vivid floral design can provide the perfect romantic start to the day by delivering a beautiful floral bouquet to your loved one at home or their place of work.
Vivid Floral Design, 112 Chester Rd, Wrexham, LL11 2SN. Tel: 01978 350044 www.facebook.com/VividFloralDesign