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15 Wedding Uses for Edible Flowers: from simple cake decoration to glitzy garnished cocktails and floral ice lollies

We’re back with another of our favourite 15 for 2015 – this time it’s all about the edible flower and getting you inspired to incorporate them into your natural wedding.

Whether you are looking for an understated ideas such as using crystallised flowers to decorate your wedding cake, or if you fancy something a little more unusual (dried edible flower petal ice cream sprinkles?) then take a read through some of our favourite ideas.

If you’re looking for fresh or crystallised edible flowers for your wedding we have a great selection of recommended suppliers in our directory.

Ice lollies filled with edible flowers for a summer wedding

We love this idea and dedicated a whole feature to edible flower lollies and popsicles!

Ice lollies filled with edible flowers for a summer wedding https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog

Wedding canapés decorated with dainty edible flowers

Bring some natural flair to your wedding canapés with colourful edible flower garnishes.

Wedding canapés decorated with dainty edible flowers https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog

Crystallised edible flowers to decorate your wedding cake

What could be prettier than a wedding cake covered in dainty crystalised edible flowers – rose petals, pansies, primroses, even apple blossom!

Crystallised edible flowers to decorate your wedding cake https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog/

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Back in July our lovely TNWC Real Bride Emma got married in a beautiful wedding in the heart of Liverpool. Emma is back today to share some stunning pictures from their wedding day and the final few details they made. In Emma’s first blog post she said: 

“It might seem a contradiction, a natural wedding in the city, but I’m determined we can made it happen!” And I’m sure you’ll agree from the snippets below that her and Shane most definitely made it happen.

Over to Emma…

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Three months ago Shane and I said “I do!” in a city wedding in Liverpool with a natural, handmade flair. The day itself was full of smiles, laughter and love, and I’m looking forward to telling you all about it and sharing more of our photographs soon! But first, I want to share some of the personal and handmade elements we brought to our day.

Viola pops and meaningful keepsakes

It was important to us to make our wedding as personal as possible, not just in terms of reflecting who we are but letting our guests know what a significant part of the day – and our lives – they are.

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Something that was quite a simple idea but very popular was the name tags I made using my granddad’s old typewriter. I was very close to my grandparents growing up and they’re sadly not with us anymore, so despite the fact it’s not in the best shape I was determined to use my granddad’s vintage Olympia and not just any old typewriter!

I bought some lovely cream luggage tags from a local craft store and typed the names directly onto them, but the black ink smudged terribly no matter what we tried. After a bit of trial and error, I found that the red typewriter ribbon smudged much less so I typed them in red ink instead!

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Edible flowerpot muffin wedding favours

Today we have a great post from Jan of Maddocks Farm Organics with some great tips on how to create your own wedding favours using edible flowers. There are some truly beautiful ideas that are sure to inspire you to create some fab homemade wedding favours.

Over to Jan to tell us how to create these beauties…

Whilst increasingly popular, wedding favours are yet another expense and can be very pricey if they are not to look cheap and tacky.

An easy way around this is to make your own. Not only do they look much nicer but they also add a personal touch and can be a fraction of the price of commercial alternatives. Here are a few suggestions which are all very straight forward to make so it is job that could be delegate to the future mother-in-law or chief bridesmaid!

Flowerpot Muffins

Flowerpot muffin wedding favours with edible flowers

These are a sweet idea for a rustic themed garden wedding. I used a classic Mary Berry recipe (you can’t improve on Mary perfection!) but any good quality chocolate cake recipe will do or you could use a rich chocolate mousse if you prefer. The mini silicone flower pots are available from Lakeland and other online retailers.

The choice of edible flower is important if you want the ‘plants’ to hold well. Tagetes and Dianthus are particularly good for this but cornflowers also work if you add them at the last minute. We also used springs of rosemary to add to the foliage.

Floral Marshmallows

Marshmallows make a lovely wedding favour and running some edible flower petals through the mix ensures that they are as individual as your wedding.

Flower petal marshmallows

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Edible spring flower lollipops

I’ve been meaning to share these with you for a while, but what could be more perfect than sharing them now – well, apparently it’s supposed to be the start of spring although the snow across the UK suggests otherwise.

These homemade lollipops each hold a pretty edible spring flower, such as these beautiful violas, and would make lovely wedding favours for an Easter or spring wedding.  The tiny violas or violets are just the right size to be kept whole in a lollipop, whereas the larger pansies can have an individual petal carefully removed and used instead.

Edible viola lollipops

You can find a recipe for the above edible flower lollipops at Sprinkle Bakes – I particularly love that you don’t need to buy special lollipop moulds, but can in fact use powdered sugar to create your mould! If you’d rather not add another item to your already lengthy ‘to make’ wedding list, then I’d recommend checking out Eat My Flowers who make them with their homegrown edible flowers – you’ll find them in their shop.

Another of our lovely TNWC businesses who supply edible flowers has also been making some of these lollipops – Forage For recently made these ones with primroses which I think are so lovely.

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