As November gets underway and Armistice Day approaches, we thought we would take a look at how the ‘Poppy Appeal’ can inspire your wedding day, especially for those who support the Royal British Legion. The distinctive red remembrance poppy has been used since 1920 to commemorate the soldiers who died in war.
The red poppy’s significance is inspired by the World War I poem ‘In Flanders Fields‘ by John McCrae and its opening line: “In Flanders fields the poppies blow;” referring to the bloom being the first flower to grow from the soldiers’ graves in the battlefields of Flanders.
The poppy has become one of our best loved and most popular flowers and translates well into a vibrant wedding theme. Ironically, the flower itself is a difficult one to work with as it is fleeting in its life-span; once cut, it can last only a couple of hours in a vase! However, there are lots of fun and creative ways to use the poppy when styling your wedding day. This mood board depicts some of our favourites, including the use of artificial poppies, the quality of which is very high these days and some impressive sugar-work for the statement wedding cake and edible favours!
In the boutique, we also have the perfect bridal hair accessories to tie into a poppy inspired wedding day! You’ll have to be quick though as they are the last samples in stock!