We all know how important flowers can be at a wedding, and this seems to be even more exagerated at destination weddings. Whether it’s an exquisite ceremonial set-up, an unforgettable bride’s bouquet, chair decorations, table centerpieces, garlands, buttonholes, wrist corsages, neck garlands, flowers in the hair, on the napkins, confetti, aisle decoration, the list of flower usage at today’s weddings goes on and on.
The fact that flowers hold so much importance to some brides leads to some issues on an island destination such as Koh Samui. Trends, styles and themes change each year and with those changes comes new floral expectations and challenges.
Flowers that are sold on Samui tend not to be grown on the island. The vast majority of flowers here are in fact farmed elsewhere in Thailand and need then to be driven for many hours, sometimes even days, before being ferried over to the island. This poses a real problem as a long drive followed by a ferry journey in a cramped and hot lorry is not the ideal preparation for the flowers used to make you wedding day special.
Many brides now also require imported flowers in addition to local flowers , therefore these flowers have had even further to travel and more importantly have been travelling for an even longer time. In the past it has not been uncommon to find that of the flowers ordered a fair percentage were completely unusable for any decoration.
Therefore we at Faraway Weddings decided to adopt a different and far more beneficial approach to our flower ordering. Our flower order is now given directly to our representative in Bangkok who attends the fresh flower markets and buys the wedding flowers directly on the morning before the wedding. The flowers are then taken to the airport and flown straight to Samui. The flowers are collected immdeiately and brought to our office where we have refrigerated storage to keep them fresh over night.
The next morning our floristry team takes the flowers over to the wedding venue (we have further refrigerated flower storage facilities at The Faraway Villa) and all flower decorations are prepared whilst you are getting ready.
This has seen a phenomenal improvement in the flower quality and the freshness of the flowers available for your big day. It has also reduced the number of unusable flowers considerably. Ordering and buying our flowers in this way guarantees that when it comes to all of your floral wedding needs, nobody does it fresher!