Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant

Whether you're a believer or not, astrology can be a handy tool when it comes to wedding planning.

While horoscopes can't predict a happy-ever-after, they can offer guidance when it comes to decision-making and there's a host of ways to include a nod to the stars as an extra personal touch, not least your choice of weddings flowers. To show how, we enlisted the help of one of the UK's best-known astrologers Russell Grant (www.russellgrant.com)...

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 1aCredit: Aster Aries
Red hues and bold colours are good for strong-minded Arians. Include asters, a symbol of love and patience, to balance impetuosity. Assorted eye-catching gerberas, daisies or poppies, geraniums and hollyhocks are good Aries flowers and for the bridal bouquet, think vibrant colours or blood red roses for enduring passion contrasting with white orchids.

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 1 Credit: Daffodil Taurus
People born under Taurus are known for being in tune with nature, so choose flowers to match the season. Bouquets should be unfussy including colours of the countryside and earthy green hues. Daffodils, violets, primulas and daisies are great options, with rustic floral centrepieces with that just-picked look.

 

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 2aCredit: Forget-me-notsGemini
Plenty of colour and variety should please the breezy Gemini. Use an assortment of blooms in different shades to add layers of meaning to floral arrangements. Include aster for trust, gardenia for joy and forget-me-nots for friendship. Lilac and azaleas are also good choices as well as yellow tulips to reflect your cheerful spirit.

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 2 Credit: Pink orchids Cancer
Freshly gathered spray roses in red and pink tones will melt the sensitive Cancerian's heart. You'll also love the scent of freesias and delicate blooms. Verbena, white lilies, iris, morning glories and cow parsley are great for the flower arrangements and include pink orchids in the bridal bouquet for affection and joy.

 

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 3aCredit: SunflowerLeo
Pair the exotic with more common flowers. Focus on rich colours and big showy blooms in oversized arrangements to give fullness and variety to your floral displays. Oriental lilies, sunflowers and hydrangeas are perfect, as well as dahlias, honeysuckle and asters.

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 3 Credit: Daisies Virgo
Avoid ornate and over-elaborate displays. Bouquets and vase arrangements should look natural with shades of green and brown. Opt for simple compositions in earth-based tones. Asters, narcissus and chrysanthemums all work well as well as daisies and wildflowers to add a garden touch to the bouquet.

 

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 4aCredit: HydrangeasLibra
Flagrant flowers in geometric designs will please Librans' sense of balance. Go for pastels and pinks, pale yellow and peach tones. Match flower shapes so nothing looks out of place and reflect the theme of the wedding in the floral designs. Daisies, hydrangeas and larkspur are good Libra flowers.

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 4 Credit: Rhododendrons Scorpio
Go for tight cluster arrangements with plenty of greenery and other décor to bring a touch of elegance to the look or a simple design with Scorpio's favourite flowers in mind. These could include Black Magic roses, rhododendrons, gardenias, heather or anemones with Queen Anne's lace in the wedding bouquet.

 

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 5aCredit: CarnationSagittarius
Carnation is the birth flower of the Sagittarian. Something interesting and different suits this adventurous sign. Abstract floral arrangements with random flower combinations will appeal, as will anything that's funky and fun. Choose pinks, carnations, peonies and larkspur and combine shades of purple and pink in creative ways for the bouquet.

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 5 Credit: Heather Capricorn
Keep it traditional and you won't go far wrong. Incorporate blossom or berry branches along with long grasses and vines in the designs and include heather for luck. Pansies, camellias, sweet peas and love-lies-bleeding are also great for Capricorns.

 

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 6aCredit: GladioliAquarius
Unique and different are words associated with this star sign. A bouquet made especially with the Aquarian in mind needs to be one-of-a-kind. Use a water-bowl centrepiece with floating candles to add a modern touch and take your pick from orchids, gladiolus, birds of paradise and freesias.

Check out your zodiac sign for big-day inspiration courtesy of Russell Grant: Image 6 Credit: Pink peony Pisces
Pisceans love to have flowers gracing their tables. Add other items to the mix for a personal or romantic touch such as ribbons, ornaments or butterflies. Pink peonies and gypsophila would make an ideal wedding bouquet while larkspur, lilac, poppies and orchids are also recommended.

 
 
 
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