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Pre-Raphaelite and flower fairy inspired loose and natural wedding bouquets and seasonal flower crowns

Charlie / 17 November 2015

Cornflower and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

What a treat we have today, featuring an array of beautiful floral wedding ideas inspired by dreamy pre-Raphaelite paintings and a sprinkle of fairy magic from Cicely Mary Barker’s ever-loved flower fairies.

Shot against the evocative backdrop of Doddington Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in Lincolnshire, the floral designs were created by our friend Rachel at Catkin, using all homegrown blooms from the walled garden she tends to on site.

Peach coloured hydrandgea and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

English meadow bouquet // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Moss and purple hydrangea flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Wild bridal bouquet of ox-eye daisies and cow parsley // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Pre-Raphaelite inspired wedding flowers // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Rachel is a long-standing member of the British Flowers community, so putting English grown, seasonal flowers at centre stage was vital.

The flowers she chose – garden roses, scabious, cornflowers, nigella, sweet peas, pinks, astilbe, larkspur, ammi and daisies – all contributed to the ethereal look Rachel was after, imbuing her floral creations with natural movement and texture.

Country meadow inspired bouquet and daisies in her hair // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Cicely Mary Barker flower fairy inspired moss flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Flower fairy inspired hydrandea, rose and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Wildflower inspired summer meadow bouquet // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Flower fairy inspired cornflower and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Cicely Mary Barker's flower fairies inspired wedding flowers // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Pre-Raphaelite wedding inspiration with daisies in her hair // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

The natural textures of moss, wood, grasses and seedheads beautifully compliment the seasonal flowers and foliage, while hydrangeas, roses, moss and individual delphinium petals were woven into the floral crowns.

To add to that feel of the pre-Raphaelite paintings and befitting of the Elizabethan setting, Rachel created loose, informal bouquets with relaxed flowing greenery such as jasmine and ferns, alongside scented herbs, for a soft romantic feel.

Seasonal English manor garden inspired wedding flowers // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Moss, ivy and purple hydrangea flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Ox-eye daisy and cow parsley meadow bouquet // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Loose natural bouquet and cornflower and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Flower fairy inspired moss and hydrangea flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Loose meadow bouquet of daisies and cow parsley // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Cicely Mary Barker flower fairy wedding inspiration // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Blue cornflower and fern natural flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Moss and hydrangea flower wedding inspiration // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Catkin is a recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company. Catkin is floristry business that grows their own English, seasonal flowers and foliage in a cutting garden in Lincolnshire – green and gorgeous is their motto! Rachel is known for her beautifully natural, seasonal style.

Images: Annabel Smith

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