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As it’s British Flowers Week, we thought it would be the perfect time to share another feature in our ‘an ode to’ floral series, and this time it’s the turn of a quintessential British summer flower: the fabulously fragrant sweet pea. When we moved into our first house, my mum gave us a pot of sweet pea seedlings she had nurtured from a packet seeds and we had flowers all summer long. The more we picked, the more they kept on blooming and we ended up with flowers to decorate every room. Now, even if we grow nothing else, (which […]

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Sometimes I get the urge to do a whole blog post dedicated to one particular flower.  Usually I’ve seen something that inspires me and off I head into the internet in search of inspiration on that particularly bloom.  I’ve previously done ‘an ode to violets’ and ‘an ode to old-fashioned roses’ and just last week ‘an ode to snake’s head fritillary’ and was pleasantly surprised by the ideas I found. Today I want to share a seasonal ode to springtime blossom.  The few fruit trees that I have in my garden (cherry, apple, and crab apple) have made my garden […]

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Here at The Natural Wedding Company I love to promote seasonality, and to encourage and inspire couples to choose to plan their weddings fitting in with the season whether that be flowers, food, or decorations.  Choosing seasonal blooms for your wedding flowers is one way to reduce the environmental impact of your big day (rather than imported flowers), as well as reflecting the beautiful and varied times of year. Recently on my Facebook feed I’ve been seeing one particular spring flower popping up in bouquets from various TNWC flower businesses – the snake’s head fritillary.  This very dainty bell like […]

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Last week Mr Rigg and I spent a week away in the Perigord region of France, staying in a rustic little gite on a goat farm.  One of my enduring memories from our holiday is of beautiful, big blousy roses clambering everywhere in all shades of pink and peach. I thought it would be nice to showcase some rose inspiration for weddings evoked by our trip, so I have been busy scouring the internet to bring your my favourites. I don’t think of myself as a huge rose fan, probably because I immediately think of those tightly closed bud roses […]

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Ever since Rachel from Catkin Flowers planted a seed in my head about violets being in season in April I have wanted to do a blog post on them.  It seems more appropriate than ever because they are poking out their pretty faces all over my garden at the moment. I’m not sure that violets are big enough to make a bridal bouquet, but there are other lovely ideas I came across, and I’ve included a couple of viola/heartsease images because I couldn’t find a tremendous amount of violet ideas (I’m also quite picky with what I choose to share […]

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This week’s modern spring woodland wedding is incredibly beautiful. There are mismatched chairs under waxed scaffold-board tables, gold-dipped feathers, vintage candlestick holders and garlands of greenery. Every single element of this wedding is carefully planned yet natural and organic. It’s a strong contender for my favourite Real Wedding so far (and it’s the final one of 2016) and I just love that they did it all themselves. We first met Chloe and Sam when the gorgeous couple featured in this rainy romantic Cornish wedding shoot back in March. I think we all knew then that their wedding would be a beauty and it certainly hasn’t […]

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Today’s couple Hannah and Gregg are so effortlessly cool and their beautiful modern folk wedding perfectly reflects this. Their stunningly simple style truly allows the emotion and enjoyment of all involved to shine through from the brides’s two piece and flower crown to the radiant smiles beaming across everyone’s faces. Not only do the photos of their day showcase that it really isn’t always the little decor details that count but they are testament to the importance of finding yourself a brilliant photographer. Hannah and Gregg’s big day was shot by one of our recommended suppliers, the lovely Oxi Photography. Oxana has a real talent for […]

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