When I first spotted this bouquet I thought it was very pretty, but when I read that it was made up of white peonies, hawthorn blossom and flowering oregano I was even more smitten. The combination just sounds so romantic and I love how naturally it’s been put together – it really has that effortless, ‘just scooped up’ look that so many brides-to-be are after.
I was worried that in the UK this combination of peonies, hawthorn and oregano wasn’t all flowering in season, so I asked the question to my fellow flower farmers. The lovely Georgie from Common Farm Flowers got in touch to let me know both peonies and hawthorn are blooming in May. So if you’re planning a May wedding then this pretty bouquet could be for you, and I’m sure if you spoke to your flower farmer or florist they’d be able to advise you on an alternative to the flowering oregano.
What a beautiful feast of floral design we have for you today! If you are planning a summer wedding and have just started thinking about your wedding flowers, then grab of cup of something warm and settle down to soak up some inspiration from one of our florists, Campbell’s Flowers.
Over the summer Tracey and her team at Campbell’s Flowers had a lovely intern – Kate – working for them. To celebrate the end of her internship they put together a shoot of stunning seasonal blooms, and my gosh are they heavenly. Kate also works as a second shooter for a wedding photographer so she’s pretty nifty with a camera, capturing this beautiful floral collection at Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
Here’s Kate to tell you more about what they did…
To mark the final day of an amazing internship with Campbell’s Flowers, we ventured off to shoot some beautiful British grown bouquets. While taking shelter from the summer showers we made use of the beautiful light in the Pavilions in Sheffield Botanical Gardens and got some lovely soft shots of the interchangeable flower necklace and flower crown, crafted from locally grown seasonal flowers.
So it’s Halloween and I can barely believe we are into November tomorrow – where is the time going? Baby Tilly and I have decorated the front our little house with two beautiful ‘Cinderella’ pumpkins from a local farm and an autumnal wreath gifted to us from the lovely ladies at The Garden Gate Flowers Company (here’s a picture).
Rather than going all Halloween themed wedding today on the blog I wanted to share some of the abundance of seasonal autumn flowers that have been filling up my Facebook newsfeed from our fab TNWC flower farmers and florists. If you are planning an autumn wedding I encourage you all to embrace seasonal blooms, foliage and berries (if you’re reading this blog I imagine you are already a fan!) – here is a little inspiration for you…
Seasonal Autumn Wedding Flower Inspiration
A totally incredible urn arrangement of dahlias (look at the size of them!) and those delicate orange Chinese Lanterns from Petal & Feast.
Today we have a mouth-watering guest post from P-J Parker of Emily Harmston Cakes, with a gorgeous autumn inspired wedding cake that features such beautiful rich purple colours. When we first saw these cakes we fell in-love with the use of edible flowers and petals – why not take a look for yourself?
Don’t forget we have a regular feature on wedding cakes called Cake Love, so do check out the link if you are after more wedding cake inspiration.
Over to P-J to tell us more about these stunning creations…
We have just seen the end of a glorious English summer but it brings an abundance of our beautiful berries that rival any array of the fruits that are imported. The colours and choice are breath-taking; it’s almost as if all summer long the sun has become concentrated to give the sumptuous jewel colours inside our blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and damsons.
I really wanted to capture the beauty of this season. The three tiered cake I made here incorporates two white chocolate and raspberry cake tiers at the top and bottom with a double layer of blackberry and raspberry cheesecake in the middle. All topped off with fresh edible Dahlias and handcrafted blackcurrants lollipops.
Hi everyone! A quick message here from Charlie – I’m really sorry that it’s been so quiet on the blog lately, but we’ve got loads of great guest posts coming up. There’s some gorgeous floral prettiness on the blog today, and coming up soon a beautiful Bedouin tent real wedding and a competition. Hope all your wedding plans are going well!
In order to find the loveliest inspiration and ideas for my readers I trawl the internet and blogs on the hunt for only the very best. When it comes to flowers, sometimes I spot a bouquet and am convinced that it must have been created by one of our talented flower farmers or florists – and quite often I’m right.
This is one such bouquet that I spotted on this Fairytale Scottish Castle Wedding and thought it was just the kind of wild and natural style that many of our TNWC recommended florists dream up – indeed, it is from one of our Scottish contingent, the lovely Pyrus.
I always enjoy coming across wedding ideas that seem fresh and a bit different, and whilst I’ve seen vegetable and farmers market inspired table decorations before, I particularly loved the colours use for this shoot.
There is a great mixture of vases, colours and textures used for these wedding table decorations, and that’s why I really wanted to share these ideas with you. The combination of the amber coloured glasses, the eclectic tiny vases of herbs and blackberries, and even the basket of eggs all together create a very beautiful table.
I especially love the single garden rose amongst the herbs and vegetables…
The coloured glass – both the amber coloured glasses and the green glass bottle provide additional colour, and although I think items like this are still difficult to hire in large enough numbers for a wedding, you could always collect a few from carboots and charity shops and use them for your table decorations instead.
A couple of weeks ago I was travelling around Devon and Cornwall visiting TNWC businesses, and as part of that roadtrip I got to spend a whole day with the lovely ladies at The Garden Gate Flower Company (you can read more about it here). We had made plans to do a little shoot of seasonal wedding hair flowers, and despite the fact that it was a wet and windy day on the farm, we were undeterred.
Flower crowns have been a popular wedding trend for over a year now, and don’t seem to be going away any time soon. Whilst I absolutely love them, I noticed they were getting bigger and bolder, and felt that I would never have felt confident or comfortable to pull off a flower crown like that for my wedding. It got me wanting to share some inspiration for more subtle and understated hair flowers, yet still incredibly beautiful.
Becca and Maz at The Garden Gate Flower Company equally loved the idea, especially as they’ve had more and more brides this year asking for more demure hair flowers, so it was a great opportunity to try out their ideas. We were joined on this wild June day by Louise and Teo from Taylor & Porter Photographs who have captured Becca and Maz’s designs exquisitely.
Louise and Teo have recently relocated to Cornwall and their photography business Taylor & Porter Photographs is quite special – why? Because they only shoot on vintage cameras using film. With at least six of us huddled in the polytunnel at The Garden Gate Flower Company for the shoot, it was pretty magical listing to the whizz and click of Louise and Teo’s vintage cameras.
Somehow I ended up ‘modelling’ a number of the hair flowers, which wasn’t my intention, but my long hair wound me up in the styling seat when Becca and Maz’s friend who was going to model for us had to leave early. I am not one for having my photo taken, especially when I’m not prepared with a bit of make-up and less windswept hair – I’m hoping the hair flowers are so stunning you don’t even notice me!
Enough talking, over to the flowers…