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Bride and groom in field of wildflowers // Stephen Duncan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

What a lovely treat we have for you today – the elegant eco garden wedding of our colleague Joanna. She’s been busy writing up the beautiful real weddings we get sent to be featured, but today we are taking a look at her own stunning wedding.

Think bouquets of coral peonies and blue delphiniums, a riverside marquee, and a steel pan band for this elegant eco garden wedding. Lots of thought went into taking care of their guests, from an ice cream van to wood-fired pizzas in the evening. Together with their family and friends, Joanna and Dan put lots of love into their wedding, keeping it eco-friendly in the most elegant way.

Over to Joanna to tell us more about their beautiful and elegant eco garden wedding…

An elegant eco garden wedding

Elegant eco garden wedding at Houghton Lodge // Stephen Duncan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Coral peony and blue delphinium bouquet and wedding cake // Stephen Duncan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bride and groom beside the river at Houghton Lodge // Stephen Duncan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Pale aqua bridesmaid dresses and coral peony bouquets // Stephen Duncan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Pale blue vintage wedding car // Stephen Duncan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

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Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of a day trip to visit Shropshire Petals, wander their fields cutting flowers, playing with confetti, and learning about the process of how they transform these beautiful blooms into the petal confetti that will shower you on your wedding day.

I met up with fellow TNWC wedding photographer Sarah from The Little Caravan Photography, and together with our little girls we were treated to the most wonderful tour from Ashley at Shropshire Petals. Sarah captured these awesome images from our day and I’m delighted to share them and our experience with you all today.

Confetti giveaway and discount

To celebrate our visit to Shropshire Petals, we have teamed up to giveaway a pack of 10 Petal Pouches that come filled with your choice of confetti. For more details and to enter head over to our Instagram where we’ll be holding the giveaway.

For anyone getting married or looking for confetti for a wedding, Shropshire Petals have an exclusive 10% discount off orders over £50 for our visitors, full details here.

Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Our behind-the-scenes tour of the flower fields and confetti shed at Shropshire Petals // The Little Caravan Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

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There are some lovely companies out there producing natural petal confetti and some like the lovely Rosie at Bespoke Confetti even grow the flowers to produce the petals.

I have been inspired by some of the creative and alternative ideas they have for using natural petal confetti, and knew I had to share them with you.

Natural petal confetti scattered around your table centrepieces – perfect for a vintage wedding

Natural petal confetti in paper cones at the entrance to the church – perfect for a country wedding

Dried flower heads to adorn your flowergirls or bridesmaids hair – perfect for a rustic wedding

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A big congratulations to five of the flower businesses listed in the directory who were featured in The Independent’s ’50 Best Florists’ over the weekend.

It’s fantastic to see ethical businesses who either grow their own flowers in cutting gardens or who source local and seasonal blooms were prominent in the top 50 – all of them creating fabulous wedding flowers.  They were:

Blooming Green

Green and Gorgeous

Bella & Fifi

Catkin

BareBlooms

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One of our listed businesses, Shropshire Petals, got in contact to tell us about a fab new product they offer.  Here’s a little more about them and an exclusive offer.

Shropshire Petals grow biodegradable natural petal confetti.  Their Shropshire farm has fields upon fields of delphiniums.  To create the perfect petals all flowers are grown with careful love and attention.

Petals are delicately handpicked, eco-friendly and 100% natural.  Together with natural petal confetti, Shropshire Petals also offer wheat sheaves and lavender bundles – how gorgeous would these look at a late summer or early autumn wedding…

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