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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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A London country house spring wedding shoot with a wild bouquet and colour palette of pink and gold // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // The Natural Wedding Company

Wimbledon has a special place in my heart as it was the place where I was born and spent the first few years of my life, so when this beautiful country house spring shoot landed in my inbox I was especially excited to share it with you.

This recently renovated south London country house wedding venue is set within the stunning Morden Hall Park, which is run by the National Trust. The park contains a variety of natural landscapes, including parkland, a river, meadow and marshland – an idyllic backdrop for this spring wedding shoot.

Photographer Eva Tarnok told me that they wanted to reflect the elegance of this historic venue, but also to showcase the natural beauty surrounding it – I think they did a great job.

Calligraphy style place name cards // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring bouquet of peonies, foxgloves and blossom // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // Blue Sky Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

A London country house spring wedding shoot with a wild bouquet and colour palette of pink and gold // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // The Natural Wedding Company

Gold and blush pink wedding shoes from Emmy London // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // The Natural Wedding Company

Woodland bride // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant country house bride and groom // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // The Natural Wedding Company

Spring wedding bouquet with peonies, sweet peas and blossom // Photography Eva Tarnok // Styling Andri Benson // Blue Sky Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

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Clare and Ian's fun outdoor farm wedding with a colourful, DIY decorated barn reception // Dasha Caffrey Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

The beautiful couple who’s wedding we are sharing with you today truly had their wedding their way, choosing their starting point to be a day built around the people that they wanted there. I adore this sentiment and it really shines through in the gorgeous images captured by Dasha Caffrey.

This fun, relaxed, country inspired wedding is full of the biggest smiles, heaps of laughter, colourful rustic DIY decor and the most divine looking wedding cake made from cheese.

Rustic wedding ladder decor // Dasha Caffrey Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Natural wedding portrait in a field of dried poppies // Dasha Caffrey Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Natural country bride with bridesmaids in grey // Dasha Caffrey Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Cheese wedding cake on a log stump // Dasha Caffrey Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Clare and Ian (Clarkey) were married on a beautiful July summer’s day at a ‘friend-of-friends’ farm in West Stoke, near to where the groom grew up. Wanting to steer away from the traditional their charming day and laid-back style is sure to be one you will love.

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Peony and hawthorn blossom bouquet

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.

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Smokey eyes bridal make-up with coral peony

Coral coloured peonies have all over the wedding world this summer and it’s not difficult to see why they have become so popular with brides-to-be.  Today, Laura Jane Sessions, who is the Organic Make-up Artist, is bringing our readers a make-up tutorial using a coral palette to create a soft, smokey look.  Laura Jane’s pretty make-up is complimented by some gorgeous florals and a beautiful upcycled wedding dress.

Over to Laura…

Romantic bridal bouquet of coral peonies

Shot in the grounds of Danson Park in Bexleyheath, the shoot, designed to inspire brides with an upcycled dress and simple styling,  was the creative vision of Gwenda Jeffs from the Vintage Flower Design Company and photographer Heline Bekker.

The idea of the shoot was to team a simple hair and make-up with a beautiful coral palette. I wanted to design a soft, flattering smokey look that could easily be replicated at home. Keeping it as minimal as possible, I tried to avoid using too many products as this can be daunting to someone wishing to do it themselves.

Upcycled wedding dress with coral peony bouquet

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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.

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Wedding cake decorated with pink peonies and yellow billy balls

Has spring sprung today?!  It certainly feels like it here in Cheshire – how about with you? Anyway, with this decidedly warm and cheerful feeling outside (I even ate my breakfast on the patio!) I wanted to share a really jolly summery wedding cake today.

I chose this rough iced cake decorated with a dainty pink peony, those fab yellow billy balls (I believe that’s what they’re called?), and some delicate greenery.  I really like how they’ve used the leaves to wind down the cake and used a couple of peony petals for added interest.

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