Beautiful floral arrangements from an autumn hedgerow inspired wedding with rosehips, teasels and old man’s beard


Autumn hedgerow inspired bridal bouquet

The lovely Alicia from Grace & Green recently got in touch with me to share photos of the autumnal wedding flowers they did for a bride who found them via The Natural Wedding Company.  Getting emails like this are guaranteed to make my day, not only because there’s lots of beautiful pictures but because I was able to match up a bride with a TNWC business to make their vision come true.

Having seen the photos I really wanted to share them with you all too, so very kindly Alicia from Grace & Green is here to share some more details on the brief for this wedding along with the pictures of her creations:

“The original brief for the wedding was wildflowers, but given that the wedding was in November we knew that there wouldn’t be many ‘wildflowers’ available at that time of year.  So I started thinking about what you do see in the wild in November, like old man’s beard, teasels, seedheads, rosehips and lots of other lovely berries, and suggested the idea of ‘hedgerow‘ style flowers instead.”

Jam jars of hedgerow berries

“The bride and groom had been to a lot of weddings already this year, and really wanted the flowers at their wedding to be a bit different.  The bride’s mother, who I met with, and who organised the flowers, really loves flowers, as does the bride’s grandmother, so she really wanted to give her daughter something very special on her wedding day with the flowers.”

Autumn buttonhole

“So we sat down and looked at all the different materials that would be available in November.  The overall look, particularly for the reception flowers, was a ‘just picked’ style, so we went for jam jars filled with loosely tied bunches of flowers, seeds, and berries.”  

Autumn hedgerow and anemone bouquet

“I sourced the berries from the lovely Jen from Blooming Green [another TNWC business] in Kent, who picked teasels, spindle berries, hawthorn and rosehips for me for their cutting patch. I used these, together with astrantia, purple daucus, scabious seed pods, old man’s beard and some lovely red photinia leaves.”

Rustic autumn hedgerow wedding arrangement

“For the bouquets, the bride wanted white flowers so we chose anemones which are seasonal at this time of year, and still natural looking.  The bridesmaids had purple anemones which looked lovely with their dark green dresses.  For the registrars table, we had a collection of jam jars ,and on the window behind the registrar, we wanted to create a very natural, meadow style arrangement, using the same materials.”

Autumn wedding flowers in jam jars

“The wedding took place at Guyer’s House Hotel, in Corsham, Wiltshire. It’s a really beautiful venue and the flowers really worked well to give a natural feel to the wedding in this beautiful old house in rural Wiltshire.”

A huge thank you to Alicia for sharing these beautiful autumn arrangements – Grace & Green are based in London and love to create flowers with a natural style that reflects the seasons, and using locally sourced and British flowers.

Do take a look at their website or email Alicia for more details


Catherine - The Real Flower Co on 18. December, 2012

What gorgeous Autumnal flower arrangements! Love the berries – really gives the wedding bouquets that festive feel. Thanks for sharing.

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