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Seasonal spring wedding flowers inspired by a very English ‘afternoon tea in the library’

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Pink tulips, snowdrops and cyclamen leaves in a vintage teacup

The Natural Wedding Company is a huge supporter of seasonal British grown flowers (if you’re interested to know more check out the #britishflowers chat that’s happening on Twitter) and so I want to ramp up my support by sharing truly seasonal wedding flower inspiration with you.

I think what can be so hard some times is knowing actually what’s in season in Britain during each month of the year, and even whether it’s seasonal in the part of the country you’re getting married in – for example, the flower growers in Cornwall tend to have blooms earlier than somewhere in the north.

Seasonal spring daffodils in a teacup

Teacup of dreamy romantic spring wedding flowers

The lovely ladies from The Garden Gate Flower Company in Cornwall have been playing around with some seasonal spring flowers and created these beautiful arrangements that I’m delighted to share with you.  The ideal inspiration for those of you planning a spring wedding!

They have created two similar tablescapes but each with a distinct palette, one with soft pinks that are dreamy and romantic, and the other with pops of spring yellow in a more woodsy style.

Seasonal British spring wedding flowers

Becca and Maz told me their thinking behind each look set of tablescapes that they created.  The soft pink palettes, they told me, was inspired by dusty shelves, sunny afternoons, books, reading stories aloud, and full of nostalgia.

Teacup of dreamy vintage spring flowers

Dreamy pink spring flowers in teacups

These arrangements incorporate the following flowers: pink British tulips, snowdrops, wild carrot seed heads, camellia (Japonica Spring Promise), viburnum tinus, pink hebe, arching twigs of Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’ (pearl bush), small pink patio roses, dried hydrangea heads, and silver birch twigs.

Vintage teacups of nostalgic spring flowers

The spring yellow palette was to be less dreamy and more cheerful, a ‘woodsy’ look, and as Becca and Maz told me, “British flowers for a British institution: afternoon tea in the library.”

I just love this kind of ‘vintage’ styling, very soft and neutral colours, plain but dainty tablecloths, and subtly decorated crockery – I’d like to say it has an Edwardian feeling (my favourite era), but I’m not that hot on my historical details!

Woodsy seasonal spring wedding flowers

Daffodils, snowdrops and ivy berries in a vintage teacup

Soft vintage inspired wedding table arrangements

These arrangements incorporate the following flowers: daffodils, mahonia, blue vinca (periwinkle), snowdrops, ivy berries, variegated cyclamen leaves, fennel, white primulas, fine silver birch twigs with lichen, and dried hydrangea heads.

Cheerful yellow seasonal spring wedding flowers

Which is your favourite spring look from The Garden Gate Flower Company?  The soft dreamy romantic pink tulips, or the woodsy spring yellow daffodils?  

The Garden Gate Flower Company is a recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company directory – they grow organic seasonal blooms in Cornwall for weddings and special events.

Comments

Rebecca Stuart on 13. February, 2013

Thank you so much for featuring our spring flowers on your lovely blog I hope it cheers up a rather dull day x

Isla Jean Bridal on 13. February, 2013

How very pure and pretty… I love the flowers in the simple tea cups…xxx

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