Seasonal summer bouquet of sweet peas and lavender

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…

Flower necklace of cosmos and nigella

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.

Wedding bouquet of lavender, sweet peas and cosmos

One of the things I particularly love about weddings is the lovely personal touches that can be captured and remembered forever, this shoot was no different.  It was a beautiful summer’s day a couple of years ago that Tracey herself got married in the Botanical Gardens and it is also her gorgeous wedding dress that her daughter is modelling in the shoot.

Seasonal British flowers from Campbell's Flowers

The coincidence is that while I was writing my last university essays of the year I would go to the Botanical Gardens on my writing breaks, day dreaming of doing a styled bridal shoot there, at the time it felt like very wishful thinking.  You can just imagine how excited I was when Tracey suggested the idea to me of doing a shoot there with her gorgeous wildflower bouquets!

The sun came out and the scents the bouquets exuded gradually filled the air of the Pavilions, we moved around the gardens from the rose garden to the tall grassed prairie with Campbell’s Flowers signature just-picked-bouquets looking perfectly at home and absolutely stunning in such beautiful natural surroundings.

Yellow bridal bouquet of sunflowers and succulents

Purple and Blue Flower Crown of Cosmos and Nigella

Flower crowns continue to remain a popular choice for brides at the moment, but what about considering a floral necklace?  Tracey from Campbell’s Flowers created this interchangable circlet that could be worn either as a crown or a necklace.

Floral ingredients used: Nigella, Cosmos, Sweet William, Clary Sage, and Zinnia’s.

Flower crown and flower necklace made from seasonal British flowers

Alternative wedding necklace made of seasonal flowers

Flower crown of sweet williams, cosmos and nigella

Summer flower crown of sweet williams, cosmos and love-in-a-mist

Sunny Yellow Bouquet of Sunflowers and Succulents

It’s hard not to be cheered up by this jolly yellow bouquet, with its accents of white and pale green, and sheer trailing ribbon.  Perfect inspiration for anyone planning a summer wedding with a yellow colour palette.

Floral ingredients used: Sunflowers, Leucanthemum, Succulents, Ammi, and Calendula.

Yellow sunflower bouquet

Sunflower, ammi and succulent bouquet

Seasonal summer wedding bouquet with sunflowers

Pretty yellow bridal bouquet with sunflowers

Sunflower and succulent bouquet from Campbell's Flowers

Meadow Inspired Cascading Bouquet with Wheat and Cornflowers

I will always be enamoured by meadow inspired wedding flowers, there’s just something so romantic about the idea.  Here Tracey has brought in elements of an English meadow or field with stems of golden wheat ears and bonny blue cornflowers.

Floral ingredients used: Wheat, Cornflowers, Nigella, Sweet William, Cosmos, Mint, Clary Sage, Dill, and Oregano.

Meadow inspired bouquet with wheat and cornflowers

Natural meadow style bridal bouquet with wheat and cornflowers

Seasonal bouquet with golden wheat, cornflowers and love-in-a-mist

Natural style bouquet with sweet williams, cosmos, cornflowers and wheat

Purple and Pink Bouquet of Lavender and Sweet Peas

A pretty purple and pink bridal bouquet containing fragrant sweet peas is perfect for evoking that English county garden feel for your wedding, and Tracey from Campbell’s Flowers has expertly created that “just picked” look with this pretty bouquet.

Floral ingredients used: Lavender, Sweet Peas, Mint, Cosmos, Dahlias, and Wheat.

English country garden bouquet with lavender and sweet peas

Country garden bouquet with sweet peas, lavender and dahlias

Kate Waters Photography

Pink and purple bridal bouquet with cosmos, lavender and sweet peas

English country garden bouquet from Campbell's Flowers

A huge thank you to Kate and Tracey for sharing this beautiful shoot with us, and to the suppliers of these fabulous seasonal, British grown flowers – Hollow Meadows Flowers, Yorkshire Lavender, and Shropshire Petals.

Images: Kate Waters Photography


Carolyn on 5. November, 2013

Beautiful flowers and stunning photographs! Lovely!

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Sarah Want on 24. January, 2014

Can’t get enough of flower crowns, they are so gorgeous and in those colours; just beautiful. Sweet peas and sweet William are my favourite!

Denise Marwood on 24. July, 2015

can I buy purple and pink bouquet of lavender and sweet peas as a one off gift ? to be sent, by you , if possible, to my sister after an operation ? How much would this cost …
Thankyou for your attention !

(my new married name is Denise Marwood)

CharlieB on 26. July, 2015

Hi Denise, if you are looking to buy a bouquet of flowers to be sent via the post you could check out the Flowers section of the directory a number of these do bouquets by post

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