Pre-Raphaelite and Flower Fairy inspired loose and natural wedding bouquets and seasonal flower crowns
Pre-Raphaelite and Flower Fairy inspired loose and natural wedding bouquets
What a treat we have today, featuring an array of beautiful floral wedding ideas inspired by dreamy pre-Raphaelite paintings and a sprinkle of fairy magic from Cicely Mary Barker’s ever-loved Flower Fairies.
Shot against the evocative backdrop of Doddington Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in Lincolnshire, the floral designs were created by our friend Rachel at Catkin, using all homegrown blooms from the walled garden she tends to on site.
Rachel is a long-standing member of the British Flowers community, so putting English grown, seasonal flowers at centre stage was vital.
The flowers she chose – garden roses, scabious, cornflowers, nigella, sweet peas, pinks, astilbe, larkspur, ammi and daisies – all contributed to the ethereal look Rachel was after, imbuing her floral creations with natural movement and texture.
Loose and information bouquet with flowing greenery
The natural textures of moss, wood, grasses and seedheads beautifully compliment the seasonal flowers and foliage, while hydrangeas, roses, moss and individual delphinium petals were woven into the floral crowns.
To add to that feel of the pre-Raphaelite paintings and befitting of the Elizabethan setting, Rachel created loose, informal bouquets with relaxed flowing greenery such as jasmine and ferns, alongside scented herbs, for a soft romantic feel.
Catkin is a recommended supplier 2015 of The Natural Wedding Company. Catkin is floristry business that grows their own English, seasonal flowers and foliage in a cutting garden in Lincolnshire – green and gorgeous is their motto! Rachel is known for her beautifully natural, seasonal style.
Images: Annabel Smith