Favourite Natural Wedding Flowers: bouquets, buttonholes, flower crowns, wedding hair flowers, and floral arrangements
Charlie / 10 December 2017
We hope you’re enjoying our Real Wedding Favourites mini series, looking back at some of the loveliest details from the weddings featured on our blog. If you’d like some inspiration do check out the series so far. From bride and groom wedding styles, to wedding ceremony and reception spaces. From beautiful wedding details to some of the most unique weddings we’ve featured.
Today we’re sharing our Favourite Natural Wedding Flowers. Gosh what a hard post this was to create! Narrowing down to just a handful of our favourites was incredibly difficult, because we love flowers. Hopefully this post will give you a taste of what kinds of British grown, seasonal wedding flower inspiration you can find on our blog.
Our Favourite Wedding Bouquets
A Bee-Friendly Wildflower Wedding Bouquet
Miriam was one of our TNWC Real Brides and I loved her passion for incorporating seasonal, locally-grown and bee-friendly blooms into her wedding day. Her wild summer bouquet has always stuck with me, it seems like a genuine representation of the ever-popular ‘just picked’ bouquet style.
It incorporates some really beautiful blooms – blue borage flowers, white cosmos, hot pink honeysuckle, yellow dill flowers, and delicate foxgloves. They all come together in this heavenly meadow-garden bouquet that truly captured the bee-friendly element that Miriam was passionate about.
Charlie’s favourite wedding bouquet comes from Miriam and John’s Scottish 1920’s wildflower inspired wedding. Bouquet by Pyrus. Photography by Photos by Zoe.
A Seasonal November British Grown Wedding Bouquet
From a summer wedding to an autumn wedding, our other favourite bouquet is a seasonal autumn bouquet. Full of rich purples, blues and splashes of yellow, Ali’s wedding bouquet was a true reflection of November blooms. Created by one of our favourite flower farmer florists, The Real Cut Flower Garden, it contained 100% British grown flowers and foliage.
Our Favourite Wedding Hair Flowers
Dainty Love-In-A-Mist Wedding Hair Flowers
Tamsin’s wedding hair flowers are so simple but incredibly beautiful, showcasing that you don’t have to choose something elaborate. Her romantic wedding hairstyle with it’s loose curls and plaits made the perfect canvas for the delicate blue nigella flowers. I particularly love that they left some of the frilly green fronds surrounding the individual flowers.
Charlie’s favourite wedding hair flowers come from Tamsin and Alex’s relaxed eco-friendly wedding. Hair flowers from In Bloom Devon and hair styled by Sarah Case. Photography by Emma Stoner Photography.
Pale Blue Cornflowers and Scabious Wedding Hair Flowers
These wedding hair flowers are rather similar to our other favourites, but we think you’ll love this style. They remind us of the epic hair flowers we created in this styled shoot, which have been globally loved. So please forgive us!
A combination of pretty pale blue cornflowers, nigella and scabious, tucked into two plaits. We’ve also included a picture of Ellie’s bouquet because it was equally awesome and contained strawberries.
Our Favourite Wedding Flower Crown
A Delicate Jasmine Flower Crown
My favourite Flower Crown is this delicate jasmine flower crown worn by bride Chloe at her Devon seaside wedding. Made by one of our favourite florists, BareBlooms, this flower crown was a simple circlet of jasmine. Bride Chloe told us that not only did it fit perfectly with her vision of what she wanted, but it also smelt divine.
A Statement Deep Red Autumn Wedding Flower Crown
When we first received the photos of Laura and Jamie’s autumn village hall wedding it was Laura’s incredible flower crown that jumped out at us. All the florals in this wedding were perfect for this October wedding, from the berries to the deep red dahlias.
Our Favourite Floral Buttonholes
Succulent Buttonholes with Dried Flowers
What I love about the succulent buttonholes from Rachel and Lee’s wedding is that they are a little bit different to the traditional floral buttonhole. The combination of the succulents (I love their soft sea glass green) with the dainty dried flowers (like lavender) tied up with rustic twine creates a lovely harmony of colours.
For an eco-friendly choice the succulents are perfect because they can be potted up and continue living. I also like that Rachel chose different flowers to those from the rest of her wedding – which were sunflowers and gypsophila.
Autumn Buttonholes with Blackberries, Rose Hips and Feathers
You may recognise this wedding from earlier in this post with that fab deep red flower crown worn by the bride. As we mentioned, Laura and Jamie’s autumn village hall wedding is full of beautiful florals, including the buttonholes.
We love the colours which capture that autumn feeling. We love the mixture of feathers, seedheads, berries and fabric roses for the women. Not your typical floral buttonhole, but such great inspiration for an autumn wedding.
Our Favourite Arrangement or Display of Wedding Flowers
Mismatched Vintage Bottles with Purple and Yellow Garden Flowers
There are some incredible larger and more elaborate displays of wedding flowers out there, but these are my favourites from our Real Weddings. These pretty coloured glass bottles filled with a few blooms and delicate sprigs of foliage make for beautiful wedding table centrepieces. They also remind me of my own wedding and the floral table centrepieces we created.
Bride Colette grew the flowers herself and arranged them simply in these mismatched bottles. I love the combination of jewel colours – blues, greens, purples and pops of yellow. There’s a real contrast of heights and sizes, from the larger headed sunflowers, to the long stems of purple verbena. I just love them.
Unusual Summer Wedding Flowers with Leaves, Seedheads and Sunflowers
We wanted to include these wedding flowers because they are a bit different to what you usually think of for a summer wedding. They are simple and understated, but incredibly beautiful. They combined branches of leaves, grasses and seedheads with a few pretty flowers.
Tamara and Ed also used buckets of sunflowers to bring big pop of bright colour into their wedding reception space. These floral arrangements are a great example of ‘less’ being just as beautiful as ‘more’.
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