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Favourite Natural Wedding Flowers: bouquets, buttonholes, flower crowns, wedding hair flowers, and floral arrangements

Charlie / 10 December 2017

Favourite Natural Wedding Flowers: bouquets, buttonholes, flower crowns, wedding hair flowers, and floral arrangements

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

Natural Wedding Flowers: 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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: A Bee-Friendly Wildflower Wedding Bouquet

Natural Wedding Flowers: A Bee-Friendly Wildflower Wedding Bouquet

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

Natural Wedding Flowers: 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.

This wedding bouquet is from Dan and Ali’s rustic seasonal November wedding. Bouquet by The Real Cut Flower Garden. Photography by Laura Babb Photography.

Our Favourite Wedding Hair Flowers

Dainty Love-In-A-Mist Wedding Hair Flowers

Natural Wedding 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

Natural Wedding Flowers: 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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: Pale Blue Cornflowers and Scabious Wedding Hair Flowers

These hair flowers are from Ellie and Dean’s colourful Cornish wedding. Flowers by The Garden Gate Flower Company. Photography by Taylor & Porter Photographs

 

Our Favourite Wedding Flower Crown

A Delicate Jasmine Flower Crown

Natural Wedding Flowers: 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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: A Delicate Jasmine Flower Crown

Charlie’s favourite flower crown is from Chloe and Nick’s relaxed seaside wedding. Flower crown from BareBlooms. Photography by Nick Waugh.

A Statement Deep Red Autumn Wedding Flower Crown

Natural Wedding Flowers: A Statement Deep Red Autumn Wedding Flower Crown // Amy Taylor Imaging Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: A Statement Deep Red Autumn Wedding Flower Crown // Amy Taylor Imaging Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

This flower crown is from Laura and Jamie’s autumn village hall wedding. Photography by Amy Woodward-Taylor. Flowers by Flowers by Fiona.

Our Favourite Floral Buttonholes

Succulent Buttonholes with Dried Flowers

Natural Wedding Flowers: 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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: Succulent Buttonholes with Dried Flowers

Natural Wedding Flowers: Succulent Buttonholes with Dried Flowers

Charlie’s favourite buttonholes come from Rachel and Lee’s autumn lake house wedding. Buttonholes by Bloomin’ Wild. Photography by Davey & Krista Photography.

Autumn Buttonholes with Blackberries, Rose Hips and Feathers

Natural Wedding Flowers: Autumn Buttonholes with Blackberries, Rose Hips and Feathers // Amy Taylor Imaging Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: Autumn Buttonholes with Blackberries, Rose Hips and Feathers // Amy Taylor Imaging Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

These buttonholes are from Laura and Jamie’s autumn village hall wedding. Photography by Amy Woodward-Taylor. Flowers by Flowers by Fiona.

Our Favourite Arrangement or Display of Wedding Flowers

Mismatched Vintage Bottles with Purple and Yellow Garden Flowers

Natural 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.

Natural Wedding Flowers: Mismatched Vintage Bottles with Purple and Yellow Garden Flowers

Charlie’s favourite wedding flower arrangements come from Colette and Simon’s vintage eco wedding. Flowers were homegrown and arranged by the bride Colette. Photography by Mark Tattersall.

Unusual Summer Wedding Flowers with Leaves, Seedheads and Sunflowers

Natural Wedding Flowers: 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’.

Natural Wedding Flowers: Unusual Summer Wedding Flowers with Leaves, Seedheads and Sunflowers

These flower arrangements are from Tamara and Ed’s elegant country wedding. Photography by Taylor & Porter Photographs.

(Part 1) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Styles

(Part 2) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Spaces

(Part 3) Our Favourite Natural Wedding Details

(Part 4) Our Favourite Unique Natural Weddings

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