Chloe and Nick relaxed seaside wedding

Relaxed seaside Devon wedding

I am really delighted to be bringing you another exclusive real wedding to the blog today.  This wedding was shared with me via the lovely Chloe from BareBlooms, a TNWC flower farmer, as it was not only a wedding she did the flowers for, but she was also a guest as the bride (also called Chloe) and groom are friends of hers.

Bride and groom Chloe and Nick were really relaxed about their wedding day and wanted a simple celebration with just a few lovely details – it’s quite refreshing when it’s so easy to get bombarded by detail heavy weddings seen on so many wedding blogs.

Over to bride Chloe to share their pretty wedding day with you…

Natural and wild bouquet and flower crown from BareBlooms

Chloe and Nick got married last June in Devon, which they chose because it was the place where they met: “Nick was at Dartington College of Arts and I was working in Exeter, my mum, stepdad and gran live in Exeter and all our friends are mostly based in the south of England, so we felt that Devon was a natural choice.”

Relaxed beach wedding

Blue and green wild bouquet from BareBlooms

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BareBlooms seasonal natural wedding flowers

The lovely Chloe from BareBlooms is offering all couples who book their wedding flowers by 1st May 2012 a replica bridal bouquet sent to you on your first wedding anniversary – how lovely is that!

BareBlooms seasonal wedding bouquet

Chloe uses natural, seasonal blooms for her wedding flowers, all grown in the Welsh Borders.  Her loose and natural style has a wild, cottage garden meets countryside feel to it, and she can work with you to create the wedding flowers that look and smell incredible.

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wild and loose September bouquet from BareBlooms

I thought it would be nice to follow up from Rhiannon and Richard’s wild and natural Welsh wedding (it’s so beautiful – you must have a look if you haven’t seen it already) with more details of the wild looking bouquet Rhiannon carried.  The bouquet in question was created by the wonderful Chloe of BareBlooms who is featured in The Natural Wedding Company directory.

seasonal September bouquet from BareBlooms

I got in touch with Chloe to find out exactly what flowers she used to create Rhiannon’s bouquet, and to find out what look she had been asked to create.  Chloe told me, “Rhiannon was so relaxed about her bouquet – she wanted something loose and wild and not too fussy.”

wild wedding bouquet

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Wild and natural Welsh wedding

Wild and natural Welsh wedding

I’m in-love with today’s wedding for its laid-back and relaxed attitude – for me, Rhiannon and Richard seem to have really captured what your wedding day should really be about: love, family, friends, good company and delicious food.

They got married in September 2011 with a beautiful weekend-long wedding held at Fforest, just outside Cardigan in Wales.  Rhiannon and Richard really did their wedding their way – with no photographer, no over-the-top details, just lots of fun and a super relaxed weekend surrounded by their family and friends.

Tiny coastal Welsh church

Rhiannon is a freelance journalist who writes about all things green, community, and outdoor travel related, and Richard runs Greentraveller, so it’s not hard to see why their wedding embraced all things natural.

They got married at Mwnt Church, a tiny white building perched on the Welsh coast.  Rhiannon wore a oyster coloured dress from Donna Karan and carried a gorgeous bouquet of cornflowers and herbs.

BareBlooms wild and natural wedding bouquet

“My flowers were by Chloe at BareBlooms, who I found through The Natural Wedding Company, and were exactly what I wanted.  They were a mix of wild-looking flowers and herbs.”  The flowers for the buttonholes they picked themselves from the garden at Fforest.

Seasonal cornflower and herb wedding bouquet

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natural Christmas wreath

This morning I wanted to share a quick snap of my front door with its Christmas wreath.  Everything has been rather last minute this year (our Christmas tree is still not up!) and I hadn’t really given a thought to where I would get a Christmas wreath.  Usually I go for something really simple, just lots of greenery, like fir branches, and maybe a splash of colour from a ribbon to tie it to the front door.

When I thought I’d left it too late I was saved by one of the lovely businesses on my directory who was able to make me this wreath over the weekend and post it out.  My wreath this year was made by the lovely Chloe of BareBlooms who is based in the Welsh Borders – perhaps not the most local wreath I could have chosen, but I know that almost all of the ‘ingredients’ that went into this wreath were foraged from the hedgerows (I love the old man’s beard!).  I am so happy with my natural and rustic wreath and think it looks quite handsome hanging from my front door.

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A big congratulations to five of the flower businesses listed in the directory who were featured in The Independent’s ’50 Best Florists’ over the weekend.

It’s fantastic to see ethical businesses who either grow their own flowers in cutting gardens or who source local and seasonal blooms were prominent in the top 50 – all of them creating fabulous wedding flowers.  They were:

Blooming Green

Green and Gorgeous

Bella & Fifi



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