Blackberry and pale peach rose flower crown

For a long time now I’ve been a fan of blackberries in bouquets, ever since I came across this one back in 2011 (old skool!) and I’ve even shared a blackberry bridal flower crown before, but I couldn’t help but feature this one because it’s such a beauty!

I think it’s something about putting together blackberries that are wild alongside the formal garden roses which is so appealing.

Blackberry and pale peach rose flower crown with ferns

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Day in the life of Pyrus

I am so thrilled to be back with this ‘A Day in the Life’ feature on the blog.  Embarrassingly it’s been over a year since I did my first one (have a read here) but I do hope that I can bring it as a more regular feature.  The idea behind it is to give you a peek into the lives of some of the fab wedding businesses that you can find on our directory.

Today I’m handing the blog over to Natalya and Fiona who are the dynamic and creative duo behind Pyrus, flower farmers growing seasonal and organic blooms from their walled garden near Edinburgh and weaving them into the most fantastic floral arrangements.  

Over to Natalya and Fiona…

Late summer seasonal bouquet with cosmos, nigella seed heads and blackberries by Pyrus

Natalya and Fiona from Pyrus flowers in Scotland


Earlier this year we invited the wonderful photographer Nic Rue to spend the day at the Pyrus flower garden and studio outside Edinburgh, documenting us as we prepared for a late summer wedding.

We first met Nic when she came to one of our flower classes with friends and knew we wanted to work with her on a project.  We were nervous about opening our doors to be photographed but we needn’t have worried, in fact it was a pleasure to share our studio with her for the day.  She brought a plethora of cameras in her kit bag and the results are a combination of digital and film shots which captured the Colstoun estate we are based on beautifully.

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Jewel toned autumn wedding cake with edible flowers and berries

Today we have a mouth-watering guest post from P-J Parker of Emily Harmston Cakes, with a gorgeous autumn inspired wedding cake that features such beautiful rich purple colours. When we first saw these cakes we fell in-love with the use of edible flowers and petals – why not take a look for yourself?

Don’t forget we have a regular feature on wedding cakes called Cake Love, so do check out the link if you are after more wedding cake inspiration.

Over to P-J to tell us more about these stunning creations…

Purple and red autumn wedding cake with edible flowers and berries

We have just seen the end of a glorious English summer but it brings an abundance of our beautiful berries that rival any array of the fruits that are imported. The colours and choice are breath-taking; it’s almost as if all summer long the sun has become concentrated to give the sumptuous jewel colours inside our blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and damsons.

I really wanted to capture the beauty of this season.  The three tiered cake I made here incorporates two white chocolate and raspberry cake tiers at the top and bottom with a double layer of blackberry and raspberry cheesecake in the middle.  All topped off with fresh edible Dahlias and handcrafted blackcurrants lollipops.

Raspberry cheesecake wedding cake with edible flower petals

Edible flowers and petals for an autumn wedding cake

Slice of raspberry cheesecake with edible flowers and berries

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Allotment inspired wedding table decorations

I always enjoy coming across wedding ideas that seem fresh and a bit different, and whilst I’ve seen vegetable and farmers market inspired table decorations before, I particularly loved the colours use for this shoot.

There is a great mixture of vases, colours and textures used for these wedding table decorations, and that’s why I really wanted to share these ideas with you.  The combination of the amber coloured glasses, the eclectic tiny vases of herbs and blackberries, and even the basket of eggs all together create a very beautiful table.

I especially love the single garden rose amongst the herbs and vegetables…

Farmers market inspired wedding tables

The coloured glass – both the amber coloured glasses and the green glass bottle provide additional colour, and although I think items like this are still difficult to hire in large enough numbers for a wedding, you could always collect a few from carboots and charity shops and use them for your table decorations instead.

Rustic farm style wedding reception tables

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Folk inspired bride and groom

Did you see yesterday’s wintry Cornish reindeer photoshoot?  If not you must go take a look – it’s stunning!  Today I’ve got part 2 of the photoshoot that was dreamt up by wedding photographer Sarah Falugo (who also runs Green Photographic) and took place at Cornish wedding venue Gwel an Mor.

Yesterday the setting was a wild and windswept landscape, today a sheltered woodland featuring lush floral arrangements full of ferns and blackberries.  For a photoshoot done on a budget, it is overflowing with lovely inspiration and ideas that can easily be recreated for your own wedding.

Lush woodland bouquet with ferns and dahlias

Natural and wild floral decorations

Despite it’s wintery themes, the shoot took place in August (can you believe it!) which explains the soft blush dahlias you can spot in the floral arrangements – no doubt from The Blue Carrot’s cutting garden.

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Autumn blackberry wedding cake

Today is the last Friday in November, so before I dive into finding you some seriously lovely winter wedding cakes, I thought I’d do a last hoo-ra to autumn!  And what could be more appropriate than this beautiful homemade layer cake, filled with cream and jam, and topped with a pile of gleaming blackberries and a wreath of rosemary.

No, this might not technically be a wedding cake, it is from one of my favourite blogs that I check once a week for a good dose of photos of utterly lovely living.  I think that sometimes nothing could be nicer than a simple homemade cake, made from quality ingredients, filled with sumptuous flavours, and topped off with a seasonal flourish.

I couldn’t imagine a nicer cake to cut into at an autumn wedding than this one.

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Autumn rose blackberry bouquet

This bouquet is just so beautiful – and really quite unusual and a bit different to all the other autumn wedding ideas I’ve got to share, because it’s not in shades of red, orange, yellow or brown.  Who would have imagined that blush pink garden roses and sprays of unripe blackberries could look so stunning?  It’s so romantic!

I’m not sure what else to stay – I just love it.  And paired with that beautiful rich blue bridesmaid dress…oh I must stop waffling.  If you love this combination like I do, please share your love below and make me feel less silly babbling away about it!

All this week I’m celebrating autumn weddings with lots of ideas and inspiration – so check out all the ideas in my natural autumn wedding special.

Image: Silva Stills and Cinema via Lemon and Lavender

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