We are huge advocates for real British grown cut flowers, but these sweet felt flower crowns for your little flower girls captured my heart. I first spotted them over on Instagram when Samantha at Proverbial Daisies tagged me in a post. I loved their soft muted colours, that they were handmade by a fellow mummy, and that they offered something a bit different.
Brambly Hedge meets The Flower Fairies
This wild strawberry and white nigella flower crown is pretty much perfection in my books, and my feeling is you’ll agree. It is pretty rare that I genuinely see wedding inspiration these days that I wish I’d incorporated into my own wedding – this is one of those rare ideas.
I first spotted this flower crown over on Instagram, from A Harem of Peacock’s account that is just so achingly beautiful. Imagine Brambly Hedge and the Flower Fairies all come to life and you are on your way to the prettiness that Kelly-Marie creates and shares.
It was this flower crown, with it’s tiny wild strawberries (some blushed red, others still white), frothy white nigella flowers, strawberry leaves and still-green nigella seedheads, that captured my gaze. I knew I had to ask permission from Kelly-Marie to share it all with you as it’s one of those ideas that I am convinced at least one of you lovely natural brides would love to recreate for you own wedding.
Kelly-Marie gathered the nigella and wild strawberries from her garden and used a ribbon wrapped crown, this was a practice run for an up-coming wedding this summer she is hoping to replicate it for. You absolutely should check out more of Kelly-Marie’s work, either on her blog A Harem Of Peacocks or her Instagram account. It’s also worth noting that she’s the in-house florist at Deans Court in Dorset and a freelance floral stylist.
So I’ve spent ages umming and ahhing between two weddings on which to share for this week’s Cake Love feature. In the end, I’ve opted for the one with a splash of colour as the past couple of cakes have been quite neutral. It’s also wonderfully evocative of summer – just look at those hot red and orange nasturtiums (and edible of course!).
On closer inspection I noticed that each tier of the cake is a chocolate shade lighter, which is a nice touch, and who could resist the Sylvanian Families bunny couple cake topper!
I hold my hands up and stand guilty on this blog of indulging in childhood memories and whims, I’ve more than once mentioned my childhood love of Brambly Hedge. I was also a massive Sylvanian Families fan, I had a little cottage and the gypsy caravan and horse. My Sylvanian Families were forever getting married, I just wish I’d thought of using them as wedding cake toppers for our wedding!
Couples planning your weddings – I’m so envious of you! I know, I’ve been there, planned and enjoyed an utterly wonderful wedding day (which I wouldn’t change for the world), but I get a tiny bit jealous when I come across all these wonderful new businesses and ideas.
As voted for by you, I am moving onto the flowers in the church before continuing with our wedding ceremony. I’m excited to share this, because I just loved how the church looked, it was more than I could have dreamed of and we did it ourselves.
If this is your first visit to the blog you can catch up on all the details so far from our wedding here.
I’ve decided to show you photos of how the church looked and then go back to how we did after. That way I get to show off all the pretty pictures first. At the entrance to the church we filled two old metal milk churns with cow parsley and grasses – quite a wind picked up and I love how it looked blowing in the breeze.
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