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Cornflower and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

What a treat we have today, featuring an array of beautiful floral wedding ideas inspired by dreamy pre-Raphaelite paintings and a sprinkle of fairy magic from Cicely Mary Barker’s ever-loved flower fairies.

Shot against the evocative backdrop of Doddington Hall, an Elizabethan manor house in Lincolnshire, the floral designs were created by our friend Rachel at Catkin, using all homegrown blooms from the walled garden she tends to on site.

Peach coloured hydrandgea and fern flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

English meadow bouquet // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Moss and purple hydrangea flower crown // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Wild bridal bouquet of ox-eye daisies and cow parsley // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Pre-Raphaelite inspired wedding flowers // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Rachel is a long-standing member of the British Flowers community, so putting English grown, seasonal flowers at centre stage was vital.

The flowers she chose – garden roses, scabious, cornflowers, nigella, sweet peas, pinks, astilbe, larkspur, ammi and daisies – all contributed to the ethereal look Rachel was after, imbuing her floral creations with natural movement and texture.

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Natural ideas and inspiration for wedding hair styles featuring tiny flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

I have been seeing some lovely inspiration for tiny flowers incorporated into your wedding day hair style, here are some of my favourites…

Dainty sprigs of golden dried grasses woven into wavy locks

Dainty sprigs of golden dried grasses woven into wavy locks // The Natural Wedding Company

Mariel Hannah via Wedding Sparrow

Sprigs of flowers pinned throughout your hair alongside a flower crown

Sprigs of flowers pinned throughout your hair alongside a flower crown // The Natural Wedding Company

Alyssa Marie Photography via Wedding Chicks

Tiny daisy-like flowers woven into a braided crown

Tiny daisy-like flowers woven into a braided crown // The Natural Wedding Company

Brown Paper Parcel via Nouba

Single hydrangea flowers wired into a loose braided bridal up-do

Single hydrangea flowers wired into a loose braided bridal up-do // The Natural Wedding Company

Britt Chudleigh via Honey of a Thousand Flowers

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Claire and Andrew's secluded woodland wedding with rustic chic handmade details, giants tipis and festoon lighting // photography www.andyhook.com/

Set among the woods with a swoon-worthy sunset as a backdrop today’s beautiful rustic chic wedding of the gorgeous Claire and Andrew is pure wedding magic! Stunning creative homemade details, tipi tents from TNWC recommended supplier Papakata  with festoon lighting and page boys in bow ties are just a few of the many things I am sure you are going to love about this wedding!

Secluded woodland wedding venue // photography www.andyhook.com/

Two Birds champagne coloured bridesmaid dresses // photography www.andyhook.com/

Rustic brown order of service with white stamp // photography www.andyhook.com/

Rustic chic wedding table decorations // photography www.andyhook.com/

Bride and groom with giant white balloons // photography www.andyhook.com/

Claire and Andrew were wed in the summer in South Yorkshire on a gloriously sunny day. Their reception venue having never before been used for that purpose, required meticulously planning from scratch to create the beautiful day we are sharing with you today.

With bride Claire being a designer by profession, you can understand how it all was executed so perfectly and you are guaranteed to find some fantastic do-it-yourself inspiration along the way. So on that note it is over to the lovely lady herself, beautiful bride Claire with all the details from their big day.

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Dominique and Nick's elegant 1930s bohemian inspired wedding with candlelit church ceremony and handmade details – photography http://www.bohemianweddings.co.uk/

Are you ready to be blown away by today’s glamourous couple and their beautiful wedding? We are bringing you a candlelit church ceremony! Yes that’s right, candlelit, in a quaint old church, during a thunderstorm, how flipping romantic!

The gorgeous details and romance doesn’t stop there, there are elegant blush bridesmaids, to-die-for DIY details, a vintage ice-cream trike, garden games on the lawn, Scottish dancing…I could go on and on.

Candlelit church wedding ceremony - – photography http://www.bohemianweddings.co.uk/

Elegant bride with bridesmaids in long nude dresses - photography http://www.bohemianweddings.co.uk/

Rustic wedding table plan of pots of heather displayed on a ladder – photography http://www.bohemianweddings.co.uk/

Elegant tipi wedding – photography http://www.bohemianweddings.co.uk/

Dominique and Nick’s ‘everything we love’ themed wedding took place in August last year in the beautiful grounds of a private school , in Thornton, Buckinghamshire. With nods to the 1930’s and a relaxed bohemian feel this wedding truly is a feast for the eyes.

The beautiful images captured by the talented TNWC Recommended Supplier Bohemian Weddings and words by bride Dominique tell the rest of their gorgeous wedding story.

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seasonal wedding flowers with wild grasses and berries

Following up from my post about using grasses in wedding arrangements and bouquets, I wanted to share some pictures of from Susanne at The Blue Carrot in Cornwall, one of the businesses listed in the flower section of the directory.  She got in touch with me after the original blog post to say that she loves using grasses in her arrangements and to share a couple of pictures.

Thought you’d all like to see some on a dreary January afternoon!  Any favourites?

The Blue Carrot seasonal wedding flowers

I love these deep wine colours with the silvery green grasses and foliage, and the spray of blackberries too.

Seasonal wedding flowers in Cornwall

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Later summer wedding bouquet inspiration

Charlie / 3 October 2011

Often when you think of later summer flowers you think of all the hot colours, of sunflowers and bright pink dahlias.  But this bouquet is much softer, with purple lavender, blue and white scabious, a ballet pink dahlia, and one of my favourites – those lime white hydrangea heads.

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For many of the flower businesses listed on the directory who grow their own flowers, they will have just finished up a long summer wedding season.  Rachel from Catkin Flowers told me she’s been non-stop since May – phew!  So it’s been nice to get a chance to catch up with her and find out what she’s been up to this summer.

Catkin Flowers are based in Lincolnshire where they grow all their own seasonal flowers and foliage in their cutting garden.  Rachel has been sharing with me some of the beautiful creations she’s made for weddings this summer and I thought you’d all like to have a look at them too.

Rachel has done the flowers for a lot of vintage inspired weddings, such as this one in a Papa-Kåta tipi, and this stunning trailing bouquet…

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