Pre-Raphaelite and flower fairy inspired loose and natural wedding bouquets and seasonal flower crowns
Charlie / 17 November 2015
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.
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.
Natural ideas and inspiration for wedding hair styles featuring tiny flowers – from hydrangea blooms to tendrils of jasmine
Charlie / 22 September 2015
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
Sprigs of flowers pinned throughout your hair alongside a flower crown
Tiny daisy-like flowers woven into a braided crown
Single hydrangea flowers wired into a loose braided bridal up-do
Claire and Andrew’s secluded woodland wedding with rustic chic handmade details, giants tipis and festoon lighting
Samantha / 14 April 2015
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!
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.
Dominique and Nick’s elegant 1930s bohemian inspired wedding with candlelit church ceremony and handmade details
Samantha / 18 March 2015
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.
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.
Charlie / 25 January 2012
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?
I love these deep wine colours with the silvery green grasses and foliage, and the spray of blackberries too.
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.
Charlie / 18 September 2011
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…
Seasonal wedding ideas:
Browse the blog:
Brides Sign Up
Sign up and save your favourite businesses, add ideas to your wedding wish list and receive beautiful inspiration straight to your inbox