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A spring wedding shoot with flower crowns of spring blossom and rustic bouquets of tulips and bluebells // Photography Annabel Smith // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

Back in the spring I attended a spring blossom flower crown workshop run by my friend Rachel of Catkin Flowers. It was held in the beautiful surroundings of Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire, which is where Rachel has her base growing flowers in the old walled garden – it truly is as beautiful as it sounds.

A group of us had great fun creating our own unique flower crowns with spring flowers that Rachel had gathered for us, in particular a variety of blossoms from the spectacular cherry and crab apples that were blooming outside.

After the workshop Rachel put together a mini shoot in the gardens of Doddington Hall and I was invited to go along, and even got roped in for a few pictures – who could say no beneath that stunning tree dripping with pink blossom?

A spring wedding shoot with flower crowns of spring blossom and rustic bouquets of tulips and bluebells // Photography Annabel Smith // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

A spring wedding shoot with flower crowns of spring blossom and rustic bouquets of tulips and bluebells // Photography Annabel Smith // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

A spring wedding shoot with flower crowns of spring blossom and rustic bouquets of tulips and bluebells // Photography Annabel Smith // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

A spring wedding shoot with flower crowns of spring blossom and rustic bouquets of tulips and bluebells // Photography Annabel Smith // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

A spring wedding shoot with flower crowns of spring blossom and rustic bouquets of tulips and bluebells // Photography Annabel Smith // Flowers by Catkin // The Natural Wedding Company

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Soft desert inspired wedding bouquet

If I was having a wedding in a desert, then this is the kind of bouquet I would dream of having.  In fact, I think it is a pretty beautiful bouquet for a wedding anywhere, and if my guesses at what the flowers are it seems like quite a seasonal spring bouquet, so quite appropriate for this time of year.

Any of my flower businesses who know what flowers are in this bouquet?  Are there some raununculus?  And white anemone?  And something similar to a fritillary orchid?  If you know what’s in this bouquet please let us know in the comments box below – thank you!

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natural wedding flowers with grasses

For a while now I’ve been squirreling away images specifically for this blog post, which if you are looking for something a bit different in your wedding bouquet or your wedding flowers in general might provide some inspiration.  Grass.  Yes, really, I haven’t gone mad – I think grass (not the stuff from your lawn) can look utterly beautiful in wedding flowers, and I set out to prove this by collecting some utterly gorgeous examples.

Whether dried and paired with deep coloured flowers and a bright pop of yellow…

wedding bouquet with dried grasses

Soft and green and paired with blousy peonies and hedgerow flowers…

wedding bouquet peonies and grasses

Featured prominently in a ‘height-of-summer’ bouquet with a scattering of bright prairie style flowers..

wedding bouquet summer wildflowers and grasses

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Ethereal summer wedding

I’m still hanging onto thoughts of summer despite the bitter chill in the air.  This wedding reminds me of all those things I love about summer and the kind of summer you dream of.

Ethereal summer wedding

This is the kind of wedding I’d like to go to – the tables are decorated in an understated way with the odd colourful flower adding bursts of cheeriness, but otherwise unfussy and beautiful.

Ethereal summer wedding

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A couple of weeks ago my mom and I went on a lovely flower arranging workshop hosted by Jo and Rachel of Green & Gorgeous Flowers.

Not only was it great to meet Jo and Rachel, but we also learnt some fab tips on how to arrange garden grown flowers – perfect as in a week’s time we’ll be doing all the flowers for my wedding.

Green & Gorgeous Flowers is based on a dairy farm in a truly beautiful part of Oxfordshire.  They have a barn where the workshop was held, a smaller studio filled to the brim with vintage crockery, and about 2 and a half acres of flowers.

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