I love Spring… to be honest I love all the seasons, which is what makes my job so enjoyable, but there is something about Spring that is special. Maybe it is the fact that it is the start of the new growing season for many flowers… bulbs popping up through soil that has been empty all winter, and so many spring flowers have such delicious scents.
Most Spring weddings that I have been asked to do flowers for have had quite a traditional palette of colours… yellows and blues or pastel pinks and creams, but from the first time I met Rebecca, I knew she wanted something different! Her vision centred around two specific varieties…. Tulip ‘Princes Irene’ which is an orange flower with a stripe of purple on the petals, Zantedeschia ‘Mango’ an appropriately named Calla lily and Freesia ‘Purple Rain’ a striking cerise pink flower. She also wanted bright green mixed in with this and fell in love with the seeded stems of Thlaspi ‘Green Bell’.
So armed with Rebecca’s brief I started looking round for other Spring flowers that would compliment the varieties she had already chosen… these included orange Ranunculus, green Viburnum opulus, pink waxflower, Gloriosa lilies and the structural stems of Fritillaria imperialis, to name but a few!
The other request Rebecca had given me was that she didn’t want anything too structured, she wanted it to look a bit wild… ‘just picked from garden’.
The ceremony and reception was held at Bradda Glen and thankfully the weather stayed fine so they had the ceremony outside on the decking.
The Bridesmaids carried simple posies of pink Tulips and Thlaspi…
The gentlemen in the wedding party wore bright buttonholes of Tulip and Freesia with bright green ribbon on the stem.
And inside Bradda Glen Café, the table centres were tall silver candelabras from Elegance Venue Styling with a loose arrangement of flowers in the centre.
I was also asked to put a garland around each of the square pillars, for which I used ruscus with tulips and orchids entwined in the foliage.
Excuse the vacuum cleaner in the background! They were all busy getting everything ready when I took the photos! I can’t wait to see the professional shots that Shan Fisher took!