As this week is British Flower Week I thought I would show you some of my most favourite bridal bouquets from my weddings and styled shoots over the last six years.
Homegrown English Country Flowers
First in my top 5 is this beauty. Although it is from a couple of years ago it is so beautiful that it feels ageless and classic.
This bouquet was full of British garden roses which, being homegrown by the florist, had the most divine smell. A mixture of four different roses were used, including some David Austin Roses and some spray roses. The bouquet was finished with nigella, scabious, amie, astibille, eucalyptus and variegated greenery. This wedding was held in a marquee in my bride’s parents’ garden so it was important that the flowers echoed the country garden element. The main colour my bride used was green but we popped in some creams and pale pinks for a more feminine, country feel.
Opulent Luxury Bouquet
This bouquet was from a gorgeous Country Luxe bridal shoot I styled and arranged at Thurning Hall. This bridal bouquet was crammed with beautiful pale pink peonies, peach roses, pale pink spray roses, scabiosa, nigella, ammi, astrantia, foxgloves, hypericum berries, rosemary and trailing foliage. I love the drama of this but it still has a soft, femininity to it. The combination of different flowers and foliages creates the feeling that they have just been picked in the garden and thrown together into a beautiful bouquet.
This set of bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets is so simple being all white yet is simply stunning. The bouquets are predominantly of white fluffy peonies, accessorised with white sweet peas, ranunculus, ammie and nigella. The shots of green came from sprigs of eucalyptus and winding fronds of clematis for a whimsical, wistful look. I love the fact that although the colour is so simple in this bouquet, it still has interest and texture. Yet again I can testify that my bride absolutely loved these flowers and the smell was scrumptious.
This summer bouquet is full of subtle sorbet shades. I love the combination of shades which all combine into a perfectly composed bouquet of wedding flowers. The main stars are a variety of massive roses, some cupped David Austins alongside some traditional country garden varieties. More sweet peas, freesias and peach and pink peonies are also hiding in amongst the beautifulness! The colours just remind me so much of the summertime and I think they look delicious.
Exotic and Unusual
This unusual bouquet is a really clever way of incorporating oranges into your flowers without feeling like you are on a tropical island. I think the clever combination of the very English flowers ie the roses, eryngium, eucalyptus and dahlias sits really gently against the slightly more exotic protea and silver brunia without feeling typically tropical. Despite these tropical additions I think it still has a very British, ‘cut from the countryside’, feeling about it which I love. Orange is also a very hard colour for brides to incorporate without going too obviously ‘orange’ with everything so again, the gentle way this colour scheme was incorporated into this bouquet is really clever.
As I love flowers so much I just had to share my own bouquet which I still completely adore, so much so that it is currently sitting on my staircase having been pressured and framed. This was full of seasonal spring flowers in soft blues and pinks. Using grape hyacinths, ranunculus, narcissi, anemones, hyacinth heads and alchemilla.