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Country Garden Styling

Are you hoping to create a relaxed Country Garden look for your wedding? This style is great if you are a couple who would prefer an informal/ laid back feel for your celebrations and it’s not a difficult one to achieve if you get your planning right. Think about the sort of flowers that grow in English country gardens, gathered together in a natural ‘freshly picked’ style to create pretty posies and informal table centres.

And if you need a few ideas for how to bring this look to life do read on… or pop across to my website gallery for a few more ideas…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Blue and white hand tied bride's bouquet

Country Chic!

As Sara has a design background she was very keen to get the colours for her wedding flowers just right, so that these would inject some soft colour into the otherwise neutral scheme. The bridesmaids wore dresses in a pale cappuccino colour with chair sashes and other decorative elements in taupe. Colours chosen for the flowers were in a range of muted pastel shades including lilac, dusky pink and soft peachy coral with cream and ivory.

Sara and Liam wanted their wedding to have a modern country garden feel, which was the perfect choice for a summer wedding at Orton Hall Hotel, which is set in beautiful grounds – perfect for wandering around and with lots of photo opportunities!

You can currently see some of the flower designs from this beautiful wedding in my featured wedding gallery (and my thanks to Jo from Summer Love Photography for allowing me to share some of her stunning photos, as well as to Sara and Liam of course!).

Bride with her bouquet of dusky roses and gypsophila

Sara’s beautiful hand tied bouquet included masses of roses in mouth-watering colours, such as lilac, dusky pink, cream and peachy-coral. The dainty flowers of gypsophila gave the bouquet a country garden feel and worked perfectly with the lace detailing on Sara’s dress.

Classic Wedding Styling

Do you need help in choosing the right floral designs to add a touch of classic elegance to your special day? Think tall elegant displays of delphiniums and lilies and vases overflowing with beautiful blowsy blooms, such as roses, peonies, hydrangeas and carnations. Mass your flowers together for a full and compact look, or add some trailing foliage for a softer more natural look and plenty of candlelight to finish the effect.

Read on for how to bring that classic elegant look to your own wedding and pop across to my Classic Elegance website gallery for a few more ideas…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Cream and lilac classic rose bouquet

White Wedding!

When Danielle first came to chat with me about the ideas for her Stamford wedding I was thrilled with the idea of working with her, as the wedding was definitely going to be a stylish and beautiful one! Danielle was due to marry Ben at the chapel of his old school – Stamford Boys School – followed by a true country garden reception in the grounds of his parents’ home in Stamford. As Ben is a designer and founder of the Old English Company I knew that this couple’s ideas for their wedding would be very stylish and that it would be important to get the look of their flowers just right.

Danielle and Ben chose a white wedding, with lots of greenery, foliage and white flowers everywhere! Although a traditional wedding colour scheme, the couple added their own modern twist by incorporating silvery-grey foliage, such as eucalyptus and stachys, into the scheme to match the grey and white stationery and the silver-grey of the bridesmaids’ dresses. The results were fabulous!

You can currently see some of the flower designs from this beautiful wedding in my Featured Wedding Gallery, as well as some of the brilliant professional images taken by James Corbett (thanks so much for allowing me to use these).

Bride and groom outside the chapel at Stamford Boys School

Love that Rustic Wedding!

Do you love the natural rustic style and want to capture that relaxed, informal look for your wedding? I hope the following images might give you a few ideas – and I can promise you that everything you see here is achievable as they are all designs I have created for my wedding clients. You can find more ideas in my Rustic Charm website gallery too…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Freshly picked bridal bouquet

Loose, natural styled hand tied bouquets work really well – try the ‘freshly picked’ look, gathering armfuls of country garden flowers with lots of texture and plenty of foliage to set the flowers off

Summer Fun!

I so enjoyed working with Georgina to plan the flower designs for her marriage to Florian last summer – she was just so chilled about it all even though she was planning the wedding long-distance as she lives in Germany! The couple chose the fabulous setting of Normanton Church for their wedding ceremony – they were so lucky that they had a beautiful sunny day to take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop provided by Rutland Water for their wedding photos.

I am very grateful to Georgina and Florian for letting me share some of their wedding photos so that you can see how this beautiful wedding was styled, and of course to Matthew Horan who took such fabulous photos. You can see more of the photos and flower designs from this wedding on my current featured wedding gallery – do take a peek…

Bride and groom at Normanton Church

Pink Perfection!

Amy and Chris's summer wedding took place at the Priory Church at Deeping St James. A beautiful setting and luckily the sun was shining on this happy couple. I really enjoyed filling the church with gorgeous flowers in shades of rose pink, cream and ivory. We chose masses of stunning roses with blowsy hydrangeas and touches of dainty gypsophila to create soft and natural-looking designs to reflect Amy’s preferred style.

Many congratulations to Amy and Chris and thank you so much for allowing me to share some of your fabulous photos taken by Nigel at www.acsphotography.com. Here are a few of the flower designs I created for the wedding and you can currently see more on my featured wedding gallery too. 

Bridesmaids in pink with their flower posies

Over the Rainbow!

I just loved the gorgeous mix of vibrant shades that Claire and Matt chose for their wedding flowers – such fun to work with colours like these! The wedding took place in the country setting of St Andrew’s Church in West Deeping – it was a bit touch and go as far as the weather was concerned with the rain pouring down as we were setting up in the morning, but then the clouds cleared and the sun shone down as this lovely couple celebrated their special day with friends and family.

My thanks to Claire and Matt for allowing me to share some of their fabulous photos by Emmie Scott (see more of Emmie's amazing work at www.emmiesweddingphotography.com). Here are a few of the flower designs I created for the wedding and you can currently see more on my featured wedding gallery. I hope they might inspire you to be adventurous with your colour choices too! 

Bride and bridesmaids with brightly coloured posies

A Country Wedding

Laura and Matt's beautiful country wedding took place on a lovely sunny summer's day. Their chosen rustic vintage theme perfectly suited the setting for their special day, with the ceremony taking place in the historic village church in West Deeping followed by a marquee reception in the grounds' of Laura's parents' house. We decided on a gorgeous mix of country-style flowers including plenty of roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus and dainty gypsophila offset with silvery-gre foliage.The colour palette of pale blush pink with cream and ivory perfectly complemented the pale pink bridesmaids' dresses and other decorations.

Many thanks to Laura and Matt for allowing me to share some of their fabulous photos taken by Lee Daniels (www.elegantleecaptured.com). Here is a little taste of the flower deisgns created for their wedding and if you would like to see more do pop across to my featured wedding gallery

Laura with her bridesmaids in blush pink dresses

Elegant Style

Stevie and Ross kept to a very subtle colour scheme of ivory with pale champagne gold for their summer wedding, but used their flowers to bring in shade of lilac. Their preferred style was elegant and classic, with flowers designs filled with hydrangeas, roses and other gorgeous flowers, but with plenty of foliage to set the flowers off and create a natural effect. It's always a good idea to choose a style to suit the wedding venue and in this case the mix of tall and low centrepieces were in a perfect style to suit the grand dining hall at Orton Hall with its magnificent fireplace.

More of the designs from this beautiful wedding can be seen in my featured wedding gallery. My grateful thanks to Stevie and Ross for letting me show you some of their professional photos, taken by fabulous photographers Sam and Lousie (and thanks to you both for allowing this too!)

Lilac and cream hand tied bouquet

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