My Favourite Bouquets...


I must have the best job in the world…. mind you it is very hard work, physically demanding and involves countless occasions where I work straight through the night! However, that is all worth it when I get to bring a smile to my clients’ faces. And what could be better than getting the flowers just right for one of my lovely brides on her wedding day?

I love making bridal bouquets above all wedding flower designs – whether it is a hand tied bouquet in a natural country style with the ‘freshly picked’ look, or a more traditional flowing shower-style bouquet (which are currently gaining in popularity again), or one of the many different styles of bouquet that a bride might choose. The trick is to get the mix of flowers and colours just right in order to create a unique design to suit the style and preferences of each bride.

So here are just a few of my personal favourites to give you a few ideas…

Spring pastel flowers brides bouquet

This pretty early spring hand tied bouquet features my favourite ranunculus in yummy pastel shades, with other spring beauties such as white muscari and anemones. I can never resist adding a few roses though as their colour range is second to none…

Purple and lilac spring flowers brides bouquet

My bride gave me free reign to create her hand tied bouquet in shades of purple/lilac/lavender/blue and ivory incorporating seasonal spring flowers – what a lovely task! Spring flowers included ranunculus, hyacinths and muscari and I added in roses, phlox, lisianthus and freesias. Not only did this bouquet look gorgeous, it smelled beautiful too!

Lily of the valley teardrop bouquet

Lily-of-the-valley is a beautiful delicate flower with the most glorious scent – always a delight to be near. It looked so pretty in this dainty teardrop shaped bouquet with pale, dusky roses, spray roses and freesias. But if you’re really keen to have this flower in your own bouquet it really is best to get married in late spring – an expensive flower to use when not in season!

Pink and white shower bouquet

Shower bouquets are becoming popular again and with good reason – the shape of this bouquet and the way it is held means that your flowers are seen at their best as they trail forwards following the skirt of your dress. What could be prettier than this simple ivory and pale pink bouquet featuring roses, tulips, freesias, lisianthus and waxflower?

Romantic vintage style brides bouquet

I love vintage styles and colours, and so do many of my brides! This romantic vintage style bouquet was made for an early summer wedding and so I was able to incorporate beautiful blowsy peonies – another brides’ favourite flower. They looked gorgeous with this mix of palest roses and astilbe (that’s the feathery one!)

Dusky pink shower style bouquet

I relish a challenge and so really enjoyed making this country style shower bouquet for another early summer wedding, to include touches of dusky pink and burgundy. My bride particularly wanted me to incorporate flowing willow foliage as well as burgundy foliage, for which I used touches of cotinus. Pale pink sweet peas were the perfect flower to include as the wedding took place in a real English country garden setting.

Lilac and peach rose bouquet

It is lovely to be able to work with a more unusual colour palette from time to time, and I think the combination of soft pastel shades of lilac, lavender, peach and cream offset with silvery-grey seeded eucalyptus foliage worked beautifully in this natural style hand tied bouquet. And adding touches of hypericum berries helped to bring the colours of the roses and other flowers alive.

Pink & white country style bouquet

I loved this mix of pretty country garden flowers, which included hydrangeas, roses, lisianthus, astilbe, gypsophila and daisies with silvery senecio foliage. A really fresh and pretty look for a late summer country style wedding – simply beautiful!

Country style autumn bouquet

If you’re getting married in the autumn why not embrace the colours of the season and add in seasonal materials such as berries and grasses? But you don’t have to stick to orange and red – try mixing deep burgundy shades with mauve and ivory and touches of green. And if you want to see how to pull a theme together around this colour mix, take a look at this blog – I just love the colour of those bridesmaid dresses!

Rustic winter bouquet

It is great to be able to incorporate seasonal materials other than flowers into a bride’s bouquet as it creates a truly unique and meaningful design. This hand tied rustic winter bouquet incorporated pine cones, seed heads, silver brunia and cotton balls as well as seasonal foliages and winter-white roses. Just let your imagination run riot…

Just a few of the beautiful bouquets that I have had the pleasure to make – so what would you choose for you own bouquet? And if you still need a little more inspiration do take a look at more examples in my galleries

Helen