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A Summer of Fabulous Florals and Stunning Brides with Suzanne @ Country Flowers (November 10th 2023)

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The nights are drawing in: a palette of burnt oranges, ochres and browns covers the ground as the trees begin their annual undressing – mist and fog this morning here at Country Flowers HQ – and a little time to reflect on our summer weddings while our Autumn and Winter ones continue apace and we are in the thick of Christmas wreath making.  

“I want it to feel like a colourful flower meadow”.

Several of our brides wanted that wildflower look this summer and we were very happy to oblige!  A palette of blues, pinks, yellows and purples was achieved with vibrant cornflowers, botanical Eustoma, mini daisies, clematis and stocks – delicate floral forms arranged in a staggered design alongside a variety of foliage.  It was an absolute joy to create this look as it really allowed creativity to come to the fore.  As well as the bridal bouquets complementing our stunning brides; we also constructed ceiling hoops, broken arches and centre pieces in the same theme producing that wow factor our couples were after.  

“Crisp, classy and timeless for me please”

As I have said before, you cannot go wrong with classic whites, and we adore this look.  Whether that is a compact mass of Playa Blanca roses, an avalanche of phalaenopsis orchids or a natural handtied bouquet of various white florals: veronica, stocks, Eustoma, peonies, hydrangea, ranunculi (endless choices) the result is exquisitely elegant.  Add a mix of cinerea, parvifolia, silver dollar or berried eucalyptus and you will achieve a natural and timeless theme to your day.  No need for matching up with the bridesmaids’ dresses either – this palette goes with everything.

“We’re having a church wedding”.

This summer, church weddings were very much in evidence, and we love them!  Such beautiful buildings already but adding statement pedestals, window installations, lytch gate designs and/or pew ends only enhances these wonderful spaces.  This is a fabulous way to invoke a bespoke wedding theme that will continue throughout the day as the designs can be transported to the chosen venue and enjoyed well into the night.    

“Just joyful, bright and happy (and loads of texture)”

And why not?  Florals come in so many different hues, shapes and sizes, it’s just wonderful to put them together to achieve a bold, standout design that mirrors the personalities of our couples!  This is their day, and they want to reflect their happiness in their flower choices at the start of a fabulous future together.  A cacophony of orange cala lilies, blue delphinium, sunflowers, red Amaranthus, yellow craspedia balls coupled with zingy lime Thlaspi and anthuriums anyone?  Yes please! 

Did I get it right?

Smug alert!  Yes – mostly!  In my previous blog, I predicted that we would see so much colour, texture and bespoke statement pieces alongside our classic white and greens, creating many individual designs to compliment detailed wedding themes.  And we did -even dried flowers looked amazing coupled with fresh choices– and we have loved every minute of it.    It is an absolute pleasure for us to bring to life the vision of all our couples and although we battled heavy rain, gale force winds and extreme heat on occasion, it’s a privilege to be a small part of such a special day.  Long may it continue!