Winter brings to mind the evergreen foliages of holly, spruce and ivy along with cones, nuts and berries. Sumptuous Amaryllis & delicate hellebores are the floral symbols of the winter months but there is more choice than you’d believe available to winter brides. Classically the colour schemes that spring to mind are crisp whites or rich reds contrasting with greenery and texture. Add a touch of opulence and glamour with accents of gold or silver or keep it natural with dried cones, nuts and silver toned foliages.
Autumn brings to mind rich and opulent shades of reds, browns and oranges. The leaves are changing colour on the trees, summer flowers have turned to seed and berries adorn the bushes. Flowers that arrive with this season are hydrangea, dahlia, Nerines and Sedum.
Summer is full of floral options for your wedding it brings to mind the english country garden filled with a spires of delphiniums, antrirrhinums and astilbes with blowsy peonies & garden roses with globes of agapanthus and alliums. Along with all the dainty cottage flowers of scabiosa, nigella, sweet peas and ammi. You truly are spoilt for choice in this season as it also heralds the arrival of glorious sunflowers and spears of gladioli for a more bold and striking choice.
Tulips, Anemones, Ranunculus, Hyacinths and Narcissi are the flowers that are brought to mind at the mention of spring, in fact these arrive at the beginning of the year brightening the late winter months.
Early Spring sees blossom and catkins adorning the newly sprouting trees and shrubs and the first delicate snowdrops and primroses.
Late Spring brings us Muscari, iris,lily of the valley and the very first Peonies! A delightful flower filled time of the year bringing freshness back after the barren feeling months of winter.
Classically styled wedding flowers are often a single or tonal colour scheme, often in a neutral tone. Simply styled in a fairly neat design with minimal fuss & frills. Think all rose posies tied with satin or a simple cascade of lilies or orchids. The designs can be styled with simple shaped foliage’s or without.
If English country garden is your choice of flower style then choose seasonal flowers and foliage’s in multi textures and tones. Finish with twine, raffia or simple ribbon binding with no extra accessories to emphasise the natural styling of this theme.
Vintage styled weddings tend to have a soft and romantic feel to them combining vintage lace, warm pearls, antique accessories and blowsy flowers. Grey toned foliage’s work well in a vintage theme along with neutral barely there blush tones. Finish the neat but naturally styled bouquets with lace, velvet or taffeta, studded with pearls or vintage buttons. The addition of vintage styled jewelry within the bouquet or at the tie point add glamour. Another option that is very on trend at the moment is the addition of multi-tonal ribbon streamers from the base of the bouquet to give length and drama to your hand tied posy.
Create a wild countryside theme to your wedding with natural locally foraged berries, foliage’s and flowers along with a few carefully selected English inspired cultivated varieties to add extra interest.
Style in a loosely gathered posy and tie with natural raffia or twine to finish the wild look!
When you look back at your photographs in years to come your flowers will sing the song of the season and take you right back to your wedding day.
To create a rustic feel to your wedding flowers think about incorporating natures seasonal goodies, such as seed heads, grasses, wheat, berries, ferns, cow parsley etc. Accessorize your day with rustic props such as milk churns, hay bales, wood slices, terracotta pots. Finish designs with accents of hessian, jute and string, keeping styles relaxed but don’t be frightened to be a little quirky with it!
This style wedding suits country venues with an informal feel such as a barn or outdoor wedding.
We have been blessed that a lot of photographers have been very generous in sharing their images with us, which has enabled us to continue building our website and embellishing it with such lovely images.
So a big shout out and huge thanks to the following photographers;
- Amy Sampson Photogarphy – Abbi and emily at Quantock Lakes in March
- Aran Jefferies at Lattitude Photography – Jennifer and Chris at St.Audries Park in July
- Ben Simmonds – Kim and Dan at The Municipal Buildings in August.
- Maddie and Ben at Rookery Manor in December.
- Hayley and Ed at Creech St.Michael Church onto The Castle Hotel in August.
- Jessica and Andrew at The Cleve in May
- Sarah and Martyn at The Cleve in July
- Harriet and Jason at The Mount Somerset in September
- Penny and Richard at St.Audries
- Catherine Frawley – Jen and Will
- Chris Sedgbeer Photography – Becky and Ross at hornsbury Mill in July
- Danna Geen Photography – Claires wedding at Trull Church and onto the Castle Hotel in April
- Freckle Photography – Jessica and Peter at Dillington House in July
- How Photography – Kelsey and Richard at St.Audries Park in November.
- Jamie Dodd Photography
- John Barwood Photography – Nicky and Piers at St.Audries Park in September
- Johnny Hathaway – Kate and Alex
- Judith Parkyn Photography – Maria and Joe
- Katia Marsh Photography – Kayleigh and Lewis at St Audries Park in October
- Lee Hatterall Photography – Alana and Scot at Yarlington Barn in December, Hannah and Anthony at St.Audries in December
- Kerry Bartlett Photography – Lauren and Math at Hunstile Organic Farm
- Lee Maxwell Photography – Viv and James at Muddifords Court in October
- Lens Monkey – various
- Lisa Marie Halliday – Melanie and Thomas
- Lizzie Churchill Photographer – Victoria and Luke’s Wedding at Priston Mill in August.
- Lyme Bay Photography – Kim and Adam at Hornsbury Mill in October
- Marc Le Galle Photography –
- Mark Cox Photography – Kim and Neil in June
- Matt Austin – Ellie and Murray at Haselbury Mill in Novemeber
- Matthew Fox Photography – Christina and John at Hestercombe in Aug
- Matt Sweeting Photography – Katies Wedding at Northover Manor in September.
- Mrs Mashup photography – Ira and Joe at Maunsel House in September
- Naomi Jane Photography – Leah and Chris at Quantock Lakes
- Paul Gibbs Photography – katherine and Dave’s Wedding Ceremony at St.Mary Magdalene onto Appley Pavillion in September
- Rebekah’s Studio – Sherry and Lee at Hestercombe in December
- River Lane Photography – Mollie and Andy at Taunton School in july
- Ruth Keenly-side – Amy and Alistair – Yarlington Barn in October.
- Shooting Pixels (Andy) – Adele at hornsbury mill in October
- Simon Parry Photography and Stacey Boardman – Natalie and Mike in a marque in June
- SLC Photograghy – Trudy and Rick at The Castle Hotel
- Steve Richardson Photography – Ashlee and Mat at sparkford hall in September
- Studio H Photography – Kathryn and Josh at Cleeve Abbey
- Tim Parke Photography – Laura and Zee at St.Audries Park in July
- West Photography – Chloe and Tom at St.Audries Park in August, Sarah and Joe at St.Audries (blog) , Claire and Christopher at St.Audries (blog), Annabel and James at St.Audries ( blog)
- West 70 Photography – Hope and Stephen at Hestercombe,