Ed & Jessie
My brother in law got married in July and I had the pleasure of doing their flowers. His bride Jessie was fantastic to work with as she gave me free reign & let me go big on her bouquet!
Jessie wanted pops of colour alongside a rich burgundy, so I used Dahlia ‘Arabian Night’, Astrantia, Amaranthus & Blackberries (de-thorned of course!), alongside Clematis, Fox Gloves & Roses.
I made her a flower crown of Helichysum cut from my garden, Wax Flowers and small unripened blackberries. These were nestled amongst Abelia foliage and fastened with a deep burgundy ribbon that flowed down the low back of her wedding dress.
There was an outdoor ceremony in front of an arch which I decorated with Eremurus and Amaranthus. I used potted Salvia plants at the base which were then planted after the wedding. I like to use plants in some cases as it means the flowers continue to live on after the wedding and can be added to your garden or given to guests as gifts. Where clients have no use for them I recycle them in my own garden where they can be grown larger and be used for cutting the following the year.
I sourced hand-dyed silk ribbon from Lancaster & Cornish for Jessie’s bouquet and for the bridesmaids. Long lengths of ribbon moved in the breeze as she walked up the aisle and the colours worked beautifully with the flowers. The ribbon makes a lovely keep sake after the wedding too, Jessie told me how she dried her bouquet and now it adorns her living room as a lasting memory of the day.
It was so special to be a part of their day and I really enjoyed seeing the flowers from a ‘guest point of view’ even though this did mean I couldn’t stop ‘tweaking’ the flowers through reception!
Congratulations Ed & Jessie!
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