Lemeece and Jon tied the knot just last week (on my birthday!) and chose the most gorgeous rich jewel toned colour palette, perfect for this time of year. Rich magentas and berry shades were paired with burnt oranges and bright fresh greenery. The extra treat was almost all the flowers were locally grown in Sussex ❤️
Below is a picture of the Sussex Flower Farm where I got a lot of these flowers from, it’s a lovely way to spend your time choosing exactly which blooms you want to have in your designs. I chose dahlia, hot pink cosmos, geranium foliage (which smells amazing!) agastache (which also smells amazing!!), fennel, antirrhinum, calendula and strawflowers. There are also some Dutch flowers in this bouquet too, hydrangea, roses, eucalyptus parvifolia and pittasporum
For more flower inspiration you can browse through my blog posts by colour and season, thanks for stopping by.
September is a beautiful time of year, it can still be gorgeously warm or it can feel decidedly Autumnal – either way I think it’s a great month (of course that has nothing to do with it being my birthday month…) Here are some of my favourite seasonal flowers available at this time of year. If you are planning your wedding for September and are feeling confused about what might still be available you’re in luck as there’s loads of treats to be had! And best of all a lot of these flowers are still available from English growers.
Dahlias & Zinnias
Gorgeous shapes and colours, some dahlias are the size of a dinner plate! Check out the ‘cafe au lait’ dahlia for soft blush pink perfection (below left) Zinnias seen below right, come in all kinds of beautiful bright colours and work great with the rich jewel tones that early Autumn provides.
Pretty berries available in both pink and white, I love them for adding interesting texture and shape to an arrangement.
Available in both pink and white and still growing in English gardens throughout September, this is a really pretty dainty flower which looks great in bouquets and arrangements.
Known as ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’ it’s pretty and delicate as you’d imagine from the name. It tends to finish from English growers until around mid September but is available as an import later into the year.
This pretty flower has rose like heads and a really lovely blousy feel. Available in white, cream, lilac, purple, apricot, pale pink and some really unusual gorgeous deep purple and red tones too . It is still around from English growers but weather dependent. Dutch varieties are really good quality and available all year round.
The British gladioli crop is still going strong and they are brilliant for larger arrangements when you want to add a bit of height. They are a very cost effective way of achieving a larger looking arrangement without breaking the bank and they come in a wide variety of colours. What’s not to love?!
Coming in some gorgeous warm jewel tones, this celosia is still available from British growers and adds great colour and soft fluffy texture to bouquets and arrangements. Below picture is courtesy of Floret Flowers
There are plenty of flowers available all year round if none of these beauties float your boat. Roses, freesia, Dutch lisianthus, lilies, alstromeiria, carnation, chrysanthemum, gerbera, gypsophila, statice/limonium, and iris to name a few! For more information and advice on choosing luscious September wedding flowers contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org to have a chat or set up a meeting.
June is a truly lovely time of year to get married, the garden flowers are in full bloom and the evenings are long. Garden roses are blooming left, right and centre which makes for a gorgeous addition to any outdoor wedding. I recently provided the flowers for a wedding at the English Wine Centre in Sussex and the garden was so beautiful – bursting full of flowers!
So what are your options if you are getting married in June? There’s plenty to choose from and in all colour palettes too, there’s soft tones and bright bold punchy flowers too. The English growing season is well under way so you can even have all your blooms from English growers and as it is British Flowers Week from 19th – 25th June this year there is plenty of inspiration to be had with what you can create with British blooms. If you are interested in going British for your wedding here’s a handy chart telling you the seasonal availability.
Where to start….the peony of course!! Available only for a very short season, usually late April until early July but there are at their most fabulous in May and June. Below centre we have the blousy pink Sarah Bernhardt peony, fluffy and sweetly scented this is a very popular choice for weddings. In the arrangement to the left and the bouquet on the right theres the slightly darker but super-duper fluffy is Jules Elise. Also in these pictures are English grown roses.
Coral charm peonies are also amazing, they start off a strong coral tone and then fade as the days progress until they are almost white.
There’s lots of other treats to be had in June including: nigella, stocks, sunflowers, agapanthus, allium, roses, lisianthus, dahlias, garden roses, delphinium, scabiosa, astilbe, sweet william, to name but a few……
So if you’re unsure of when you are getting married and June is a consideration have a look at these beauties and see if you fancy a June wedding – I say go for it 🙂
A Beautiful August Wedding at Crockstead Farm, Sussex
August weddings are popular there’s no doubt about it – who wouldn’t want to get married on a sunny summers day?! Sadly the English weather doesn’t always cooperate, in fact sometimes it seems very confused about what season we’re in! But I’m happy to say Sami and Nick’s wedding on August 9th was the most gloriously sunny day – hurrah! It was such a pleasure working at the beautiful Crockstead Farm Hotel – the grounds were so peaceful!
Sami and Nick chose a burnt orange and red colour palette to compliment their favourite flower – the sunflower! I was able to make the most of the lovely seasonal summer flowers available such as, Dahlias and Zinnias (my favourites!)