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 email@example.com to have a chat or set up a meeting.
I truly love working with the seasons and I’m pretty sure Autumn is my favourite (but ask me again in Spring and I might tell you something different!) Vivian and Sam tied the knot in the beautiful gardens of the Chiddinglye estate, a gorgeous farm tucked away in Sussex with Patrick’s Barn ready and waiting onsite to hold a fabulous reception in. There’s the added bonus of having your food freshly prepared right next door by Becky who runs The Garden Chef (I strongly urge you to try her chocolate brownies, so good! Becky very kindly kept me fed whilst I was setting up!)
Vivian and Sam wanted the focus of their wedding to be seasonal blooms and full of luscious foliages, I was pretty happy to be allowed to get stuck in to rich Autumnal colours. Dahlias, amaranthus, euphorbia, roses, crocosmia, the most gorgeous colour cerise vanda orchids, a whole load of green goodness including asparagus and sword ferns and eucalyptus were all used to create a natural wild look with a pop of colour.
Vivian’s bouquet was a natural looking, cascading posy full of gorgeous greens and rich Autumn oranges and pinks.
The ceremony took place in the gardens and it was touch and go with the weather – but they did it and it looked amazing!
Patricks barn looking awesome, I love the colour of the lanterns against the flowers. The clever folk at Not Your Average I Do provided and installed the lanterns and fairy lights which really adds to the atmosphere of the barn.
I really enjoyed working on this wedding, congratulations to Vivian and Sam and thank you for choosing Bettie Rose!