Purples in Painswick – Erin and Steve’s rustic wedding

rustic brides bouquet

So I’ve posted a few photos from this lovely wedding on my facebook and twitter pages and everyone seems to love the rustic, natural style and purple, lavender and lilac tones so thought I’d share a few more here for your enjoyment!

From early on in our discussions it was clear that this wedding was going to have a relaxed atmosphere with homespun, crafted details reflecting the creativity of the couple and the natural beauty of the Cotswold location. For their October wedding Erin and Steve went for different tones of lavender, lilac and purples in a rustic, vintage style perfectly suited to the Autumn season.

I used a mix of fresh flowers such as freesias, lisianthus, astrantia, astilbe, september and textured limonium and statice. I also incorporated dried poppy seed heads and scabious seed pods. For Erin’s bouquet and the boys’ buttonholes I  used the very last of this seasons fresh lavender out of my cutting garden; both were tied with twine in keeping with the rustic style.

rustic brides bouquet

The bridesmaids bouquets were slightly smaller and simpler version of Erin’s bouquet, omitting the dried seed heads and lavender.

rustic purple and lavender bridesmaid bouquet

close-up of rustic bridesmaids bouquet

The buttonholes incorporated eryngium thistles, scabious, lavender, statice and waxflower; the grooms buttonhole also had dried poppy seed heads to tie in with the brides bouquet.

rustic grooms buttonhole with eryngium thistle, lavender, scabious, poppy seed heads and limonium

The Mother’s of the bride and groom had pinned corsages in similar tones of lavender and lilac, with freesia, september, waxflower, lavender and statice,

rustic ladies corsage pof freesia, waxflower, lavender, september and limonium

rustic buttonholes

Wicker hearts with posies of lavender, statice, limonium, september and a Memory Lane rose were placed on the entrance doors to Painswick Churn where the couple made their vows.

rose, september, limonium and lavender on a wicker heart

Bunches of dried lavender tied with twine were hung on the pews in the church.

lavender pew ends

The reception took place at The Painswick Centre where Erin and Steve had set up long trestle tables, with rustic hessian runners and chair sashes, slate boards, tealights and locally brewed, personalised beers. The tablecentres included all the flowers used elsewhere across the wedding and were simply bunched in kilner preserving jars.

purple kilner jar table arrangement

purple kilner jar table arrangement

rustic wedding at the Painswick centre

purple kilner jar table arrangement

All in all, a lovely relaxed, rustic-vintage wedding; huge congratulations to Erin and Steve, the new Mr and Mrs Kendall!

All photos Copyright Jenny Fleur Event Florist – please do not use or copy without permission 🙂

By JennyFleur

Freelance florist creating bespoke flowers for weddings and special occasions, love natural, vintage, country styles.