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Sunflowers in September – Jo and Tom’s rustic farm wedding.

Posted on March 15th, 2016

It’s always an honour to be asked to do the flowers for a friends wedding, if a little nervewracking but when Jo approached me with her ideas for their rustic wedding I was more than happy to oblige. Natural, rustic and seasonal flowers are right up my street and when something a little different is required I love the opportunity to get creative!

Jo’ favourite flowers are sunflowers, and their bright, happy look is perfect for an seasonal autumnal wedding; they are however notoriously tricky to incorporate into bouquets, buttonhole and arrangements without looking out-of-place due to their size and bold appearance!

sunflower brides bouquet

I used the slightly smaller head of ‘Sonja’ sunflowers along with the yellow-centred ‘Irish Eyes’ and combined them with eryngium thistles, craspedia, ammi, dahlia, daisies and dried lavender and wheat.

sunflower brides bouquet

Image credit Rebecca Wynne Photogrpahy

The bridesmaids had a similar mix of flowers but with the addition of blue hydrangea and delphinium to contrast against their grey dresses.

sunflower yellow and blue bridesmaids bouquet

sunflower yellow and blue bridesmaids bouquet

bridesmaids bouquet with sunflowers

Image credit Rebecca Wynne Photography

The cute little flower girl had a wand bound with twine with a miniature sunflower and gypsophila and a crown if gypsophila

flower girl

Image credit Rebecca Wynne Photography

The boys had rustic buttonholes of eryngium thistles, craspedia, waxflowers and wheat, with a miniature sunflower for the Tom, the groom.

grooms sunflower buttonhole

thistle buttonholes

thistle and craspedia buttonhole

The flowers for the church and marquee were done by family and friends, but in addition to the bouquets and buttonholes I also created two pedestal style arrangements in vintage milk churns to add a bit of wow-factor to the entrance and as a nod to the couples life on their dairy farm!

vintage milk churn arrangement

So after a quick delivery in the morning and then back to get changed I was on my way to celebrate their beautiful day and enjoy the party! Thanks as always to Mr & Mrs G for having me play a small part in their big day, and thanks also to Rebecca Wynne Photography for sending some of her images over for me to share. You can see more of her work at

I’ll leave you with a lovely picture of the happy couple! xXx

rustic sunflower wedding

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