It’s been a while since I got round to blogging, but wanted to share some images from Carlin and Matthew’s bright, rustic wedding at the Curradine Barns, Shrawley. The mix of country garden flowers perfectly suited the barn venue and the bright colours looked fabulous on a sunny, summers day.
Carlin choose on a teardrop shaped, trailing bouquet to go with her dress and by using a mix of bright flowers, herbs, grasses and foliage i kept it really natural and loose to go with the rustic vibe of the day. I used freesia, sweet pea, cornflower, astrantia, mint, alstromeria, veronica, spray roses, scabious seedheads, craspedia and a single purple poppy, in memory of Carlin’s grandpa who was known as ‘Poppy’.
The buttonholes were a mix of two designs to reflect the heritage of the two families. The Scottish lineage has eryngium thistle buttonholes with cream spray roses and foliage, whilst the English chaps had red roses and foliage. Both styles were wrapped in twine to follow the rustic theme. I also made wrist corsages for the ladies in the bridal party, with colours to complement their outfits.
The wedding ceremony took place in the Granary Barn at the venue, a beautiful space with a high, open ceiling, oak beams and exposed brickwork. I decorated the table with a oval-shaped, trailing arrangement, again using country-garden flowers in bright colours. Either side of the table were my vintage milk churns, filled to the brim with bright flowers including stunning blue delphiniums, alstromeria, phlox and herbs for fragrance.
The reception took place in the light, airy space of the Barley Barn at Curradine. Keeping the flowers rustic, we went for grouping of jam jar posies around a fretwork wooden tree, which I wound strands of clematis through. The table names were all different herbs including mint, marjoram, sage, thyme, rosemary and lavender which were cut and placed in jars I’d covered with hessian, tied with a green ribbon and a chalk paint tag for the names.
Finally for now, two bright Thank-you bouquets to be given to the mothers of the bride and groom to thank them for their love and support. Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at this bright, summery wedding as much as i enjoyed doing the flowers, hopefully i’ll update this post with some of the images from the professional photographer in due course to give you even more bright, rustic inspiration! x