With summer drawing to a close I thought I’d share a few images from Lindsay and Julian’s intimate winter wedding I did at The Nash, Kempsey to show you that beautiful blooms don’t just have to be for summer celebrations and February flowers can be just as pretty. Granted the seasonal abundance of spring and summer is pared down for the autumn and winter months but there are some truly beautiful flowers which are only available during the cooler months as well as the all-year round reliables like roses or freesias. So I hope these images by Hayley Morris inspire you to seek out some seasonal stunners for your winter wedding!
Lindsay choose a neutral colour scheme of whites, greens and silvery-greys and went for lots of textural elements like twigs and berries for a natural look. The main focal flowers in her hand tied bouquet were one of my absolute favourite winter flowers -hellebores. Although sometimes tricky to work with I adore their delicacy and their soft colours. I also included ranunculus which have a winter-spring season and are almost peony-like with their layers of petals. Added into the mix were a few feathery astilbe, eucalyptus foliage, ferns and a few little catkin twigs!
Lindsay’s two bridesmaids had a smaller version of the bridal bouquet while the Julian and his groomsmen had a ivory rose buttonhole with silver brunia berries and a sprig of catkin.
Their ceremony and reception took place at The Nash, Kempsey; a charming country house with traditional wood panelled rooms, a sweeping wooden staircase and large fireplaces. With the dark wood decor I kept the flowers light and we used candles to add a warm glow throughout for thief intimate family wedding.
I created a large urn arrangement as a focal on the staircase, using lots of textured twigs and allium seed heads. I also placed hanging arrangements of the banisters coming down the stairs.
The couple chose to have a relaxed meal with their closest friends and family round a single large table where I placed two wreath arrangements with hurricane vases.
The fireplace in the reception room was decorated with a large, narrow arrangement in front of the mirror as a feature for the evening guests to enjoy and I also placed a few flowers in groupings on their cake.
So I hope this little blog has inspired you to embrace seasonality and those more unusual February flowers, check back soon for more inspiration from this years weddings using seasonal flowers.
Thanks go to Lindsay and Julian for allowing me to share these images of their special day and to Hayley Morris photography – you can see more of her work on her website at www.hayleymorrisphotography.co.uk
Until next time, sending flowery love,
Jenny Fleur xXx