Lovely lilacs for a summer wedding at The Curradine Barns
Posted on February 3rd, 2019
I love working throughout the seasons but a summer wedding means I have a smorgasbord of floral delights at my fingertips! This is particularly key when a single colour is chosen as opposed to a mixed palette it enables me to chose from a wider range of flowers. Using different shapes, sizes and blending the shades from light to dark but keeping within a particular colour ensures there is definition between the flowers. A summer wedding also brings an abundance of fragrant blooms such as sweet peas, flowering mint and lavender.
I used a beautiful mixture of blooms for Natalie and Sam’s summer wedding at The Curradine Barns to create a relaxed, rustic vibe and Amy Taylor Photography was on hand to capture their day in all it’s glory! Natalie’s bouquet was a natural hand-tie with lots of texture from seeded eucalyptus, fountain grass and eryngium thistles. Lilac roses, alstromeria along with fragrant freesia, mint, lavender and my favourite sweet peas featured in this scented and textured rustic bouquet.
The boys buttonholes were rustic eryngium thistles, with dainty wax flowers, lavender and eucalyptus. The fragrance and textures continued throughout the ceremony and reception flowers including big, overflowing churns and a pretty ceremony arrangement.
A rustic style is the perfect fit for the barns at Curradine and Natalie and Sam went for groupings of simple jars on log slices for the table centres. I also dotted some vintage bottles with flowers around the barns on the table plan, bar, card table.
We added a bit of wow-factor to the florals with a row of hanging flowers along the wall behind the top table, this seems to have become my signature design for Curradine weddings ever since I did it for Emily and Matt’s big day back in 2016! Hanging flowers provide the perfect backdrop for the top table and are in all the photos of the speeches which I always love to see.
The final floral flourish was for me to decorate their delicious-looking semi-naked cake with pretty flowers and foliage. I used lilac spray roses, thistles, lavender, gypsophila and olive.
I’ll leave you with these fab shots of the bridal party, move over boring group shots and cheesy portraits – Amy has captured the fun-factor to a ‘T’!!
Big thanks to the lovely Amy Taylor Imaging for letting me share these fab photos, you can see more images from their day over on Amy’s blog here
Until next week flower friends…