Creating natural, rustic wedding flowers with the fabulous Katie Laura Flowers

I adore the natural look when it comes to wedding flowers. Rustic flowers just look as though they’ve been lovingly put together… for me I think the appeal is seeing flowers which don’t look manufactured. Do you know what I mean? As though they’ve been carefully gathered by a nice person who loves flowers and creating beautiful things (vs. uniform bunches wrapped in cellophane by Interflora or stabbed with diamantes…) with rustic, natural flowers it’s easier to love them back.

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I stumbled across the loveliest blog feature by Katie Laura Flowers last month. Katie is a Yorkshire lass who launched her floristry company “so I could delve into the world where design meets nature with flowers & foliages.” She loves twigs, writes with real passion and has a talent for creating textured, luxurious wedding flower designs with a fanciful twist! Katie writes about natural, rustic wedding flowers and shows how she creates a gorgeous bouquet with more character than you can shake a twirly twig at! I love this… over to Katie!

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Bridal flowers with lots of texture & wide choice of seasonal flowers are the trend right now. And of course grouping seasonal flowers look wonderful & interesting with scope to add other elements like loops of grass, dried lavender & succulent plants in such a way to ensure no one will have the same bridal bouquet ever!


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Traditional rose buttonholes are great for traditional style weddings but it’s clear to see when browsing Pinterest & reading my favourite wedding blogs that traditional buttonholes are out the window! There’s no need to stick to just large headed roses. And the more creative & unique combination the better. Be it a dainty simple design or modern orchid corsages with intricate wire detailing, these mini designs nowadays can be tailored to your personal style & wedding colour palette.

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Mercury glass teamed with rustic materials like branches, moss & succulent plants is one of my favourite styles right now. Love these compact flower pots with spray rose heads, pips of hydrangea & arabicum, made extra special with coral fern & finished with bun moss.

If you’re having long tables or small, intimate reception then a detailed table scape could be perfect for you. Of course there’s room to incorporate unique objects or materials that are personal to your day & style like vintage books, photographs or family heirlooms.

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Katie Laura Flowers is based in Yorkshire. We offer a stress free & original approach to planning your wedding flowers & styling. We love to be as helpful as we are inspiring!

Huge thanks to Katie for letting me share her advice and gorgeous images on The English Wedding Blog today.

To find out what the flowers are (because I’m still learning!) and for more advice about wedding flowers head over to Katie’s blog here:


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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