Discovering new talent is 100% why I’m even here – and sharing it with you lovely people is one of my favourite things. The Chosen Wedding Fairs have brought so many exciting suppliers to the pages of the English Wedding Blog, and one of the loveliest is Anna from Indigo Yard Floral Design. Her flowers have that intuitively natural beauty which I love so much: I could gaze at her arrangements for hours. We wanted to show you three distinct seasonal looks to inspire your spring, July and late summer weddings today, and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Botanical chic: Jenna & Ruaidhri’s July wedding at The Grange, Belluton
Photographer Credit: Kelly Clarke Photography
We designed all of Jenna and Ruaidhri’s arrangements to contain lots of foliage in different textures with silvery and sage tones, combined with beautiful cream florals and styled with copper accents.
We created two large wild hedgerows either side of the outdoor ceremony space to create romance and drama and as a nod to the beauty of the English countryside.
These were echoed with meadow arrangements on the banquet reception tables and a long, low top table arrangement. We reined back the wildness on the centerpieces, offering a more styled aesthetic to work with the beautiful table settings and allow space for the family style dining.
Jenna had a wild and asymmetric bouquet created using olive, berried eucalyptus, silver brunia, Quicksand, Majolica and Margaret Merril roses, scabious, freesia, astilbe, astrantia, veronica, beautiful mini pom pom dahlias and tiny poppy seed heads.
Buttonholes were finished with copper wire wraps to tie in with the wedding styling and the flower girls carried copper planters, decorated with lace and ribbon, and filled with cream rose petals.
Claudia & Tom’s effortlessly romantic September wedding at the Temple of Minerva and The Pig, Bath
Photographer Credit: Emma Pilkington
One half of wedding planning service Beattie Bailey, Claudia Bailey married her love, Tom in a beautiful September wedding. The floral brief was to create something beautiful, soft, natural and seasonally inspired using a palette of pale peach, pinks, soft neon peach, crisp whites, blue greens and with an accent of raspberry.
Claudia’s bouquet took influence from the English country garden, and focused on the softer end of her colour palette. It was filled with beautifully scented garden roses, stocks, sweetpea, scabious, cosmos, crème brulee phlox, astilbe, and trailing with jasmine vines. We created more romance and movement by finishing it with natural hand dyed silk ribbon streamers in dusky pink and ivory tones from the wonderful Lancaster and Cornish.
Asymmetric table centres in gold footed urns ran along the table, each containing reaching stems and trailing vines. The florals used here adopted the brighter tones in the colour palette. Creating table centres is one of my favourite aspects of wedding floristry. They are the florals that your guests will sit and admire for the longest during your day so they need to feel extra special.
The ceremony flowers were created as a ‘floating arrangement’ on a glass vase (no stems showing) to keep it clean and elegant. The foliage urn sits on a perspex plinth, again to give it an airy feel and focus your attention on the lines of the branches.
Spring wedding inspiration from Sparkford Hall, with images by Anna Davies at Indigo Yard Floral Design
I created this bouquet for a shoot at Sparkford Hall last March as part of a Wedding Retreat with the Tallulah Rose Flower School. Spring is such an amazing and exciting time of year for florists after the dark winter months so I love this image for this reason. Roses, fritillaria, spirea, lilac, tulips and ranunculus, what more could you ask for! Finished using hand dyed silk ribbon streamers by Lancaster and Cornish.
“Indigo Yard is a small floral design studio based in the heart of Bristol. My work is seasonally inspired and influenced by the wild, natural beauty of my surroundings. I look to combine this wildness with an element of design through composition; playing with texture, light, shape, lines and colour to find a balance of structure and fluidity within each arrangement. Using the very best from the flower market I also strongly support our lovely local growers in Bristol and Somerset, and other British flower farmers across the country wherever possible. It is without doubt their ingredients that make arrangements sing.”
Anna will be showcasing her beautiful floral designs at the Chosen Wedding Fair at the Paintworks in Bristol on Sunday 22nd October. If you’re free that day I totally recommend it! Tickets just £3 in advance or £4 on the door.
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