Spring has sprung!

 I thought I'd post a pictorial blog this week of images taken from recent Spring weddings.

Spring, with the anticipation of warmer days to come, has a freshness and colour scheme all of its' own. Greens, yellows and blues are the essence of this time of year but as you will see, there are so many possibilities...

White and green as shown here is both fresh and depending on the flowers used, delicate. Using contorted hazel and pussy willow gives structure and shape to larger arrangements; sometimes I like to add forcythia which adds warmth and even more vibrancy to the look. 

I prefer using vases where possible, reducing my usage of floral foam, I like to see the stems splayed or in the example shown below, to fill the vase with interest such as these hellbores.

Below: Kirsty's bridal hand tie of ranunculus, forget-me-nots and tulips. They warmed up a snowy Saturday back in March!

 

Above: Yellow daffodils en masse along tressle tables were a triumph, this was an all-daffodil wedding with bouquets and buttonholes using different varieties. Above these, pretty bridesmaids posies of narcissi and parrot tulips for Emma and Dan and a bright cheerful bridesmaid posy of orange princessa parrot tulips, veronica and forget me nots for one of Jades ladies in waiting. As well as a close up of Karen's flower girl posy of blue delphinium, muscari, white tulips and ranunculus. 

 

Lilac and wax flower are flowers I often see at the flower market during springtime and here I've teamed them with pretty spray roses - they made a stunning bouquet for Abi and Gareth's wedding day thank you flowers. 

Many couples are wanting a relaxed, informal feel to their wedding flowers and here I've used garden twine on mis-mached buttonholes to add to the vibe.

Above: Victoria's bridal bouquet. Relaxed and unstructured, I tied it with jute and secured it with a mother of pearl button. I'm completely in love with the many varieties of iris which I've been using this season in palest blues, yellows and shown here, in white.

Watering cans filled to bursting with spring foliages and flowers - perfect isle decoration at Ufton Court. 

Above: This is the back of my van filled with flowers for Victoria and Matt's wedding reception. Packing the van is an art form in itself! I love seeing all my floral ingredients massed together like they are here.


This image below is Jade's bridal hand tie, using creme de la creme roses, I love their rich ambrosial colour. Yellow they most definitely are, but it is such a mellow creamy yellow it blends well with many other colours. I just love this combination of freesia, narcissus and forget-me-nots.