It was while I was arranging flowers for three quite different styled weddings this weekend that I realised they all had one particular flower in common: forget me nots.
Mysotis is its' greek name, meaning mouse ear pertaining to the plants soft "ear-shaped" leaf. A tiny flower which always leaves a trail of blue confetti in its wake, often considered a bit of a self seeding weed to gardeners, personally I am rather captivated by its' fleeting appearance in the spring border as well as the romance of it's common or garden name.
For me April would simply not be April without this little flower and the daffodil. It often features in my spring wedding flowers, offereing the merest splash of blue with a pin prick of yellow at its' centre. I even love its' skeletal frame left after self seeding (a welome addition to some of TWHFCo. bouquets)!
I leave you with a few images of it featuring in two of my weddings this weekend.
This peaches and cream wedding was perfectly punctuated by blue forget me nots, interrupting and indeed accenting an otherwise muted colour scheme. I might also add that it leant the requisite amount of blue - a nod to the grooms favourite football team!
Yellow daffodils were the absolute favourite of one of my bridal clients this weekend, there must have been at least seven different varieties of daffodils in her bouquets and reception flowers; once again, the humble forget me not looked every inch at home amongst the daffs as it would in our gardens. Here I've shown a few birdseye shots of the crates of flowers "en masse" and ready to be transported to the reception and church.
Lastly, a buttonhole for my nude/peach toned wedding, I think it punctuated the look perfectly - a mere touch of blue alongside that wisp of jasmine. Exquiste.