March brings with it a plethora of prettiness; the garden suddenly comes to life; days are longer and there is a sense of looking forward after the long, cold, dark days of winter.
I've eight weddings this month so this week before it gets a bit busy in the studio, I've written a piece over on Roost all about flowers for the home and I've kicked off spring here with my first spring wedding to whet your appetite for all things bright and beautiful to come.
This was my first wedding for March - Katrina and Scott’s, I never actually met Katrina face to face until I delivered her bouquets the morning of the wedding. This is becoming more common these days with busy working couples living so far away from the actual wedding venue, several of my couples this year are working abroad in the U.S, Australia and Dubai. Skype, emails and telephone calls can often bridge the gap quite adequately with a little inspirational visual help from Pinterest!
Back to this weekend just gone and Katrina and Scott. Theirs was a spring inspired floral palette bright and beautiful - blues, vivid sunshine yellow as well and soft paler creams and white.
There were lots of daffodils, thistles and bells of Ireland (Molllucella) for the Welsh, Scottish and Irish family influences.
Sadly Katrina's parents are no longer alive and so I attached a photograph of them to her bouquet and tied a yellow ribbon in remembrance.
A stunning floral palette that included forget me nots, tulips, hellebores as well as favourites of Katrina’s Iris, anemones and a personal favourite of mine at this time of year, the dainty snow flake. I particularly loved the fact that there was no requirement for any roses at this wedding; such was the calibre of the spring flowers I used. Huge Clooney Ranunculus, white lilac and Delft blue hyacinths and delphinium amongst the stars of the show made this all perfectly possible.