It's all about colour!
Back in August, I prepared the wedding party flowers for my lovely nephew, James and his very, sweet, easy going wife to be , Claire. She was familiar with my flowers and was quite happy to have “any flowers I had in my garden”. It was a church wedding and then back to the bride’s house for a Glastonbury style tipi reception and evening. Claire had one request and that was to include blue flowers. This was fine by me as I’d had done many weddings with a countryside theme and a colour in mind.. The wedding was in August so I would have loads of blue flowers i.e.cornflowers, salvia, scabious and hydrangeas.
Duck Egg blue is not blue
During the months before the wedding I’d send Claire some ideas and photos of bouquets and we had agreed on the style, colour and look of the brides, bridesmaids and flower girls…..however I had a odd feeling….and when i received a photo of the bridesmaid’s dresses and the flower girls, I knew it wasn’t right.
As you can see in the photo above, the colours were actually Duck Egg blue and Blush pink! It was definitely not cornflower blue which would have been too harsh. I quickly decided to ditch the countryside, random colour look and go for a tonal, soft and gentle look. I chose cream David Austin roses called Patience and Purity which are a flat head buttermilk colour together with Majolica cream spray rose for Claire’s bouquets. Majolica is a very natural rose which opens very quickly. For both bridesmaids and flower girls I used a Quicksand blush rose and added these as a secondary colour. I also used silver dollar eucalyptus, white astilbe, white nigella ( for a fluffy look) and tanecuetum daisies (for a bit of added English countryside).
The buttonholes were made from hebe leaves, seed heads and roses. the flower crowns were made from wax flower, taneceutum and hebe leaves.
Photographs by kind permission of Scott Daniel Photography https://www.scottdanielphotography.com