How Does Your Garden Grow?

With silver bells, and cockleshells, and pretty maids all in a row? We’re talking gorgeous garden blooms for your wedding day!

The ‘just picked from the garden’ look has been a floral wedding style that has been gaining momentum and popularity over the past few years, and it’s easy to see why – this style is pretty, dainty, whimsical and perfect for a late spring and summer wedding celebration.

If you fancy going with this look and the floral varieties associated, you don’t actually have to grow your own, unless of course you are a talented gardener and fancy the challenge! A great florist will be able to advise you on the right varieties to choose, their style and appearance and how they can be worked into your overall theme.

Couples who are having a country style wedding with rustic touches often choose soft garden flowers, such as dahlias, hydrangea, delphiniums, sweet pea, garden roses and astilbe. With the shabby chic jam jar centre pieces set to remain popular, these look beautiful dressed with wild garden flowers including baby’s breath, stock, thistles and spray roses, just add a little hessian or even lace ribbon to complete the look.

If you’re having an autumn wedding, you could choose flowers inspired and associated with the woodland. Rich greens and earthy tones will make a beautiful display using ferns, foxgloves, berries and roses.

This palette looks great with a wild and unstructured style. You could even add further to the harvest season and use acorns, oak leaves and moss in your floral displays and table centres.

These days a bouquet and buttonhole each and one church arrangement doesn’t cut it! When you are speaking to your florist about your style, budget and floral dreams, ask if they have any particular pieces to hire that would work with your look.

Most florists will have a great selection of treasures, including creamery cans, lanterns, archways, topiary trees and even delicate china cups and saucers that can be filled with flowers. If you fancy purchasing some of the fine little details, head to charity shops and car boot sales – you could be surprised with what you pick up for pennies!

If you have any gardening enthusiasts in the family, why not ask them if they would like to grow some flowers to incorporate into your arrangements?

We’ve heard of mothers and fathers of the couples who’ve grown entire wedding day flowers!