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Summer Weddings as Devon Wedding Florist

As a Devon wedding florist it is an absolute joy to work at such stunning local wedding venues such as Pynes House. Charlotte and Adam were married in July and chose the most beautiful blush wedding flowers for their big day. Working wedding planner Jo, Grace and Honour and with photographer David Wheeler, I am thrilled to share some images of their wedding, hoping this may provide you with inspiration for your wedding flowers at Pynes House.

Church Wedding Flowers:

On one of the hottest days of the year we headed to Brampford Speke church to set up nice and early for Charlotte and Adam, with a van full of blooms we were instructed to create a floral archway to dress the entrance of the church. Floral installations are such a great way to create a statement, adding that level of luxury to your wedding day. There is nothing like being surrounded by blooms on your special day, adding to that magical feel and providing the perfect backdrop to your photographs.

The church flowers were a natural and organic design, yet still very stylish and elegant. As a Devon wedding florist it is important to keep that balance of using the ingredients in their natural form, yet using them in an elegant and romantic way. I used lots of local foliage such as beech branches to create a flowing design, with big placements of smokebush. Smokebush has such a fantastic texture and is a deep brown colour, a neutral that works so well throughout all colour schemes. By using the warmer brown amongst the blush and ivory tones, it added warmth and a deeper level to the designs. The floral archway consisted of blousy garden roses with garden style florals such as Larkspur and delphiniums.

Inside the church we dressed the altar and aisle with four big urn arrangements. This adds a focal point to the aisle, yet not overpowering the beauty of the church. When thinking about church wedding flowers I always advise my couples to work with the layout of the church. Urns or flower stands are a great way to work with the church architecture, and it is always a good idea to go for statement arrangements rather than smaller posies such as pew ends. As a professional with years of experience I always encourage you to focus on fewer, bigger arrangements which will provide more impact, rather than more smaller arrangements, which take up a lot of budget, but have less of an impact.

Pynes House Wedding Flowers:

A wedding florist I have worked at Pynes House a lot, so I know it well and again can advise where is best to place florals. Each wedding is different, and each couple has different priorities so I will always ask you about the look and more importantly feel of your wedding day. Will it be laid back or more formal? Are you opting for luxury and opulence, or a more paired back kind of feel? We dressed the mantelpieces at Pynes with seasonal arrangements and candles. The tables were dressed with clusters of glass bottles and votives full of seasonal blooms. A simple, yet ever so beautiful way of dressing your wedding breakfast. This can also work well if you are serving sharing food, are having wine/water on the tables. My rule of thumb is think a dinner plate size shape in the centre of the table... and that is your free amount of space for florals!

Summer Wedding Bouquets:

Charlotte wanted organic and natural bouquets, yet flower filled with blousy blooms. July is the perfect month for garden roses so I used White O Hara, the most stunning scented rose. It's scent will transport you to an old fashioned rose garden, I always want to bottle it up and keep it forever! Butterfly ranunculus were in season, this pale blush bloom has a kind of pearlescent look, and the wispy stems make them a must for adding texture to a bouquet. So many couples ask for peonies in their wedding flowers, these are available from April until the end of July (ish!) sometimes the middle of July is the end so Charlotte was lucky to have peonies in her bouquet and wedding flowers. I also added in homegrown creme brûlée phlox, the most gorgeous muted mocha colour, which adds depth to the blush tones. Texture is important within a bouquet so I used dainty little grasses to provide lots of movement and interest.

Seasonal Wedding Flowers:

The beauty of working with a seasonal product means you can sometimes never be 100% sure of using a set variety of flower, for example the peonies. The season changes each year, so when discussing wedding flowers with couples I ask for a colour pallette. We discuss all flower varieties available, and I will always try and include your chosen blooms, however it is important to say that nature and seasonality affect our flower ordering. The beauty of this is that peonies may be over, but then dahlias will be in season! Each season has it's stunning blooms that will complete your wedding flowers!

Thank you Charlotte and Adam for sharing your photos of your wedding at Pynes House. It was an absolute pleasure working with you, from when you first booked throughout the planning process, up until the execution of your flowers on your big day. A huge congratulations to you both! I hope you have all enjoyed looking through these wedding flowers and if you would like more wedding flower inspiration do look at the rest of the blog and my portfolio page on the website. If you are looking for a Devon wedding florist then I am always available for flower chats to discuss all of your ideas in more detail!


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