On Saturday I had the almighty pleasure of providing wedding flowers for Laura and Adam who were getting married at Priston Mill. One of my favourite venues, and my first time decorating the Watermill, with its own ancient waterwheel in the entrance with working cogs and wheels! Laura and Adam wanted to decorate Priston Mill with simple, rustic, natural looking seasonal flowers in pale pinks, peaches, ivory and yellows working with jam jars and Kilner jars for that laid back kind of wedding!
Laura’s bouquet was filled with pale pink Sweet Avalanche roses, my new favourite rose ‘Ohara’ which has a beautiful, old fashioned rose scent, (such a treat these days), ivory ranunculus, astilbe and larkspur. Laura originally showed me a picture of a bouquet featuring dahlias, but as they are out of season we went for ranunculus as a perfect substitute. Laura wanted to use pale grey foliage within the bouquet so I used eucalyptus and brunia, and also added in some succulents which completely transformed the bouquet giving the blousy, feminine flowers that edge. Succulents are becoming more and more popular within wedding flowers so it was great to meet someone open to embracing this new trend.
The three bridesmaids carried similar versions of Laura’s bouquet without the succulents, I always think it is nice to keep one of the ‘exclusive’ flowers soley for the bride!
Regarding table flowers for Priston Mill, Laura and Adam collected jam jars and found some dinky milk bottles just perfect for filling with their natural, country inspired blooms. The flowers I used to decorate the tables included daisys, astilbe, roses, stocks, lisianthus, craspedia and achillea. These bottles were also placed around candles in the bar, and on the ceremony table, providing this lovely country feel throughout the mill.
I placed larger Kilner jars filled with the above seasonal flowers in each window of the upstairs room, it was lovely to look out over the rolling green hills and the countryside behind the colourful blooms. A combination not many people go for, yet I think this is one of my favourite weddings yet.. the delicateness of the daisy and astilbe against the more masculine, yellow craspedia realy worked and I am now a pink and yellow convert! Big Congrats to Laura and Adam xx