I was thrilled to be asked to do the flower arrangements for Fenella and Jeremy’s wedding as I’d originally met them some 3 years previously when I designed and landscaped their garden in the Maen valley nr Falmouth.
The wedding dress Fen chose was of the palest peach, Jeremy had a pale blue suit and the bridesmaids’ dresses were pastel green and yellow, so I decided to integrate these colours in the wedding flowers.
I used David Austen ‘Juliette’ roses in the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets, they are of the most gorgeous peach colour; Peonies ‘Duchesse de Nemours’ (soft white and scented), Nigella or Love-in-the-mist – an old fashioned country garden favourite, and pale yellow rose buds
In the days leading up to the wedding I picked cliff-top wild flowers – hazy pink sea thrift, flat white flowerheads of Yarrow, Feverfew with tiny white daisies with yellow centres and Daucus carota or Wild Carrot, with pale pink buds that open to rounded white umbels. I mixed the wild flowers with the cultivated to create the bouquets and even added a few twigs with tiny apples from the tree in my garden in Falmouth. It was important to me to create wedding bouquets with not just beautiful colours but using flowers that represent nature and our wonderful Cornish coastal flora.
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