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Unique Dorset wedding with wildflowers

In late August 2017 we headed down to Dorset for Catherine and Thomas' Summer wedding, it was the perfect weather for their outdoor ceremony and marquee wedding. 

Unique dorset wedding flowers

Catherine's bouquet was filled with blowsy cream and pink Roses, lace like Hydrangeas, delicate caramel Phlox and the most exquisite pale pink Hollyhock, all of the best blooms that late Summer had to offer. 

It was the perfect mixture of dirty pink and cream with just a few hints of gold, finished off with long trailing silk ribbons in ombre pink and white. 

Thomas and his groomsmens' buttonholes were delicate little bunches of dark pink Roses, Nigella seed pods and wild seasonal garden pickings. Each just a little different to the last, and then tied with white silk ribbon.

unique unusual wedding flowers with wildflowers in Dorset

Catherine and Thomas were married at the groom's family home, opting for an outdoor ceremony. We designed a unique bespoke ceremony backdrop created with arching branches of seasonal foliage and vines, with wild garden inspired meadow footers filled with fluffy tall grasses and seasonal summer blooms.

unique wedding arch with woodland foliage for a Dorset Wedding
summer bridal bouquet with dusky pink blooms

Beautifully captured by photographer David McClelland, he has a beautiful blog post on his website about Thomas and Cathrine's wedding, HERE

Summer Garden Bridal Class

Summer Garden Bridal Class

On June 19th we are holding a summer bridal class at the farm in Worcestershire where Vervain works and grows.

summer garden bridal class
summer garden bridal class

Summer in the garden provides us with so many beautiful flowers, from bold blowsy garden roses in every perfect shade of pink and gold to tall delicate Queen Anne's lace, the contrasts of texture and shapes are endlessly inspiring. 

white summer wedding flowers

Join us for a day filled with the best summer has to offer, create a delicate wild bridal bouquet with garden Roses, climbing vines and speckled Poppies. Then after a leisurely lunch in the garden spend the afternoon creating an intricate centrepiece.

homegrown bridal roses
homegrown bridal flowers by Vervain

Head to our workshop pages for more information on this class and the other class we are holding throughout 2018.  

 
 
summer bridal bouquets with wildflowers by Vervain
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I don't just do pink flowers, I promise.

Honestly I don't just do pink flowers. It just happens to be my favourite right now, lets says I am stuck in my pink phase. 
I feel white might be my next, maybe with a hint of pink... 

Flowers from late summer 2016. 

Flower Filled 2016

 

2016 definitely had its highs and lows, but right now looking back on all the flowers that were created I would say there were far more highs. 

In 2016 we ran the first couple of flower courses on the farm, it was both incredibly fun and a learning curve. It also made me realise that I really enjoy teaching and the farm is the perfect location for it. So in 2017 there will be a LOT more courses happening, including some really exciting collaborations with some wonderfully talented people. WORKSHOP LINK

Above and below are a couple of polaroids Joanna Brown took when she came and snapped my first workshop in 2016. 

vervain polaroid vase image wedding flowers
vervain polaroid image vase arrangement 02

2016 was full of so many beautiful weddings, weddings that challenged and pushed me (and CJF...) logistically and creatively. Thank you to all of the Brides and Grooms from 2016, you helped me achieve so much and get the most of a year of flowers, letting me loose to be as creative with flowers as I wanted. Thank you also to all the lovely freelancers who helped out along the way, I couldn't of done it without you. 

I also made a LOT of flowers for myself in 2016, whenever there were leftovers or an abundance of blooms on the farm I would get lost in my studio making something purely for pleasure and a little for practise... 
Below are some of the highlights of 2016, mainly behind the scenes and flowers for me, with a few wedding flowers in there and some images of flowers I created when freelancing for others over the course of 2016, which I hope to do more of in 2017. 

Happy New Year. 
Lets see what 2017 has to offer! 

2017 - More flowers for me, more challenges, BIGGER flowers and maybe to become a little less camera shy. Oh and a Valentines Pop Up shop in Bristol... 

smoke flowers vervain
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