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Late Summer September Wedding with White Flowers

In early September with the last burst of summer flowers we travelled to Castle Combe in Wiltshire for Ashley & Rob's elegant wedding. The colour palette was a subtle mix of cream and white with a hint of pastel yellow. 

All white late summer wedding with homegrown flowers and roses

Ashley's bouquet was wrapped in silk ribbon and filled with a beautiful mix of late summer blooms. Margret Merril Roses, Japanese Anemones, highly scented Nicotiana and delicate sweet peas still on the vine. 

vervain homegrown flower corsages with silk ribbon 
vervain white wedding corsages with silk ribbon and homegrown flowers
vervain bridal flowers with silk ribbon and homegrown flowers
vervain bridesmaid bouquets with silk flowers and homegrown flowers
vervain grooms buttonhole with homegrown flowers and silk ribbon

This picture (captured by Victoria Phipps) of Ashley attaching Rob's buttonholes before the ceremony is one of my favourites, I love the idea of this intimate moment between them just before they said their vows. 

vervain large scale urn arrangement with homegrown white summer flowers and vines

Due to the inclement weather, Ashley & Rob opted to change their outdoor ceremony to an indoor one a few days before the wedding. We created two large dramatic urn arrangements to stand either side of the couple as they said their vows, filled with tumbling vines and big blousy Dahlias and Hydrangeas. 

vervain table decor with large urn arrangements and tall table centres

For the wedding breakfast tables, we created high all-foliage arrangements as focal points in the room, surrounded by small bottles and vases with single stems and mini arrangements. 

vervain bridal flowers with silk ribbon
Castle Combe Manor House

Photographs by Victoria Phipps 

Homegrown Tulips

During a recent photo shoot with the amazing India Hobson (she's the genius behind nearly all of my website images), she captured some great shots of my small tulip patch. India managed to make it look like a dutch tulip field! 

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This is my first year growing tulips as cut flowers. So there were only a few varieties, some great and some not so great, I also had two varieties pop up that were not quite what they were supposed to be...

Below is malaika & orange angelique two beauties that I will absolutely grow again. 

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Expect to see even more tulips next year! I am now hooked...