People choose their wedding colour scheme for all different reasons but there are some key things to consider: skin tone, the season, the venue, some have very strong decor, favourite colour and current trends – the colour of the year tends to influence all aspects of weddings from the bridesmaids dresses through to invitation design and everything in between. However I believe particularly in this age of sustainability and being conscience of the environment, seasonality can be the biggest player. We are increasingly being asked for seasonal and locally grown flowers. And rightly so, there are so many great flowers and foliages to choose from which ever month you get married. The above is an excellent example of an autumnal wedding, Rebecca’s vibrant bouquet captured beautifully by Duntons Photography
The arrangement below shouts summer, overflowing with typical summer flowers including delphiniums, larkspur, garden roses, ammi, lavender, achillea, hydrangea and grasses. It was for Racheal & Rob’s August wedding,
And then the milk churn for Josie & Dan’s was a transition in seasons from summer to autumn
Such a sweet moment for Belinda with her granddaughter flower girl at her & Les’s wedding in April.Belinda’s bouquet was a mixed pallet including, lilac, ranunculus, clematis, thistle, lisianthus and we even managed to get sweet peas which were particularly special to her. Just look at those nails! The photos were taken by Emma Johnstone
Can’t be bad when the groom matches his suit to the flowers! Amanda & Sam at their wedding in May at Blackstock Country Estate
Bethany wanted a real summery mix of blue, pink, yellow, white and touch of burgundy for her June wedding. We also supplied a couple of buckets of blooms for her and her family to fill the table jars.
They looked great in Eridge Village Hall along with the bunting and pompoms!
Alison & John went for pink tones at their July wedding with peonies, roses, astrantia, veronica & astilbe
And what a setting the The Old Rectory is, how pretty nestled in the boarders.
Hopefully you can see the colours of Rachaels bouquet match the earlier urn arrangement. Lovely summer colours with both bride and flower girl wearing flower crowns.
Suzy & Dave also decided on a summer pallet, pastels for the bouquets but more vibrant for the amazing St.Thomas a Becket Church, literally in the middle of Romney Marsh. The sky was threatening at times but fortunately it stayed fine.
They then had their reception at The Gallivant so had some great photos on the beach.
It was great to see Maria & Kevin go for ‘Living Coral’, last years Pantone colour of the year, so vibrant.Lovely and bright with dahlia’s, roses, hypericum, antirrhinum & astilbe for their August wedding at Blackstock Country Estate
Well they are having fun! Thanks to Anna Pumer for the lovely photos.
Summer faded into autumn and we had some lovely seasonal weddings with Charlotte & Leyton having a Spanish theme, who needs San Sebastian when you have Udimore Village Hall!
A short walk to Rye Town Hall for the ceremony and then the kiss.
Leyton is a chef so organised and cooked most of the food. They went for Spanish tapas so a casual affair rather than the traditional sit down wedding breakfast. The vibrant red, orange, yellow and burgundy flowers were arranged in food tins in keeping with the general theme. I don’t know if you can see from the above photo but Leyton & the boys had quirky buttonholes with ‘tapas pins’
Rebecca & Sam had full on autumn with orange protea, ranunculus, berries, burgundy foliages along with a touch of champaign and blue. There is close up of Rebecca’s bouquet at the start of this post.
The buttonhole flowers were in gun cartridges which were also used on the cheese stack.
And for the tables we used Hendrick gin bottles nestled into a foliage garland of bay, rosemary and eucalyptus.Thanks to Duntons Photography for all the photos.
We now come to the winter weddings. I am a fan as I get to use some of my favourite foliages, skimmia and acacia baileyana purpurea both of which are in the bouquets below along with astilbe, amarnthus, astrantia, scabious, roses and eucalyptus. Those colours bring some warmth to chilly days. Sarah and all her girls outside The Gallivant
Here is a close up of Sarah’s bouquet nicely finished with velvet burgundy ribbon. Photos taken by Vicky of Vivanity Photo
Ruth & Mark wanted seasonal foliages for their December wedding so we used skimmia, pine, ivy, eucalyptus, fir and acacia in the aisle chair tied bunches, table flower and bouquets.
Marks buttonhole of skimmia, acacia, thistle and lisianthusHow stunning Ruth looks with Camber Sands as a backdrop. Who would have thought it was December.Thanks to Simon Booth for the photos.Finally Mel & Mike had their wedding at Blackstock Country Estate and went for winter whites with a touch of red in Mike’s buttonhole to match his tie.
Mel’s bouquet had anemones, ranunculus, spray roses, brunia, eucalyptus and grevillea foliage.
And how can you resist the ‘confetti’ shot to round off a post! Thanks to Matthew Page for these images.
The next post will include our 2019 weddings with blue flowers as it ties in nicely to show which flowers compliment 2020’s colour of the year. Thanks once more to all the above photographers for the great photos and our couples.