This Saturday saw our first wedding of the year, and despite the very urban surroundings of central London (Oasis Church in Lambeth followed by the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank) we still managed to keep it totally wild seasonal and even a British, with the first sweet peas and lavender of the year from out flower farm in Hampshire.
The bride went for a bouquet of creamy-white roses, yellow roses and heady-scented, gorgeously ruffled British sweet peas and freesia, tied with organic, hand-painted Cotswold silk ribbon and bound with sheet music, written by her father. In a modern twist she had made paper flowers for her bridesmaids and some of these were included in her bouquet, using old maps of her birth town. It was a lovely way to bring some personal sentiment into her design.
At the church the spring floral theme continued with a contemporary clear pedestal and vase arrangement, filled with the most delicate and delectable flowers, from scented stocks and lilac, to double tulips, bearded iris and campanula. There was even some blossom in there and catkins, while trailing jasmine completed the colourful story.
As for the buttonholes (my favourite thing!), there were bluebells from my own garden, clematis, hellebores, sweet peas, snow flakes, freesias, lavender and roses, wrapped in silk ribbon and sheet music, for a look that was delicate, airy and fresh as a spring lamb!