Every time L and I met up for a chat on her wedding flowers time disappeared. “How have we been chatting for an hour already!?”
I am still trying to decide what I loved most about the colourful summer wedding of L and R. Memories of chatting rowing, art, gardening and even cheese making with L is something that still makes me smile today.
Read on to find more of my highlights from their stunning day at Aswarby Rectory.
The countryside but make it colourful
L explained how her fiancé’s family are farmers and would like their June wedding to reflect the countryside – the fields and hedgerows that make up the landscape. However, L and R also wanted it to feel summery and joyful with a multi coloured palette. This is where the gardening conversations started, both with L’s love of flowers and with the garden her in-laws-to-be lovingly tend.
The end result was a blend of romantic cottage garden flowers mixed with hedgerow foliage and light dancing meadow grasses. All of which L wanted to know the names of (despite being hugely hungover) the day after their wedding so she could grow them in her garden and keep those memories forever.
Supporting local businesses
With L working in HR and R working in his family’s cheese making business it is no surprise that supporting local independent businesses was high on their agenda.
Obviously, when the cheese was mentioned I was already all in, but these two really are my dream client. It is easy to buy from big brands or just click that button online. So, when couples choose to spend their wedding budget with small businesses you know this is a deliberate choice and it feels very special.
All of the flowers for this colourful countryside wedding in summer were grown in Lincolnshire by small independent businesses. Even the silk ribbons I used were botanically dyed in Lincolnshire. By choosing me L and R supported my business and four others – just on the flowers.
That these businesses are also women led and working to be very eco friendly are benefits that cannot be measured by the figure on the flower quote. More on the flowers below.
A life together
When I look at the photos from the very talented Agnes Black Photography the love that L and R have for each other and for the people around them is uplifting.
In all our conversations, their day was about their life together – personal touches and in jokes with friends and family. They chose the traditions they wanted to include – such as a church ceremony and cake cutting and were not worried about the rest. This was not about obligation or the ‘start’ of their life together. It was a celebration of all the love they have shared over the years, since they met at university, and their commitment to the future with the people that mean the most to them.
Congratulations again Ms and Mr.
All about the flowers
The arrangements L and R chose included: Bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, large floral meadow, cake flowers, half staircase floral installation.
Flowers included were: peonies, foxgloves, delphinium, billys buttons, nigella, meadow grasses, ammi, annual phlox, beech and birch foliage, apple mint, achillea, sweet peas, daucus, cornflower, corncockle, ranunculus, geums, linaria
L and R you helped our business dreams come true, thank you.
All wedding photos courtesy of and copyright of the very talented Agnes Black Photography
Eco florist: @limewoodflowers
Botanically dyed velvet silk ribbon: @bertieandfred
Flower suppliers: @oldfarmhouseflowers @theflowerhutatbarnowlcottage @thelincolnshireflowerco