Country garden wedding flowers are often on the cards as I work floral magic for couples in the South West. Whether you’re tying the knot in an enchanting flour mill, an elegant country manor or in an orchard marquee, country garden arrangements will add character, style and a scent like no other. So, which blooms could you include in your Devon or Cornwall wedding flowers?
Standing tall in a vase, the pastel haze of blue, lavender, pink or white delphiniums adds instant dreaminess to a country style space. They also look exquisite blended with tones of cream and white, like fluffy peonies in early summer or Café au Lait dahlias later in the year. Mingle them into abundantly filled floral urns for the ultimate romantic look for your Devon wedding flowers.
One of the go-to country garden wedding flowers for any Devon wedding florist are hydrangeas. With huge flower heads made up of countless individual petals, these large delights add a stunning focal feature. They come in a gorgeous array of hues, from fairy-tale whites to pale pinks and cornflower blues, inkier navy and ruby tones. Many also change colour as they age, adding a richness, vintage feel.
No Devon wedding flowers with a country garden aesthetic would be complete without roses. David Austin varieties are the way to go, and they’re available all year round, whenever you plan to celebrate!
This annual is invaluable for country garden wedding flowers. Also known as nigella, the flowers themselves come in a wash of whites, blues and soft pinks. They’re delicate, whimsical and a great addition to bouquets. Then as the flowers fade, love-in-a-mist sets seed with exquisite seed heads that add a wild, sculptural element to arrangements from autumn through winter and into spring.
Many couples come to me hoping to bring a natural garden aesthetic to their Devon wedding flowers. What better way to do so than to create arrangements that hark back to the wildflower meadows that fill the countryside? Feverfew’s dainty daisy flowers add buttons of colour to bouquets and table arrangements, with a laid-back and fun country feel.
The wild variety adds spires of hot pink across the English countryside, but bring these beauties into cultivation at local flower farms and you’ll discover a dreamy palette of colours. I love to incorporate foxgloves in apricot tones, barely there pinks and pure white to add height to bouquets with a country twist.
Best known for their flashes of purple, pinks and white, salvia flowers come in so many shapes and sizes. Think of these as floral finishing touches to your bouquet. They’re brilliant for adding that little twist that elevates the entire effect.
Peonies are the perfect choice for country garden wedding flowers – there’s no two ways about it. Big, blousy and bursting with ruffled petals, utterly romantic. Layer them up with foliage and relaxed spring flowers for a more rustic feel, or opt for peonies exclusively to really ramp up the garden charm. Sadly, they have a very limited season lasting from May to early June.
While it’s not your average choice for country garden wedding flowers, it can be one of the most creative! Armfuls of wheat in large-scale arrangements beside bundles of lavender or sprays of rosemary will add bucket loads of rustic charm. Cluster them together in vintage metal milk churns or have a pitcher of each cascading down a reclaimed wooden ladder.
Think of tulips and you imagine tall, slender flowers in any colour you can imagine. But the floral possibilities don’t stop there for your Devon wedding flowers. Ask your English garden florist about the double, parrot or super tall French varieties, which create a dreamy painterly effect and even emulate peonies!
Bring your country wedding flower dreams to life. Get in touch and let’s talk about floral inspirations and wedding flowers.