By Lucy Silverwell

Katy & Rich’s Wonderful Wildflower Tythe Barn Wedding

Summer 2019

Katy & Rich

Summer 2019

Bristol, South West

At the most adorable chapel followed by a fabulous thythe barn reception

Photography by Joanna Nicole Photogrpahy

Katy and Rich married in August at Upton Cheyney Chapel near Bristol followed by a Tythe Barn reception at Manor Farm. The chapel was idyllic, intimate and like something out of a story book. Manor farm is a family run working farm, very pretty and hold only a few weddings a year……I knew this wedding was going to be original!

Wild Flower Style 

The couple wanted to have “that just picked” look, a natural wildflower style wedding, using seasonal flowers with heaps of colour. I always love knowing what the bride is going to wear, this helps in designing the bouquet and  to build an image of how they day is going to look. Katy wore a super chic and cool Indie Bride London dress, without a train and the bridesmaids wore stunning green dresses from Other Stories…..let the floral designing commence I remember thinking eagerly!

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Flower Symbolism with Calming & Soothing Scents

I love the quintessential English country garden look, with all its colours, amazing diversity and a little elegance thrown in. As a lover of flower symbolism Katy’s bouquet included English country garden scented roses, these are synonymous with ‘grace’ and provided pure elegance amongst the wild flora. Fresh and dried lavender, known for its calming and soothing scent, pink frilly scabiosa, powder blue nigella and of course lots of scented herbs and foliage.

Velvet Greens & Feathery Ferns

The bridesmaids carried bouquets of fresh cream flowers including, white roses, ammi, lemon scented wax flower, lime zinnias and campanula.  Interspersed with velvet greens including scented eucalyptus, feathery asparagus fern and rosemary.

The buttonholes for the gents were little bunches of nigella, chamelaucium, bunny tails grasses, eucalyptus and yellow craspedia. Rich’s included extra deep blue nigella to make it special!

Making The Most Of Your Flowers

The floral hoops were then transferred to the tithe barn to dress the walls. I always advise my couples to transfer flowers from one venue to another to get the most out of them. Moving alter/ register arrangements to the reception top table, moving urns from church to reception venue and pews from ceremony to reception. This way they get to be seen a great deal more and help to avoid unnecessary expense into your flower budget.

This wedding was a joy to flower and the fabulous Love My Dress featured Katy & Richs’ wonderful wedding which you can read.

“I can’t recommend Lucy enough! Her flowers  were just gorgeous – she managed to turn all my inarticulate ramblings (I didn’t know the names of the flowers I liked?!) & translate that into the most beautiful wildflower creations. Lucy’s also really lovely to work with: she’s enthusiastic, kind & down to earth. Exactly the sort of woman you want around you on your wedding day!”

Katy & Rich 2019

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