By Lucy Silverwell

Sophie & Shaun’s Seasonal Manor House wedding

A Wedding with the Brides Grandfathers home grown dahlias

“After seeing pictures of Lucy’s beautiful work she was our first choice for wedding flowers.

Happily, we share a love of the wildflower style.”

Sophie & Shaun married at the stunning Kings Weston House Bristol on the hottest summer’s day in August. The house is steeped in history built in 1700’s and surrounded by woodlands, I was extremely excited to be working at this treasured venue.

When Sophie got in touch, she mentioned that her Grandfather was famous in his little village for his dahlias and wanted to use them……..as a lover of storytelling with flowers and using British blooms this was music to my ears!

Photographed above is Sophie’s Grandfathers house and the entire area dedicated to flowers.

Sophie & Shaun’s colour palette was a summer delight of British blooms including bright yellows, hot pinks, lilacs, electric blues and fresh warm creams. The brief was a natural wildflower style and included amongst the flora a plethora of fresh herbs and mixed foliage.

August is a great month for weddings with seasonal flowers & herbs including, dahlias, nigella, mint, roses & dill. I love working with British growers and sourced many blooms from Gills Barrow in Bristol and grew the herbs myself. The photographer was Sarah Gray Photography a super talented lovely lady.

Sophie’s bouquet included fresh and dried lavender to sooth the nerves and rosemary synonymous with remembrance, as a lover of flower symbolism these are often used in my bridal bouquets.

The bridesmaids had smaller versions of Sophie’s bouquet but only Sophie’s included her Grandfathers beautiful dahlias…..making it oh so extra special!! Having a delicate scent is also very important in my work which is often guaranteed with British grown. The bouquets included fresh mint, dill, and lemon balm wax flower.

 

 

 

The youngest bridesmaids had bright ornate crowns with chamelaucium, bright yellow helichrysum and little peach roses.

 

 

 

Sophie wore a crown of delicate lemon scented chamelaucium flower of iridescent pale pink and cream. This flower with its rosemary like woody stem was perfect for the wildflower style and with it ornate & elegant flower heads perfect for a delicate crown.

 

“I was especially over the moon with my delicate flower crown, made from pink and cream wax flowers. I gave a vague brief because I couldn’t find any pictures of what I wanted but Lucy’s design was just perfect- I kept it on all day and night, I only took it it off during the rather lively first dance for fear it would fall off.”

 

Sophie & Shaun’s day was filled with so much colour and originality, the groom and his best men wore shorts with their suit jackets, they had cocktails in the sunshine with Sophie wearing a beautiful mustard jumpsuit all prior to the ceremony……and finished with evening fireworks on the terrace!

The wildflower theme, full of colour and symbolism worked beautifully at Kings Weston house, mirroring the beautiful wild woodland grounds surrounding it and the bright blousy British blooms akin with the beautiful regal house!

“Thank you Lucy, we loved everything you made for us!”

Sophie & Shaun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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