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Wedding Flower Ideas – More Shabby, Less Chic

I am now in full throttle wedding-planning mode…and this week I had the delightful task of getting quotes for my wedding flowers! This past year I’ve created a file of wedding flower ideas – saving pictures of beautiful blooms as and when I saw them on a vast array of pretty blogs and websites…

This is a great way of realising your wedding style – as it becomes quite clear which styles to naturally gravitate towards. My favoured wedding flower designs, are undoubtedly the vintage inspired ‘headgerow’ styles…bouquets and arrangements that look like they’ve been freshly picked from a British meadow. Timeless, elegant, natural, colourful. Here’s some of my inspiration…

These beautiful arrangements are available from –  The Traditional Flower Company (pictures 1 & 3) The Real Cut Flower Garden (pictures 2 & 4)

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  • Perdita January 12, 2011, 8:36 am

    We had flowers like that in the church at our wedding. I remember our florist saying ‘and how twiggy and twizzly would you like to GO…?’ 🙂 Like it was a challenge. We went for a wild white and green hedgerow style with stark twigs here and there and ivy tumbling down all over- it was 8 foot tall too! We went as ‘twizzly’ as we could!!

  • Sarah January 12, 2011, 9:55 am

    Your flowers sound gorgeous – and so similar to the style I’ve envisaged! x

  • Fiona Humberstone January 12, 2011, 12:55 pm

    Gorgeous! My mum and granny grew flowers for our day which made it extra special: sweet peas, penstemons, hydrangeas, cosmos and loads of other ones I forget now. We put them into teapots and milk jugs which doesn’t sound very cutting edge now, but in Sept 2005 it was quite a new thing! Still love them to this day…

  • erin * sparkle & hay January 12, 2011, 5:53 pm

    i adore these – wild but put together with a soft elegance… lovely!

  • Jan Waters January 17, 2011, 11:30 am

    Hi, Sarah
    Saw you had mentioned me on Twitter (not very au fait with Twitter so reverted to blog to communicate!) – thanks for that. I grow all my own flowers organically and have a very similar style to the pics above. I am on the Somerset/Devon border. Have you decided on your florist yet? Am I too late to do you a quote? Jan

  • Sarah January 17, 2011, 12:00 pm

    Hi Jan…just in the process of looking a suggestions – will email you details! Thanks x