Real weddings

Below are some of the beautiful bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes and corsages ordered by my lovely couples. Some required artificial flowers because they suffer from pollen allergies, others because they wanted flowers which would have been out of season, but mostly just because they want to cherish their flowers forever!

Full details about how I work with you to design your dream wedding flowers can be found on the about page and ordering details on the contact and FAQs page. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions and I look forward to discussing your dreams for your own wedding flowers very soon.

Sarah and Mike, DerbyBridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets and 6 gentlemen buttonholes

The flowers for Sarah and Mike’s wedding were chosen to match the colours of the bridesmaid’s dusky blue dress and Mike’s dark blue suit; with a mixture of flowers and leaves and a relaxed look. Sarah chose to have silk flowers because she didn’t want to be constrained by what flowers were available at the time of the wedding, she also wanted to see the flowers well before the date and be able keep them afterwards.

Jenny and Chris, Yeovil – Bridal bouquet and 5 gentlemen buttonholes

Jenny and Chris’ wedding was so near to the new year that they were concerned they wouldn’t be able to get the flowers they wanted, so they chose artificial flowers which they would also be able to keep. They wished to have a winter theme but not Christmassy so Jenny chose white roses, red rose buds and berries with Eucalyptus and Osmanthus leaves. And the stems of the bouquet and matching rose buttonholes were bound with antique gold organza ribbon to match the venue’s chair sashes.

Melissa and Chris, YeovilBridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 7 gentlemen buttonholes and 2 ladies corsages

Melissa and Chris live locally but were getting married many miles away, this along with pollen allergies in the family, made them opt for artificial flowers that they could take with them. Melissa’s bridesmaids dress was a beautiful pale coral pink and the inspiration for the colour of the bouquets. Chris and the gentlemen had matching ivory rose buttonholes.

Lizzie and Richie, WestburyBridal bouquet, 5 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 gentlemen buttonholes and 2 ladies corsages

Inspiration for Lizzie and Richie’s wedding flowers came from their pink, dusky mauve and plum bridesmaids dresses, and the ivy leaf lace of Lizzie’s dress. Lizzie’s beautiful trailing bouquet also reflected the cascading plants at their wedding venue. They chose silk flowers so they could organise them in advance and ship them to their venue abroad.

Joanna and Wayne, Taunton – Bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets and 2 ladies corsages

I met Joanne at a wedding fair and she fell in love with one of my bouquets. The pink and antique mauve colours were just right so she ordered her bridal bouquet, two bridesmaid bouquet and matching corsages there and then! Joanne liked that the flowers won’t be easily damaged and that she could keep her bouquet forever.

Emily and Luke, Somerset – Bridal bouquet

Emily’s beautiful cascading bouquet was made with peach and ivory roses, peach meadow flowers and birch leaves. Emily cleverly made her own bridesmaid’s bouquets and buttonholes but felt her bridal bouquet was a little too complicated for her to try. I used the same flowers she had bought so the bridal bouquet matched exactly.

Kara and Matt, Dorchester – Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole

Roses are a classic bridal flower and Kara chose red and white ones with sprigs of Eucalyptus leaves for her bouquet and Matt’s buttonhole. Like many brides she chose silk flowers because they last forever and she planned to put her bouquet in a display cabinet.

Elisse and Charlie, Marlborough – Bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, 9 gentlemen buttonholes, 3 ladies corsages and flowers for the cake

Elisse hadn’t thought of having an artificial bouquet, but when she saw my peacock feather bouquet at a wedding fair she decided she wanted something a bit different and that was it. Her theme was autumn colours and burgundy. Elisse’s bouquet was mainly burgundy and her bridesmaid’s were autumn yellows and burnt orange. Charlie’s and the gentlemen’s buttonholes reflected his job, with cogs and wire.

Becca and Paul, Milborne Port – Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole

Becca and Paul’s wedding theme included a colourful rainbow of pastel colours, music and Alice in Wonderland. Becca’s bouquet of mixed flowers in pretty pastel colours also contained silver Alice in Wonderland charms and the stems were bound in a rainbow of ribbons with a locket for a very special photo. Paul wore a matching buttonhole.

Emma and Mark, Bridport – Bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 8 gentlemen buttonholes, flower girl petals and flowers for cake

Emma and her six bridesmaids carried beautiful silk bouquets of ivory Peonies, roses and blossom, blue Agapanthus, Hydrangeas and Forget-me-nots, with ivy leaves. And Mark and the gentlemen wore matching ivory rose buttonholes. Emma decided to have the flowers delivered only the day before their wedding so a lovely floral scent could be added to the bouquets making them even more realistic.

Jo and Tim, Somerset – Bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets and 8 gentlemen buttonholes

With bridesmaid dresses a lovely dark teal Jo chose a contrasting colour for her silk bouquets – coral clematis, pale peach and ivory roses and white stephanotis. And Tim and his gentlemen wore teal ties and matching ivory rose buttonholes.

Laura and Mark – Bridal bouquet, 1 bridesmaid bouquet and 4 gentlemen buttonholes

Laura had already purchased some roses and foliage to make the table arrangements for their autumn wedding reception when I met her at a local wedding fair. I matched the velvety red roses and used some of Laura’s leaves and pine cones to make her beautiful bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, and matching buttonholes for Mark and his gentlemen. Laura chose silk flowers because of pollen allergies in the family.

Lisa and Tim, Birmingham – Bridal bouquet, 5 bridesmaid bouquets, 7 gentlemen buttonholes and 1 wrist corsage

To complement Lisa’s unique wedding dress she chose a unique bouquet with a real birch bark heart shaped collar, trailing bark hearts and wispy strands of wool over the silk flowers. Her bridesmaids carried similar bouquets and Tim and his gentlemen wore buttonholes of the same flowers.

Emma and Neil, Shepton Mallet – Bridal bouquet, 4 bridesmaid bouquets and 8 gentlemen buttonholes

One of the advantages of artificial flowers is that they are available all year, so even though Emma and Neil’s wedding was in the summer they could still have spring flowers and catkins in their bouquets and buttonholes. Emma’s sunny yellow bouquet contained Daffodils, Crocus, Ranunculus, Buttercups, large Daisies and Hazel catkins with a paper covered handle and looped detail. Neil and his gentlemen wore Ranunculus and catkin buttonholes.

Lexi and Rob, Bristol – Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole

Lexi saw one of my sample bouquets at a couture dressmaker where her fantastic wedding dress was being made and ordered a bouquet for herself with the same birch bark collar but with rich autumn flowers and a buttonhole to match for her fiancé Rob. Their unique wedding appeared in Rock n Roll Bride magazine!

Minty and Matt, Sherborne – Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole

A beautiful large trailing bouquet with daffodils was Minty’s dream for her bridal bouquet. And it was large and very beautiful! The bouquet also included Forsythia, Freesias, blossom, Gypsophila, variegated ivy and blue Delphiniums to match the bridesmaids dresses. Matt wore a daffodil, Delphinium and ivy buttonhole.

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