Absolutely Weddings Floral Style

Absolutely Weddings Floral Style
Beautiful flowers and lush greenery are a timeless romantic combination at weddings. Natalie and Damian at Cornwell Manor. Photo: Lucy Turnbull

Saying it with flowers is a time-honoured tradition, and never more so than at weddings. Whether it’s a lavish rose-garden setting, a dramatic floral arch or knockout bouquet, our eight real weddings prove that romance is in full bloom

Words Libby Norman

Flowers and weddings are inextricably linked – both conjure up romance and celebration and, of course, there is endless symbolism in the different colours and scents that make up a bouquet or floral arch. But, as our eight glorious weddings show, the impact can be in a single colour, a lush backdrop of greenery or a glorious flower garden in full bloom.

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Joe and Francesca’s wedding at Hever Castle took place in peak flowering season for the famous rose garden, and it was an opportunity too good to miss. Photo: Rebecca Claire

Francesca & Joe

Hever Castle is one of our most beautiful wedding settings. While photo opportunities are plentiful in all seasons, the walled garden in full bloom is beyond spectacular, so photographer Rebecca Claire made sure she captured Joe and Francesca rambling among the roses. hevercastle.co.uk & rebeccaclairephotography.com

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George and Laura celebrated in Somerset. The bride’s gorgeous white bouquet by Bramble & Wild created a perfect screen for a stolen kiss. Photo: Anne Schwarz

Laura & George

Somerset was the location for George and Laura’s celebration, which took place on a balmy autumn day. Photographer Anne Schwarz was on hand to capture every romantic moment – including a stolen kiss behind the lovely white bridal bouquet created by Frome florist Bramble & Wild. brambleandwild.com &anneschwarzweddings.com

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Mitchell and Katie walked down the aisle through a veritable flower garden created specially for their wedding at Parklands, Quendon Hall. Photo: Ben Bull

Katie & Mitchell

If you’re a florist yourself, your wedding has to major on blooms. Katie used her expertise to brief her suppliers and the result was a dreamy flower-garden setting for her wedding to Mitchell at Parklands, Quendon Hall, an historic Essex mansion set in a 100-acre deer park. benbull.net & quendonhall.co.uk

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Tanya and Nigel set the seal on their romance at Aynhoe Park, signing the register under a bespoke floral arch created by Blooming Haus. Photo: Voyteck Photography

Tanya & Nigel

Tanya and Nigel were captured by Voyteck Photography signing the register under a fabulous bespoke floral arch created by Blooming Haus. This standout shot set the seal on a perfect celebration at stately Aynhoe Park. We love the arch’s lush mix of garden roses and high-summer blooms. london-weddingphotographer.com & bloominghaus.com

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Mike and Emma were married at Wadhurst Castle and chose an A Midsummer Night’s Dream theme for their day. The gorgeous flowers are by Lydie Dalton. Photo: Nick Parker

Emma & Mike

Emma and Mike were married at Wadhurst Castle, East Sussex on a beautiful July day and chose an A Midsummer Night’s Dream theme. The beautiful flowers by Lydie Dalton, chosen to match Emma’s bridal colours, included scented roses and chocolate cosmos. parkershots.com & lydiedaltonfloraldesign.co.uk

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David and Laura chose a pure white theme for their romantic wedding at Hedsor House. Photo: Caught The Light

Laura & David

Hedsor House in Taplow, Buckinghamshire has the perfect room to dress for romantic wedding ceremonies, and David and Laura chose a beautifully simple backdrop of candles, greenery and pure white roses, artfully realised by florist Lily’s Flowers. hedsor.com & caughtthelight.com

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Sophie and Alex celebrated at Millbridge Court in Frensham, Surrey. The bride’s bouquet played a starring role in this romantic shot captured in the grounds. Photo: Kerry-Ann Duffy

Sophie & Alex

Exclusive-use wedding venue Millbridge Court is in the picturesque village of Frensham, Surrey, so perfect setting for a country wedding. Sophie and Alex were captured in its delightful gardens by Kerry-Ann Duffy. The bride’s stunning bouquet is by Bloomingayles. kerryannduffy.com & millbridgecourt.co.uk

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Natalie and Damian had a glorious summer wedding at the Cotswold venue Cornwell Manor, celebrating against a backdrop of beautiful greenery. Photo: Lucy Turnbull

Natalie & Damian

Cornwell Manor, an exclusive-use venue on a 2,000-acre estate near Chipping Norton, is the perfect location for a floral wedding. Natalie and Damian made the most of this romantic Cotswolds setting by strolling in its lush grounds, also capturing this shot with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. lucyturnbull.co.uk & cornwellmanor.com


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