With so many weddings taking place each month here at Wild at Heart, our florists are always advising brides-to-be on how to create the perfect flowers for their big day. The tables were turned last month as our very own head florist and manager of our Pimlico store, Ruth, tied the knot at a beautiful English country garden wedding in Cornwall.
What happens when you’re a florist getting married…
There are enough decisions to be made when you’re getting married, but when you’re a florist getting married, does it make choosing your wedding flowers any easier? We asked Ruth how she went about selecting her bridal blooms:
‘I chose a June wedding so I could pick from the beautiful scented flowers available at this time of the year, but that was the only easy decision! Having seen so many beautiful arrangements before, I had a lot of trouble deciding what I wanted.’
But with all these decisions to be made, Ruth still had time to make her own bouquet and buttonholes!
Cornish Seaside meets English Country Garden
Nestled away in the charming Tregulland House in Cornwall is where Ruth and Ollie decided to exchange their vows. Inspired by the Cornish seaside, with the blue and grey tones of the coastline incorporated into Ollie’s suit, along with stunning floral decorations giving the day a distinct countryside garden feel.
Ruth’s bridal bouquet was kept pretty and feminine with white and lilac sweet peas, Sarah Bernhardt peonies and lilac scabiosa to compliment her soft, floaty wedding gown.
For the reception, mixed arrangements of flowers in pastel tones including Sarah Bernhardt peonies, lilac scabiosa, blue delphinium, pink and lilac sweet peas, nigella, blue and lilac hydrangea and O’hara, norma jean and quicksand roses were combined with coral and white peonies, flowering mint, lavender and cotoneaster to create a spectacular statement arch at the marquee entrance. Various combinations of these gorgeous summer garden flowers also filled white urns that ran along the centre of the tables with tea lights scattered throughout for a magical touch before the speeches and celebrations began.
What a wonderful day! Wishing Ruth & Ollie all the best for their future together from the Wild at Heart Team x