September is one of the best months to get married in the UK in my book. It's often warm and sunny but not too hot and when I think of the flowers that are around this time of year - I get super excited.
The honey & caramel hues, the rich jewell like reds and burgundy, the foliage that just starts to turn to colour, seed heads, berries and grasses the list goes on!
It was also one of these warm days when S+D tied the knot at The Secret Garden Kent. When we stared to plan the wedding flowers that would reflect the time of year, to suit the Bride's chosen colour scheme for the wedding flowers of deep rich berry reds, plummy purples, soft blush pinks and greenery. I knew that Dahlias will be the star of the show. I also knew that to create that relaxed and natural feel of the wedding floral decor that S+D were after I need to introduce plenty of foliage and interesting textures.
The grounds of the venue were abundant with apple trees, cherry trees with their red foliage and beautiful natural planting. As the ceremony was outside we have deigned a floral & foliage archway that would create an amazing backdrop for the wedding but also blend in it's garden surroundings.
We have used Dahlias, Roses, Clematis, wild Clematis and foraged greenery as well as grasses and wild berries. To enhance the natural feel of the floral decor.
This wedding was full of goals! The bridesmaids were gorgeous in their burgundy floaty dresses, with floral crowns and gathered bridesmaid's bouquets full of roses, dahlias, berries and foliage. Finished with deep red and gold ribbons. The Bride's bouquet had the beautiful Cafe AuLait dahlia, seeded eucalyptus, amaranth, roses, pom-pom dahlias and much more. Most of the flowers were grown locally in Sussex by small independent growers, to minimise the carbon footprint.
The wedding table centrepieces were created in natural vessels with birch bark finish to sit in the centres of round tables, there were schivari chairs and white floor length table linen. We wanted for the flowers to be bright and colourful but still delicate and with plenty of texture. To follow on with the natural and relaxed feel of the wedding flowers we chose seasonal flowers in blush pinks, soft light pinks combined with burgundy and deep reds as well as coper and gold accessorise.
I will always have a special place in my heart for this couple and their wonderful family wedding. Seasonal wedding flowers that resonate with my client's personality, the venue a the time of year are my favourite floral designs to create. If you are thinking of getting married in September, do it! I may be biased because it's my birthday month but I don't think you will regret it. Enjoy the beautiful photos by Michelle Cordner Photography!
If you'd like to discuss your wedding plans with me, please do say hi! Head over to my website www.figandflower.co.uk for more portfolio images, to find out more about me - there is a short video you'll find on the About page and if you'd like to chat I'm excited to hear all about the vision you have for your wedding!
Zuzana x x