Today, on Wedding Wednesday, I’m delighted to feature photos from a beautiful spring wedding inspired shoot, with floral designs by Jane Will of Flowers & Daughters.
Here, Jane shares her inspiration behind the shoot…
‘We moved to a new family home in a village in East Sussex five years ago. By a quirk of history, it came with a field attached and I discovered by chance that it used to be a market garden a long time ago. So, of course, what else to do but create my own cutting garden?
The lovely thing about being in the country is seeing the changing seasons and it was this that inspired me to embark on a year-long project, producing four themed shoots to reflect the changing flowers, foliage, berries and buds. The project was a collaboration with Chris Gale, a very experienced and creative photographer, and the brilliant stylist Dee Martyn, who styles homes and events. We had such an amazing time…
These pictures are from last year’s spring shoot taken at the peak of the blossoms, on a glorious day with bright, low sunlight. Chris brilliantly created a soft backdrop of cherry and apple blossom and caught the last of the glancing sun…producing a beautiful hazy, romantic effect.
I wanted the flowers to be unashamedly soft and romantic, celebrating all the stunning blooms which were just breath-taking last year. So, the bouquets feature orange and spirea blossoms along with skimmia, viburnum, pieris…. and a secret ingredient! For years I have been including unusual natural ingredients and I’m really thrilled that local and foraged materials are becoming more popular. They give so much more texture, variety and subtlety. I love the endless creative possibilities!
Conventional flowers I used for the shoot were anemones, ranunculus, freesias, lisianthus, hypericum, astilbe and Talea, Vendela and Sweet Avalanche roses. And the secret ingredient? The delicate flowers of edible rocket gone to seed! The most amazing subtle colour and it holds up remarkably well.
Spring is such a wonderful time of year for a wedding with an inspiring choice of beautiful materials to use and a stunning background of blossoms (if you manage to time it right, which is tricky!) The blossoms are so transitory…but all the more magical for it.’
I love the colour palette which Jane chose…soft pale pinks and apricots, cream, white and green! If you’re a bride-to-be and are planning a spring wedding, I hope today’s post has inspired you. If you’d like to see more of Jane’s wonderful floral designs, simply visit the Flowers & Daughters website.
(Images : Chris Gale | Styling : Dee Martyn)