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Creating a Natural Style using Textured Autumn Florals

26 Nov 2014

Autumn is the perfect time of year to introduce texture into floral arangements. There is an abundance of seed pods and berries on hand at this time of year which complement the season’s rich colours beautifully.

For Iona and Al’s wedding at Pocklington Church, York, followed by a wedding breakfast and evening reception at The Talbot Hotel in Malton, we made the most of these colours and textures to create a natural floral theme.

Berries, seed pods, twigs and feathers were combined with mixed foliage in deep shades for a rich autumn feel. Quicksand and Amnesia roses and hydrangea added luxury and depth.

Thistles were added to reflect Iona’s Scottish roots.

We designed a beautiful hand-tied bouquet, which was arranged loosely to create the desired natural effect. Quicksand and Amnesia roses were combined with hydrangea, viburnum berries, thistles, silver brunia nuts, sedum, veronica, heather, poppy seed pods and other seasonal flowers and foliage.

The bridesmaids carried smaller versions, bound with dusky pink ribbon to complement their midnight blue dresses.

Male buttonholes were created using a single blue thistle with a sprig of rosemary.

The church entrance was decorated with two large bronze lanterns, each with a large pillar candle nestled on a bed of moss, autumn leaves and berries.

Autumn leaves in gold, green and burgundy were used to adorn the aisle.

At the front of the church we created a large pedestal design featuring lots of lighter coloured flowers to ensure the arrangement stood out against the backdrop of the church.

On the tables at the reception, loosely arranged flowers and foliage were placed in vintage containers and surrounded by nightlights in vintage holders, continuing the rich, natural seasonal theme.

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