Lizzie & Joe : A Wildflower Meadow Inspired Intimate Church & City Wedding, Glasgow
When Lizzie & Jo got in touch they weren’t completely sure what it was they wanted in terms of wedding flowers, they only knew they wanted the flowers to be natural and seasonal - which luckily is completely my vibe. We spoke of wildflower meadows and what might be in season in June.
They were married at St Margaret’s Scottish Episcopal Church in the Southside, Glasgow and had the reception in Glasgow’s West End at a friend’s flat.
THE BRIDAL BOUQUET & FLOWER CROWN
The bouquet had that ‘just gathered’ feel that garden style bouquets are all about, and I used matching flowers in the flower crown. On a base of beech, delphinium, roses, peonies, lisianthus are abundant and contrast against smaller delicate flowers such as tiny daisy-like flowers called tanacetum, nigella and ornamental grass.
For the ceremony, we lined the aisle with meadow boxes, culminating in two small floral pillars either side of the altar to enhance that garden and summer meadow vibe. Floral columns are a great alternative to a floral arch or moongate.
The majority of the flowers used were cut from my very own garden with some imported focal blooms for the bouquet. It was such a kick to see everything I’d grown from seed or wee plants in there such as; Alchemilla mollis, lemon balm, nigella, phlox and sweet peas. The colour palette was subtle tones of whites, mauves and pinks with a hint of blue.
REPURPOSING WEDDING FLOWERS
I then transported the aisle meadows to the reception in Glasgow’s West End, placing them strategically so Lizzie, Joe and guests could continue to enjoy them into the evening (and beyond as they were in water).
If you like what you see and want to get in touch to discuss your own wildflower meadow wedding (for any season!) then I can’t wait to hear from you.
Venue: St Margaret's Episcopal Church, Newlands and a friend's city West End flat