Natural Dried Flower Wedding at Cressbrook Hall

Gemma and Andy were married in the Derbyshire Peak District at Cressbrook Hall on 3rd September this year. Cressbrook is a Tudor-style mansion, built in 1835 during the reign of William IV and is set in 23 acres of beautiful woodland in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Back by popular demand, the dried flower trend has been consistently on the rise with brides to be as it’s the perfect way to treasure your wedding day by having the bouquet and buttonholes as keepsakes. For the bride’s bouquet a very natural, wild dried hand-tie using wheat, poppy heads, lavender, pheasant feathers and pastel shades of  dried flowers, including hydrangea to give volume, was bound in vintage ivory lace. Bridesmaids had similar hand-ties, bound with champagne and coffee lace. For the groomsmen, a collection of natural dried flowers and pheasant feathers matching the bridal bouquet and wrapped with rustic string.

In church, the pew ends were delicately decorated with small sheafs of dried lavender and dried gypsophila, tied onto the chairs along the aisle using natural raffia. A twiggy country-style, heart shaped wreath hung above the couple and small natural decorations adorned the staircase.

At the reception, a hessian runner ran along the middle of the table tied with a hessian bow, whilst lots of little stoneware and vases of dried flowers and feathers decorated the long trestle tables. The seating plan board designed matched the natural theme, created with rustic, natural and wild dried foliage and flowers, rustic hessian, and vintage lace.

We would like to send best wishes for the future to the happy couple, from all of us at Wild and Wondrous Flowers.


Photographs taken by Nicola Hanney.

Wild and Wondrous Flowers, Manchester.

Written by Hannah Hopwood-Reynolds.


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