I think we all need a lovely summer wedding blog to brighten and warm up our day now that winter is setting in! And which wedding is better to blog about than the beautiful bohemian festival wedding of Sarah and Frank on the 30th July this year. They were married at The Wedding Meadow at Hilltop Farm, with panoramic views extending to the Derbyshire and Yorkshire Pennines. This unique location offers couples the opportunity to create their own wedding; more personal than traditional. Sarah and Frank chose the festival style tipi, creating the theme Boho Festival; wild, personal and unique.
The bridal bouquet was country garden style hand tie and a charming example of the beautiful flower varieties available in Britain. Many were homegrown, such as the scented mint, love in a mist, fever few, lovely lavender, and alchemilla mollis. The others were also British; pink larkspur, lisianthus, cornflower, and sapanaria. A perfectly wild, just-picked-style bouquet using homegrown, British varieties. The bridesmaid’s hand ties were similar, with less pink, and included yellow craspedia. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres matched the blues in the bridal bouquet and tied with rustic string.
A large floral arch filled with colourful seasonal flowers and foliage was used during the ceremony and reception, jam jars filled with matching colour flowers hung on shepherd crooks and these lined the aisle. Large hanging wreaths suspended from the beams of the tipi and were very natural and organic as they were made with only foliage and twig – birch, pistache, asparagus fern – and battery tea lights in jars hung from the wreath at different levels with rustic string. A collection of decorated jam jars filled with colourful seasonal flowers decorated each table, and asparagus fern was entwined through the jars and hung over the table edge to create a wild garden look.
We would like to wish all the best in the future to the happy couple from all of us at Wild and Wondrous Flowers.
Photographs taken by Weddings Vintage.
Hanging wreath photographs taken by Nicola Hanney.
Wild and Wondrous Flowers, Manchester.
Written by Hannah Hopwood-Reynolds.