Fun in the Sun at Walton Hall, Warrington.

Laurence & Lyndsey wanted to get married outside……weather dependant! So we needed a plan B. We became weather obsessed, as we really wanted to create plan A, dress the bandstand at Walton Hall & Gardens, Warrington. How lucky! Dry for … Continue reading

I Want Flowers in My Hair!

Flowers in my hair has been the request of many of our brides this year. How amazing for us traditionally trained florists! Festive style thin to full on circulates, comb’s in fresh and dried, flower pins and wild wired pieces you … Continue reading

Vibrant burst of colour and life hits a sleepy Yorkshire village.

What a beautiful day for a wedding! David & Rachel booked a quaint little church and hotel near Settle in the Yorkshire Dales for their wedding. I’m not sure the sleepy little village was ready for the burst of colour and life their wedding and guests brought. Rachel really want spring flowers for her wedding but spring was early this year and all the daffodils had finished. I managed to hold back some narcissus though which were incorporate into the bridesmaids’ ties. It was also the last of the ranunculus, but they were beautiful and helped with the seasonal transition. Luckily the British summer flowers had just started to be available, Cornish pinks in vivid magenta and plums, stocks, calendulas, red peonies and deep purple iris which unfortunately perished in the heat. 

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

Thank you so much Sassy for capturing the moment I gave Rachel her bouquet. A friend of the bride had made her a silk headdress and it was my job to echo this with her bouquet. I even sneaked a skull in there, Rachel really like skulls!  

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

The bridesmaids carried a pastel bouquet each including bridal crown narcissus, white parrot tulips, pale pink ranunculus, pale pink sweat peas, crème de la crème roses, matricaria, veronica, crespedia and touch of green belle. 

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

The brief for the marquee was eclectic charity shop look, including herbs, to incorporate brightly painted table numbers that the bride had made. It was refreshing to be able to use lots of colour. Unfortunately the wild flowers such as cow parsley, meadow buttercups and red campion I had cut had perished in the heat and we couldn’t use them.

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The wishing tree held the guest table numbers and looked great with the hand printed luggage tags the bride had provided. 

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

 

Thank you to Sassy from Assassination for letting me use her fabulous photos.

Congratulations to David & Rachel and best Wishes for the future.

All other picture were taken by myself Nicola Hanney. Flowers by Wild & Wondrous, http://www.wildandwondrousflowers.co.uk

 

 

A nice day for a white wedding (part 2)

The church and the bridal flowers.

Traditional bay trees in zinc planters with rope handles were used at the entrance to St. Katherines Church, Blackrod, Bolton. Inside we used tall zinc planters, planted with tall Cyperus papyus grasses, white cyclamen, long varigated ivy and white heather instead of the usual pedestal arrangements. The flower lady at church looked very perplexed when I arrived with them. Image

 

 

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Simple jam jars with pretty white flowers were used as pew ends and to adorn the register table. There was no table cloth on the table and when I asked if there was a table cloth, the reply I got was “it’s nothing to do with me”. Luckily the shop is only 5 minutes away, so I dashed back and pick one up.

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The maid of honour had a corsage/boutonniere and there were no more bridesmaids. The brides bouquet was a collection of white flowers tied naturally and bound with hessian. I used Hydrangea, Scabious (which was beautiful), Nigella seed heads, dahlias, sweet peas, veronica and a touch of gyp. Image

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She looked beautiful and very happy when she emerged from church.

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Best wishes for the future Teri & Paul from all at Wild & Wondrous x

Below is a lovely message Teri’s mum put on our Facebook page,

We had all our flowers done by Wild & Wondrous for our daughters wedding in Blackrod on the 24th August, Nicola & her assistant where very professional & lovely from the day we met to two days after the wedding, if anyone wants fantastic flowers & a fantastic shop to relax while you choose then pop in to see them at Wild & Wondrous. Gillian Houlihan & family.