Pretty garden flowers with that freshly picked look are so gorgeously romantic and soft. These natural looking flowers have increased in popularity in weddings this last year. They are a beautiful, eco-friendly (and often inexpensive) alternative to fussy traditional flower arrangements. Placed in jars, mis-matched vases, wooden planters & vintage tins they are perfect to decorate natural, rustic weddings. They can help create a more casual, personal feel for your wedding.
Wildflowers are often simple to arrange, allowing inexperienced couples an opportunity to save money without loosing quality. These flowers for DIYing can be purchased from websites such as The Wildflower Shop, grown in your own garden (if you have the time) or gathered from the wild. Britain is full of areas filled with beautiful wildflowers. Best picked on the day, it could be a fun pre-wedding activity to arrange with your bridal party.
Although it must be noted that areas such as nature reserves, protected land, council parks or other organisation’s gardens are legally off-limits. Some flowers are also illegal to pick, you can find out which here: List of Protected Plants. It might be best to do some research before you head out to pick. These’s lot of information about different types of wildflowers on the Plantlife Website (Scottish brides can visit the Plantlife Scotland website).
Wildflowers can also be used for your bouquet, floral headpiece & buttonholes. A Practical Wedding has a great tutorial you can follow to create your own wildflower bouquet: DIY Wildflower Bouquet Tutorial.
If you would rather leave it to an expert there are also a number of natural seasonal wedding flower suppliers in the UK to choose from:
- Pyrus Flowers (Edinburgh)
- Blue Poppy Florist (Fife)
- The Country Garden Company (Fife)
- Mayfield Flowers (Ayrshire)
England & Wales:
- Ducks & Daffodils (Yorkshire)
- Real Country Flowers (Yorkshire)
- Fletcher & Foley (Manchester)
- Bare Blooms (Welsh Borders)
- The Flower Hive (South Wales)
- Bouquets & Butterflies (Cambridgeshire & Suffolk)
- Cherfold Cottage Flowers (Surrey/West Sussex)
- The Tea Set (West Sussex)
You can look at some beautiful wild flower arrangements on my Pinterest board: Natural & Wild Wedding Flowers Board.
Are you having wildflowers at your wedding? Where are you sourcing them from?
Wild Natural Wedding Flowers