fresh wild colourful wedding flowers

For Rhia and David's marriage at Bromfield Church at the weekend we picked all our freshest, juiciest-coloured flowers in the garden: a rainbow of pinks, corals, shades of orange, palest lemon, cream, white, some bright greens and a sprinkling of mauvy blue.  The wedding party bought buckets of our garden flowers with which to decorate the marquee, and asked us to decorate the church with fresh green hop bines.  Into the hop bines we tucked long lasting flowers at the last minute before arrivals at the church (an usher trying to open the vestry in search of missing place cards) began.  For this we used chrysanthemums (a flower I always look forward to seeing towards the end of the summer), dahlias, hydrangeas, zinnias and a very tough few roses.  In Rhias's bouquet I put the same colours but a wider variety of flowers, adding cosmos, phlox, scabious and some lovely delicate foliages, echoing the colours and flowers in the posies and crowns we provided for the two tiny attendants.