Bloom Fleuriste for Hannah & Dan at Cripps Barn

I’m so thrilled to share Hannah and Dan’s gorgeous wedding today, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I got to try some new (to me) designs of hanging gypsophila bombs and table centres in our new handmade wooden boxes. And secondly, the day was shot beautifully by the talented Naomi Kenton whose swoonworthy fine art photography is a complete treat for the eyes. Doesn’t Hannah look so effortlessly elegant in her lace gown? And I love a groom who rocks a beard on his wedding day. What a cute couple. So without further ado…

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Monday moodboard | Legends of the fall

Autumn is by far my favourite season and although I’m biased, I think it’s a great time of year to get married. I love the gauzy sunlight, the warm colours of nature and the slight chill in the air. By the time October rolls around, I’m ready for the darker nights, the new coats and boots, and cosy comfort food shared over candlelight.

There’s so much inspiration for fall-time celebrations, and it doesn’t have to include red, orange and rustic-tones if that’s not your thing. Think of olive green, navy and berry tones, with textured fabrics like tweed and velvet, and even a metallic hit of copper, bronze or gold. Delicious.

My favourite autumn flowers by far are hydrangeas, with their stunning mottled two-tone petals in shades of dusky pink, tarnished green and inky purple. I lean to wild and tangled arrangements at this time of year, with warm peach-toned roses and the last of the darkest burgundy dahlias.

I love the possibilities for playing with lighting too. The dream to sit down to our wedding breakfast at dusk determined the time of day and year we got married last October, as I wanted our guests to feel cocooned in a welcoming embrace as they shared dishes and wine over flickering tealights at cosy Shustoke Barn.* Are you getting hitched in the autumn? I’d love to hear your ideas and inspiration.

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*My family thought I was bonkers as I Googled the time of sunset on our wedding date to determine the time of our ceremony and consequent dinner, but they agreed the dusk-time meal had a magical feel we wouldn’t have achieved during daylight. These are the details that matter, people!