This blog post is designed to inspire anyone planning a beautiful relaxed garden wedding with herbs. Using in herbs as the main theme for your wedding day is not only STUNNING but they smell amazing too.
Back in June I had the privilege of doing the flowers and decor for Charlotte and Dan’s wedding at Colliters Brook Farm in Bristol. The idea behind the day was a very relaxed summer garden wedding with lots of herbs. I have always loved herbs and am slowly building up my collection at home. It was hence a match made in heaven when I met with Charlotte and Dan to discuss their wedding plans.
The setting: Colliters Brook Farm is a lovely relaxed rustic wedding venue in Bristol with a permanent marquee and sprawling lawns. The couple had lined up a load of garden lawn games for the guests to play. Luckily for Charlotte and Dan the weather played it’s part so all the activities they had planned were just as intended.
Decor: Each table was named after a different herb which were all potted in rustic terracotta pots. Little mini terracotta pots accompanied the large herbs filled with beautiful fresh white flowers and cut herbs. The main table had a lovely all fresh white and green arrangement with two lavender pots on either side. Bunches of lavender and rosemary were used as tie backs and a small pot of herbs was placed on the seating plan display (made by the couple out of crates).
Flowers: Charlotte held a beautiful herb bouquet filled with rosemary, flowering mint, chocolate mint, oregano, marjoram, lavender and the beautiful and by far one of my favourite roses, the gorgeous White Ohara Roses. The buttonholes were a small herb bouquet of lavender, rosemary and white spray roses. A frame decorated with flowers and herbs was also hung in the tree as a feature for guests to enjoy whilst exploring the garden.
Special touches: I loved the bond this couple share. On the morning of the wedding Dan had written Charlotte love letters which she kept getting all morning and I love that Charlotte had Patisserie Valerie delivery cakes to Dan on the morning of their wedding.
It was truly a gorgeous day and for anyone planning a beautiful garden wedding with herbs do get in touch I’d love to chat.
Venue: Colliers Brook Farm
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Allison Jayne Bristol
Suit: Without Prejudice mens suits from Slaters
Photographer: Matt Willis
Guitar and Piano: Jon Pickard Band – Apollo Soul 2
Crepes: La Bone Crepe
Caterer: Spitting Pig South West
Harpist: Charlotte Poulter
Car: De Gournay Motors