A P R I L
T A L E S F R O M T H E
C U T T I N G G A R D E N
April brought the first of this year's weddings and a busy time in the cutting garden planting out. Ranunculus have been the stars of the month - a focal flower providing us with all of the frilly beauty. The weather has been hit and miss here in Norfolk with a chilly start to the month, leaving flower production sitting a little behind. Unusually for a Bank Holiday weekend April has ended with warm and sunny weather giving us hope for the coming weeks.
C H R I S & A B I ' S
E A S T E R W E D D I N G
Photography by Honey and Heather
Our first wedding of the year and our first April wedding! A palette of beautiful soft dusty blues, creams and fresh greens. Abi & Chris were the loveliest couple to work with and as a creative person Abi has a wonderful eye for detail, perfectly describing the feel and aesthetic that she loved whilst trusting us with creative freedom to create with Spring seasonal stems.
The dusty blues that radiated through the day worked beautifully with the creamy tones of the season. We incorporated the colour in our flowers by adding delicate Grape Hyacinths and Globe Thistles, harvested and dried last Summer.
The ceremony room was adorned with abundant blossom filled milk churns to frame the couple as they married. These were then moved to the reception area to welcome evening guests as they arrived. Greenery and dried flowers were delicately draped over chairs, tied with silky cream ribbon to create aisle decoration.
A S P R I N G T I M E D I S P L A Y
As our stock of fresh flowers increases we love to find time to create seasonal displays showing off what the season has to offer. Emily created this arrangement using a flower frog, a little round displaying tool with spikes that sits at the bottom of a bowl. This little tool is a great way of creating minimalist architectural displays. The unusual Snakes Head Fritillaries, (named because of their snake skin pattern and drooping flower heads) are one of our favourite flowers at this time of year.
P O L Y T U N N E L
& G R E E N H O U S E
The cutting gardens are beginning to fill and after the slightly worrying threat of frost last week, the weather finally feels like it might have warmed up, fingers crossed that we are now safely into late Spring. Many of the first succession of tender annuals eg. Zinnias and Sunflowers, have now been sown and the first sign of their growth is appearing through the soil. The Dahlias are sprouting in the poly tunnel and it wont be too long until we discover how last year's outside tubers fared under the mulch through the Winter.
N E X T M O N T H
M A Y
Photography by Honey and Heather
Can anyone else not quite believe that we've made it to the month of May already? This year has been moving with such speed! For us this month is all about the early Summer weddings, our busiest month yet with every weekend filled with joyful celebrations. We plan to have a restful Coronation Bank Holiday weekend, soaking up the historic atmosphere, followed by launching into our wedding preparations. We are so excited to be creating for so many lovely couples this year and can't wait to get started.
Wishing you a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend and month of May.
Harriet (& Emily) x