After all the snow we’ve had recently it’s hard to believe that today is officially the start of Spring. I always get really excited at this time of year because it’s not only the start of wedding season, but its the time when nature seems to suddenly come alive again. If we’ve met already you’ll probably know that I love being outdoors and also shoot an awful lot of flowers and gardens for one of Britain’s main horticultural charities. Funny really, because when I started out as a photographer I wouldn’t have been able to tell hellebore from a hibiscus and would have had very little interest in doing so. That’s all changed now though and I always marvel at the vision and skill of good floristry at weddings.
Anyway, I thought I’d use today as an opportunity to share some gorgeous florals which might inspire your own Spring wedding. There are so many beautiful plants flowering between now until Summer, from the ever popular sweet peas and peonies to flamboyant anenomes and irises. If you’re getting married between March and May you’ve got a lot of options for your flowers, here are some of my favourite Spring florals to get you inspired:
For me, Spring always conjures up images of wild flowers and foliage bursting into life. I’m a huge fan of wildflower and woodland-themed weddings and this style always looks amazing in more rustic, barn-style venues.
If you’re getting married just before the weather warms up, a more rustic style can make things feel nice and cosy. I love seeing these kinds of flowers set against the dark, ageing wood of a good barn venue or in a more shabby-chic setting too.
Some bold pops of colour can give your wedding a really bright, cheery look. Perfect to bring us all out of the drab winter season!
Let’s face it, you can’t really go wrong with classic creams, greens and pinks. In Spring this style looks really light and fresh and goes with pretty much any venue. Easy!
Again, this style is really fun and cheerful and always seems to suit Easter weddings (probably because it reminds me of sweets and chocolates!). Purple is really on-trend this year as one shade was names Pantone’s Colour of the Year, ultra-violet.
Published February 18th, 2018
Gemma and John’s vintage-inspired wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns was probably one of the cutest and most perfectly-styled weddings I’ve ever photographed. What a fab start to 2017! I was so excited when I got Gemma and John’s first email way back in 2015. Gemma is an old school friend who I’d not seen in Read More
Published December 19th, 2017
Sometimes as a wedding photographer you come across a venue you instantly fall in love with. For me that venue is Caswell House in Oxfordshire. I’ve photographed three weddings at this gorgeous barn venue now and would love to go back again soon. With its beautiful Cotswold stone and pretty gardens there are tonnes of Read More
Published June 1st, 2017
Lucy and David’s tipi wedding took place at Lucy’s childhood home near Peterborough in June 2016. There’s always something extra special about home-spun weddings and even more so when the venue is a family farm. Lucy and David wanted their wedding to be more like a big party than a traditional wedding and they definitely Read More
Published February 29th, 2016
Becca and Jonathan had the most picturesque, rustic, Lincolnshire wedding. The whole day took place around the village of Folkingham, just a few miles away from where I’m based in Bourne, on a sunny day in late September last year. The day began with me photographing Becca getting ready at home and Liv, our second shooter for Read More