Our first wedding of the season

It feels like ages ago now but the first wedding of the season was actually only last month.  The garden seems to have leaped forward since the depths of winter and we now have array of spring flowers on the farm. 

Working on a winter wedding and using only British flowers really challenges you to look for what is out in the garden.  Foliage at this time of year is hard to come by but we have an amazing evergreen honeysuckle which got a rather big hair cut!  The incredible addition to this bridal bouquet was a stem of Autumn sown Ammi.....can you believe it.....February.....Ammi!!!! 

The saviour at this time of year is the elegant Hellebore.  In smoky claret and cream tones these ladies are the real deal. 

 Plant Dyed Silk Bouquet Ribbon by  Silk & Willow

Plant Dyed Silk Bouquet Ribbon by Silk & Willow

  Bamboo Silk Ribbon by  Lancaster & Cornish

Bamboo Silk Ribbon by Lancaster & Cornish

Helen was wonderful to work with; giving us a loose brief and agreeing to a non-wedding coloured silk ribbon we were in our element.