Rustic wedding tables with homegrown flower displays

Rustic Wedding Table Styling with Homegrown Flowers

A great way to create a visual delight for your wedding is with flowers… by bringing the outside in. I just adore these rustic wedding table styling ideas with homegrown flowers.

Caroline of Fleur Provocateur created the most heavenly floral displays for this shoot, showing just how glorious garden flowers are. Hydrangeas, roses, peonies, delphiniums, forget-me-nots, lavender, alchemilla mollis and ranunculus feature in the displays. The colours work so well together; hues of purple, pink, blue, peach and green.

Set along the rustic tables in the beautiful venue, the displays in clear glass vases and bottles – some small, some large – offer visual delight on all levels. From the grand arrangement in the centre of the table full of luscious blooms, to the small glass bottles with just a few stems of flowers, everything helps create a rustic charm.

The floral table arrangements inspired the pretty bridal bouquet and cute jars of flowers that would look amazing lining a ceremony aisle. The flowers also inspired the delightful hand-painted wedding stationery by de Winton Paper Co.

You can grow all of the flowers used in these arrangements can in your own garden (I have lots of these in my own), so if you are looking for ways of creating your own DIY floral arrangements, these are perfect.

Rustic wedding tables with homegrown flower displays

Just wait until you see the wedding cake! This two tier, rough iced white cake, decorated with pansies and ranunculus and placed upon an oak slice, again adheres to the rustic charm of the styling ideas.

Our thanks go to Katharine Davies Photography for sharing such fabulous pictures. I hope you love these ideas and can use some for your own wedding, or even your hen party…

Organic and Natural

“The inspiration for this shoot was was the beautiful borders of the garden. The venue allowed the decoration to bring the outside in, and the design was colourful yet very organic and natural. The stunning wide windows allowed the sunlight to flood in, filling the venue with a very peaceful feeling.

Jars of flowers hanging in garden

Jam jar of homegrown flowers

Vase of colourful homegrown flowers

Colourful flowers

Rustic wedding table in beamed room

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Table with ice cream and sweet treats for hen party

Colourful 1960’s Mod Inspired Ice Cream Hen Party

I have some super sweet hen party inspiration for you today with this colourful 1960’s Mod inspired ice cream hen party shoot. These cool hen party ideas were dreamt up by stylist Kristin Rapisardi of Lustre Theory. The styling combines the most amazing bold and pastel colours, fabulous florals, ribbons, balloons, and a cute pup! The concept is inspired by the well-loved 60’s mod era, and combined with a love of ice cream and sweet things works so well. These ideas are perfect for a spring or summer hen party.

Everything about this shoot is fun and playful. I really adore the cute ice cream hen party stationery in pastel watercolours. Even the envelope has a pretty liner, and there’s also an ice cream cut-out RSVP (love this so much!).

Of course, the ice cream is the main attraction of the shoot, with fabulous cones filled with delicious ice creams, but other showstoppers include retro candy treats and ice cream filled macarons (oh how I long for one of these).

Kristin has really excelled herself with these whimsical hen party ideas that really will wow brides to be. Enjoy!

Table with ice cream and sweet treats for hen party

1960’s Mod Style

“This shoot combined amazing colours, macaron ice cream sandwiches and one of my favourite vintage style eras. Inspired by the 1960’s Mod style, the shoot took place in the downtown Norfolk Arts District, sometimes called the Neon District of Norfolk, Virginia.

“Rather than copy the well known Twiggy style we wanted to include hints so you could feel the influence when looking at the images.”

Colourful ice cream hen party stationery

Ice cream hen party invitation Ice cream hen party RSVP

Woman in 1960's style dress with French bulldog

Table of colourful sweets and ice cream for hen party

O-So Strawberry drinks Small tub of colourful sweets

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Simple, Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration

I’m so in love with today’s romantic garden wedding inspiration shoot… it’s making me long for summer when we can enjoy the outdoors and al fresco dining! These simple styling ideas for an elegant garden party are so dreamy; I just know you will love them as much as I do.

To start with the colours are divine. The combination of loads of different shades of green with pretty peach and white instantly evokes thoughts of the great outdoors. The floral design is stunning, from the extraordinary oversized bridal bouquet hand tied with a peach silk ribbon, to the beautiful blooms that are the focal point of the table design. To me, these flowers are the epitome of long lazy days in the sunshine, and are just perfect for a garden wedding.

The tablescape is elegant and romantic, styled with contemporary striped table runners laid across the table to create each individual place setting. Finished with a marble charger, elegant china and a sage green napkin laid with an individual flower, it’s simple elegance at its best!

The bridal style is once again elegant and chic in keeping with the concept. I’ve fallen in love with this wedding dress ‘Jaymes’ by Alexandra Grecco – it’s the perfect balance of sophisticated and sexy. It features a deep V-neckline that is perfectly mirrored in the back.

Beautifully captured by the talented Christine Gosch, the whole design is perfectly simple and unfussy, yet classic and romantic too. Here’s to pretty summer garden weddings!

Garden wedding table styled with flowers

Beautiful Elements

“Melanie of Mayhar deigns curated the perfect garden wedding inspiration shoot for The Living Room Workshop by Michelle Boyd.

“With differing hues of greens and a pop of fair peach, this shoot included so many beautiful elements. There was a perfect marriage of elegant and modern fashion, a marvellous cake, and a picturesque backdrop of the gardens of Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas. Styling details included fabulous jewellery, fresh fruit, and an understated invitation suite. The florals tied everything together to make for a simple yet romantic end to our time together.”

Simple, elegant wedding stationery

Wedding rings in bowl of limes Small headed white flowers

Strappy bridal shoes

Elegant buttonholes Envelope on plate

Pillars in garden of Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas

Peach and white bridal bouquet on chair Peach and white flowers of bridal bouquet

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Bride holding bouquet in ceremony room at Brumpton House

Dramatic Dark Hues Wedding Styling at Brympton House

I have something rather special for you today with these dramatic dark hues wedding styling ideas. As one of the most spectacular and unusual wedding venues in the English countryside, the magical Brympton House was the perfect setting for this edgy shoot.

This styling concept shows how to create magical, romantic wedding styling but with an industrial twist. The dramatic dark hues and grey are daringly bold and look fabulous together, and the overall look is breathtakingly beautiful. The team also very cleverly added pops of this year’s Pantone statement colour, ultra violet, in the styling.

For me, one of the stand-out aspects of these wedding styling ideas are the flowers – WOW! As a purveyor of weddings I see a lot (and I mean a lot!) of wedding flowers, so it’s always lovely to see something a little different and quirky. Emily of Stems of Somerset has really worked her magic with these blooms. There is a whole spectrum of purple hues going on, from rich deep purple, vibrant pops of purple and palest lilac, plus the contrast of orange berries and yellow leaves, all finished with beautiful green foliage.

Bride holding bouquet in ceremony room at Brumpton House

The tablescape is something very special and unique too. Place settings of art deco gold edged glassware, gold chargers, and gold cutlery sit atop dark grey linen along with grey candles in gold candlestick holders and incredible floral arrangements. The whole look is elegant and romantic with the dramatic vibe.

There are two bridal looks, and both work so well with the styling concept and the grandeur of the venue. For the first look the bride wears ‘Locklin’ by Watters, which exemplifies bridal elegance. I love the sheer straps with the delicate beaded detail that then cascades over the bodice with an embroidered motif. The soft flowing netting of the skirt makes this bridal look so elegant and almost fairytale-esque. For this look the bride wears her hair in a loose half up style with a pretty hair vine running through.

The second bridal look has a more contemporary feel, and here the bride wears ‘Druida’ by Pronovias. This is a spectacular mermaid design with sweetheart neckline and incredible gemstone appliqués that adorn the entire dress.

Everything about this wedding styling is dramatic and elegant. I hope that you fall for these images, captured by Emma Barrow Photography, as much as I have.

Grey and Dark Tones

“Brympton House has so many areas and options for photographs, so we were spoilt for choice! With so many different areas to choose from, we decided the main styling concept behind the shoot should go away from the obvious and expected!

“Our fantastic house florist, Emily Jewsbury, carefully selected a range of unique and unusual flowers which were key to creating the look we wanted. Grey and dark tones added a nod to the industrial style trending in the general interior design world right now.

“We wanted to blend colours that may seem uninspiring and bring them to life by contrasting them with deep shades of purple, orange and yellows, along with a variety of fabric textures including linen, silk and velvet.”

Dark and metallic style wedding stationery

Dark blue bridal shoes with gold detail

Bride holding bouquet in Brympton House

Bride holding bridal bouquet Hair vine in back of bride's hair

Bride on stairs at Brympton House

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Colourful flowers in centre of table

Day of the Dead Hen Party with Colourful Florals

Are you looking for some seriously cool hen party inspiration? Well here it is! This Day of the Dead themed hen party is really fun and vibrant. With the launch of the recent Disney film, Coco, I thought now would be the perfect time to share these fabulous ideas.

Day of the Dead styling for parties and celebrations has been a big thing for a while now. For those who love the style and vibrancy but are not sure what it’s all about, here is a little insight…The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States, and is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

Vibrant, Bold and Colourful

The best thing about Day of the Dead is the colours and flamboyancy. Meghan and her hens took inspiration from the vibrancy of the concept and loosely based her special day around the theme. The invitations featured a cool Day of the Dead skull with floral details, and the floral theme carried through with some incredible floral arrangements in the styling.

Everything is bold and colourful, from the tablescape with an abundance of florals and cute place settings with tassel details, to the paper pom-pom garland and, not forgetting, the cute ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ bags decorated with coloured pop-poms and containing a beautiful marigold plant for each hen.

For the celebration each hen wore a fabulous large floral crown to complete the Day of the Dead of floral theme.

So, if you’re looking for a really fun, cool idea for hen party styling then I’m sure you will love these ideas. Grab a cuppa and have fun looking through these gorgeous pictures by The Leekers.

Day of the Dead hen party invitation

Bags of flowers for hen party

Arranging colourful flowers for Day of the Dead hen party

Table dressed with colourful flowers and tableware

Colourful place setting with napkin with tassels

Woman wearing colourful flower crown

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