Country wedding flowers we love

May 18, 2017

If you’re looking to create a simple rustic, country feel to your wedding, flowers are an essential part of this. Getting the right, simply beautiful blooms and foliage is key. As is putting together a selection of ideas that you like. If you haven’t already, why don’t you create a Pinterest board for your wedding flower ideas? That way you can put all your inspiring finds in one place, and show your florist exactly what you’re trying to achieve. To help you on your way to finding the most beautiful country flowers for your wedding, we thought we’d share our favourites from some of the wonderful growers and flower suppliers in our directory.

Philippa Craddock

After starting a career in marketing and advertising, Philippa Craddock retrained as a florist. This was after the arrival of her first son and a move from London to the Sussex countryside. Natural sumptuous and abundant flower designs are what she loves to create and Philippa is now one of Britain’s best-loved florists. Her accolades include: “Queen of London florists” by British Vogue and “a floral mastermind” by Tatler. We love her unfussy, individual way with foliage, colour and surfaces. Here are a few of our favourites of her rustic and country inspired wedding flower ideas.

beautiful country botanical wedding flowers by Philippa Craddock at Clifton Nurseries. Click through for essential ideas and contacts for creating beautiful flowers for your own wedding

We love this moodboard by Philippa for a wedding she did at Clifton Nurseries in London. There’s a victorian botanical rustic feel that is so individual and perfect for late summer or autumn weddings. Combining rich purpley-black blackberries with distressed terracotta pots and simple garden string is such an individual and creative touch. Adding botanical greenery and flowers to distressed and weathered table surfaces works really well. As does mis-matched jars and bottles arranged with foliage and blooms on an old wooden ladder. It’s the type of ladder you could definitely pick up at a car  It would work really well for a party or table setting if you took some of the elements and added your own details.

Photographer: Anushé Low 


love this Autumn wedding or dinner party place setting idea by Philippa Craddock. Click through for more country inspired wedding flower ideas you'll lovelove this Autumn wedding or dinner party place setting idea by Philippa Craddock. Click through for more country inspired wedding flower ideas you'll love

And don’t you just love the way Philippa has styled these big, blowsy hydrangea blooms along with a vintage bicycle for a Jenny Packham Bridal shoot?

country wedding flowers idea - love the blowsy hydrangea combined with vintage bicycle to create a pretty rustic look. Click through for more inspiring ideas for creating country wedding flowers

For a winter wedding, this rich red and purple combination would be magical don’t you think?

how to create winter wedding country flowers. We love these red, purple and deep berry shades. Click through for more inspiring ideas from our favourite growers and florists

Sometimes, though, you can’t beat the simple, pure beauty of white on white flowers with fresh greenery. How simply beautiful does this combination look? You could easily paint old vintage furniture with chalk white paint to get the look. A great idea for a pretty country inspired wedding on a budget.

love this white flowers with rustic/country styling by Philippa Craddock. Click through for more country inspired wedding flower ideas you'll love

Philippa is listed in our directory. Get all the info you need here

The Real Cut Flower Garden

The Real Cut Flower Garden cut flowers are grown outdoors on the Herefordshire borders and sent out beautifully prepared and packaged within a day of being picked. They also offer a range of floral workshops to teach you ways to get creative with flowers.

Charlie Ryrie started the business because of her deep love of gardens and traditional flowers. She spent two decades as a journalist writing about gardens, the environment and ecological design, and has always had a passion for flowers. In 2002 she bought a field, and in 2004 started sending out flowers to customers nationwide, and making stunning arrangements for weddings and events. We love the relaxed rustic feel to their flowers.

Love this old milk churn overflowing with delphiniums, white Canterbury Bells and other traditional cottage flowers. How pretty and informal does this look for decorating the entrance to a country church?

love this country style delphinium and cottage flowers in vintage churn wedding flowers. Click through for more beautiful country wedding flowers ideas to inspire you

Love this idea for adding relaxed country style to your tables. Casually arrange flowers, foliage and wild flowers into different size glass jars, simple vases and milk bottles.

love simple blooms and wild flowers grouped in glass jars of different sizes for a pretty country wedding. Click through for inspiring ideas for creating a beautiful rustic wedding

Another lovely idea is to use a vintage galvanised bucket to hold bunched blooms and greenery. Love how simple country flowers and foliage are very informally arranged with blowsy and beautiful peonies.

love how peonies, herbs and simple country blooms are arranged in vintage galvanised tin bucket. Perfect country wedding style. Click through for more inspiring ideas you'll love

Talking of peonies, how pretty is this simple hand-held bridal bouquet by The Real Cut Flower Garden? Love how the colours clash slightly and the arrangement is so informal, allowing the beauty of the flowers to speak for themselves.

country bridal flowers - love this peony hand held bridal bouquet. Click through for inspiring ideas you'll love for your country style wedding

The Real Cut Flower Garden is listed in our directory. Get all the info you need here

Green and Gorgeous Flowers

Professional gardener Rachel Siegfried’s idea for a flower farm and floral design studio was germinating long before the start of her thriving business nine years ago. Working in a walled garden growing organic vegetables and cut flowers, Rachel was aware that the abundance of beauty and scent that surrounded her was missing from the commercially grown flowers available on the high street. We love the individual and informal style of Rachel’s flowers.

Vintage tin wheelbarrow full of beautiful scented old-fashioned roses anyone? How beautiful does this look? Great idea if you’re looking for individual and unusual touches for your country wedding.

vintage wheelbarrow full of old-fashioned scented roses. How beautiful would this be for a country wedding? Click through for more inspiring ideas you'll love

And if you have little bridesmaids, why not have a go at making your own floral headdresses using fresh, country flowers. This one by Green and Gorgeous Flowers combines rosemary, roses and daisies. If you don’t feel confident enough to make them yourself, check out the floral workshops offered by Rachel and her team. (details at the end).

floral bridesmaid headdress with roses and daisies. Perfect for a country wedding. Click through for beautiful and inspiring ideas you'll love

We also love the styling of this country brights look. Have the confidence to clash pinks, oranges, reds, yellows and lime green. Love how big blowsy peonies mix with pretty and delicate buttercups, sage leaves and cornflowers.

bright country wedding flowers bridal bouquet. Love the clashing red, purple, orange and yellow wild flowers and peonies. Click through for more individual and inspiring country wedding flowers ideas

Like this next one because of the way the soft, distressed vintage green paint is mirrored by the pastel green foliage. Perfect for a vintage country look.

beautiful vintage country flowers. Perfect for a rustic wedding theme. Click through for inspiring country wedding flower ideas you'll love

If you have vintage wooden chairs, consider using them to display your country flower arrangements. This old and slightly broken chair looks so great with these roses, anemones, tulips and blossom twigs doesn’t it?

beautiful vintage country flowers with vintage chair. Perfect for a rustic wedding theme. Click through for inspiring country wedding flower ideas you'll love

And don’t forget your faithful four-legged friend. Depending on the breed you have, and how willing they are to go with you on this, flowers around the collar can look great. Not confident it would work with my dog. He’s a cocker spaniel and I suspect he’d have eaten the flowers before they were even fully tied on…

wedding flowers around dog's collar for country wedding. Click through for more inspiring country wedding ideas you'll love

Green and Gorgeous Flowers are listed in our directory. All the details you need are here


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