February 11, 2021
Late summer sunshine, distance views of the sea, a wedding dress to die for and a guest list of party animals, this boho wedding could have been a covid catastrophe but instead turned out to be the wedding of the year…
Back in early 2020 before the pandemic hit, I had a chat with this fantastically cool couple about floral stying for their relaxed, boho wedding in Norfolk. S & S were looking for relaxed, creative and colourful florals – my dream come true. As the year progressed, it looked like the wedding wasn’t going to be able to go ahead, however, at the very last minute and with just a few days notice.. the green light was given!
My heart sang for this awesome couple after hearing the news that they would be able to get married in September just like they had planned, albeit with a smaller guest list and a few minor restrictions. I scrambled to get the flowers ready, and luckily, with plenty blooming in the garden during September, I had lots of choice to create the bouquets, buttonholes and some decor on the wedding ceremony tipi.
S & S wanted the flowers to match the late summer/early autumn seasonal colours, along with the rich reds and oranges of the bridesmaid dresses and to feel like they had simply gathered florals and foliage from the great outdoors – a wild flower wedding feel with a touch of modern luxe and dried textures. I chose dahlias, Japanese anemones, roses, cosmos and a selection of grasses from my cutting garden, locally sourced pampas grass and a splash of exotic blooms including protea.
They had chosen Barn Drift on the north Norfolk coast, close to the quaint village of Cley, as their venue and it suited this modern couple 100%. With sweeping views of the coastline framed by woodland, delicately restored barns, walled gardens and an old aeroplane hanger for the afterparty – it is a dreamy wedding venue. Adding some floral decor to the tipi under the warm sun was one of those ‘I really love my job’ moments!
The wedding breakfast was held in the Mediterranean-esque courtyard, a few simple floral stems in vintage jars were added to bring the feeling of this boho wedding to the tables. Barn Drift is such an outstanding venue, that little is needed in terms of decor, especially on a sunny day. From here, the wedding party headed onto the hanger for the reception (which included a boat full of booze) and danced the night away…
The combination of an incredibly friendly couple, a creative license for the florals and a spectacular September day made being part of this wedding a highlight of my floral career so far!
Floral Styling: Romeo & Succulent
Photography: Nicola Dixon Photography
Videography: Browns Films
Venue: Barn Drift
Hair Styling: Flamingo Amy
Make Up: Amy George Make Up
Wedding Planner / Prop Hire: The Little Lending Co.