July in the garden
Our gardens in July are full of hot colours provided by beautiful echinancea, heleniums and dahlias which contrast beautifully against the cool blues of the lavender, delphiniums and hydrangeas and our grass meadow, with its mowed paths, is a beautiful and tranquil addition to our garden in the summer months. In July, the grasses reach their full height and start to turn a warm golden colour which is further enhanced by the golden light of the sunset. Also looking lovely at this time of year are our various lavenders which we grow in abundance. Our roses have also continued to bloom and with our dahlias starting to flower too for this month’s look at flowers for weddings in July, we had lots of fabulous blooms to choose from!
Flowers for weddings in July
Using our meadow as inspiration and together with our in-house florist Penny of Crown House Flowers, we decided to use the meadow as the backdrop for our wedding floral designs which were all made using flowers and foliage grown in our gardens.
Penny created a very pretty bouquet using a delicate peach double rose, together with sprays of a vintage cream rose. The bouquet was finished with plums shades of astrantia, grasses, lavender and the tiny cream flowers from plum heuchera.
The colours and the flowers were repeated to create a stylish buttonhole and also to decorate our afternoon tea picnic area.
Our meadow, which is surrounded by many mature trees, has a lovely tranquil feel and is the perfect setting for any bride and groom who love the outdoors and would like some of their wedding celebrations outside. Couples could choose to have part of their wedding ceremony in the meadow, set it up for an afternoon reception of gardens games with a festival feel or perhaps just create a little private space to take some time for light refreshments whilst have some photographs taken!