The Colours of India for a Hilltop Handfasting

I first met lovely Kirsty at a local craft fair, and when she found out that I could make her a flower crown for her wedding day she lit up, and pretty much booked me right there and then. I am so, so glad she did, because this wedding remains one of my all-time favourites. Kirsty and Ralph married at their home in Shropshire, planning a laid-back, bohemian celebration that was filled with meaningful moments and a lot of laughter.


Kirsty knew she wanted a flower crown and a bouquet that would really make an impact. I designed a wild (and enormous) unstructured bouquet in gloriously deep, vibrant reds and oranges, to complement the statement ceremony arch arrangements. It was like working with a sunset and I absolutely loved it! Included in Kirsty and Ralph’s wedding flowers were the rich velvety reds of David Austin roses, hydrangeas the colour of berries at the end of summer, amaranthus, scabious and dahlias, with coppery red foliage from Japanese maple and copper beech. The end result was colourful, joyful and wild.