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A Fresh Spring Palette.

Rebecca and I were recently discussing how Spring is definitely our favourite season, perhaps it’s the fact we were both Spring brides ourselves or because we have a lot of love for the various blooms that start to appear as the climate becomes increasingly warmer…..snowdrops, daffodils, primroses, tulips… and all of the gorgeous greenery that serves as a welcome “Goodbye” to the dismal grey depths of winter.

When Anna and Chris’s Spring W-day dropped into my inbox recently it was like a little ray of sunshine, delicate florals, a soft cream and fresh green colour scheme and a beautiful glowing bride.

Unfortunately we were unable to source all of our usual text but it would have been a real shame not to share the inspiration with you solely for that reason, photographer Polly Alexandre has written about the day and we will endeavour to answer any queries you may have on the details or suppliers.

Spring is just around the corners Lovelies, and if you look at these images close enough you may even feel like it’s here already…..


Polly Alexandre: Chris and Anna’s wedding was held at Shiplake church in Henley followed by a marquee reception in the grounds of Chris’s parents home in Surrey. It was a mid April wedding and the couple were blessed with gorgeous spring sunlight on their special day.

Anna is Swedish and chose a lovely fresh & natural spring green and ivory colour scheme. Lily of the valley featured heavily in the flowers with the added bonus that it smelt heavenly. I just love the flowergirl’s headpiece too – a traditional style that looked so angelic and fairy like on her!

One of her bridesmaids made the homemade place names by writing guest’s names on leaves, and the menus on handmade paper.The ivory and green scheme translated beautifully to the floral centrepieces which were arranged around ivory candles.

With a nod to Swedish tradition the bridesmaids gave a speech and even presented the groom with a recipe book of Swedish specials to cook for his new wife. Gravadlax (a Swedish marinated smoked salmon) was served to guests as a starter, and the couple customised Green and Blacks miniature chocolates to serve with coffee with their own printed out images of each other as babies and children.

The marquee was actually placed around trees that were already in the garden which did a great job of ‘bringing the outside in’ and enhancing the organic natural feel to the decor.


Things I love about this wedding:

The cute flower girl hair band and peachy shoes

Anna’s bohemian wavy locks and fresh bloom accessories

The Lily of the Valley Bouquet, so timeless, so elegant

The Maids statement neck candy

The spring low light makes for some wall worthy images

Anyone else keeping in cream, green and fresh for W-day ?

Hoping to bring the outside “in” to your garden marquee?

Do let us know you gorgeous lot.

Big Spring Love

Charlotte xxx