After a glorious weekend where the whole country celebrated The Royal Wedding, I think it’s safe to say that the incredible flower arches will stay in our minds for a long while! I know I’m seeing white roses, peonies and lush green foliage every time I close my eyes!
It’s been a funny old year seasonally, with The Beast from The East delaying spring for us for so long. However we’re in the clear now, and the grounds of Penton Park are blossoming in the long awaited sunshine. I love the spring and how everyone’s mood appears instantly lifted by the trees and gardens bursting back to life.
The fabulously talented Joey Burns of The Wild Fox shares my love of spring flowers. Joey took part in a styled shoot here at Penton Park, and I love her beautifully artistic and locally grown floral designs. I chatted with Joey a couple of weeks ago. Here’s what she had to say about choosing flowers for a spring wedding, and how she might like to tackle the styling of a country house like Penton Park.
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What do you love most about spring?
Apart from the promise of good weather? I love the change of any season that brings new flowers that I haven’t seen for a whole year. It’s like seeing old friends. It keeps me constantly on my toes and gives me new materials and inspiration to work with.
Seasonality is so important when choosing wedding flowers. Which flowers are at their best at this time of the year?
All of the spring bulbs in all of the colours! There are so many varieties of daffs, ranunculous, fritillaria, tulip. So may unusual colours and textures. And the best of all is the scent.
Do you have any advice for couples planning a spring wedding?
Really pick a colour palette and let the florist guide you as to what is in season. That way you get better value and stronger flowers for your budget.
Penton Park is a gorgeous country house venue that’s big on laid-back luxury. If you were let loose on the house, how would you style it with flowers?
I love the look of natural flowers that sit in the background like they have always belonged. Like it’s no big deal to have a house absolutely filled with flowers on mantles and in urns. I think in a beautiful but relaxed setting like Penton Park I’d want to go over the top with the sheer abundance of flowers. I picture myself in places like your lovely house completely surrounded by flowers but just having a cup of tea like ‘so what?’.
I absolutely love the idea of the house bursting at the seams with flowers! If you’re planning your wedding and looking for the perfect setting for your own floral fantasy, why not get in touch and come have a look around Penton Park? We’d love to give you a tour and show you what this gorgeous old house of ours can do.
Thank you to the photographers whose photos have been featured, we love their work! Emma Moore Photography, Gyan Gurung Photography, Graham Warrellow, Helen Power Photography, Joanna Cleeve Photography, Julia Conway Photography, Kate Gary Photography, LaHu Studios, Lemontree Photography, Lydia Stamps Photography, Mia Photography, Peter Dyer Photography Ltd, Tansley Photography, Teresa C Photography, The Springles, This and That Photography.