It’s finally springtime! The sun is shining, and the flowers are in bloom. We’re getting all the spring vibes from this beautiful wedding shoot, sent into us by Olive Owl Flowers. It’s full of floral inspiration and shabby-chic loveliness. Snapped by Olivia Whittaker Photography, the shoot was built around the statement flower arrangements, demonstrating how you can use your wedding flowers as a starting point and build your décor around them.
"The Earth Laughs In Flowers"
These textured flower arrangements were inspired by jewel colours and peacock feathers, made up of pinks, purples and blues. Speaking to a florist about colour schemes can help you to visualise your wedding flowers and to gather ideas you may not have thought about. Adding things like peacock feathers to a bouquet can add a quirky twist and make a subtle or grand statement. The possibilities are endless! These photos demonstrate the effectiveness of using different textures in wedding bouquets, to create something visually interesting. The wooden backdrop and colourful doors add a rustic feel- simple enough to let the flowers pop.
You can add flowers to pretty much anywhere at your wedding to add a little touch of nature. They could be on your tables in little jam jars, around your entrance, scattered down the aisle, in your hair…anywhere!
Quirky Wedding Dreses
We love these gorgeous wedding dresses by Legend Bridal Designs! Both have beautifully detailed backs, and subtle floral lace. One is a stunning two piece, with a lace cropped bodice and full skirt. The other has a leg slit and intricate beading.
Although we’re crazy about bold flowers, its important that they don’t outshine the wedding dress/dresses! In this shoot, the flowers compliment the dress, adding to the look instead of taking away from it.
Using Wedding Flowers In Your Decor
This wedding shoot took place at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston and has a rustic, yet fresh feel. The shabby-chic painted doors add a refreshing colour pop, and the beautiful welcome sign by Signed With Love matches the styling perfectly. Contrasting wooden crates with gold props (like the cake stand and flower stand) can create a nice balance in your wedding décor. The macramé chair cover by House Of Macramé adds a touch of boho, again softening the wooden elements.
We LOVE this understated wedding cake by Lesley Anne Cake Design, showing how simple really can be effective. It adds a lot to the shoot, emphasising the flower theme.
Over on the blog - more unique wedding ideas
This unique barn wedding is bright, bold and blimmin’ gorgeous. Featuring some killer wedding flowers, alternative wedding styling and the yummiest looking grazing table we’ve ever seen, we think you’re gonna love this one! This shoot was put together and captured by Florence Berry Photography at Oak Tree Barn Weddings
What happens when a collection of alternative wedding suppliers come together to create a ‘Sytherin Wonderland’? Fabulousness, that’s what! This alternative luxe wedding shoot was organised for the Bliss Wedding Show – A Curious Place, and captured by Vicky Dubois Photography. We are loving this gothic vibe with the strong
Your wedding flowers can be a huge part of your big day. They help set the vibe, colour scheme & can play a large part in your decor. Where on earth do you start? How does it all work? Fear not! We’ve gathered some top tips and advice from our
We love us some alternative wedding entertainment here at UW, especially photo booths! We’re here today to tell you why wedding photo booths are awesome, and why you might want to rock one on your big day. We’ll be shouting out some of our brilliant Unconventionals while we’re at it,
We have a GORGEOUS real wedding for you today! Michelle and Kerry had their wonderland wedding in October 2019 at Larkspur Lodge in Knutsford. It was an intimate affair with 24 guests and an Alice In Wonderland theme. It’s whimsical, romantic & creative – you’re gonna love it! Check out
We have a guest blog for you today, from our wonderful Unconventional, Willow And Rust. We love this sustainable boho wedding shoot at Overgrown Acres in Nottinghamshire. It has a stunningly elegant, vintage, and free-spirited vibe. To make it even better, it’s all zero-waste & plastic-free! Samantha explains how to