All images kindly supplied by Rebecca Goddard Photography
All images kindly provided by Craig & Eva Sanders
All images kindly supplied by Lisa Devine
The ever lovely Lisa Devine was on hand to capture the love, thank you so much for sharing these images with us.
It has been a very, VERY long time. Apologies, the flowers have been demanding all our attention this year, but we are not complaining when they have been as pretty as this lovely wedding back in the Spring that we are sharing with you today.
It was then off to Rowallan Castle which we filled with highly scented seasonal Magnolia, Blossom and Viburnum and warmed the air with pillar candles in storm lanters. Just lovely.
Happy New Year you flowery bunch! Hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period. And a huge hello to all our new recently engaged ladies, welcome to our world.
A lot of our time has been spent over the past few weeks resting, reflecting and drinking Raspberry Gin. It has been lovely. But we are now strarting to look ahead at another flower filled year and planning what to grow in the cuttings gardens and what wonderful pieces we are going to create for some really beautiful weddings.
Today, we are looking back at Kim’s beautiful wedding which took place in August at Cottiers. Kim themed her wedding around “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the soft, romantic florals we created were supported by antlers, vines and local ferns.
What a miserable, wet time we are all having at the moment! Time to fire up the wood burner, pop some scones in the oven, and start to reflect what has been an incredible year of weddings for us here at Myrtle & Bracken.
We have clocked up over 17,000 miles travelling the length and breadth of the country, flowering up beautiful spaces along the way. We have worked with some really lovely clients and we are so grateful to be invited to play a part in a really special time for them and their friends and families. We have also been getting to grips with our first growing season for our cutting garden, and are really loving living and working in tandem with the seasons. Although it has been wet. Very wet!
So today we are thinking back to a hot sunny day in June, when Ruth and Paul had the loveliest romantic wedding at Blairquhan Castle.
Scented flowers were the order of the day, with home grown Stock, Sweet Peas, Oregano and Mint. Add in some David Austin Juliet roses, and the castle was filled with the delicate garden scent of summer. We loved draping the staircase in wildy romantic garlands, framing Ruths entrance to marry her beau. Lovely.
Craig and Eva Sanders were there to capture all the romance, thank you so much for allowing us to share these dreamy images.
Laura and James eloped to the beautiful Ardanaiseig at the start of the Autumn last year and I have to say, we were swept away with the romance!
Laura wore a stunning Dragonfly Dress Design and opted for a little flower hat and a lush Autumnal bouquet in gooey toffee pinks. We recommended that Laura treat herself to a little pampering on the day itself and Jennifer Peffer from Asteria Bridal was on hand to highlight Lauras natural beauty, and finished off her 1950’s look just perfectly.
We also made a seasonal foliage and berry collar for Laura and James’s pooch!
MORE FLOWER HATS PLEASE.
AND MORE ELOPEMENTS.
It had been a while since we ventured into town after our move to a rural existence, and back in September Suzanne and Ben’s wedding brought us right back into the heart of Glasgow for this beautiful city centre wedding.
The day started in Blythswood Hotel, then onto Glasgow University Chapel and finished off with a roof top party at 29. Suzanne’s classic green and white flowers were heavily scented with Wild Thyme, Tuberosa, Eucaris and fresh Hops. The Brides Mum was asking people all day what the lovely smell was, not realising it was her corsage.
And stripey bridesmaids. LOVE.
At the end of July, we were in Glasgow’s Westend for the beautiful Gillian’s wedding.
I had so much fun creating Gillian’s loose and wild trailing bouquet which included David Austin Roses, Chocolate Cosmos and an abundance of herbs and grasses. She wore a delicate floral headpiece of Passionflower and Princess Caroline Delphinium heads – just lovely.
How naturally beautiful it all turned out to be.
Thanks to Caro for the beautiful images, you can see more of the wedding over on her blog.