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Feature Image by Amber Persia.

For those of you who have been following the Floral Highlights series, this is the final chapter.

Yes, it’s been a year (can you believe it!) since Amber starting putting her monthly floral picks to paper, so to speak. Oh but what a note to end on, as we listen to the story of how this last month of Autumn whispers faintly of Spring.

It’s delightful.

Read on lovelies…

Notes from Amber

The nights are drawing in and Winter is fast approaching, yet in the flower markets we are already glimpsing the first hints of Spring. Potted bulbs; narcissi, muscari (perhaps better known as grape hyacinths), amaryllis and hyacinths, are just peeking through the soil.

For refined elegance imagine delicate antique glasses planted up with tiny bulbs of muscari for each guest, with their place card propped up against it; the perfect wedding favour to take home, nurture and enjoy!

For a more rustic approach, aged terracotta flower pots of differing shapes and sizes brimming with bulbs, some flowering others just peeping through the moss, look stunning surrounding doorways or lining windowsills. Stick with a single variety used en masse or take inspiration from traditional herbaceous borders and arrange varieties in natural waves.

Or follow the trend for long tables; a fabulous table runner ladened with potted bulbs, posies of Spring blooms, single stem vases to showcase the exquisite detail of these fragrant beauties, and masses of candles for a relaxed yet considered approach.

And those vivid pops of colour – yellows, oranges and the occasional splash of blue – are perfect for those looking for a touch of fun in their wedding flowers and are bound to bring a spring to your step…


Image by Amber Persia.

I told you it was delightful and I’m loving Amber’s place name ideas!

Pop back next month for a summary of the year, a fab feature for those just in the throws of wedding flower planning! In the meantime, Amber and I are plotting for 2015, so watch this flowery space.

Lots of love…

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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