Let’s talk flowers.. It is indeed a treat to be sitting down after a weekend full of weddings. It can get quite physical! With Sundays weddings becoming quite a norm nowadays, my weekend marathon is becoming an ultramarathon, so Mondays are my new Sundays…bar the fact that it’s still an early rise due to Dutch markets flower order for the following weekend!!

But I digress. I wanted to talk to you about the fashion, choice and trends of bridal bouquets this year. Both style and size vary hugely from one extreme to the other – big & wild to small & structured. There is no secret that I am a huge fan of foliage and textural blooms, with a huge emphasis in using seasonal blooms and locally foraged greens as much as possible. I suppose I’m extremely lucky, being married to a garden designer, being rather spoiled with a huge array of unusual flowers and exotic foliage. Seemingly a very small detail, they add a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to my designs… so I’ve been told.

But less talking and more showing!! Here’s a selection of the bridal bouquets designed/created by Austen Flowers this year.. And if you’re getting married and might want to ‘talk flowers’ I’d love to meet you.

Camelia x

Large bouquet

{Ashley Park House/Aussie bride/Protea bouquet}

Dome bouquet

{Fitzpatrick Hotel/domed bouquet/peonies and summer blooms}

Wild flowers bouquet

{Kippure Estate/Astilbe and eucalyptus bouquet}

White wedding flowers

{Marlfield House/Classic dome rose bouquet}

White peony bridal flowers

{Powerscourt House/Open peony bouquet}

Wild brides flowers

{Rathsallagh House/ fan shaped / jasmine and summer blooms bouquet}

Jewel colours bouquet

{Tinakilly House/jewel bouquet/purple vanda & garden roses bouquet}

Summer wedding flowers

{Tinakilly House Wicklow/pastel bridal bouquet/something blue}

Garden rose wedding flowers

{Tinakilly House Hotel/ David Austin roses and summer flowers bridal bouquet}

Winter bridal bouquet

{Powerscourt Hotel/ Marsala and blush/ winter wedding bouquet}

Aletrnative wedding bouquet

{Wicklow/Dianthus & jasmine bridal bouquet}

Wedding flowers wild flowers

{Trudder Lodge Wicklow/wild flowers bouquet/ Californian bride}

Large bridal bouquet

{Trudder Lodge/coral peony/front facing bouquet}

Tutti-frutti brides bouquet

{Trudder/tutti-frutti bouquet}