With lighter days coming and spring on the horizon join me as we journey back to last year’s petal perfect Spring wedding at Over Barn, Gloucester. Where vibrant hues of pastel flowers set the stage for an unforgettable day for Abbie and Theo. As we anticipate the upcoming spring weddings of 2024, join us in exploring our favourite spring pastels, and explore the best spring wedding flowers. Whether you’re a wedding couple-to-be, or simply captivated by the magic of the season, stay tuned for a celebration of spring pastels, spring wedding trends, and the very best spring wedding ideas as we look back at Abbie and Theo’s Gloucestershire wedding. I have very limited availability for last-minute 2024 spring weddings so book a free wedding consultation where we can talk all things pastel wedding flowers, spring wedding flower ideas, and 2024/ 2025 flower wedding trends.
I arrived at Over Barn the morning of Abbie and Theo’s wedding and was greeted by the historic barn’s beautiful ashen facade. Originally a grain stores the barn was given a new lease of life and turned into an extraordinary wedding venue in 2010. Once inside the barn still retains all its charm and character whilst the renovation has poured light and a clean crisp feel into this rustic building. Beams surround you with soft twinkling fairy lights and the huge space spills out onto a private courtyard. I could see instantly why Abbie and Theo had chosen this impressive wedding venue. I couldn’t wait to add a touch of floral magic to make the space feel like them on their special day.
For Abbie’s bridal bouquet I focused on using beautiful seasonal flowers nestled among rich greenery with a perfectly balanced colour palette of blue greens, pale pinks, blues, whites, and peach. The result was magnificent, beautiful large roses and ranunculus in soft pale pinks coupled with green blue eucalyptus and peach spray roses finished with delicate wispy lilac petals. The seasonal spring wedding flowers created a perfectly elegant pastel bridal bouquet.
For Theo’s buttonhole I used a combination of fragrant eucalyptus and vibrant spring pastel flowers in the same palette as Abbie’s bouquet. The blend of eucalyptus and pastel flowers in the buttonhole, enhancing the groom’s attire complimented the spirit of this stunning spring wedding.
Abbie and Theo where so fun to work with and asked for me to create an urn arrangement at the venue to honour the buildings agricultural past. Unlike the soft hues of the bridal parties’ flowers, they wanted the urn to pack a punch. I added an abundance of greenery flowing out from the urn, I paired this with large yellow flowers for scale, dried elements and the first of the seasons Dahlias in bright orange. I love creating bold imaginative flowers that spark conversations, which this piece would certainly do at the couple’s drinks reception.
Inside the barn we changed direction again, this was intentional bring together the cultures that represented both Abbie and Theo through there flowers. No two people are the same and a couple don’t have to stick to one theme. I encourage my couples to create spaces that feel like them and show off all of them- their pasts, cultures, and interest. I began by adorning the barns huge cast iron chandeliers with lots of romantic ivy softening the industrial centrepieces.
For the tables we created one of my favourite centre pieces to date, bespoke succulent terrariums with moss, flowers, succulents, and greenery which the couple then gave away as favours and retained some to remember their special day.
“We really loved our flowers. My succulents are thriving and doing well. Every time I wash up, I see them and smile. Thank you so much.” – Abbie
Thank you so much to Abbie and Theo for letting me create the spring pastel wedding florals. If you’re looking for a wedding florist in Bristol, Bath, Wilshire, the Cotswolds, Surrey, or Gloucestershire to create pastel wedding flowers for your spring nuptials, get in touch.