Ways to Use English Garden Wedding Flowers

To say we love an English garden style wedding look would be an understatement.

Here are a couple ways to add that gorgeous garden party aesthetic into your wedding.

English Garden Bouquets

garden roses, ranunculus, blue tweedia and snap dragon; photography by Mo Davis

Bouquets are one of my favorite things to make. Creating a color palette, working with the design and picking gorgeous garden flowers never fails to reminds me how much I love what I do.

dahlias, garden roses, spray garden roses and jasmine vine; photography by Mo Davis

When going for an English garden style bouquet, we choose larger florals that really open up, like garden roses and peonies.

Featured here on Martha Stewart Weddings

garden roses, peonies, cosmos and spirea; photography by Mo Davis

In addition to choose larger, more garden style florals, we detail with accent pieces to add texture and a little life to each bouquet. Above, since it was in the summer season, we added sprigs of white spirea instead of greenery to add a little color and break up all the roses in the bouquet.

Featured here on Wedding Chicks

garden roses, ranunculus, anemones and orchids

I had just made this bouquet in the studio and loved how the colors and textures played off each other. We had garden roses shipped in from California and I love how they look with the dark mauve orchids, violet ranunculus and softness of the white anemones.

garden roses, delphinium, ranunculus and Queen Anne's lace; photography by Mo Davis

featured here on Wedding Sparrow

English Garden Floral Wedding Arch

Elms Mansion New Orleans, photography by Mo Davis

When creating an English Garden wedding aesthetic, we tend to go for a natural look, almost like the florals and greenery are natural growing where we placed them.

Beauregard Keyes House, French Quarter New Orleans; photography by Mo Davis

Its fun to think outside the box when creating a garden style ceremony space. At Leaf + Petal NOLA, we have tons of arches, etc, to choose from but we always love incorporating florals into structures already in place, like Beauregard Keyes Courtyard above, or the Ritz Carlton below.

Ritz Carlton New Orleans; photography by Sydney Baye

Gazebos covered in growing, trailing florals is a personal fave.

Warehouse of Lovegood, New Orleans; photography by Lance Nicoll

Here we created an English garden style wedding in an industrial warehouse in Bywater, New Orleans. Featured here on Martha Stewart Weddings.

English Garden Style Centerpieces

Beauregard Keyes House, New Orleans; photography by Mo Davis

Lush, almost overblown roses have become a signature of our work at Leaf + Petal NOLA. We leave our roses out of the cooler til they have that 'just picked from a garden look'

White Oaks Fields Blueberry Farm, Loranger, LA; photography by Mo Davis

Playing with colors and texture when working with flowers can help create a signature look. For a seated intimate dinner on a blueberry/honey farm in rural Lousiana, we played up the blues and golden hues to accent the gorgeous gold and navy details designed by Michelle Norwood.

Il Mercato, New Orleans; photography by Mo Davis

Il Mercato, New Orleans; photography by Mo Davis

For an intimate seated dinner in the courtyard at Il Mercato in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, we decided to go with a garden party look. So we ditched the vases and created little lush bundles of florals placed directly on the tables. We mixed with brass candle sticks by House of Modern Vintage NOLA and textured pillows and bamboo chairs from Lovegood Rentals.

Featured here on Wedding Chicks

Warehouse of Lovegood, Bywater, New Orleans; photography by Lance Nicoll and rentals by Lovegood Rentals

While florals play a huge part in creating an English garden wedding style ambiance, all the details play together to create an overall aesthetic. For my wedding, we wanted an industrial space but with overgrown florals, sophisticated details but with a relaxed, intimate feel.

We mixed lush garden roses and cafe au lait dahlias with tons of candles and blue and white china from House of Modern Vintage NOLA.

Leaf + Petal NOLA

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New Orleans, LA 70130


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