Spring wedding flowers for North Cadbury Court

People think that March can be a tough month for choices when it comes to British grown, English country wedding flowers. I beg to differ. 

With all the promise of spring in the fat buds on the trees, pussy willow, helebores, Lincolnshire tulips, Cornish narcissi and ranunculus, I think March is a magical time to be married. This bride came to see us last autumn planning her spring wedding. She wanted her flowers to look as though they'd come fresh from a garden: unstructured posies full of life and promise. She wanted scent (which we gave her with narcissi,) and when I showed her pictures of spring ranunculus which she could have from our Cornish growers she immediately stopped being wistful about English grown roses being out of season for her wedding. She wanted locally grown flowers, no imports. She wanted scent, and life. 

I hope you'll agree we gave her all of the above and more. North Cadbury Court is a wonderful wedding venue about twenty minutes from us down the A303. We are surrounded by great venues, but I think North Cadbury has to be one of the best: amazing grounds, great house, a proper Downton Abbey feel, masses of bedrooms, not over done up, very helpful staff who do nice things like give MY little girl a glass of orange juice while we're setting up as well as looking after the guests. There's a disco in the cellar, and a pool, and you can even play golf off the roof! 

There was a budget, so we were clever with the flowers. The bouquets lining the grand staircase, down which the bride came to the grand hall where the wedding ceremony would take place, were then moved to dress the mantlepiece and the radiator covers in the ball room. The tiny posies we dotted about the great hall and the stairs were moved too to dress the ballroom where the reception was to take place, and the garland hanging on the panelling in the great hall over the table which was the focus of the ceremony, where the registrar would have their book for signing etc, was moved afterwards to dress the bar area. Nothing went to waste.

To book your consultation with Georgie Newbery to discuss your wedding flowers call 01963 32883 or email georgie@commonfarmflowers.com. Alternatively see our website for more information.

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