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Spring Wedding Flower Inspiration by Jay Archer

Jay Archer had been a firm Fetcham Park favourite since our launch and is always on hand to offer a bespoke, creative and wonderfully personal touch to our couples. Here, she gives her tips for spring florals. .

“It’s exciting, choosing cheerful colours for a spring wedding, especially for a venue such as Fetcham Park. It’s a place that you get do a little to and yet it still looks stunning, or go all out to create real wow factor.  Fetcham Park can take most colours, and seasonal soft pastels work especially well in The Salon. Consider blush pink Cloni ranunculus to palest blue muscari and forget me not, to rich buttermilk narcissi and French peach tulips. Lavender and nude tones are very popular for Fetcham Park weddings, and you can afford to add stronger colours in the Shell Room, which is slightly more neutral.”

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Some of my favourite, seasonal Spring flowers include:

Lily of the valley
Paperwhites
Heady scented lilac (available in white, lavender, blush and mauve)
Double parrot tulips
Dicentra
Viburnum
Hellebore
Alstromeria
Forget me not
Hyacinths
Blossom

 

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“Using seasonal, and where possible English, grown flowers helps keep costs down too as well as just looking better and more in-keeping with the surroundings. Fritillary, anemone and catkins can all be considered too, along with lambs ear and willow. There’s nothing too bold or big happening in this noted mix of flowers– something which should be considered when choosing your spring wedding flowers. Roses, hydrangea and peonies all have their time in spring, and it’s nice to play with the textures and best Mother Nature has to offer for that season.

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“Cut glass and crystal works well with a softer palette, and champagne golds complement Fetcham Park. . . even rose-gold would work, and this is certainly becoming more popular with brides as an ‘accent’ colour.  I would advise key areas to dress in Fetcham Park are the entrance hall/ lobby using a large arrangement which could then be move to the Shell room table, the stairs – with lanterns or flowers and the Salon tables. Bridesmaids bouquets can be added to vases into the evening to dress the Shell room and poseur tables in the Great Hall.”

We’re very much looking forward to seeing Fetcham Park dressed for spring over the coming months and look forward to sharing with you.

  • Jay Archer Mar 24, 2015

    Thanks so much for having me!