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A Year In Bloom – A Bouquet For March

March 14th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Hand’s up!  Who else is sick of grey and whites?  It may be this second cold snap that we’ve been having, but I’m ready for Spring to be sprang already and a pop of colour here on the wedding blog.

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Luckily, our regular green fingered contributor – Sarah of Leafy Couture – read my mind. 

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March

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clematis

anemones

ranunculus

hyacinths

tulips

viburnum opulus

thalspi green bell

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Sarah says:  March’s bouquet is a burst of spring colour, its a combination I adore with all my favourite spring flowers. The colours are a vibrant mix of blues, pinks, oranges, lime greens and purples. The scented hyacinths bring the smell of spring in to any room.

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I love this bouquet because it has a wild feel to it with the purple clematis (which is a recently new addition to the cut flower world) and all the flowers are beautiful in their own right. The anemones are stunning: such a special flower with amazing details in the centre.

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You could go for a mix of colours for your bridesmaids dresses with this bouquet, with each dress a different colour to reflect the bouquet, it would suit a variety of shades and styles.

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Reflecting the season, Spring flowers bring new starts and hope, perfect for your wedding day!

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See more of our Year In Bloom series by clicking here.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Leafy Couture

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A Year In Bloom – A Bouquet For February

February 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Ok.  I think we’ve had enough snow now, don’t you?  Maybe leaving the beautiful Snow Queens shoot up from yesterday afternoon and into this morning (click here to catch up if you missed it) has jinxed me. At least I felt that way when I skidded down my drive and drove oh-so-slowly to this lunchtime’s meeting!  Bah.

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I think it’s time for Spring to, erm, well, spring, don’t you?  Luckily, Brides Up North Featured Supplier and regular wedding blog contributor Sarah of Leafy Couture is here with one of her beautiful bouquets and an injection of my favourite colour (c’mon, surely you could tell?) just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

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February Wedding Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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February

green cymbidium orchids

pink ranunculus

tulips

camellia leaves

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Sarah says:  The bouquet this month was inspired by love, its Valentine’s this month after all! We have gone for a lovely seasonal pretty modern mixture instead of the classic red roses.

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We have used a combination of green cymbidium orchids for a touch of the exotic, pink ranunculus – seasonal and girly like a spring peony and classic pink tulips. The flowers are young clean and pretty: perfect for a Spring wedding or a delicate posy for Valentine’s day.

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February Wedding Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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Spring is such a wonderful time for flowers, after the dark Winter it brings beautiful vibrant bulbs. 

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Ranunculus are so romantic for weddings with each one having layers and layers of delicate petals. Tulips are an elegant flower that look gorgeous en masse or used with other Spring flowers. I love that they grow so they are not the flower for you if you like flowers that stay neat and perfect, they have a wild nature of their own! We finished the bouquet with sleek camellia leaves and grosgrain ribbon.

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February Wedding Bouquet by Leafy Couture

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Happy Valentines Day! Get your man to buy you some beautiful spring flowers this year or why not break tradition and get some for him?!

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See more of our Year In Bloom series by clicking here.

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And that’s not all.  I think it’s high time to introduce you properly to the lovely lady who has been bringing us beautiful blooms month on month.  But why not let her introduce herself and her team?  Let’s take a peek behind the scenes at Leafy Couture.  This is such a gorgeous and inspiring little film. 

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Sarah says: I wanted to do a behind the scenes film to show clients who we are and our passion for what we do. It can be hard when planning your wedding to know who to choose to work with on your special day so here are the Leafy girls in action!

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We work with all different themes and ideas for weddings, every one is so different, it keeps us on our toes! The wedding in this film was one of the biggest we have worked on with thousands of roses and 5ft flower balls and was featured on Brides up North
(click here to see it!). We love a challenge and this one had us weighing flowers to work out how much the truss in the marquee ceiling could hold. The results were stunning and the marquee smelt amazing!  For more information visit the Leafy Couture website.

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Film by Artisan Films

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Leafy Couture

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A Year In Bloom: A Bouquet For January

January 28th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Leafy Couture

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Our first blooming and beautiful bouquet from Brides Up North Featured Supplier and regular contributor Sarah of Yorkshire florist Leafy Couture is quite literally like a breath of fresh air on a melty January afternoon. 

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Floaty light!

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January

gypsophila

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Sarah says:  As a florist I have had a love hate relationship with gypsophila, its tiny little white delicate flowers have adorned the petrol stations and supermarket bouquets of the world for years. However I have of late found my love for this versatile little cloud of pretty.

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It is super popular with weddings and has been slowly floating into themes for a while now. I love it used en-masse with it billowing everywhere. We dressed high wooden beams with it for a wedding once, like fluffy clouds above the wedding breakfast. It looks great tied in bunches on pews with pretty ribbon, in old zinc containers and in silver or clear glass. We have it in mini milk bottles in the workshop today and huge silver urns.

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It looks like snow, it feels delicate and pretty and is perfect for your wedding bouquet. We finished this bouquet with delicate lace and pearl pins. Little ones could wear a circlet of it in their hair to match.  Just gorgeous.

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See more of our Year In Bloom series by clicking here.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Leafy Couture

Leafy Couture is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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