Kent Country Wedding

Bridesmaid's bouquet - spot the butterfly!

Haven't been very impressed with the March weather so far - it's British Summer time on Sunday and for the last few days have been shivering in this persistent north-easterly (i.e. chilly) wind, grrrr!!!! When it's cold I like to look back on the warmth of summers past. Last July we created some arrangements for a quintessential English country wedding that was held in a beautiful family house just outside the pretty Kentish village of Egerton. The wedding day turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year and it was lovely to set up the flowers in the peace and cool of the village church.

We used a selection of flowers that captured the essence of the English countryside in summer, like nigella, scabious, cosmos, ammi, larkspur and phlox. Colours were mainly cool blues and mauves, with a hint of wine red. We have been lucky to have obtained some lovely, stylish photos of the day from the photographer Caro Hutchings.

Zelie Billins is a florist growing and selling English country garden flowers in East Sussex