It's May/June : in our opinion the most romantic time of the year for a country wedding. The landscape is at its most beautiful, fresh and green,hedgerows are frothy with cow parsley like lace.
Our favourite flower for a May/June wedding is the exquisitely scented and ravishing lily of the valley.
It appears in English Gardens at this time of year. When we order it from our growers it arrives with the roots still on and wrapped in moist tissue paper to keep it really fresh. As you unwrap the parcel the delicate flower heads and the exquisite scent are revealed.
We made this exquisite tiny bouquet using lily of the valley, blanchette rose, with love in a mist, green bell and penstemon.
The French name for lily of the valley is "mignonette" meaning sweet little thing. We think that's the perfect description for this most exquisite flower.
Lily of the Valley is one of my favourite flowers, along with sweet peas and roses! I planted a lily of the valley plant last year, hoping it might naturalise, but it didn't even show its head this year, so presume it must have died, so will try again this year! I don't have green fingers unfortunately!