I adore winter I love rugging up, I love wearing my beautiful coats and boots and snuggling up with a great big mug of hot chocolate (or wine!) in front of a cosy fire.
But the grey days and lack of sunshine can drive me a little nutty, Daffodils are such a beautiful flower- they signal the end of winter, the start of new life and their golden colour is just the thing on a grey day!
Top to bottom- Jonas Peterson, Design*Sponge, Creature Comforts, Chelsea Fuss for Once Wed
How do you use them in your wedding setting?
If your wedding is to be outside in the garden, it surely can’t be more beautiful than to have a ‘host of golden daffodils’ blooming in flower beds and amongst the trees in great swathes of colour.
Be bold with vibrant yellow and white striped or checked tablecloths, soft yellow bridesmaids dresses, gorgeous yellow silk covered shoes. Daffodil petals strewn down your aisle on a green lawn with white chairs for your guests.
Pop casually arranged bunches of daffodils in preserving jars or old bottles and tie to the aisle chairs with ribbon or twine.
Arrange in bottles set in an old fashioned milk crate, huge bunches in round glass vases showing off their green stems, drifts of daffodils set in shallow rectangular crates as table decorations. Or combine with other bulbs – cream or yellow narcissus, star shaped paper whites, white tulips, daffodils with different coloured centres – orange or yellow. Fresh spring green or white look perfect with this scheme. Milk glass or plain white crockery jugs crammed with daffodils set on a green and yellow vintage patterned cloth – pass the scones, jam and cream please!
Pots of daffodils in bloom with the addition of pots of other bulbs, with their soil covered in moss grouped randomly on your tables make for a feast for the senses.
In your bouquet, daffodils look fresh teamed with fern fronds, green berries, white tulips, yellow roses. If all the yellow is a bit much for you, tone it down with touches of silvery grey in grey satiny leaves, grey berries and ribbon. A silver grey, white and daffodil colour scheme is super elegant.
Think citrus colours in food and drink or use citrus fruit as a shape contrast to the flowers. Tiny clementines or cumquats used in flower arrangements look exciting and different, or jumbled into baskets with seemingly casual bunches of daffodils in amongst them looks as if you’ve just come in from the garden with your bounty.
A soft yellow cake decorated of course with our favourite white polka dots, with fresh daffodils arranged on the tiers and around the base. Make sure you use the different varieties with all their different colour variations, and you will have a masterpiece of spring.