01740 617244
Wedding BlogWynyard Blog

Flowers By Nattrass: Hints & Tips for your Wedding Flowers

flower arch

Flowers Touch Nearly Every Part Of Your Day

Flowers are an aspect of a wedding people generally don’t have much knowledge about yet flowers touch nearly every part of your day, from the bouquet you carry, to the church and on to your reception and feature in most of your photographs. Wynyard Hall first recommended Flowers by Nattrass to their brides over 10 years ago & we are now the hotel’s one stop shop for everything floral.

January is a month where we talk to many newly engaged brides who are looking for venues and starting to make those all-important decisions on their big day. I thought I’d share these stunning  wedding flowers that Flowers by Nattrass designed at Wynyard Hall last year and provide some hints and tips as to what works within Wynyard’s grand reception rooms, in order to get an understanding of how flowers can fit round your day and make your theme run seamlessly.

Brian & Veronica – AFlower Swatchugust 4th 2019

Planning the colours and theme of your wedding is the best place to start.

This bride decided to go for subtle blues mixed with bold reds.

We chose the ‘Eclipse’ midnight blue pantone and a beautiful mid-tone of Bluestone pantone.

The striking red was to be brought in with ‘Bossa Nova’ pantone so we used classic Naomi Roses.

Brides Bouquet

For Flowers by Nattrass, every wedding starts with the Brides bouquet. This bride chose stunning red roses as the centre piece and we used beautiful blue hydrangeas and purple Lisianthus to complement and bring in the ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Bluestone’ pantones.

Together with the bride we decided to create a classic shower bouquet which are very much on trend and creates that ‘wow’ factor.


Beautiful Head Dress

Her bridesmaids had a smaller hand-tied version of the bridal bouquet and the flower girl had a pretty head dress with smaller spray roses and limonium used which were a more appropriate size.

bridesmaid shoes

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place in The Ballroom surrounded by flowers and under Flowers by Nattrass’ Moon arch.

The bride walked down the aisle between two grand pedestal arrangements with complimentary arrangements making the most of the room’s majestic fireplaces.


Sally and the team used magnificent blue hydrangeas as the centre piece and surrounded by deep red roses and carnations, purple lisianthus and larkspur, soft ruscus and asparagus fern to create the pedestals, fireplace garlands and moon arch. They complimented the bridal bouquet perfectly.

pedestal floral display

Moon Arch

The moon arch stood as a centre piece during the ceremony making the most of Wynyard’s high ceilings and framing the couple in the fantastic bay windows.


flower arch  floral archway


Wedding Reception

The Reception was held in light and airy Conservatory.  The couple chose to have both high and low table arrangements for their guests to enjoy.

The tall lily vases’ make the most of the astonishingly high ceilings in the Conservatory and created that ‘wow’ factors as guests walked into the room. The team created these with Larkspur, red roses and those beautiful blue hydrangeas. Tall and slim vases are also very practical; they allow guests to see across tables to other guests and even to the speeches without any interruption.

wedding reception

The low table centres were Beauty and the Beast style domes sat on a beautiful wreath of flowers. Lower tables allow guests to enjoy the flowers up close and again guests can see over and through the display so no one’s view is compromised!

flower dome

Flowers by Nattrass provides a dependable, proven service together with beautiful, modern design ideas; a combination that has earned to them credit as one of the leading florists in the North East.

They have an extensive portfolio and every one of the floral designs we create for your wedding or event is made using the highest quality flowers bought directly from Holland. They will advise you on the best varieties of flowers for the season, colour and style of your wedding.

If you’ve started collating some pictures and ideas, and know what style and colour your wedding is going to be, a Wedding Consultation at our shop on Duke Street, Darlington is the next step. We can show you lots of wedding designs we’ve created, as well as putting flower combinations together for you to see, and showing you all the vases, tealights, stands, mirrors, candelabras and centrepieces we have to hire. Just ring Sally and the team on 01325 467154 to book.

Have a look at more of Flowers by Nattrass’ designs on their website.

Thank-you to Gary Walsh Photography for your beautiful photos you have shared with us.

flowers by nattrass