Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

All Loved Up


It isn’t very often I get out my florist wires and ribbons these days, but I had a lovely time a couple of weeks ago making bouquets for a wedding.

Wedding 2

I used beautiful blue love-in-the-mist,  which I’d grown grown from seeds that Flighty kindly sent me,

The brief had a lovely relaxed, country feel about it. I’d masses of hydrangea’s in the garden, which were just the thing


For the  ceremony, which was outside, in a stunning location. 


There was such a wonderful vibe about the place during the preparation, everyone beavering away, hanging bunting and paper lanterns, assembling luscious cakes, the band doing sound checks and banter.

Someone even managed to find time to get the kettle on



Ladies and gentlemen; the bride and groom ( Photo Credit Phil Sproson).


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

11 thoughts on “All Loved Up

  1. Tea and banter, it sounds like the perfect wedding.

  2. Nice post and good pictures. Thanks for mention. Those hydrangeas look lovely. xx

  3. That “going away” photo is just marvelous. The entire setting’s quite appealing, actually. With those hay bales and blankets, it has a vaguely southwestern US flavor — as nice a melding of cultures as you could want.

  4. It does look like a delightful wedding with much country charm and conversation I would imagine. Beautiful all round!

  5. Wonderful moments you all had there ! Thanks for sharing some of them with us, beautiful pictures. Love the quilts and blankets on the hay bales 🙂

  6. I wish you and your readers a resurgent 2017 🙂

  7. Happy New Year to you and yours and all the best in 2017.

  8. What a fantastic setting for a wedding. So romantic. And the flowers are beautiful. I made and grew all the flowers for my niece’s wedding a couple of years ago, and also my daughter’s best friend.it was a nerve wracking experience because it has to be absolutely perfect on the day, I did a trial run through both times and got the brides to approve the mock ups- just to be sure. Thanks for following me. I see that you and I are both fans of Mike, he is a lovely, kind person. Very supportive. All the best. Karen x

    • Preparing wedding flowers can be a very anxious experience; a lot depends on the expectations of the bride! I don’t think I’d be up for doing anything more than an informal brief like this wedding was. Those days are long over

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