ekkkkk after picking the plants up from granddad in April we have had our first couple come to bud! So exciting and as we've only got 31 days till I do it's good news. For those that don't know we've decided to grow our own wedding flowers and granddad's Dahlias were the perfect choice. he's given us lot's to grow and he himself will also be brings as many as he can along.. it made it interesting talking to my cousin the florist who, quite rightly, asked what colours they were going to be.. in which mum and I looked at each other and shrugged.. we have no idea! as we want multi coloured it's going to be all good and it's exciting not knowing! these dahlias have had some love and attention over the past couple of months.. we've had a few snail issues so poor mum and dad have been having to sneak around at night and pick the off. We've also been growing a very special one.. granddad has names a new variety in my honour - "Norfolk Bride".. I'm white and spiky (i think!).. I think there's only 5 of me living and we have one of the plants. this has been given every protection possible, security gates, extra water, pride of place so all can see! can't wait to see what I look like.
I've got a few in my garden but as we've had a crazy year it's about the only thing I've had time to plant.. hey ho I can walk around mum's and dads and enjoy there's instead.. we've been doing some beautiful arrangements which is definitely the look and feel of how we want the wedding flowers to be.. wild and rustic..
it's all getting so exciting!
heres some more images from mums garden.. was playing round with dads new camera which I love.. so small and light.. a big difference to our clunky Nikon - which I love with all my heart but sometimes you don't want to carry around something so heavy.. but still want good pictures! anyway.. should finally get to show you the invites tomorrow.. sorry I'm so far behind busy bee at the moment!