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posted on 2nd Apr 2015

Spring has sprung at Gosfield Hall… with gorgeous days just around the corner we thought we would give you some ideas to welcome the sunshine with inspiration taken from the host of golden daffodils in the grounds.

Let’s begin with cake… what a great way to start! We love this simple tiered cake of white icing and little yellow blooms, the cakes are wrapped with fresh green stems.

Your dress… don’t restrict colour to the flowers and the bridesmaids, why not be brave and go for a wedding dress which will bring a smile to your gorgeous grooms face? This stunning strapless dress has a skirt of soft, layered voile, printed with a soft floral pattern.

Of course your bridesmaids have to match… this daffodil yellow tulle dress is perfect for the little flower girls, team them with soft pale lemon ballet shoes tied with ribbon, so cute!

Decorate their simply styled hair with these handmade bobby pins… these could be used for decoration elsewhere too! They would make really cute alternatives to button holes and give them something to keep.

For the grown-ups… these vintage style tea dresses are printed with tiny floral designs, the colours complement each other beautifully and would look perfect with their own choice of yellow shoes.

Shoe shopping is such great fun…. And there are so many lovely styles out there at the moment; there really is no excuse for being boring, or for complaining that your feet hurt! Why not have a matching pair of flats on hand just in case?

Just make sure that no one chooses the pair you have your eye on… these are so pretty.

Your flowers… these are so fresh and so simple. You would be amazed at how many different species there are in the daffodil family, why not mix them up? This bridal bouquet is teamed with white hydrangeas which tie in with the white icing of the cake we began with.

Fresh floral hair pieces are incredibly popular at the moment, this one is set on an Alice band with tiny sprigs of blue hydrangea and gypsophila and finished with a hint of birdcage veil.

The button holes can continue your theme; this one has tiny miniature daffodils twinned with little blue thistles.

These little brown carriers have been filled with blooms and make novel favours. Why not have different sized bags in the center of the tables filled with different varieties of daffodil… they would add a real splash of colour to your tables!

How do you mark your page for the readings? With a crocheted daffodil, of course!  They would make great gifts for the bridesmaids too.

Just for fun, we have included a wedding gown from the 1800’s, this heavy silk dress, intricately embroidered over weeks or even months, sometimes by the bride herself, is decorated with daffodils. We can imagine her swishing down the corridors at Gosfield Hall. Thank fully modern gowns are nowhere near as heavy!

Jessica at Gosfield Hall

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