Celebrating the British Rose: Spring wedding at Priston Mill, nr Bath

There is something about British roses that just perfectly conveys beauty, elegance and style. Have a look at the pictures below from a recent wedding in the watermill at Priston Mill to see what we mean!

The British Rose bridal bouquet


The bride was getting ready for her big day at the Pig Hotel near Bath when we gave her this stunning bouquet. Filled with delicate pinks and creams, the bouquet is made up of Juliet roses, Keira roses, Patience roses and ivory astrantia. We just love how each of these beautiful David Austin roses brings something so distinct to this bouquet – the sophistication of the elegant Juliet roses, the lovely ruffled petals (more than 150 per head!) of the Patience rose and the gorgeous vintage-charm of the Keira rose.

The British rose wedding cake

Wedding flowers, bath

We used avalanche roses and gypsophilia to decorate the simple and elegant three-tier wedding cake. This simple and effect design gives the cake a wonderful stature and sophistication. It almost seems a shame to cut into!

British rose table decorations

Wedding florist, Bradford on Avon

There’s no end to interesting ways to showcase table centre flowers. In the past we have used glass cubes, rustic tin cans and even moulded mugs. Here we used glass cake stands to complement the room decor and elegantly show these delicate roses, anemone and hyacinth at their best.

Perfecting the venue

Bath, Wedding florist

The watermill at Priston Mill has lovely warm wooden floors and beams, while the whitewashed walls provide an ideal backdrop for some amazing flower decorations. We particularly love the three sets of stairs in the mill, which we covered with garlands of gypsophilia, also known as ‘baby’s breath for its delicate, airy appearance! We feel that they add a real playfulness and lightness to a stunning venue.

Wedding flowers Bradford on Avon

In the main ceremony room, we added some hand-ties of roses to the garlands that were in a similar theme to those in the bridal bouquet. And last but not least, we combined roses, anemones, hyacinths and spray roses to create the gorgeous arrangements below for the windows in the main ceremony room.


Isn’t it incredible how versatile the British rose is? Roses aren’t just about red Valentine’s Day bouquets! If you like what you have seen then you might also want to have a look at this post about a wedding a Priston Mill we did a year ago – with a completely different feel and style!