SKopelos

Wild flower forage for Holly and Lee's August wedding

By Sofia, Sep 1 2017 08:45PM

Skopelos is a green island abundant with beautiful wild flowers in the spring months, especially the month of May. August, the last month of the summer, is a month when fruit ripens, herbs are dried and preparations are made for the coming harvest of almonds and olives. Flowers, as we are accustomed to see them in Spring, become hard to find.


I was asked if I would take on a wild flower assignment for a wedding at the end of August. It was the challenge of it that made me accept the offer. In the past I have done late summer arrangements but only on small scale. This was to be for a formal event.


I looked closely at what was flowering or ripening which could be used for the arrangements. Nature is generous and has beautiful shapes and shades of colours in stock, albeit not all suitable for my purpose! I settled for myrtle boughs complete with berries, sage boughs, monks pepper blooms, flowering samphire, wild carrot blooms, flowering fennel, peppermint and sea lavender. My lucky find was a black pomegranate which made my arrangements complete, as it symbolises fertility and abundance as well as being attractive in appearance.


For more information on the wild flowers of Skopelos see Sue Warren,s blog


wildflowersofskopelos.org.uk/



Holly and Lee
Holly and Lee
My friend Helen, helpng (she is good on details!)
My friend Helen, helpng (she is good on details!)
Me preparing table bouquets at 39 Steps
Me preparing table bouquets at 39 Steps
Some of the wild flower sets
Some of the wild flower sets
Black pomegranate nesting in samphire and sea lavender blooms
Black pomegranate nesting in samphire and sea lavender blooms
Monks pepper bloom settings
Monks pepper bloom settings
The table settings
The table settings
The wedding in full swing
The wedding in full swing
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I'm Sofia, 39 Steps' owner and host. This is an occasional blog to keep in touch with my regular guests, give a taste of Skopeliti life and share my experiences of foraging through the summer season

 

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