A flavour of previous work. Here is a snapshot of a few lovely Weddings I’ve had the privilege to be a part of.
When someone contacts me about Wedding Flowers, it makes no difference if the day involves just a few special guests, or it’s an event planned a year in advance with guests in their hundreds. Every wedding is individual & bespoke with attention to detail prime importance.
Simply, Special & Now
One lovely couple who contacted me a while back were quick to emphasise their wedding was to be quick. – Small, intimate & very soon!
We got straight to the point choosing Bridal Flowers. A single button hole for him; a neat, special, handtied bridal bouquet for her.
For the bouquet we decided upon colours of ivory with a touch of lilac. Large headed ivory avalanche roses were to be interspersed with groups of ivory spray roses, & the hint of lilac was to be lilac lisianthus. Gorgeous gentle lemon scented wax flower added structure as well as a hint of green with the tiny rigid foliage of the flowers.
Autumnal red, orange & berry.
Another lovely bride & groom with a wedding to plan came to see me with definite ideas for rich coloured flowers for their autumn wedding.
With a ceremony & reception in a country house setting, we talked bridal flowers, bridesmaids bouquets, button holes, table centres & flowers for the venue all with the rich theme of reds, oranges, berries with touches of green & hints of white.
A good sized handtied bouquet with lovely big orange gerbera, rich dark red Naomi roses, delicate ivory spray roses & green foliage was the bridal choice. Bridesmaids matched with the orange gerbera, & red hypericum berries, ivory flowers and green foliage in their bouquets.
The rich reds & orange theme carried through with the venue flowers. A full length arrangement ran across the high level fireplace behind the top table. This then was replicated with a similar arrangement on the top table which overlooked several circular tables. Circular tables each had clear goldfish bowl vases as centre pieces, some held a single gerbera & some held a bridesmaid bouquet.
A Love of Gypsophila
A bride with a total fascination & love of white gypsophila came to see me. Quick decisions were made of bridal flowers, bridesmaids, page boys & venue flowers. All with the theme of white with gypsophila was to fill the country house venue.
The bride would stand apart with her bouquet filled with ivory classic bridal flowers, avalanche roses, freesia, bouvardia, all nestling in a gorgeous bed of gypsophila.
Bridesmaids would all be holding a neat bouquets of gypsophila each with a few ivory avalanche roses.
Page boys & smaller bridesmaids would have button holes secured to junior waistcoats by magnets, & silver wands would be decorated with satin ribbon & clusters of ivory flowers.
The venue flowers would also link in with the brides love of gypsophila. We decided on tall vases each with a bouquet of ivory flowers mirroring the bridal flowers, a lovely cloud of whiteness. This echoed the top table & fireplace.
A feel for vintage
Lots of ideas for a wedding with a fun vintage feel was another lovely day I played a part.
Delicate pastels with ivory & shades of soft green in foliage was the choice both the bridal & reception flowers.
Rosa Sweet Avalanche. A delightful soft pink large headed rose was to be the main feature amongst alchemilla mollis, alstroemeria, September, ivory bouvardia & small leaf foliage. Two bridesmaids shared identical bouquets which matched their mum the bride, a single button hole for the groom linked the bridal flowers together.
The venue, to be held in a recently renovated chapel with lovely little landscaped garden was to have a totally relaxed feel for a party to go on until the wee hours.
Circular tables would have vases of bouquets similar to the bride and a delicate garland around the renovated gallery.
Sunshine & with a Single Sunflower
I love weddings with a relaxed outdoor reception. A fun relaxed family occasion with a highly personal nod to someone special passed noted with a single sunflower was what this lovely bride & her family deserved.
For bridal flowers, we settled on ivory with hints of lemon. So the popular stunning white avalanche rose, amongst September, solidago & other cottage garden flowers with a single modest sized sunflower for special reference for those in the know.
Bridesmaids would be holding ivory & lemon, in cottage garden style, loose but structured handtied bouquets with matching delicate floral crowns. A delightful wand for a little bridesmaid, & button holes & corsages for family members.
Clusters of small vases echoing the bridal selection of lemons & whites in a cottage garden style were to be dotted around the venue which was under a lovely marquee on a gloriously warm August afternoon.