Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Dreamy, Ice -Creamy, Country Barn Wedding- Jane and Marcus

Saturday 3rd September was the Wedding of Jane and Marcus at Stanstead Church followed by a reception at The Court Lodge Barn, Stanstead Kent. The "Hopeless Romantic" Bride (her words not mine) wanted a country style, romantic Wedding, and I could wait to be a part of it.

The colour scheme was pale pink, lemon and ivory with a hint of shimmery pearl and gold.

Jane wanted small and dainty posies and a very pretty look. I used a really soft combination of roses which matched and complimented the colours perfectly. The varigated foliage was a lovlely addition and broke up the domes nicely.

Jane wore a satin A line dress with a detailed bodice, finished with a touch of lace and pearl. The five bridesmaids each wore either the pink or lemon and held a posy in more of the opposite colour.

As I arrived at the quaint church- this was the view that met me....how tranquil!

Inside, I dressed the archway underwhich the ceremony takes place with all summer garden flowers from the colour scheme. Trailing ivy and eucalyptus foliage hung down from the display for a wild look.

Later, the sun was fully shining and the happy day was underway. Here comes the Brideal Party.....

Marcus and his Groomsmen....

Literally down the hill from the church is the lovley Court Lodge Barn. The cosy barn is set within a pretty garden. Jane wanted to tie in all the soft colours and garden style flowers and wanted a bit of a shabby chic, disty look. After seeing the Love Bird design that Jane had designed for her stationary- the love Birds had to have Birdcages!

The blousey birdcages were mixed with cream country jugs filled with summer flowers like stocks, roses, phlox, lizzy and astilbee.

Jane had also dressed the barn with swagged fairy lights and bunting. The heart shaped doilies, and iced lemon and pink biscuits were lovley touched which all added to the romance of the day.

Congratulations to you both, Jane you looked beautiful and all your hard work and stress made for a truly beautiful Wedding. XX

"Nicola was a star from start to finish – a very talented, reasonably priced florist and a lovely person! We were getting married in a tiny Kent village church and barn next door and I wanted our flowers to reflect the English Country Garden theme. I knew I had to book Nicola as soon as I saw her beautiful birdcages!
I was so excited to see the flowers on the day and they were even more gorgeous than I had imagined. She had not laughed at my 3 colour scheme (soft pink, lemon and cream – yes most people said ‘like ice cream?!’) and made the colours work together so well, everyone was asking who our amazing florist was.

Thank you so much Nicola, you made our day very special!

Jane and Marcus Metcalfe xxx "

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Romance in Medieval Mansion - Ella & Simon

On Saturday 13th August, Ella married Simon at the stunning Surrey Mansion. Nonsuch Mansion. http://www.nonsuchmansion.com/

I first met Ella and Simon last Autumn when it became clear that Ella wanted the flowers to reflect the romance of the day, and to be in keeping with the venue's glorious grounds and amazing decor. With words like, romance, lace and vintage and a colour scheme of champagne, blush and taupe- I was excited about the floral theme...as always but a little more as this is my absoloute fav!

Ella wore a stunning dress in ivory chiffon with lace and crystal details on the bodice. The Bridesmaids wore cashmere satin gowns with crystal cluster details. GORGE! You can see above how well these colours went with the decor.

The Bouquets were a lovely summer mix of roses ranging from blush, to antique brown. I used white astrantia, and silver kotchia to give a dainty, textured lacey look the dome. They almost looked like they had lace fabric amogst the flowers- really, really pretty.

The Ceremony took place in the Rose room. with huge sash windows looking out into the gardens, medieval rose wallpaper, the room oozes romance. A very nervious Miss Carter became a very happy Mrs Way. x

I simply enhanced the naural surroundings of the room by adding blousey arrangements in all soft colours and summer garden flowers including delphiniums, roses and hydrangeas.

The reception took place in the Orchid room with ornate mirrors, fireplace and a golden chandlier to die for! I arranged simple domes for summer flowers from the colour scheme using soft blush roses, vinatge brown hydrangeas, with scented stocks and wild dille. The overall look against the stricking features was simply lovley. I really loved they way the flowers were reflected around the octaganal room in the ceiling high mirrors.

I added in clusters of roses in vinatge style votive holders which ran along the top table and the fireplace. Below is a lovely selction of photos that I was sent through along with a few words from the Bride.


I just wanted to say from the bottom of our hearts a huge thank you for our flowers. You did such an amazing job, they were stunning beyond words can say.

My Family and Simon's were fighting as to who was going to take theme home!

Thank you again for doing a perfect job that we always new you would do!

All our love and kisses

Ella and Simon. xxx "

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Purple Garden Wedding, Tracey & Dave

31st July was the Wedding of Tracey and Dave at Rowhill Grange. Summer Flowers, dusky lilac, deep purple and a garden vibe is a taster for the theme that unfolded.

I first met this lovley couple last Autumn and at first, Tracey wanted modern and funk flowers, however as her love affair with flowers began it became aparent that it was actually the blousey and garden like flowers that she prefered. This style fitted in much better with her style of dress and the colours that the Groomsmen and Bridesmaid wore.

This is Tracey's bouquet. It was a lovely and soft, textured hand tied dome of to shades of roses, freesia and lisisanthus. The ivory roses had a diamonte stud to give that little bit of sparkle!

The flower girl wore a dusky lilac colour dress, and she held a smaller version of the Brideal bouquet, only I reversed the colour of the fressia to make it stand out slighty.

It was a really hot day and dressing the Gazebo was lovely as the grounds were really peacful as the excitement of the day was about to begin. I arranged a full and romantic centrepiece to the ceremomy table, which was then later moved to the top table (Top Tip for Brides)

I swagged ruscus and ivy over the arch of the gazebo and studded it with rose heads- so lovley and perfect for the setting.

To frame the gazebo, I arranged hydrangea plants in urns and stands either side to give a entrance with wow... all that was missing now was the Bride and Groom.

Count down... "der, der ,der ,dum!"

In the Clockhouse Suite, the centrepieces were all done and looking FAB. The mottled hydrangeas were a real show piece in these large domes. With scented stocks, lilies and roses, it was a real feast for the eyes and nose as you entered the room

The introduction of the deeper purple tone really gave another level to the flowers, I used Purple Lisisanthus.

The base of the vase had a crystal effect and even glowed for the evening! Surrounding the mirror base was mirrored votives holding "brocoli" florettes I like to call them of the hydrangeas. The stationary was lovely and matched to perfection.

On the top table, the chair sashes had side bows which looks really good. I even added a rose for the Bride and Groom.

For the cake I arranged dianty posies which sat on each tier with a locking heart to finish it off.

Congratulations Tracey and Dave, you were a pleasure to work with and I am very pleased I was part of your day. x