Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Amanda and Damien, lace, love and happy ever after...

21st September was the wedding of Amanda and Damien, which took place at Cooling Castle barn. Amanda and I met on and off for just over a year whilst the theme and styling all came together. The brief was to be elegant and romantic with a slight vintage feel brought through with the lace look.
Amanda wore a beautiful lace fishtail dress with a long flowing veil to match her hair style. The brides dream was to have peonies in her bouquet, but it is always tricky as you reach the later summer months. The three weeks before there weren't any but as I arrived at the market earlier in the week before the wedding, there they were! I teamed these with blousey roses, lisianthus, bouvardia and scabious which had the perfect "lacy" look.
The bridesmaids wore navy blue floor length fitted dresses and held similar version to the Bride. Three beautiful little flower girls scattered faux petals down the aisle... So cute.
Full and dramatic arrangements sat as a backdrop to the ceremony, setting off the whole look. Whilst the flowers on the table were statement pieces that filled the room. White covered chairs, sashes, fairly lights, lace and crystals all featured in the reception styling and all I could say once finished was "ooh sigh" x

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Nicola and Greg, antique pink autumnal marquee

Friday 4th October I had the pleasure of arranging the flowers for Nicola and Greg's Church Wedding at Nurstead Court in Meopham, Kent.

The colour scheme was set as a white wedding with hint of vintage antique pink. Nicola wanted a pretty look, to match the marquee setting but also a little bit Autumnal. So I decided to use a gorgeous rose called faith which has mottled tones of pink through the petals with mostly white seasonal bloom and some lovely pink snowberry which is only around for a short period in October. This really added to the Autunmal feel.

Nicola wore a fishtail dress with a feature of fabric roses and ruffles on the lower skirt, the bridesmaids wore floor length dusky pink chiffon dress, with ruffled middle and I LOVED the circlet of gypsophila headresss that they wore.

This detail also continued throughout the floral theme as I arranged gypsophila bunches as pew ends in the Church and it was also dotted throughout the centrepieces.

Congratulations to you both xx

Monday, 23 September 2013

Long time no Blog

Well as another Wedding Season draws to an end, I have yet to Blog a single thing about all the treats and delights that have gone on this year..Tut Tut Tut.

I have relocated to the countryside and am embrasing country living and I think all this outdoorsiness has rubbed off on my flowers as I been into herbs, garden grown blooms and the headgerow foliages.

For a brief summary the main colour trend has been mint, apricot (rarely mention the word peach) with a country garden vibe and of course the vintage look is still very popular. I am all jammed jared out and my family is a constant source of "here is another boxfull for you"

I have visited new venues, lots of home weddings, and of course the venues whom I love the most as they love me back, you know who you are!

There are lots of exciting things around the corner for 2014 and am looking forward to all of them.

I will back date all the lovelies from this years highlights now I have a chance to catch my breath!

Stay tuned. xx