Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Apple blossom- Sara and Eamon

On the 27th of April, the first of my outdoor ceremonies took place in the new orchard garden at Bradbourne House. It was the Marriage of Sara and Eamon.
Taking inspiration from the orchard garden and the abundance of Apple blossom, Sara had decided she would like a very informal "just picked" look, with Spring flowers to feature in all soft shades of blush, cream and apple green.
Sara held a textured hand tied bouquet of sweet avalanche roses, white ranuculas and gelderose -(my favourite spring flower) I loved the pale blue vintage car that Sara and Eamon were leaving in later that day so took a few snaps with the pastel colour tones on show.
The bridesmaids wore darker blossom pink dresses and held a smaller hand tie with pink double lisianthus added for a pop of more colour.
As I wandered to the ceremony area, I loved how Sara would of got a sneaky peak of the white washed seating area and at Eamon with their awaiting guests through the trees and blossom. So pretty. A simple arrangement was placed on the ceremony table to complete the look.
The reception tables had simple yet very effective centrepieces of waisted vases filled with wild displays which featured scented stocks and wax flower.
Sara and Eamon were over joyed with their flowers and I was pleased that I added a little something to their perfect day. Congratulations Mr and Mrs O'Donnell. X

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Winter open day at Bradbourne House....with a little help from John!

I recently exhibited at Bradbourne House, East Malling, Open day and wanted to share with you some inspiration for Winter/spring weddings. Flower availability and variety is much more limited in the winter and early spring months, but I wanted to show how wonderful some of the winter/spring flowers really are.

Palest of greens, white and ivory teamed with champagne and blush ballet pink looks amazing, really soft and romantic. I decided to use a selection of blooms including ranunculus, hellebores, gelderose and tulips along with dolomite and avalanche roses. I also wanted to add some lovely details that transform any centrepiece into a show stopper. I love these hanging spheres, in which I placed LED tlights (which are new out and have a real wax touch and realistic flicker- you would never tell they were faux)

I would like to mention and thank John from John Erskine Photography for the lovely images featured in this Blog who was also exhibiting at this show. At the end of the day we got chatting and John complimented my on my choice of colours and exceptional flowers, he then spent a few few moments snapping and zooming in and here are the end results!


Friday, 31 January 2014

Lianne and Joe, lots and lots of pretty things

Back in May, I had the pleasure of arranging the flowers for Lianne and Joe's Wedding at Turkey Mill, Maidstone. I met Lianne over a year prior to their Wedding and the plans defiantly evolved through that time, from a change of colour and styling!

The theme in the end was a navy colour running through the day, with Bridesmaids dresses, ties and chair sashes, but Lianne wanted a softer, Lacey and very pretty look to compliment it- so we added lots of blush pink, champagne and warmer pink tones? With here favourite flower being peonies, I made these a focal point in her bouquet, which was teamed with sweet avalanche roses, spray rosebuds, lisianthus and white lilac. I really loved the detail of bringing the lace from Lianne's gorgeous fishtail dress through to the stems on her bouquet, and navy satin on the girls.

The showcase for me at this wedding was the stunning feature of running gypsophila across the length of the Bridge where Lianne would start her walk to meet Joe. It looked amazing! And well worth the time when you see the beautiful pictures.

For the reception, I arranged full domes of scented flowers on candelabras with crystal details hanging from the arms for a touch of extra sparkle! The top table was in the middle of the room and had an extra ring of flowers around the base. Gorgeous!

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