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Lilac & Pink Wedding

Gemma and Andy chose a gorgeous mix of flowers in shades of lilac with baby pink and cream/ivory for their late summer wedding, with decorations and other accessories to match. Flowers included some gorgeous mauve/lilac hydrangeas, which are great flowers to use at this time of year, as well as roses, carnations, scented freesias and touches of dainty white gypsophila to lighten the effect.

The wedding took place at the Haycock Hotel, with the beautiful grounds making a lovely backdrop to the wedding photos on this gorgeous sunny day. I'm very grateful to Gemma and Andy for letting me share some of their fabulous photos - and thanks too of course to Jim Donnelly (Jim Donnelly Photography)!

To see more of the photos from this pretty wedding do pop across to the featured wedding slot in my website gallery...

Bride & bridesmaids in lilac dresses with flowers in lilac, pink and cream

A week in the life of...

‘Ooh, I’d love to do a job like yours!’ is something I hear all the time. And people are right of course…. what could be better than being surrounded by beautiful flowers and creating fabulous arrangements to bring a smile to someone’s face!

Of course the reality is that wedding floristry involves a lot of hard work and sometimes very little sleep, and the bit where I am surrounded by gorgeous blooms is only a fraction of what I do in a typical week. I’m not just selling a product, I’m providing a service – and providing a high quality service so that clients don’t have to worry about their wedding flowers is what my business is all about.

So, for anyone considering a career in wedding floristry; or thinking about doing your own wedding flowers; or just wondering why it costs more than you thought to provide all those lovely designs you have been eyeing up on Pinterest – read on…..

Autumnal wedding table centre

Shabby Chic Wedding...

I really enjoyed creating the flower designs for Gemma and Jamie's gorgeous summer wedding at the Ladywood Estate. Gemma had decided on a vintage/ shabby chic theme and so chose floral displays and centrepieces with plenty of trailing foliage to give them a natural look. The bridesmaids would be wearing dresses in a beautiful deep dusky rose pink shade and so the flowers needed to pick this colour up as well as including dusky shades of pale pink and mink with touches of cream, ivory and white to lighten the effect. We selected some fabulous roses to work with this colour scheme and Gemma was also keen to include touches of gypsophila to give the designs a rustic look.

This beautiful wedding is currently being featured on my website so do take a look there to see more of the flower designs...

Bridal party with bridesmaids in dusky rose pink dresses

Something Blue...

Planning flowers for Sophie & Luigi's wedding

It's particularly lovely to be asked to do the wedding flowers for a friend of the family. Of course every wedding is very special and I always do my very best for my couples, but I do love to put a smile on the face of someone I know! In this case I was asked by Sophie, a friend of my daughter from university days, to help her plan the flowers for her marriage to Luigi. The wedding was to take place in the gorgeous setting of Froyle Park in Hampshire and Sophie was keen to incorporate flowers in her chosen colours of pale dusky blue and silvery-grey, with white, ivory and cream. Two big challenges as it happens! I mainly work in the areas around Stamford, Rutland and Cambridgeshire and Froyle is 2 1/2 hours drive away, which meant lots of planning to get all the flowers in the right place at the right time and in peak condition. And flowers in pale grey-blue colours (no hint of lilac!) can be particulalry difficult to find (you really can't buy dusky blue roses or chrysanthemums - if you've seen them on Pinterest they are probably dyed!).

My thanks to Sophie and Luigi for allowing me to share some of their fantastic photos with you, and of course to their amazing photographer Paul Read Photography. This wedding is currently being featured in my galleries, where you can see more of their photos - you can take a peak here... or read on to see how we approached the creation of these very special flower designs....

Wedding invitation in pale blue and grey

Rachel & Aaron's wedding

Rachel and Aaron's fabulous English country garden wedding took place on a lovely sunny day in mid-summer with a church ceremony in Whittlesey followed by a marquee reception at The William Cecil in Stamford - the perfect setting for a wedding of this style. Rachel chose a mix of pretty country flowers in pale dusky shades of lilac, lavender and pink with cream and ivory which worked perfectly with the violet shade chosen for the bridesmaid dresses. Everything looked so fresh and pretty and I just loved working with this mix of flowers and colours. I'm very glad to say that Rachel and Aaron were delighted with the results too!

Here are a few fabulous photos of the flowers kindly provided by Deans Street Photography - you can find more in the featured gallery on my website. And many thanks to Rachel and Aaron for allowing me to share them with you.

A mix of country flowers in dusky colours

A country wedding

It's so lovely to be asked to do the wedding flowers for someone I know, so I was really delighted when my daughter's friends Jen and Roger approached me to discuss the flowers for their special day. Even better as my daughter had been asked to be one of the bridesmaids! The wedding was to have a country feel, with the ceremony taking place in the beautiful old church at Elton in the Cambridgeshire countryside, followed by a reception in a converted barn at Wilobe Farm. Just the sort of wedding I enjoy, so I had a fabuluous time creating the flower designs.

I am delighted that Jen and Roger have allowed me to share some of their wonderful wedding photos with you and hope you will feel inspired by their ideas.The wedding is currently being featured in my website gallery, so do pop across to see more photos from this beautiful wedding - and if you would like to chat with me about how you can make the most of flowers at your own wedding do please get in touch with me...

Bridesmaids in lilac and lavender

Spring Wedding Flowers

What could be better than being asked to provide the flowers for a gorgeous spring wedding with a beautiful colour palette of lavender, rose pink and paler pastel shades? I'm sure you'll agree the results were stunning...

I am delighted that Debbie and Joe have allowed me to share some of their fabulous wedding photos with you - taken by amazing photographer Georgi Mabee (http://www.georgimabee.com/), so many thanks to you too Georgi!

This wedding is currently being featured in my website gallery, so do pop across to see more photos from this beautiful wedding - and if you would like to chat with me about how you can make the most of flowers at your own wedding do please get in touch with me...

Lavender & dusky pink bridal bouquet

My Favourite Bouquets...

I must have the best job in the world…. mind you it is very hard work, physically demanding and involves countless occasions where I work straight through the night! However, that is all worth it when I get to bring a smile to my clients’ faces. And what could be better than getting the flowers just right for one of my lovely brides on her wedding day?

I love making bridal bouquets above all wedding flower designs – whether it is a hand tied bouquet in a natural country style with the ‘freshly picked’ look, or a more traditional flowing shower-style bouquet (which are currently gaining in popularity again), or one of the many different styles of bouquet that a bride might choose. The trick is to get the mix of flowers and colours just right in order to create a unique design to suit the style and preferences of each bride.

So here are just a few of my personal favourites to give you a few ideas…

Spring pastel flowers brides bouquet

Vintage Styling

Leanne and Steve decided on a pretty vintage scheme for their summer wedding, with pale dusky pink flowers and clouds of pretty white gypsophila. The results were fabulous as I'm sure you'll agree - just take a look at my current featured wedding...

Dusky pink vintage style bouquet

Bride's Bouquet Prize Draw

It was great to meet so many couples at the two wedding fairs I exhibited at this spring, so 'hello' to anyone I met at Barnsdale Hall Hotel or at The William Cecil! Lots of brides signed up to my wedding flowers newsletter in order to enter into the prize draw to win their special bouquet. The newsletter is sent out by email each month and contains lots of pretty flower pictures as well as hints and ideas to help with your wedding flower planning.

If you would like to join the newsletter list too you can subscribe here... To be entered for the prize draw you will need to sign up before midnight this Saturday (21st March) and be a new subscriber - full rules of the draw are at the bottom of this blog.

Pink & white shower bouquet

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