A Tipi Wedding!

What could be better than a wedding at Normanton Church on Rutland Water on a gorgeous summer’s day…. followed by a tipi reception in a beautiful countryside setting! I was so delighted to be asked to help with the flowers for Sarah and James’s special day, particularly as I had previously been the wedding florist for James’s sister Amy.

If you love natural rustic style designs, do take a look at more of the designs from this beautiful wedding now on my featured gallery

Natural style bridal bouquet in pale shades of blush and sky blue

Stunning Sunflowers!

Sadie and Jay’s gorgeous wedding took place in the amazing setting of Bassmead Manor Barns, which is surrounded by open countryside making it the perfect place for a country/rustic styled wedding. I really loved working on the flowers for this wedding in order to get the colours just right, as Sadie chose such a bold and vibrant scheme, mixing golden yellow sunflowers with coral Miss Piggy roses and antirrhinums, bright coral hypericum berries, dusky Mentha roses and touches of dainty gypsophila which helped to give the designs a rustic feel.

Sunflower bouquet

You can see the full mix of flowers and colours in Sadie’s stunning had tied bouquet, which really did suit her personality and colouring so well…

Vintage Styling...

Are you a romantic at heart and thinking of a timeless look for your wedding style? Then a vintage-inspired look could be the one for you – think bunting and lace; mismatched crockery or vintage teapots; cut glass vases and flickering candlelight….

And of course, for your flowers, what could be better than velvety roses, dainty daisies and gypsophila, scented stocks and freesias – all in gorgeous dusky shades offset by trailing gypsophila!

Vintage style wedding

But don’t feel limited in your colour choices, as pops of bright colour can work just as well with retro styling!

And if you need a few ideas for how to bring this look to life do read on… or pop across to my website gallery for a few more ideas….

Dusky Roses

Richard and Bryony’s wedding took place in the beautiful church of Saint John the Baptist in Barnack – my first time decorating this church, but hopefully not the last! Given the height of the church, tall displays of flowers in the couple’s chosen colours of dusky pink and cappuccino with cream and ivory were the best way to make the flowers stand out and set the tone for their special day.

Wedding at Barnack Church

Country Garden Styling

Are you hoping to create a relaxed Country Garden look for your wedding? This style is great if you are a couple who would prefer an informal/ laid back feel for your celebrations and it’s not a difficult one to achieve if you get your planning right. Think about the sort of flowers that grow in English country gardens, gathered together in a natural ‘freshly picked’ style to create pretty posies and informal table centres.

And if you need a few ideas for how to bring this look to life do read on… or pop across to my website gallery for a few more ideas…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Blue and white hand tied bride's bouquet

Country Chic!

As Sara has a design background she was very keen to get the colours for her wedding flowers just right, so that these would inject some soft colour into the otherwise neutral scheme. The bridesmaids wore dresses in a pale cappuccino colour with chair sashes and other decorative elements in taupe. Colours chosen for the flowers were in a range of muted pastel shades including lilac, dusky pink and soft peachy coral with cream and ivory.

Sara and Liam wanted their wedding to have a modern country garden feel, which was the perfect choice for a summer wedding at Orton Hall Hotel, which is set in beautiful grounds – perfect for wandering around and with lots of photo opportunities!

My thanks to Jo from Summer Love Photography for allowing me to share some of her stunning photos, as well as to Sara and Liam of course!

Bride with her bouquet of dusky roses and gypsophila

Sara’s beautiful hand tied bouquet included masses of roses in mouth-watering colours, such as lilac, dusky pink, cream and peachy-coral. The dainty flowers of gypsophila gave the bouquet a country garden feel and worked perfectly with the lace detailing on Sara’s dress.

Classic Wedding Styling

Do you need help in choosing the right floral designs to add a touch of classic elegance to your special day? Think tall elegant displays of delphiniums and lilies and vases overflowing with beautiful blowsy blooms, such as roses, peonies, hydrangeas and carnations. Mass your flowers together for a full and compact look, or add some trailing foliage for a softer more natural look and plenty of candlelight to finish the effect.

Read on for how to bring that classic elegant look to your own wedding or pop across to my website gallery for a few more ideas…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Cream and lilac classic rose bouquet

White Wedding!

When Danielle first came to chat with me about the ideas for her Stamford wedding I was thrilled with the idea of working with her, as the wedding was definitely going to be a stylish and beautiful one! Danielle was due to marry Ben at the chapel of his old school – Stamford Boys School – followed by a true country garden reception in the grounds of his parents’ home in Stamford. As Ben is a designer and founder of the Old English Company I knew that this couple’s ideas for their wedding would be very stylish and that it would be important to get the look of their flowers just right.

Danielle and Ben chose a white wedding, with lots of greenery, foliage and white flowers everywhere! Although a traditional wedding colour scheme, the couple added their own modern twist by incorporating silvery-grey foliage, such as eucalyptus and stachys, into the scheme to match the grey and white stationery and the silver-grey of the bridesmaids’ dresses. The results were fabulous!

You can see some of the flower designs from this beautiful wedding in my Wedding Gallery, as well as some of the brilliant professional images taken by James Corbett (thanks so much for allowing me to use these).

Bride and groom outside the chapel at Stamford Boys School

Love that Rustic Wedding!

Do you love the natural rustic style and want to capture that relaxed, informal look for your wedding? I hope the following images might give you a few ideas – and I can promise you that everything you see here is achievable as they are all designs I have created for my wedding clients. You can find more ideas in my website gallery too…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Freshly picked bridal bouquet

Loose, natural styled hand tied bouquets work really well – try the ‘freshly picked’ look, gathering armfuls of country garden flowers with lots of texture and plenty of foliage to set the flowers off

Summer Fun!

I so enjoyed working with Georgina to plan the flower designs for her marriage to Florian last summer – she was just so chilled about it all even though she was planning the wedding long-distance as she lives in Germany! The couple chose the fabulous setting of Normanton Church for their wedding ceremony – they were so lucky that they had a beautiful sunny day to take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop provided by Rutland Water for their wedding photos.

I am very grateful to Georgina and Florian for letting me share some of their wedding photos so that you can see how this beautiful wedding was styled, and of course to Matthew Horan who took such fabulous photos. You can see more of the photos and flower designs from this wedding on my featured wedding gallery – do take a peek…

Bride and groom at Normanton Church