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A Country Wedding

Laura and Matt's beautiful country wedding took place on a lovely sunny summer's day. Their chosen rustic vintage theme perfectly suited the setting for their special day, with the ceremony taking place in the historic village church in West Deeping followed by a marquee reception in the grounds' of Laura's parents' house. We decided on a gorgeous mix of country-style flowers including plenty of roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus and dainty gypsophila offset with silvery-gre foliage.The colour palette of pale blush pink with cream and ivory perfectly complemented the pale pink bridesmaids' dresses and other decorations.

Many thanks to Laura and Matt for allowing me to share some of their fabulous photos taken by Lee Daniels (www.elegantleecaptured.com). Here is a little taste of the flower deisgns created for their wedding and if you would like to see more do pop across to my featured wedding gallery

Laura with her bridesmaids in blush pink dresses

Elegant Style

Stevie and Ross kept to a very subtle colour scheme of ivory with pale champagne gold for their summer wedding, but used their flowers to bring in shade of lilac. Their preferred style was elegant and classic, with flowers designs filled with hydrangeas, roses and other gorgeous flowers, but with plenty of foliage to set the flowers off and create a natural effect. It's always a good idea to choose a style to suit the wedding venue and in this case the mix of tall and low centrepieces were in a perfect style to suit the grand dining hall at Orton Hall with its magnificent fireplace.

More of the designs from this beautiful wedding can be seen in my featured wedding gallery. My grateful thanks to Stevie and Ross for letting me show you some of their professional photos, taken by fabulous photographers Sam and Lousie (and thanks to you both for allowing this too!)

Lilac and cream hand tied bouquet

Summer Sunshine!

Yellow is a colour that seems to sum up a lovely sunshiny summer's day, so it was the perfect colour for Lauren and James's beautiful country style wedding in July. I just loved creating the flower designs to suit their theme, with a predominance of daisy-shaped flowers, touches of lace and hessian and designs with a 'freshly gathered' appeal. Lemon yellow with white/ivory is such a lovely fresh-looking colour scheme and lends itself to flower designs with a rustic/country style - think of daisies with their pretty white petals and bright yellow centres, lemon yellow 'snap dragons' and the bright yellow 'buttons' of craspedia. But of course the simple daisy shape of Lauren's favourite gerberas provides one of the best flowers for this look - we chose the smaller lemon yellow 'germini' varieties with their dark centres, mixed with white/ivory germinis with lemon/green 'eyes'. I just loved the relaxed country look of this flower mix!

Congratulations to Lauren and James and thanks so much for letting me include some of your fabulous photos taken by Chris Brudenell (thanks to you too Chris!). To see more of the flower designs from this lovely summery wedding do take a look at my current 'featured wedding' gallery....

Bride's bouquet with lemon yellow gerberas

Blushing Bride!

Pale blush pink is always a popular colour with my brides, but I particularly loved the way Sasha chose to use it, mixed with blowsy white and ivory blooms in full round designs with minimal foliage. This style worked particulalry well with Sasha's gorgeous full-skirted gown and the colours were a perfect match for the pretty blush pink bridesmaid dresses.

Sasha and Lloyd's wedding took place on a beautiful spring day - always good to see thee sun shining on my happy couples! And I'm very grateful that they have allowed me to share some of the fabulous photos from their special day, taken by Georgi Mabee (www.georgimabee.com). If you love the look of this wedding you can see more photos in my featured wedding gallery.

Pale dusky pink and white flowers

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

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