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

Flowers for Mother's Day

Want to treat your Mum this Mothering Sunday? There's no better way than by giving her a gorgeous bouquet of flowers...

Colour Pops Wedding!

As soon as I met Catherine and Dave at their first consultation I knew I would have fun creating the floral designs for their fabulous wedding at the William Cecil in Stamford. The fact that they would be sharing a wedding anniversary with me made it even better! They were keen to have flower designs in a natural style with lots of different textures and trailing foliage, and the colours they chose were a glorious mix of dusky shades with bright pops of colour, including blue, bright pink, peach and yellow.


 This fabulous wedding is the latest to be featured on my website – do take a look...


Bride's brightly coloured bouquet


A Cambridge wedding

I had such a fabulous time creating the flower designs for Lydia and Matt's gorgeous wedding in Cambridge. I loved the colours, I loved the style, I loved the setting and they were such a great couple to work with - what could be better? The ceremony took place in the historic setting of Clare College Chapel, followed by a candlelit wedding breakfast in the dining hall at Magdalene College. And just to add a special touch, everyone (and the flowers!) travelled between the two colleges by punt!

Lydia chose a beautiful country garden mix of hydrangeas, daisies, gypsophila, lisianthus and roses with mint green foliage and echeverias to complement the bridesmaids' dresses. The designs were in a relaxed country style, with a vintage feel to suit the occasion and setting - abolutely stunning as I'm sure you'll agree!

Bride and bridesmaids with pink & mint flower posies

Sunny summer wedding

Lucy and Ben chose such a fabulous, but unusual, combination of colours for their wedding decorations - sunshine yellow with touches of violet, just right for an early summer's day! Lucy wanted her flower designs to have a natural 'freshly picked' look, which was very much in keeping with the country setting for their wedding. The ceremony took place in the beautiful and historic setting of St Mary and All Saints Church at Fotheringhay, followed by a reception at the nearby Falcon Inn.

Happy couple leave Fotheringhay Church

Win your Bouquet!

It's wedding fair season again, so lots of brides-to-be are busy looking at what's on offer and collecting up ideas for their own wedding day. I'm pleased to say that I will be exhibiting at two fairs this September, which will give me the opportunity to chat to lots of lovely couples about their wedding flowers and showcase some of my work.

It also seems like a good opportunity to run a little competition so that one lucky bride can win a fabulous bouquet of her choice. To be in with a chance to win just visit my stand at one of the wedding fairs I am attending:

Sunday 21st September at The Haycock, Wansford

Sunday 28th September at Barnsdale Hall Hotel, Rutland Water

Or you can enter the draw by subscribing to my wedding flower newsletter through this link. For full details of this draw see the rules at the bottom of this blog.


So, what will I be exhibiting this time.....

Wedding fair flower display

What makes a flower girl?

...well, flowers of course!

Lots of my brides have decided to have little flower girls in the wedding party, but are often unsure on the most suitable floral designs for them to wear or carry. Well, I think the clue is in the name – they definitely need flowers in some form or another! However, the most suitable way to incorporate flowers into their outfits will depend very much on age and the ability to carry something nicely without using it as a weapon to attack the page boys!

If you are having adult or teenage bridesmaids and your flower girls are not too much younger (say in the 9 – 12 age bracket), you will probably find that they are happier carrying something very similar to the older bridesmaids. I usually make smaller (and cheaper) versions of the bridesmaid posies for girls who prefer to feel grown up. You can find lots of ideas for these in my previous blog about bridesmaid designs.

If you would like your flower girls to carry something different to the typical bridesmaid posies, I often suggest a little basket of flowers, which can be filled with the same flowers used in the posies. I usually make these as an open basket with a ribbon covered handle, although it is possible to buy little wicker baskets too if you prefer a more traditional look.

Blue & white flower baskets

Lovely Lily-of-the-valley

It was a dream come true when Laura asked me to do the wedding party flowers for her marriage to Christopher in April. Laura loves gorgeous scented lily-of-the-valley, and it just so happens that I do too! Laura came along to her first consultation with a picture of Kate Middleton's pretty bouquet that she wanted me to recreate, but when we chatted a bit more we decided to add in some other gorgeous dusky flowers to work with Laura's colour scheme, and to create something really unique for her. Let me know what you think of the results!

Laura's colour scheme was quite unusual and I think the results are stunning.... to see more of the flower designs from her wedding do pop across to the featured wedding spot on my website. Love that pink gypsophila, don't you?

rose and lily-of-the-valley bouquet with pink gypsophila posies

And if you need any ideas for your own unique wedding flower designs do contact me to arrange for a consultation.

Helen x

Flowers for your bridesmaids?

Although it’s not essential for your bridesmaids to carry flowers at your wedding, it is a lovely way of using flowers to pull your theme and colour scheme together. The colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses will often be a key part of your colour scheme anyway, and you can choose flowers to complement or contrast with them depending on the effect you want to achieve. I usually suggest using some of the same flowers as in the bridal bouquet too so that your flower designs all look good together.

If your bridesmaids are carrying flowers it gives them something to do with their hands which looks quite natural, particularly when you are all being photographed (just think of a football team photo and you’ll know what I mean!), and it will be so lovely to see lots of gorgeous flowers in your wedding photos. And if they take care to put them in water they should be able to enjoy them for several days after the wedding.

So here are a few ideas for some very special flowers for your bridesmaids:

Blue & lavender spring bridesmaid flowers