Winter weddings are so romantic to me; deep colours, wild winter foliages and candlelight so I was thrilled to do Becky and Ed’s December wedding at Gaynes Park. I have been dying to get these stunning pictures on the blog as it has to be one of my favourite of 2014.
Becky and Ed were such a pleasure to work for. Dressing Gaynes Park with beautiful flowers to add warmth and impact was really important to them so I had a free reign which is every florist’s dream! Becky and Ed had burnt orange as their main colour so we built a winter colour palette around it with dark, velvety reds, burgundy, mossy greens with a variety of winter foliages. It was heaven to make!
On top of this the outstanding photographer Justin Bailey took these gorgeous shots. He has captured the romance of the flowers, the colours and winter light so beautifully here, I cannot recommend him enough.
Every part of the day was dressed beautifully. The Orangery was breath-taking and then guests made their way to the Mill Barn where we had large candelabra on every tables. Candelabra are a good choice in winter because of the impact and drama from the height and of course the candlelight. The cake was made by Ed’s mum and I dressed it with spray roses. And the bouquets, what about these stunners?! It was all so perfect!
Spread some Springtime cheer by sending a loved one one of these fresh spring bouquets!
We’re celebrating the arrival of Spring with our new bouquet collection, I’m so excited about sharing them with you.
We have 3 different styles to choose from so there’s something for everyone.
The classic Seasonal Spring Bouquet bunch is full of the joys of Spring; daffs, anemones, muscari and fragrant paperwhites.
For a contemporary twist on Spring flowers we have the vibrant Modern Dome, packed with tulips, daft, roses and pincushions.
The Wild Spring Bouquet is unstructured in shape with plenty of texture from forsythia, dill and herbs such as rosemary, with tulips and spray roses.
You can order online today at www.sweetpeaflowers.co.uk/flower-delivery
A midsummer wedding calls for flowers with something of the unexpected about them, and what fun that was to make!
Carolyn had a clear vision of an enchanting, almost magical wedding which captivated me the moment she described it. Foliage was to play a key role, she wanted to create the sense that the arrangements had been there for a while and the foliage was growing in and around them. I was totally inspired by that!
Building displays with plenty of depth and texture is one of my favourite things to do. I wanted to evoke those romantic, unkempt English summer gardens that look all the better for being left alone. We played with lots of different seasonal English leaves, berries and ferns to create unstructured, undone, almost wild displays. Carolyn wanted us to make the candelabra look as though the foliage was hanging off. Nothing structured or formal here! For the low candle arrangements we had trails of asparagus fern and clematis creeping around the tables.
The unexpected colour palette also had an element of surprise about it, bold, vibrant and clashing. We mixed muted, washed out lilacs and lemons with dramatic purple and lime greens and pops of colour from the stunning coral peonies. that opened perfectly on the day. Blowsy roses and peonies with hydrangea and clematis are my favourite summer flowers and they all opened perfectly on the day. Magic!
Flower lovers, this month’s Wedding Flower magazine is a good one, and not just because we have a double page spread in it!
I’ve been thumbing through for inspiration and can’t wait to make some more bouquets tomorrow!
I made a table centre, bouquet, corsage and a hair comb (my new favourite thing to do!) Using stunningly huge English dahlia, garden roses, spray roses mixed with opulus berries, clematis and chocolate smelling Cosmos. The look is very informal and gardeny. Hope you like!
“Peonies, peonies peonies!” is what Jesse said to me when we met. So we did. In everything.
This stylish couple had designed some wonderful decor which I’ve included in this post because it is just so perfect with the flowers. I love the simplicity of the detailing, clean but witty.
Our flowers were made from a light, fresh palette of ivory, blush pinks and touches of a punchy coral. The shapes were round and full but the clusters made the tables have an airiness that works beautifully with all the clever detailing. Peonies of course were the star of show, but we also had stunning roses and hydrangea and astilble in the mix too.
Doing the flowers for Caren and Paul’s wedding was such a joy. Caren is a total babe! It’s such a privilege when lovely couples want you to do their wedding flowers.
Simple and elegant was the brief for the overall look and feel of the day. The colour palette was made from soft pastel colours of ivory, cream and blush pinks. Or ice cream hues as I like to call them! May is great time for British flowers, especially peonies, roses and hydrangea, which we used in abundance. The shapes of the arrangements were round and full with no foliage showing to create clean lines, no fuss. This look is timeless chic.
Here are the highlights of the day, I hope you like them