Sunday, 31 August 2014

Festival Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot
June 2014

In June a bunch of talented artists and stylist got together to create something really unique. I feel honoured to be part of this creative project that will soon be published in one of the major online wedding magazines Rock My Bride. 

Special thanks to Sarah London Photography for the lovely images and Jasmine Orchard Styling to be the brain behind the entire project. Credits also go out to hair dresser, make up artist, various stylists and models that would be too lengthy to list here. This is just a preview of what is to come. These are a few pictures of my bridal flowers crowns the models were wearing.

Three boho floral crowns made with English grown summer flowers and foliage in 3 different styles.

Preparations for a Wedding and a Wedding Photo shoot
June 2014

A friend of mine set up her flower farm business a few years ago in Kent and I have been really keen on trying out some of her beautiful seasonal flowers and foliage. I went to see Jen from Blooming Green to visit her flower farm and to harvest some flowers for a wedding shoot. 

I can't praise home grown cut flowers and foliage enough and just to show how fresh and long lasting these were, I used some of the material 2 weeks after cutting and they were still fresh as a daisy. 

The shoot was postponed because of bad weather and I managed to keep these fresh for all that time. In the meantime I had some fun arranging various jam jar table scapes and mantle flowers and finally I made the 3 bridal flower crowns for the shoot. This was one of my favourite jobs and can't wait to do it again soon.

In my next post I will let you have a sneak peek of the festival inspired bridal shoot these gorgeous flower crowns were made for. It was a collaboration between various artists and stylists to create a unique feature for an online wedding blog/magazine which will be published in September. More details are coming soon. For now here are a variety of summer bridal head pieces for future brides.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Country Wedding, Tunbridge Wells
June 2014

This was a beautiful wedding where I had the honour of making the bridal and flower girl bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and several floral arrangements to decorate the wedding marquee and the house.

The theme was based on using beautifully scented English roses and sweet peas with seasonal and locally grown flowers and foliage to make the most of what the summer has to offer.

The wedding party was held at the couple's house and the marquee in the garden.

As guests arrived they were greeted by a cheerful wedding wreath on the front door with bright yellow and orange flowers complimenting the sunny yellow of the door. 

In the hallway I arranged a long rose garland on the large mantle. Small jam jar posies on the window sills and a long rose garland all along the staircase going up to the first floor landing.

There were mantle arrangements in both reception rooms and a medium sized flower globe hanging off the veranda beams outside on way to the wedding marquee.
In the marquee there were 12 table centres in larger jam jars with a mix of scented English roses and garden flowers. 

Roses, astrantia, knautia, scabiosa, veronicastrum and bright lime green foliage such as Alchemilla were the base for the jam jar posies.

A friend of the couple decorated the wedding cake with flowers.

Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair, Brighton Centre 
May 2014

Here are a few pictures of my flowers at this local wedding fair in Brighton. 
I decorated the stall for wedding and party stylist Jasmine Orchard and made a bridal flower crown, a flower garland and arranged some table flowers. Enjoyed meeting all the lovely people planning their big day and browsing all the amazing vintage stalls and brilliant suppliers for weddings and parties. If you want something different for your wedding this fair is highly recommended and there are other dates and venues organised by Belles Events in and around Sussex.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Wedding Flowers for a Late Summer Wedding

Middle of August is a beautiful time of year to have a wedding. Flowers and garden plants are at an abundance. I made these bouquets for a bride and her bridesmaids, she preferred a relaxed country feel and mainly whites and subtle blues as her colour scheme. I used a lot of the foliage from her garden which saved them hugely so she could spend most of her budget on primary flowers. These flowers came from a local Sussex garden the Sussex Prairies, they pick flowers and foliage to order at a very reasonable price. The prairie flowers were excellent quality, locally grown seasonal material for the posies. We also bought some roses at the market as these were not in season here then. These flowers went a long way, not just for the posies and button holes but also for table decorations at the reception venue.