Sarah and David were married on 11 August 2018 in Witham. Sarah asked if I could use British/locally grown flowers as much as possible - so that's what I did! The Country Garden Flower Company provided most of the beautiful flowers, including dahlias, cosmos, cleome, aster, ammi, zinnia and dahlias. I sourced foliage from the Irish Green Guys and alstroemeria from Crosslands Flower Nursery. I also used some homegrown flowers and foliages, including grisilinia, nigella and the stunning cafe au lait dahlia for the bridal bouquet. It gave for a really beautiful result!
Sarah's bouquet was a stunner - and with the chunky stems of the British flowers it was also pretty heavy! I finished the stems with twine to tie in with the theme and decorated it with a little bow.
The bridesmaids held smaller versions of the bridal bouquet with white dahlias rather than the cafe au lait.
All ready for delivery!
The buttonholes featured a spray rose and some greenery, including alchemilla mollis which is a lovely foliage. The ladies corsages were very similar with the addition of some aster to make them a bit "fancier".
All my buttonholes and corsages are now delivered in a little vase of water to keep them fresh for as long as possible during the day.
Wishing all the happiness in the world to this couple 💚
Jenny and Alan were married on 12 August 2018 at West Street Vineyard. They chose a lovely and soft lilac and ivory colour scheme for their flowers which included 'dancing clouds' and 'talea' roses, spray roses, gyp, freesia, scabiosa, and eucalyptus, with some gorgeous hydrangea and delphinium for the milk churn at the venue. The bridal bouquet looked so pretty and the bride loved it!
The buttonholes featured a 'sterling sensation' spray rose with a little sprig of gypsophila and some foliage. I also designed three wrist corsages for the female guests on a pearl beaded bracelet - two in lilac and one in ivory. These are always the last thing to make before leaving to set up the wedding because they're out of water all day and need to stay fresh as long as possible.
The milk churn looked fabulous with some stunning flowers in it. The original plan was to place it outside with the welcome board but I think it had to be moved inside because it looked like it was going to chuck it down at any moment! The welcome sign was hand painted by a relative of the couple and it looked so beautiful and elegant with the white against the grey. I created a garland to sit along the top of it with a little cluster of flowers in the middle. I had a few extra flowers and a but of foliage so I added a little bit of decoration to the seating plan before I left.
Congratulations to this lovely couple 💜
Catherine and Iain were married on 7 July 2018 at Dove Barn. With Iain's Scottish heritage it was only natural for the couple to go for a Scottish theme for their flowers; using white roses, thistles, lavender, eucalyptus and pittosporum. I only provided the bridal flowers for this wedding but I got to deliver them to beautiful Lavenham where the bride was getting ready.
The bridesmaids held smaller versions of the bridal bouquet, but using grey eryngium rather than blue - the bridesmaids wore navy dresses so inverting the colours meant that the flowers didn't get lost against them.
All packaged up and ready for delivery!
Iain's buttonhole drew flowers from the bridal bouquet, incorporating a spray rose, blue thistle, lavender and pitto. The bride's bouquet and the groom's buttonhole were finished with the groom's family tartan, which was a lovely touch. The other groomsmen buttonholes didn't have the blue thistle and just had spray roses, but the ladies corsages had a little bit of everything - it's quite nice for the ladies to have a corsage that's a bit bigger and 'fancier' than the men's buttonholes.
There were also two flower girls that wore little wrist corsages on a length of ivory satin ribbon.
I've posted below a sneak peek of the stunning professional photographs by AxL Photography.
Wishing a very happy future to this lovely couple 💙
Sarah and Carl were married on 6 July 2018 at Crabbs Barn Wedding Venue. They went for an earthy, rustic theme with neutral flowers and just a pop of colour. I used scabiosa, sweet peas, nigella, tanacetum, ammi, achillea, mint, spray roses, stocks, incredible poppy heads and a number of different grasses to achieve the look.
Sarah's bouquet was a beautiful mix of all the flowers, using mainly small flowers with no obvious focal to keep with the natural, rustic theme. The little pops of colour really added something extra to the bouquet and I think the grasses look amazing!
Sarah only had one bridesmaid who carried a smaller version of her bouquet, with all the same flowers and foliages. I just love those giant poppy heads!
Sarah and her maid also wore flower crowns for the day - we kept the designs fairly simple so as not to be overwhelming, with mostly foliage going round and a grouping of flowers to one side. They were finished with twine so they could be adjusted to the size of their heads. Without the wearer there while making a crown it is quite tricky to get the size right. However, my mum was out watering the garden while I was designing so I used her as my model - she has a pin head and I have a giant head (lol!) so I designed the crowns so that they were too big for her but too small for me - I figured that was the best way to get them right!!
All packed up and ready for delivery!
This wedding featured a large number of buttonholes and these were so fun to make and looked gorgeously rustic all laid out together. I used an eryngium head, scabious pod, dried lavender, dried wheat, euc parvi and a little bit of one of the grasses. There were also a few corsages for the ladies which were pretty much the same with the addition of a white spray rose head.
Sarah and Carl went for a personalised box for their top table. I've used these boxes a few times now and they look so great when full of flowers and make for a lovely keepsake after the wedding. You can get them on eBay - please message me if you would like the link. In this particular box I designed the arrangement in a meadow style, with lots of lovely little flowers all arranged really naturally. The table centrepieces featured a complimentary grouping of flowers arranged into a different gin bottle that the bride and groom had been saving up (though they tell me they didn't drink all of the gin themselves!)
Here's a few snapshots of the happy couple courtesy of the bride's instagram, and the bride and her maid's lovely hairstyles courtesy of Dawn Taylor Wedding Make Up Hair & Beauty.
Wishing Sarah and Carl a lifetime of happiness together 💕