Natasha and Dan were married on 26 June 2017 at the beautiful Newland Hall in Chelmsford (my second wedding there in June) Tasha booked me to do her flowers almost exactly a year before the date of her wedding, and I remember the consultation well as she brought along her mum, sister and nan so we couldn't all fit in my workshop! It was also bucketing down with rain so walking down the garden didn't sound all that appealing anyway! As a side note, booking your florist a year before your big day is actually a great time to do so as you'll get a better idea of what kinds of flowers are around at that time of year.
Tasha had an all white colour scheme for most of her flowers, except for her bouquet which she had in pinks. For the bridal bouquet I used a combination of 'Keira' David Austin roses, 'primaballerina' roses (one of my favourite varieties!) spray roses, carnations and bouvardia. I also used David Austin roses in the bridesmaid bouquets, this time using the classic 'Patience'. There was then A LOT of gyp everywhere else! I used close to 300 stems to create the table centrepieces, chair ends and heart for the gazebo, along with the bouquets and buttonholes. It was lovely getting to decorate the gazebo and ceremony area, a lot of brides don't go for decorations in this area as you don't really spend a lot of time here but if you can incorporate the flowers into the reception decor after then it's definitely worth it - in this case the chair ends were designed in little jam jars so they could then be lined up along the top table after the ceremony.
The lovely Alana from Petal and Wild came along to help with the designing, again to help her build her experience with weddings. She even snapped a cheeky photo of me hard at work which you can see below! Working with gyp is so time consuming so I was very grateful for her help.