Easter 2016 seems like quite some time ago now – but I need to share this beautiful wedding with you.
Heather & Craig got married on a sunny Spring Sunday at the popular venue of Turkey Mill in Maidstone.
Heather opted for subtle tones of peach & pink in the way of Roses & Blue Thistles with soft White Gypsophilia. Heather’s bouquet was finished with a lovely photo of her Dad who was truly missed on such a momentous day, but not far from his daughters thoughts and heart.
Heather’s bridesmaids wore shades of blue, peach & pink also so I made contrasting wrist corsages.
The photos were provided by an old friend of mine David Pearce – he also recommended Girl Flower to Heather for the flowers, so thank you David. Hair & Make Up by the lovely Kim Henderson.
Here’s a few kind words from Heather.
“Thank you so much for the flowers for the wedding. I was really happy with my bouquet. It was exactly as I had imagined! The corsages were lovely. Thank you so much, Heather”
After previously working with Rob from Rob Power Photography, we had discussed organising a styled photoshoot at some point but we hadn’t got round to setting a date. A situation presented itself one Friday afternoon, whereby I had some flowers spare so thought I would give Rob a call on the off chance that he would be available for a last minute gig for the following Monday, luckily he was. So I had the flowers, the photographer all I needed to arrange was, dresses, models, accessories, venue & hair & makeup not a small task at last minute I can assure you. However after a fair few phone calls and visits I was in luck & was overwhelmed at the amount of local suppliers that were happy to help.
Part One Gallery Focus’s on the Flowers of three different looks & themes: Contemporary, Timeless & Vintage.
Now where do I start with regards to this wonderful couple…… I met Gemma about a year before their wedding and from the start we hit it off, after obviously chatting about the details of the wedding flowers, we got chatting about love and life over several cups of tea as if we had known each other for years. Over the coming months we met up a few times to catch up regarding the wedding and our friendship bloomed & have met up on social terms during the lead up to the big day & have since.
With friendship of a client comes added pressure to make the day as perfect as possible so in addition to the normal worries about my weddings I had a few sleepless nights worrying (it’s just my nature, not a lack of confidence in what I do more just the fact I care enormously about my business and my job it’s my passion), I needn’t have worried so much as Gemma was a real pleasure to work for and to get to know, needless to say Gemma had nothing but compliment for me & the work my team and I produced and they were over the moon with the results on the day.
Gemma came to me with a photo of a bouquet she liked & we worked the rest of the designs around that, with the freedom to produce some bespoke designs for other aspects of the flowers. I mocked up the bouquet months prior to the wedding so Gemma could see first hand how the flowers & foliage worked together. She opted for Sunflowers, Cerise Germinis, Carthamus, Thistle, Mango & Schwarzwalder Calla Lilies, Hypericum Berries & Cymbidium Orchids, this variety of flowers provided lovely forms & textures to the bouquets. For the rest of the weddings flower designs we used a small selection of them to make the Flower Girls Circlet & Button Holes & all for the Centre Pieces teamed with exotic foliage.
When Gemma & I first met she hadn’t yet found a photographer, I recommended Lemonade Pictures, luckily that was the only date that month they had available & I believe Gemma pipped someone else to the post for the booking.
We had the pleasure of joining Gemma & Gavin with their friends & family in celebrating their big day with an invite to the evening reception – we had a boogie and a couple of drinks, a fabulous time was had by all.
A day I have been day dreaming finally arrived when I got to work with some of my favourite materials – succulents & lush foliage.
Jenn worked the succulents into most aspects of the wedding including them in her bouquet, table centres, cake decoration, favours & button holes. I can only take credit for the bouquets as the succulents were supplied by a fantastic supplier in Ashford, Blue Leaf Plants.
Fiona from Blue Leaf Plants & I would love to work together again, so if you love the look of this stunning succulent wedding, please contact me to discuss ideas of how best to incorporate them into your day.
Now I have time to reflect over the last summer season I am able to share more of the beautiful weddings I have been so lucky to be a part of & of course the lovely couples I have had the pleasure of meeting.
I met Sarah & Scott at a wedding fair at the Hop Farm and met with them shorty after over a glass of coke. Sarah & Scott are a fun young couple and their wedding day reflected this aspect of their personality.
The theme was a beautiful shade of blue, so hydrangeas in a similar hue were used as a main focal point along with fluffy white gypsophilia, ivory roses & white hydrangea.
Sarah’s stunning maids wore blue & carried massed white gypsophilia hand tied bouquets finished with natural hessian & the star of the show wore a pretty white lace dress with blue & white hydrangea bouquet with ivory roses nestled in between.
Scott & his hansom grooms men wore smart 3 piece blue suits with yellow ties & boutonnières of white gypsophilia finished with hessian.
Whilst setting up the centre pieces Scott & his friends helped me (I think they quite enjoyed it) and their assistance was welcomed. The centre pieces were set on tree slices & consisted of various vessels to house the mixed blooms again of blue & white hydrangea, ivory roses & white gypsophilia. The blue hydrangea was arranged in hand crafted hessian bags for the guests to take home with them, the rest of the flowers were in jars and miniature bottles dressed with hessian & lace. The extra arrangements were dotted around the venue & on the cake table.
The fantastic photos supplied are from Sarah & Scott’s friend Chris Longhurst.
I received a lovely thank you card from Sarah & Scott with images taken on the day. The card read….
We wanted to thank you again for your amazing work with the flowers & table decoration for our wedding. You captured our vision perfectly & everyone commented on how beautiful everything looked. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you & your wonderful work.