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.
What a stunning day this turned out to be, beautiful sunny hot day in August set the scene for Charlotte & Paul’s wedding. The good weather enabled Charlotte & Paul to take their vows outside at Boughton Monchelsea Place where their guests got to enjoy the views in the sunshine & witness the joining of their loved ones in marriage.
The wedding breakfast was hosted at Charlotte & Paul’s farm home, in a marquee decorated with Chinese lanterns & simple table centre pieces of complimenting flowers of cymbidium orchids & roses.
The colour scheme for the day was various tones of the colour of the Bridesmaids dresses called “Valentine”. A mixture of these tones were reflected in the flowers; we used pink cymbidium orchids, “Purple Power” roses (there couldn’t have been a better match to the swatch, my expectations were exceeded), ivory waxflower & ivory double freesia. I was so pleased with the outcome of the designs on the day. I was also amazed by longevity of the flowers, it was one of the hottest days of the year so far, on my return to the venue the following day to collect the hired items the bouquets had been left on a table and had been out of water for 24 hours – they were as fresh as they did when I had delivered them the day before!!!
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.