A Memorable Winter Wedding

One year ago today we were deep in preparation for a very special day – the wedding of Sally’s daughter Vicky who married her fiancé Adam at Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey.

Needless to say, there were huge expectations for the flowers which were all chosen to reflect the rustic winter theme of the wedding.

The Bridal bouquet and matching Bridesmaid bouquets consisted of the most beautiful white Anemones we have ever seen along with white Ranunculas, Silver Brunia, Senecio, Eucalyptus Populus foliage and natural pine cones. The bouquets also perfectly complimented the pewter grey dresses worn by the Bridesmaids.

Buttonholes of white Ranunculas, Silver Brunia, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Populus foliage and miniature pine cones were bound with twine to complete the rustic look.

Vicky & Adam (4)

 

The ceremony barn was decorated with Twisted Willow which was attached to the ends of the chairs together with white Hydrangeas and natural pine cones. Heart shaped pine cone wreaths and sacks of cinnamon scented pine cones were hung around the Barn and mixed foliage and Gypsophila were used to decorate the chandelier wheels. Lit birch trees and hurricane lamps on log slices hired from Streessfree Hire added a final finishing touch and added a warm Winter glow to the barn.

Following the ceremony, the barn was transformed for the wedding reception with tall cylinder vases surrounded by rings of pine cones and filled with arrangements of Pussy Willow, natural Birch and white Hydrangeas being placed in the centre of each table. Napkins were decorated with individual arrangements of Pussy Willow and Rosemary and miniature log slices, made by the Groom, were used to hold place and table names.

The seating plan was created with a wooden step ladder decorated with white Hydrangea filled lace bottles and an additional ladder plus a selection of wooden crates were filled with flowers to match the Bridal bouquet and in The Pheasantry a hot chocolate station created on a barrel table from Stressfree Hire with a macaron tower supplied by Queen Beas provided some welcome Winter warmth later in the day.

Whilst the wedding took place in Surrey, many of the suppliers used are Hampshire based, all having worked with Bridal Flowers Direct on a number of occasions and the day really would mot have been the same without their input.

Summer weddings will always be a popular choice for many couples, but we are definitely seeing an increase in the popularity of Winter weddings and as all the photographs courtesy of Hana Venn Photography show the colder months can be a magical time of year to get married.

Congratulations to Vicky and Adam on their first wedding anniversary this weekend and if you are planning a Winter wedding we hope this post will be inspirational.

Suppliers List

Photographer – Hana Venn Photography

Make Up Artist – Beauty Shed, Southsea

Hair – Anushka Gibson

Bridal Dress – Botley Bridal Mill

Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal

Venue Decoration – Stressfree Hire

Macaron Tower – Queen Bees Treats

Venue – Gate Street Barn

 

 

 

Festival Themed Wedding

Liz originally contacted us to discuss cut flower supply only for her wedding which was taking place at Lower Grange Farm in Kent in July. During the course of the conversation we mentioned our Bridal Flower make up service and although the wedding was taking place away from our delivery area, Liz decided that she could organise for a family member to collect the Bridal Party Arrangements on their way to the wedding and we would then courier the cut flowers directly to the venue earlier in the week so she had them in plenty of time to fill the jars she had collected and decorated.

After several emails and phone calls the order was finalised and the photos sent to us by Liz show the beautiful end results.

This is a perfect example of the way in which DIY Brides can create their own venue arrangements whilst leaving us to make the bouquets, buttonholes and corsages which alleviates some of the stress in the days before the wedding.

If you are interested in us providing a similar service for your wedding, please do get in touch – we are always happy to discuss all the options available to you and chat through any of your ideas.

Photographs courtesy of The Life Romantic – Alternative Wedding Photography

(to see more photos from this amazing wedding visit their blog and click on Liz and Andy’s Festival Wedding)

Collaborative Photoshoot – Southend Barns

At the end of last month we shared with you a little taster of a photoshoot we were involved in at Southend Barns, Donnington, nr Chichester.

The photoshoot brought together several Hampshire and West Sussex wedding suppliers all of whom were keen to showcase their particular wedding product or service.

The chosen colour scheme  was a mixed palette of coral, peach and mint green with a hint of gold which all toned beautifully with the rustic but sophisticated setting of the venue and as you will see from the photographs below the end results were stunning.

Other suppliers involved in the photoshoot –

Photography – http://www.hanavenn.co.uk

Bridal Dress – http://www.bijoubridal.co.uk

Bridesmaid Dresses – http://www.elizamabel.com

Venue – http://www.southendbarns.co.uk

Sweet Treats – http://www.qbtreats.co.uk

Wishing Tree and Backdrops – http://www.creativeweddingworkshop.com

Barn Photoshoot

Last Sunday we were delighted to participate in another photoshoot in collaboration with some other very talented local suppliers.

The location for the photoshoot was the stunning Southend Barns in Donnington, nr Chichester in the heart of the West Sussex countryside. The chosen colour scheme  was a mixed palette of coral, peach and mint green with a hint of gold which all toned beautifully with the rustic but sophisticated setting of the venue.

Whilst we are keeping the photos ‘under wraps’ at the moment the collage below will give you a little taster of what is to come.

It was our pleasure to be involved in such a fun event and we look forward to sharing more of the photos in the coming weeks.

SMALL Southend Barns Collage- Hana Venn

Other suppliers involved in the photoshoot –

Photography – http://www.hanavenn.co.uk

Bridal Dress – http://www.bijoubridal.co.uk

Bridesmaid Dresses – http://www.elizamabel.com

Venue – http://www.southendbarns.co.uk

Sweet Treats – http://www.qbtreats.co.uk

Wishing Tree and Backdrops – http://www.creativeweddingworkshop.com

Winter Woodland Wedding

Our brief for Stephanie’s wedding at Farbridge last weekend was to create a look that gave the impression the flowers and foliage had all been sourced from a woodland setting. By combining white Syringa, Waxflower, Scabious Seedheads, Natural Birch and Pine Cones with Eucalyptus, Noble Fir and Ferns we were able to create arrangements which suited the ‘Winter Woodland’ theme perfectly. Whilst we designed and supplied the Bridal Party and Ceremony Room arrangements, the Bride and her Mother created their own venue arrangements using flowers and foliage bought from us.

Autumn Wedding

We just love the autumnal colours of the flowers selected by a Bride for a recent wedding at The Barn at Bury Court, Bentley. This stunning venue is nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside close to the Surrey border.

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Titchfield Great Barn – Rustic Wedding Setting – Photoshoot

Earlier in the year we were delighted to take part in a photo shoot which took place in the grounds of Titchfield Great Barn, an up and coming wedding venue near Fareham, Hampshire. The photo shoot was a collaboration of local businesses working together to show case their own particular products or services as well as providing inspiration for anyone planning a similar themed wedding or event.

In keeping with the theme of the event – ‘Rustic, Spring, French Style’ we made a selection of bouquets and table arrangements in shades of yellow, cream and white. By combining Spray Roses, Stocks, Tanacetum Daisies, Craspedia and Gypsophila with lovely silver grey Eucalyptus leaves we were able to create arrangements which truly reflected both the theme of the photoshoot and the rustic setting of the Barn. We also supplied the bicycle props which looked stunning decorated with a selection of the same flowers as did all our vintage style bottles which when filled with flowers are always perfect for events at a setting such as this.

Whilst we have previously posted some of the photographs; below is a greater selection from those taken on the day and as we regrettably head closer to Autumn we thought the yellow colour palette would be a lovely reminder of long hot Summer days. The photographs are simply stunning and highlight the talented wedding suppliers this area has to offer.

Another collaborative photoshoot is planned in the next few weeks and whilst our lips are sealed on any further details I can assure you it will be equally as stunning ….. watch this space ……

Other suppliers involved in this photo shoot –

Baylily Bell Tents – Bell Tents

Eliza Mabel – Dresses and Accessories

Hana Venn Photography – Photographs

Quaint and Quirky Event Hire – Venue Dressing

Queen Bee – Sweet Treats – Sweet Treats

Rosie Loves Vintage – Event Furniture Hire

Titchfield Barn – Venue