BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

Our next Bridal Flower Open Day will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018 from 10am – 4pm at our premises in Horndean.

Our Open Days provide couples and their families with an opportunity to see an extensive selection of Bridal Party & Venue Arrangements and our cold store will be stocked with a wide range of cut flowers.

No appointment is necessary and our team will be on hand all day to discuss your specific requirements and show you examples of our work.

 

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Hana Venn Wedding Photography

One of the best aspects of being part of the wedding industry is meeting and working with other suppliers and one such supplier is Hana Venn-Richards of Hana Venn Wedding Photography

Hana’s relaxed and natural style of photography makes her a popular choice with couples who wish to have their wedding day captured as it takes place with limited formality

In 2017 we worked with Hana at 10 weddings and as you will see from the photos below her work is truly stunning. Having just returned from maternity leave, Hana still has some free dates for this year and is taking bookings for 2019 and beyond

We would highly recommend Hana so if you still need to find a photographer do get in touch with her via her website

Southdowns Manor Weddings

We are extremely lucky to be located in an area which has so many beautiful wedding venues and one such venue is Southdowns Manor.

Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, this stunning exclusive use venue is the perfect choice for your wedding.

Whilst the venue can cater for up to 150 guests, it is also suitable for smaller, more intimate weddings and the friendly professional team ensure the smooth running of your wedding right from the initial planning stages to the end of your ‘big’ day.

As a preferred supplier we are delighted to regularly work with couples marrying at Southdowns Manor. The venue is a blank canvas when it comes to flower choices and we have supplied everything from classic and formal to more rustic and relaxed arrangements.

We have recently received photographs from two Southdowns Manor weddings we supplied in December 2017 which show examples of different styles of work.

Katherine and Steve requested that all their flowers work around the rose gold theme they had chosen. Katherine’s bouquet consisted of ivory Garden Roses, Sweet Avalanche and Earl Grey Roses, white Ranunculas with silver grey tones being picked up in the Trailing Amaranthus, Senecio and Eucalyptus Populus foliage. The two Bridesmaid’s carried single stems of ivory Garden Roses which were bound with rose gold wire. Buttonholes were made with ivory spray Roses with foliage to compliment the Bridal bouquet and were also bound with rose gold wire. Katherine had meticulously sprayed a selection of jars and bottles with rose gold paint which we filled with a selection of flowers to match the Bridal Party Arrangements and then placed in the centre of each of the guest tables. Garlands of Eucalyptus Populus foliage and the smallest LED lights we have ever seen were used to adorn signage placed around the venue and wooden crates in the entrance hall.

Following their wedding we received this lovely email from Katherine and Steve –

” We both want to thank you soooo much for all of your hard work on our wedding day! The flowers were stunningly beautiful & the decor you created was incredible! I wish you could’ve seen our reaction when we saw everything you had done! My bouquet was absolutely perfect, you honestly did such an amazing job & we are so thankful! Right from the beginning you’ve been so helpful every step of the way!

We’ve had a house full of flowers over Christmas, I loved it!

Many thanks & much love, Katherine & Steve xxx”

The overall effect was stunning as shown in the photos courtesy of Beki Young Photography

 

Nikki and Mike chose flowers in shades of ivory, blue and silver for their 28th December wedding. Nikki’s bouquet was created using Avalanche Roses, ivory spray Roses, blue Eryngium and Gypsophila with Silver Brunia, Senecio, silver Pine Cones and Eucalyptus Populus foliage providing the accents of silver. Bridesmaid’s carried smaller versions of the Bridal bouquet and all the buttonholes consisted of a selection of the same flowers including mini silver pine cones in the buttonhole worn by the Groom. Silver votives filled with Gypsophila and blue Eryngium surrounded the crystal tea light holders supplied by the Venue and a garland of foliage interspersed with votives and hurricane lamps ran along the length of the top table.

Despite it being December, Nikki and Mike were blessed with a beautiful day weather wise and the amazing photos courtesy of Lucy Lou Photography highlight the way the flowers truly complimented the time of year

If you wish to see more examples of our work and discuss your own wedding flowers why not come along to our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place on Saturday 17th March at our premises in Horndean from 10am – 4 pm

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

 

 

 

Autumn Wedding Flower Inspiration

As the days become shorter and the countryside around us turns distinctly autumnal, we thought we would share with you some Autumn wedding flower inspiration.

Typically, when thinking of Autumn flowers we would generally recommend warm, rich colours in accents of orange, burgundy and red. We would also suggest the inclusion of a selection of berries, seedheads, pine cones and wheat for texture and interest and to add to the overall autumnal feel

Below are photos from a few of our September and October 2016 Brides who chose different but all equally very autumnal colour schemes for their wedding flowers

Hannah – 16th September 2016

Hannah’s bridal party arrangements consisted of orange Dahlias, Scabious Seedheads, yellow Craspedia Balls, dark red Hypericum Berries, cream Stocks, cream Spray Roses, Wheat, Umbrella Fern and Rosemary which all tied in beautifully with the differing shades of her Bridesmaids dresses

(Photos courtesy of Todd Lawton Photography)

Anushka – 17th September 2016

Anushka chose dark red Dahlias, orange Roses, orange spray Roses, dark red Hypericum Berries, Pine Cones, Wheat and complimenting dark green foliage to tie in with the red dresses worn by her Bridesmaid’s. The theme continued into the Venue arrangements with led lights immersed in orange gel pearls creating a lovely autumnal ambience on the tables which were also scattered with oak leaves and pine cones

(Photos courtesy of Hana Venn Photography)

 

Hana – 6th October

We were delighted to supply the flowers for wedding photographer Hana’s wedding in October 2016. Burgundy Dahlias, Cosmos, Astrantia and Hypericum berries were mixed with peach Garden Roses, red Skimmea and berried Eucalyptus Populus foliage to create her stunning bouquet with the same flowers being used to fill beer bottles for her venue arrangements

(Photos courtesy of Alison Gaudion)

BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

We were overwhelmed with the attendance at our Bridal Flower Open Day last weekend and a big thank you to all the couples and their families who attended. It really was so lovely to meet you and we look forward to putting together quotes for your weddings in the coming months.

In case you were unable to attend, below is a video of some photographs taken on the day which we hope you enjoy.

Our next Bridal Flower Open Day takes place on Saturday 17th March 2018 – please put the date in your diary

BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

Busy day today preparing for our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place tomorrow – Saturday 14th October 2017 – at our premises in Horndean from 10am – 4pm. If you are planning a wedding in the coming months do pay us a visit and be inspired by the displays on show. Our cold store will be full of flowers suitable for weddings and our team will be on hand all day to discuss your plans with you.

Below is a sneak preview of some of the flowers we will have on display and we look forward to meeting you.