On a blistering hot July day, we attended the wedding of our very own Tasha and her fiancé Adam
Tasha and Adam held their wedding in the grounds of the farm of a family friend and Tasha’s meticulous planning and attention to detail was evident throughout the day
Tasha had chosen flowers in a selection of pale peachy pinks and mint greens to tie in with the colours of the Bridesmaid’s and Flower Girl’s dresses
Beautiful loose and natural hand tied bouquets of David Austin ‘Charity’ Roses, ‘Ador Avalanche’ Roses, ‘Galina’ & ‘Bombastic’ Spray Roses, green Lisianthus, white Astilbe, Thlaspi Green Bell, berried Eucalyptus Populus & Rosemary were carried by the Bride and her adult Bridesmaids whilst her Flower Girl carried a wand decorated with the same flowers and wore a hair circlet of Rosemary and Waxflower. Tasha wore a hair crown of ‘Galina’ & ‘Bombastic’ Spray Roses, Thlaspi Green Bell, Rosemary & berried Eucalyptus Populus foliage
Milk churns with a selection of the same flowers plus white Delphiniums, white Larkspur and ‘Wedding Rose’ Roses were placed at the head of the aisle with the Bride and Groom stood in front of an arch decorated with the same flowers and foliage. Beer bottles filled with flowers were placed on log slices beside hay bales along the length of the aisle
The tables in the marquee were decorated with central table runners of Eucalyptus Nicholi and berried Eucalyptus Populus, Rosemary and Soft Ruscus interspersed with clusters of flowers to match the Bridal Party Flowers. Hoops of the same foliage were hung from the ceiling of the marquee and a step ladder and wooden crates decorated with flower filled bottles provided further decoration
The wedding cake was dressed with Roses and Eucalyptus and placed on a large wooden log slice
Despite the intense heat it was the most amazing day from start to finish and we wish Tasha and Adam every future happiness
All photographs courtesy of Penelope Lane Photography
What beautiful weather for last weekend’s couples – fingers crossed it is a sign of things to come for the rest of the Summer.
On Saturday we made our first trip to the Elvetham Hotel, near Fleet in Hampshire – a very stately 19th century mansion set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Whilst the ceremony took place in the Oak Room, the wedding breakfast was held in the Conservatory overlooking the grounds which was perfect for such a sunny early summer day. White Hydrangeas, pink Ranunculas and blush Roses were all combined to create arrangements very in keeping with the setting and the time of year.
Yesterday was the wedding of Chloe and Soheil at Southdowns Manor – we are delighted to be a preferred supplier at this beautiful venue located on the Hampshire/ Sussex border. Blush pink Sweet Avalanche Roses and pale blue Delphiniums were combined with Gypsophila for Chloe’s bouquet and the table centrepieces with bouquets of just Gypsophila for her 6 Bridesmaids and the pew ends. Southdowns Manor is a complete blank canvas for couples to select any colour scheme or theme and the flowers chosen by Chloe and Soheil were perfect for both the time of year and the venue.
What an exceptionally busy week it has been and it seems hardly possible that it is already almost a week since our Bridal Flower Open Day.
We were inundated with visitors all day which was so pleasing to see. It was such a pleasure to meet up with couples who have already booked us to supply the flowers for their wedding and to catch up with couples we have previously met at wedding fayres and who were visiting our premises for the first time and who would now like us to quote for their 2016 and 2017 weddings.
For all of you who are still waiting to hear back from us with your quote or re-quote we apologise for the delay. Generally speaking we endeavour to get these out within the week but our Easter weekend weddings have naturally had to take priority but we will be back in touch next week.
Our diary is now pretty fully booked with consultations for the next few weekends but if you would still like to book a consultation to discuss your wedding flowers with us do please get in touch.
Below are just a few snapshots of the Open Day which we hope you will enjoy. If you were unable to make the Open Day last weekend out next one is scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th October 2016.
We are always delighted to also be joined at our Open Days by some other local wedding suppliers we work very closely with and the photographs below taken by Adam De Ste-Croix of Sainte-Croix Wedding Photography show our flowers and their products beautifully
Carros Cakes, Lila Anna Rose Stationery, Eliza Mabel Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories, Queen Bees Macarons & Sweet Treats, Hana Venn Photography
We wish you all a very Happy Easter weekend and look forward to working with you in the lead up to your weddings
It is now only two days until our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place here on Saturday 19th March from 10am to 4pm.
We have planned some beautiful arrangements for our displays in a multitude of colours and our cold store will be full of flowers so if you are getting married in the coming months and need some inspiration for your flowers please do come along.
No appointment is necessary and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
It may currently be snowing outside but these lovely sunny pictures taken last September have certainly ‘warmed us up’ on what is a far from Spring day.
Jenny & Henry were married at Thorney Island Church followed by a marquee reception in Jenny’s parent’s garden. Whilst we made all the Bridal Party Arrangements, Jenny created her own table centrepieces using flowers supplied by us. This is a part of our service which many Brides take advantage of and it is always lovely for us to see the beautiful arrangements they have created.
Jenny had requested predominantly ‘country’ style flowers with accents of blue to tie in with the Bridesmaid’s dresses and the coastal setting of their wedding.
We were delighted to see this lovely review of our services written by Jenny –
“Bridal Flowers Direct did an amazing job with our wedding flowers – I have no clue about flowers at all but they were able to take my vague ideas and produce the most perfect bouquets and flowers for arranging, whilst remaining flexible about our changing requirements. I cannot thank them enough! The whole process was very easy and we felt excellent value for money too.”
The photographs are all courtesy of Jonny MP Photography
During the cold winter months it is always lovely to look back on weddings from the previous Summer and we are delighted to share with you these stunning photographs from the July 2015 wedding of Victoria and Alex which took place at Farnham Castle in Surrey. Victoria had requested that the flowers tie in with her pale blue and white colour scheme and our flowers were even joined by goldfish on the guest tables which was definitely a first for us!
Photographs courtesy of Laura Debourde Photography – apologies there are so many but they were all too lovely to leave any out!
There are many delights to our work but the best part is working with lovely couples as they plan one of the most important days of their lives so it really is a pleasure when we receive thank you letters expressing their delight at the flowers we have supplied for their weddings. Below are just a few we have received in the past couple of weeks which we are extremely proud to share with you.
What can I say! The flowers were absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for all your time helping me and for helping on the day.
It was interesting getting to know a few different types of flowers and I will always think of you and your patience whenever I see the many flowers we discussed.
Dear Clare and Sally
The flowers were magnificent and when I saw those huge boxes I wondered how we were going to use them all. However, we did. All that remained was some gyp and eucalyptus. The blooms were much admired. So thank you for all your efforts and organisation. My friends did the pedestals and I did the arch and the matrix you created was really helpful in sorting out the flowers.
Everything went well and the flowers were simply stunning!
Thanks Mr and Mrs D!
Billy and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into our wedding flowers! We absolutely loved our day and the flowers just looked stunning. And thank you for surprising us with the flowers out on the terrace, this made the outside space that little bit more special 🙂
Just a quick note to say thank you for our wedding flowers on Saturday. They were absolutely stunning and everyone thought so!
It was a very carefree process and you made it so easy.
I am currently admiring having a home full of flowers now 🙂
Vicki & Kyle Stewart
We are regularly asked what colour flowers tie in with a teal /peacock blue colour scheme so we thought these photographs might be inspirational for anyone planning a wedding around these colours.
For her December wedding, Ailsa chose shades of pink, lilac and purple to tie in with the aqua blue dresses of her Bridesmaids and the peacock blue of the Groom’s tie and waistcoat. Coolwater and Memory Lane Roses were combined with purple Lisianthus and Limonium, Astrantia and some Eucalyptus Cinerea foliage to make the stunning bouquets and buttonholes.
For a complete contrast to her vibrant teal colour scheme, Victoria chose to incorporate orange flowers in all her Bridal Party arrangements. Orange mini Gerbera and spray Roses were combined with ivory Avalanche Roses to make all the bouquets and buttonholes for her July wedding.
Victoria’s photographs courtesy of Chris Such Images
We hope this will give you some ‘food for thought’ but as always please do get in touch with us if you need any help with the flowers for your forthcoming wedding
Last Summer we had the pleasure of working with Amy and Sarah, her Mother, as they planned the flowers for Amy and Harry’s August wedding in a marquee on a farm. Sarah wished to arrange all the venue flowers herself but they asked us to make up the Bridal Party flowers. The brief was to use flowers which would fit in with the rustic setting of the wedding and to create arrangements which looked as if they had just been picked from the surrounding countryside. One additional request was that the buttonholes should include feathers from Amy and Harry’s chickens! We are happy to accommodate all requests here at Bridal Flowers Direct!
The stunning photographs taken by Sarah Wenban Photography highlight how beautifully all the flowers tied in with the setting and theme of the wedding and we hope they will inspire those of you who are planning a similar style wedding.
Following the wedding we received this lovely email from Sarah –
Hi Sally and Clare,
We really should have got back to you earlier but just to say we had the most amazing day in August. Amy and I thought you might like some pictures to show how fabulous your flowers were. We had a lovely day with a perfect setting and great weather.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice – it really helped to create the impression of ‘one of those weddings in a magazine’ as one of our guests stated!!
Mum of the bride
If you are planning a white themed wedding then these photographs from Sharon’s wedding at Old Thorns Manor Hotel last July may provide you with inspiration. Whilst Sharon chose Avalanche Roses and Gypsophila for the Bridal Party arrangements, to compliment the emerald green dresses worn by the Bridesmaids, the table arrangements consisted of tall vases filled with white Oriental Lilies which created a stunning look in the Grand Ballroom where the reception following their ceremony took place
Following her wedding, Sharon wrote this lovely review of our services –
“I would highly recommend Bridal Flowers Direct – From the build up, the actual day and even after my wedding. Sally made me feel like I was her only client (which I clearly wasn’t), They provided my 10 bridesmaid bouquets, my bouquet, 10 button holes, 13 centre pieces and additional flowers for the ceremony. Each stem was perfect and arranged beautifully to make my venue and photos perfect and better than I had imagined.”