Rustic Themed 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!!

Thanks again,

Sarah

Mum of the bride

Wedding Photographs

At the end of last year we contacted our 2014 Brides and asked them to send in photographs showing the flowers we supplied for their wedding. We were delighted to receive so many beautiful photographs and lovely testimonials which we would like to share with you in the coming weeks and hope they will be an inspiration if you are planning your own forthcoming wedding. We are very proud of the quality of the flowers and the arrangements we design and we hope you will love the photographs as much as we do.

The photographs, taken by Steven & Karen Salmon of All Occasions Photography, were sent in by Caroline and Peter who were married on the 27th September at Portchester Church followed by a reception at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea.

Caroline also wrote this lovely testimonial:
“I would highly recommend Bridal Flowers Direct for any wedding. They helped us come up with the perfect design to bring together our favourite flowers & colour theme for our special day. My bouquet was lovely & they decorated our reception venue beautifully. We had so many nice comments on all of our flowers & they lasted so well. Thanks for helping to make our big day so perfect, you were fab!”

Photographs courtesy of www.alloccasionsphotography.co.uk

 

We Love Testimonials!!

Not one or two but three lovely testimonials from recent Brides received today – always such a pleasure to receive them and to know that our flowers continue to delight all those who see them.

“Dear Sally,

I just wanted to drop you a line to say how delighted we were with the flowers and beautiful bouquets that you supplied for my daughter’s wedding. They were exactly what Rosemary wanted and all the flowers were much admired by the guests.

With best wishes,

Alison”

“Sally and all at Nursery Fresh – thank you for everything.
When we walked into the Barn on our wedding day we were blown away. The flower arrangements were just what we wanted. The bouquets and buttonholes were perfect too. Thanks again!
Leighton & Gemma xx”

“Hi Sally and all the team!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing all the flowers for my wedding last Saturday.
They were absolutely gorgeous and I loved them! The flowers were stunning and everyone has said how fantastic they looked. The colours went really well with the theme and looked amazing against the bridesmaid dresses.
We really can’t thank you enough for all your hard work! Even after a week the bouquets are still looking fab!
Thank you so much!
Jemma & Dave Xx”

One Weekend – Ten Weddings!

As we draw breath from an extremely busy weekend in which we supplied flowers to 10 weddings and prepare ourselves for another busy week just a few photographs which we thought we would share with you.

Starting with some of the bouquets – all in varying colours which proves we can supply flowers to suit all colour schemes and themes.

And some very pretty buttonholes, corsages, wands and hair circlets

And finally some stunning venue arrangements

Upwaltham Barn Wedding

Take a look at these stunning photos which have been sent to us by Emily and Liam who married at Upwaltham Barns in June. We think you will agree the flowers complimented the setting, colour scheme and theme of the wedding beautifully.

In her email accompanying the photos Emily wrote –

“Hi Sally
As promised, here’s a handful of snaps of our wonderful wedding day and the gorgeous flowers  They were truly perfect!
Thank you so much again.
Emily”

Photographs by Roberta Matis Photography – www.robertamatis.com

Busy Weekend …

Wow, what a weekend – we supplied flowers to five weddings which equated to a total of 5 Bridal Bouquets, 16 Bridesmaid Bouquets, 45 Buttonholes and 10 Corsages not to mention more jam jars than we would care to count!! We had two set ups – the first at The Tournerbury Woods Estate and the second at Upwaltham Barns.

We have already received this lovely testimonial from Emily & Liam who were married at Upwaltham Barns on Saturday-

 

Hi Sally and Clare,
What can I say other than WOW!! The flowers were so amazing, everything we imagined and so much more 🙂 Especially the bouquets, just perfect!
Thank you for helping to make our day so special. We had so much fun 🙂
Sincerest thanks again
Emily and Liam x

 

We hope you enjoy the photographs we took during the set ups and the Brides have promised us more photos once they return from their honeymoons

Tournerbury Estate Wedding

Upwaltham Barns Wedding

DIY Wedding Flowers

We have just received these photographs from a very clever Mother of the Bride who created beautiful arrangements for her daughter’s wedding using cut flowers supplied by us. If you have a creative family member or friend or just fancy creating your own wedding arrangements do get in touch with us to discuss your particular requirements or complete the enquiry form

Following the wedding we received this lovely email from the Mother of the Bride –

Dear Sally

A big thank you from all of us for the fabulous flowers. We were all delighted with the choices and so pleased that all the colours worked out. Please thank the team for their preparation, advice and help.

H W

(All photographs courtesy of Stephen Owen)

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to you all and especially to all the Brides and their families who are planning weddings in the coming months.

It is looking as if it is going to be an extremely busy year for us and we are looking forward to supplying all the Brides who are already booked with us. If you have still to organise the flowers for your wedding do get in touch with us either by phone, email or by completing the online enquiry form.

We are always delighted to receive testimonials from Brides we have supplied and here are just a few of the more recent ones:-

Hi Clare,
Flowers eventually arrived and were beautiful. You’d also perfectly judged the numbers of flowers I needed for what I wanted to do. I think I finished the last arrangement with one carnation, a small section of chrysanthemum and a few pieces of Gypsophilia to spare.
Many thanks, Fiona 

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much for providing our wedding flowers. They were so beautiful. You really saved my bacon offering such gorgeous blooms at wholesale prices as well as offering a make-up service. I had originally intended to do it all myself – what madness! I know Mum has already been in touch to express her appreciation of your fine quality flowers.

Thanks again for everything.
With all good wishes,
Rosie C

Dear Sally

I am just writing to thank you for the absolutely stunning flower arrangements that you created for me in such little time for my wedding on the 16th December. I was delighted with the size of the roses and the overall look they created at the venue. Every arrangement including the bridesmaid combs totally exceeded my expectations and I am so glad you were able to provide our wedding flowers. I will absolutely recommend you in nay way I can.

Many thanks again – I just can’t express how delighted we were

With best wishes

B & C

We were particularly pleased to receive the above testimonial as the Bride and Groom live in Norway so the whole booking process from initial enquiry to the delivery of the flowers was carried out by email and we never actually met the Bride. The wonders of modern technology and just proves that anything is possible no matter the distances involved!

We are also always delighted to receive photographs taken by the official photographer on the wedding day. Below are just a sample of some of those we have been sent – a big thank you to all the Brides & Grooms who sent them in and to the photographers for allowing us to display their photographs

Jess & Andy – Farbridge, Lavant – 29th March 2013

 

 

Kim & Lewis – Old Thorns Hotel, Liphook – 12th July 2013

(Photography by Ian Burnett, Portsmouth)

 

 

Sarah & James – Crouchers Hotel, Chichester – 20th September 2013

(Photography by J Stock Photography, Southampton)

 

 

Natalie & Paul – Royal Marine Museum, Eastney – 5th October 2013

(Photography by Jade Lisa Photography)

Bridal Flower Open Day

A record number of Brides, Grooms and their families attended the Bridal Flowers Direct Open Day on Saturday 23rd November.

We were kept extremely busy all day booking consultations and compiling notes for quotes which we are now putting together for weddings taking place in the coming months.

We hope we had time to speak to as many attendees as possible but if you still wish to talk to us about the flowers for your wedding please contact us on 023 9259 1422 or complete our online enquiry form by clicking on the Your Wedding Enquiry link.

Below is a selection of photographs of the arrangements that were on display and we have also now updated our gallery with photographs of weddings we have supplied throughout the year – please click on Examples of our Work to view these.

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CHANGE OF SEASONS REFLECTED IN OUR WEDDINGS

From traditional white flowers for last months Civil Partnership of Sharon & Keeley to autumnal shades arranged in pumpkins for last weekend’s Kirdford Barn wedding of Georgina and Kieran, the team at Bridal Flowers Direct are still busy and the weddings supplied are reflecting the changes in seasons.

The photographs below are just some of the images we have from recent late Summer and early Autumn weddings all of which we hope will inspire those Brides looking to choose the flowers for their own wedding day.

Please do not forget our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place at our premises in Horndean on Saturday 23rd November and will provide an opportunity for further inspiration as well as a chance to chat to members of the team.

(please see EVENTS page for full details and to download a flyer)

Judging by the recent testimonials we have received (see TESTIMONIALS page) our flowers are still continuing to delight and we have already taken bookings for 2014 from guests and relatives who have attended weddings we have supplied.