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

 

 

 

BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

Busy day preparing for our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place tomorrow – Saturday 15th October from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

If you are planning a wedding in the coming months do pop along and see an extensive range of wedding flower arrangements and chat through your ideas with one of our team.

Also joining us on the day will be Hana Venn Photography, Queen Bees, Eliza Mabel and Lily Anna Rose Stationery

Below a taster of displays from our March 2016 Open Day to give you an idea of what to expect tomorrow – photographs courtesy of Sainte Croix Photography

HAPPY EASTER

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

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

Bridal Flower Open Day Photographs

Some beautiful photographs taken by the very talented Hana Venn Photogrpahy at our recent Bridal Flower Open Day of our work plus some of the products of Eliza Mabel, Queens Bees Treats, Carros Cakes and Creative Wedding Workshop. We hope you will enjoy the photos and that they will provide inspiration to any of you planning your own wedding

Bridal Flower Open Day

Our next Bridal Flower Open Day takes place in just over a month at our premises in Horndean on Saturday 28th March from 10.00 – 4.00. If you or anyone you know is planning a wedding in the coming months do pop along at anytime during the day. No appointment is necessary. We will all be on hand to show you an extensive display of Bridal Party & Venue Arrangements plus our cold store will have a wide selection of cut flowers for you to view. We look forward to meeting you and discussing the flowers for your wedding.

We we will also be joined by the following local suppliers who will all be delighted to discuss their particular wedding services with you.

Eliza Mabel –  Child Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories

Hana Venn Photography

Carro’s Cakes

Queen Bees Treats – Macarons, Meringue Kisses and all things yummy!

Quaint & Quirky Event Styling

Open Day Flyer March 2015