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
Apologies for the lack of recent posts but we seem to have been swept off our feet all Summer ……..
Whilst we spend most of the summer months putting together Bridal Party and Venue arrangements for Brides who wish to take advantage of our full wedding service there are some Brides who wish to be more creative and ‘hands on’ with their wedding flowers so ask us to supply just the flowers they require. In these cases, we are always happy to offer any advice needed regarding flower varieties and the quantities which are likely to be required to create their arrangements.
Lorna was one such Bride, who in August 2015, put together all the arrangements for her wedding and it is lovely to see we have been mentioned in an article on the blog of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Please click on the link below to see pictures from the wedding and to read the lovely comments from Lorna.
If you are a DIY Bride looking to make all or some of your wedding flower arrangements do get in touch. If you only wish to make your venue arrangements, we are happy to quote for making the Bridal Party Arrangements which may alleviate some of the stress!!
It is always lovely to receive testimonials from our Brides but to see us mentioned in a wedding blog is very special.
We supplied the flowers for the wedding of Vanessa and James at Gate Street Barn, Surrey last August and Vanessa had been a regular blogger on ‘So You’re Getting Married’ in the lead up to her wedding.
In her final post, written after her wedding, Vanessa praised the work of many of the suppliers she had hired for her wedding and we are delighted to have been included
To read the blog please click on the following link –
Photographs courtesy of Foto Memories Photography
On a cold, wet, windy August day the only option to remind us that we did briefly have a Summer is to look back at some photographs from one of our early July weddings.
Anna and James had originally attended one of our Bridal Flower Open Days at which they outlined the plans for their wedding which was to take place at Duncton Mill, a beautiful location on the West Sussex border. They were to have an outdoor ceremony conducted by a family member followed by a reception in a tipi next to the lake.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding Anna and James worked tirelessly to create the wedding of their dreams with the flowers being an integral part of their plans. Their brief was for us to create a look which reflected the outdoor theme of the wedding using primarily country meadow style flowers. Anna wished her bouquet to be made from the same flowers with bouquets of just daisies for the Bridesmaids. The buttonholes were then made from a mixed selection of flowers and bound with natural raffia. Jam jars were attached to shepherds crooks to line the aisle and were also placed along the guest tables in the tipi.
As you will see from the photographs below taken by Zara Price Photography the overall finished look was stunning and a testament to all the hard work by everyone involved. Following the wedding we received these lovely words from Anna
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. James said that it was all very rushed on the morning and he could not have done it without you!
We love it when Brides send in photographs from their weddings and these stunning ones from the May wedding of Emma and Dan are no exception. The wedding which took place at Earnley Grange, Earnley, Nr Chichester, West Sussex was pretty much a DIY wedding so whilst we made all the Bridal Party arrangements Emma had also ordered cut flowers from us to create her own venue arrangements.
Sweet Avalanche Roses and pale pink Hydrangeas, which complimented the Bridesmaid’s dresses, were combined with Tanacetum Daisies and Gypsophila to add to the summery country look.
The stunning photographs below were all taken by Katy Cain
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
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
Last Saturday was our Bridal Flower Open Day which was attended by in excess of 50 Brides / Grooms and their families. We were inundated with enquiries and now have a busy few weeks compiling quotes and meeting with couples who booked appointments for consultations with us. It was lovely to see so many people and we were also delighted to be joined by local companies Eliza Mabel, Queen Bees Treats, Carro’s Cakes, Hana Venn Photography and Quaint and Quirky Event Hire who all loved being part of the day.
Our Bridal Flower Open Days are a great opportunity to view an extensive range of Bridal Party and Venue Arrangements and a wide range of cut flowers suitable for weddings. Feedback from those who attended was that it is so useful to be able to see flowers ‘in the flesh’ so to speak and to be able to look at and hold bouquets of differing sizes and shapes.
We are grateful to all those who attended the Open Day but if you were unable to make it, our next one will take place on Saturday 28th March 2015.
In the meantime here are just a few pictures from last weekend
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.
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,
“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”