We were thrilled with the attendance at our last Open Day in October and have been very busy since then meeting up with couples to discuss their wedding flowers in more detail and putting together their quotes
Our next Open Day will take place in the Spring of 2019 and we will post the date as soon as it is fixed in the calendar. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these photographs taken of some of the displays from October courtesy of Hana Venn Photography – Hampshire Wedding Photographer
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
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
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.
Wishing all our couples a very happy new year and here’s hoping it is a good one for us all. We have been inundated with enquiries over the festive period and are now working through them all.
Advance notification that our offices will be closed on Saturday 14th January 2017 but we will be open again as usual on Monday 16th January 2017.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and do continue to send your enquiries to us.
We are delighted that we will be exhibiting at several events in the coming weeks so if you are planning a wedding do pop along to any of them as we would love to meet you
Sunday 8th January 2017 – Southdowns Manor Open Day – 12 – 5 pm
Sunday 22nd January 2017 – Southend Barns Winter Wedding Fair – 10.30 am – 3 pm
Saturday 28th January 2017 – All Saints Church, Catherington Wedding Fayre – 10 am – 2pm
Sunday 19th February 2017 – Old Thorns Wedding Fayre – 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday 11th March – OUR OWN BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY – 10 am – 4 pm
In the meantime a lovely photo to share with you from one of our October Brides which beautifully showcases her stunning natural look bouquets
Liz originally contacted us to discuss cut flower supply only for her wedding which was taking place at Lower Grange Farm in Kent in July. During the course of the conversation we mentioned our Bridal Flower make up service and although the wedding was taking place away from our delivery area, Liz decided that she could organise for a family member to collect the Bridal Party Arrangements on their way to the wedding and we would then courier the cut flowers directly to the venue earlier in the week so she had them in plenty of time to fill the jars she had collected and decorated.
After several emails and phone calls the order was finalised and the photos sent to us by Liz show the beautiful end results.
This is a perfect example of the way in which DIY Brides can create their own venue arrangements whilst leaving us to make the bouquets, buttonholes and corsages which alleviates some of the stress in the days before the wedding.
If you are interested in us providing a similar service for your wedding, please do get in touch – we are always happy to discuss all the options available to you and chat through any of your ideas.
Photographs courtesy of The Life Romantic – Alternative Wedding Photography
(to see more photos from this amazing wedding visit their blog and click on Liz and Andy’s Festival Wedding)
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!!
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.