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

 

 

 

Autumn Wedding Flower Inspiration

As the days become shorter and the countryside around us turns distinctly autumnal, we thought we would share with you some Autumn wedding flower inspiration.

Typically, when thinking of Autumn flowers we would generally recommend warm, rich colours in accents of orange, burgundy and red. We would also suggest the inclusion of a selection of berries, seedheads, pine cones and wheat for texture and interest and to add to the overall autumnal feel

Below are photos from a few of our September and October 2016 Brides who chose different but all equally very autumnal colour schemes for their wedding flowers

Hannah – 16th September 2016

Hannah’s bridal party arrangements consisted of orange Dahlias, Scabious Seedheads, yellow Craspedia Balls, dark red Hypericum Berries, cream Stocks, cream Spray Roses, Wheat, Umbrella Fern and Rosemary which all tied in beautifully with the differing shades of her Bridesmaids dresses

(Photos courtesy of Todd Lawton Photography)

Anushka – 17th September 2016

Anushka chose dark red Dahlias, orange Roses, orange spray Roses, dark red Hypericum Berries, Pine Cones, Wheat and complimenting dark green foliage to tie in with the red dresses worn by her Bridesmaid’s. The theme continued into the Venue arrangements with led lights immersed in orange gel pearls creating a lovely autumnal ambience on the tables which were also scattered with oak leaves and pine cones

(Photos courtesy of Hana Venn Photography)

 

Hana – 6th October

We were delighted to supply the flowers for wedding photographer Hana’s wedding in October 2016. Burgundy Dahlias, Cosmos, Astrantia and Hypericum berries were mixed with peach Garden Roses, red Skimmea and berried Eucalyptus Populus foliage to create her stunning bouquet with the same flowers being used to fill beer bottles for her venue arrangements

(Photos courtesy of Alison Gaudion)

BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

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

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BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

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.

 

Bridal Flower Open Day

It is now less than a month until our next Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place on Saturday 14th October 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our premises in Horndean. If you are planning a wedding in the coming months our Open Day is an ideal opportunity to see examples of our work plus an extensive selection of cut flowers and our team will be on hand all day to chat through your ideas with you.

No appointment is necessary and feel free to bring along any family members / friends.

We look forward to meeting you

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BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY

It is now only just over a week until our next Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place on Saturday 11th March from 10.00 am – 4 pm here at our premises in Horndean. Our Open Days are an ideal opportunity to see an extensive selection of Bridal Party and Venue Arrangements as well as a wide range of cut flowers suitable for weddings.

No appointment is necessary and our team will be on hand all day to discuss your ideas with you.

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Kelly & Sam who were married at St Mary’s Church in Funtington and then held their reception at Farbridge, near Chichester in August 2016 attended one of our  Open Days prior to their wedding. Whilst Kelly already had an idea of her requirements for the Bridal Party flowers, they both found the Open Day useful for choosing their venue arrangements as it enabled them to see exactly what their flowers would look like.

The photographs below courtesy of Lucy Lou Photography show all the flowers from Kelly & Sam’s wedding day and we hope you enjoy them as much as we have

Vineyard Wedding

On a grey, windy February day there is nothing better than being reminded of hot sunny days and these photographs sent to us by Hazel & Tommy have certainly achieved this.

The couple had originally booked another venue for their wedding but then had to make a last minute change and chose Three Choirs Vineyard, Wickham, Hampshire for their August 2016 wedding.

Hazel had been recommended to us by one of her friends for whom we had supplied wedding flowers the previous year.  Whilst Hazel wished the flowers to be predominantly ivory she asked us to inject some colour in the form of coral mini Gerberas  and the simplicity of all the arrangements reflected the relaxed nature of their venue.

Hazel and Tommy could not have been luckier with the weather on their wedding day with their dream of being married amongst the vines being realised.

These photographs courtesy of Tom Langford – Weddings by Tom have truly captured the happiness of the couples wedding day and have definitely brought a smile to our faces.