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.
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
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.
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
One of the bonuses of working in the wedding industry is meeting fellow suppliers. One such supplier we have had the pleasure of working with on many occasions is wedding photographer Hana Venn-Richards. We were therefore honoured and delighted when Hana asked us to supply the flowers for her own wedding in October.
Hana had chosen a beautiful autumnal colour scheme of burgundy and gold and wished the relaxed atmosphere of their pub venue to be reflected in all the arrangements. Peach Garden Roses were combined with burgundy Dahlias, Scabious, Astrantia, red Skimmea, dark red Hypericum berries, brown Cosmos and Eucalyptus Populus foliage. Brown beer bottles which Hana and Matt had collected, with the help of family and friends, were filled with the same flowers and foliage and placed around the pub.
Following her wedding, Hana wrote us this lovely review –
“MY FLOWERS WERE INCREDIBLE!!!! Absolutely blew my mind. I was a little bridezilla about them (sorry…), but Sally was incredible, and seriously I didn’t need to worry! Clare is a flower creation genius, and honestly, they are better than I could have even imagined. I hardly put them down all day, people were talking about them more than me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!”
Below, is a selection of photographs taken at Hana’s wedding by Ali Gaudion Wedding Photographer
If you are looking for inspiration for winter wedding flowers then look no further than these beautiful photographs courtesy of Fiona Mills Art Photography taken at the wedding of Geoff & Jess at the beginning of November. The couple were married at Chichester Baptist Church followed by a reception at Southend Barns and all the flowers were chosen to tie in with their ‘elegant vintage Jane Austen’ themed wedding and the navy blue dresses worn by the Bridesmaids. White Anemones and Lisianthus were combined with ivory Garden Roses, blue Eryngium (thistles), Silver Brunia, Senecio and Eucalyptus foliage to create all the Bridal Party, Church and Venue Arrangements.
We were so delighted to see so many couples attend our Open Day in October and even more delighted that many of them have now booked us to supply the flowers for their 2017 weddings.
We have just received these stunning photos from Hana Venn Photography who joined us on the day. We have worked with Hana on many of our 2016 weddings and even supplied the flowers for her own wedding a few weeks ago.
For those of you who were unable to make the Open Day these are a taster of the displays we had on show and also notice that our 2017 Open Days are to take place on Saturday 11th March and Saturday 14th October so please do make a note of these in your 2017 diaries when you get them
All photos courtesy of Hana Venn Photography (Macarons by Queens Bees Treats and Stationery by Lily Anna Rose)
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