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)
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
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)