Open Day Photographs

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

 

Southdowns Manor Weddings

We are extremely lucky to be located in an area which has so many beautiful wedding venues and one such venue is Southdowns Manor.

Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, this stunning exclusive use venue is the perfect choice for your wedding.

Whilst the venue can cater for up to 150 guests, it is also suitable for smaller, more intimate weddings and the friendly professional team ensure the smooth running of your wedding right from the initial planning stages to the end of your ‘big’ day.

As a preferred supplier we are delighted to regularly work with couples marrying at Southdowns Manor. The venue is a blank canvas when it comes to flower choices and we have supplied everything from classic and formal to more rustic and relaxed arrangements.

We have recently received photographs from two Southdowns Manor weddings we supplied in December 2017 which show examples of different styles of work.

Katherine and Steve requested that all their flowers work around the rose gold theme they had chosen. Katherine’s bouquet consisted of ivory Garden Roses, Sweet Avalanche and Earl Grey Roses, white Ranunculas with silver grey tones being picked up in the Trailing Amaranthus, Senecio and Eucalyptus Populus foliage. The two Bridesmaid’s carried single stems of ivory Garden Roses which were bound with rose gold wire. Buttonholes were made with ivory spray Roses with foliage to compliment the Bridal bouquet and were also bound with rose gold wire. Katherine had meticulously sprayed a selection of jars and bottles with rose gold paint which we filled with a selection of flowers to match the Bridal Party Arrangements and then placed in the centre of each of the guest tables. Garlands of Eucalyptus Populus foliage and the smallest LED lights we have ever seen were used to adorn signage placed around the venue and wooden crates in the entrance hall.

Following their wedding we received this lovely email from Katherine and Steve –

” We both want to thank you soooo much for all of your hard work on our wedding day! The flowers were stunningly beautiful & the decor you created was incredible! I wish you could’ve seen our reaction when we saw everything you had done! My bouquet was absolutely perfect, you honestly did such an amazing job & we are so thankful! Right from the beginning you’ve been so helpful every step of the way!

We’ve had a house full of flowers over Christmas, I loved it!

Many thanks & much love, Katherine & Steve xxx”

The overall effect was stunning as shown in the photos courtesy of Beki Young Photography

 

Nikki and Mike chose flowers in shades of ivory, blue and silver for their 28th December wedding. Nikki’s bouquet was created using Avalanche Roses, ivory spray Roses, blue Eryngium and Gypsophila with Silver Brunia, Senecio, silver Pine Cones and Eucalyptus Populus foliage providing the accents of silver. Bridesmaid’s carried smaller versions of the Bridal bouquet and all the buttonholes consisted of a selection of the same flowers including mini silver pine cones in the buttonhole worn by the Groom. Silver votives filled with Gypsophila and blue Eryngium surrounded the crystal tea light holders supplied by the Venue and a garland of foliage interspersed with votives and hurricane lamps ran along the length of the top table.

Despite it being December, Nikki and Mike were blessed with a beautiful day weather wise and the amazing photos courtesy of Lucy Lou Photography highlight the way the flowers truly complimented the time of year

If you wish to see more examples of our work and discuss your own wedding flowers why not come along to our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place on Saturday 17th March at our premises in Horndean from 10am – 4 pm

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

 

 

 

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

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.

 

Love My Dress Article

Apologies for the lack of recent posts but we are now well and truly into wedding season and the days and weeks seem to be flying by.

We are so thrilled to have one of our winter weddings featured on the blog of Love My Dress 

Rebecca and Tom were married at Gate Street Barn, Surrey in February and had the crispest of winter days as the photos by Jessica Reeve Photography show.

Rebecca had chosen arrangements of primarily Eucalyptus foliage interspersed with white flowers to depict the time of year and to compliment the pale blue Bridesmaid dresses.

Complimenting us on the service we provided, Rebecca writes –

“The florist was delightful to deal with and totally ‘saw’ what I wanted- lots of greenery – eucalyptus, baby’s breath, ivy and then cream roses and flowers.  She made the venue look even better than I had hoped.”

To see the full article click on the following link –

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2017/06/pronovias-whites-neutrals-winter-wedding-gate-street-barn-surrey.html#outer

 

Happy New Year

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

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