So i'm currently writing this with my cat sat right in front of me on my table, trying to stop him from leaning his big belly on the space bar! Hes a softy. I've realised that this year i missed a big chunk of the year with no new blog posts from March - October... I don't know why and not sure if anyone else can relate to this but i seem to blog less in the summer and more in autumn and winter. Maybe because in the summer i'm out more and pottering around in the garden and socialising, and when it gets colder i almost hibernate and spend a lot more time on my computer with emails as there's a lot of newly engaged couples that time of the year so more inquiries for me. I can't believe how quickly autumn has come around! I had a lovely bride and groom who have booked me a few weeks ago for September next year and their flowers are autumn bliss! Cannot wait to create their wedding flowers.
I've realised how much my workshop has needed a change around, I've been that busy that i haven't had the time to have a good tidy up and change of layout since spring... so i have set myself and my mum from Wedding Delights (whose display room is inside my workshop) to have a good clear up and change around. After we have done the mammoth task we will be holding Wedding Open Days at my workshop to meet new bride & grooms to discuss their requirements for their big day and get a quote! We will also have tables set up with designs made to look at.
It's been such a busy wedding season for me with 1-3 weddings a weekend and prepping and making in week days that summer has flown by. It's now October and all i can think about is Sedems (mines thriving in my garden at the moment!) bronze foliages, Roses Hips, Pumpkins, Chinese Lanterns, Viburnum Berries, Hydrangeas turning a gorgeous deep burgundy colour and the last load of flowers from my Sweetpeas out in my garden. I do love the massive choice of flowers in autumn that are available, such texture and earthiness they give. Soon it'll be christmas and the blue spruce will be coming out with the sliced oranges and cinnamon sticks (so excited), i now offer a service to decorate any space for christmas for your home or business, if you're interested in more information Click Here.
Before settling in to autumn i thought i'd do a appreciation post for the lovely summer weddings i have supplied flowers for. Here are some pictures of just some of the the flowers i've had the pleasure to design and supply to some really lovely bride and grooms (in no order) Please have a look at the pictures below-
If you'd like to see more pictures of flowers designed by me of real weddings please Click Here.
Its been a lovely year so far and i have created some amazing wedding flowers, super excited for the weddings i have booked for next year so far. And super appreciative to do my job and be around beautiful objects and be apart of someone's wedding day.
Thanks for reading!
If you're planning your wedding and are looking at wedding flowers then please get in touch for a quote (either by email or free no obligation consultation) .
The last few weeks i have created some really lovely wedding flowers. So last Saturday i got the honour of creating wedding flowers for the lovely Becci & Alastair. Becci new straight away the style and feel she was going for. She originally wanted peonies but unfortunately her wedding didn't fall on their season! She wanted flowers that would give the same ambience then peonies give so she chose gorgeous Garden Roses, i sourced David Austin 'Patient' Roses and they smelt sooo good! She also had Hydrangeas, Lizianthus (without the bids), Gypsophila and White Soda Roses (my new favourite white roses).
Her bouquet (pictured above) was a rounded hand tied bouquet, giving the ambiance of real fluffiness and luxury. This style of bouquet is getting more popular, goes very well with the more glamourous styles, diamontes/ pearls go very well with the flowers.
For Becci's bridesmaid bouquet (picture to the left) she had a smaller version of her bouquet without the hydrangea. Giving off those same fluffy, classy textures. She also prefered the small headed Gypsophila rather than the bigger headsed Gypsophila.
Here is Becci's bouquets and buttonholes in there travel box ready to leave my workshop.
When Becci came to me for our first meeting she knew exactly what she wanted for her centrepieces too. With a hint of simple but classy she chose a larger gold jar with 3 white Roses and Gypsophila and then 5 smaller jars around with a mixture of the garden Roses, Hydrangea and Gypsophila and in between them little tea lights.
With some left over petals i threw some petals down the aisle, i think they just finish the room off lovely!
I really enjoyed creating Becci & Alastair's wedding flowers, Becci commented on a instagram post i posted of her flowers and said they were perfect, so happy and makes my job all worth it. All i could want to hear!
If you want to see some more pictures of Becci & Alastair's wedding flower please Click Here.
If you're getting married and would like to start to look at what you'd like for your wedding flowers please get in touch-
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Author - Emily Rimer