The weeks just seem to keep rolling by, each one is filled with some of the most beautiful blooms to date – I’m fickle, each week brings a new favourite bouquet or a new floral crush. With only 2 weddings booked in for this weekend, we’ve also had a moment to catch our breath and write list upon list for the coming weeks floral extravaganzas.
First up were Kelly and Dan, such an amazing chilled out couple. They chose to tie the knot at Herons Barn, which was such a great match to their personalities. Their whole day was about creating a soft romantic vibe with lots of textures, hessian and flowers.
Kelly carried a bouquet of cosmos, dahlias, thistle, nigella, snapdragons, astilbe, sweet peas, lisianthus, scented geranium leaves, lavender, rosemary, purple sage, mint, scabiosa and veronica.
The night before Kelly and Dan’s big day I was busy picking things from my garden to enhance the scent. I’m totally obsessed with scented geranium leaves and I knew when I met Kelly and Dan they just HAD to be included.
Next up Rachel and Gareth tied the know at Ufton Court on Sunday. This couple have been the most fun to work with and there’s such joy walking away from a venue set up thinking “thats so them!” Rachel is a hair dresser and often works on clients wedding hair so she’s seen all sorts of different weddings in her time. Opting for a rose filled affair, Rachel’s bouquet contained some of my favourite rose varieties.
Rachel’s bouquet contained Mentha roses, Safi roses, Old Dutch roses, Amnesia roses, Sweet Avalanche roses and Bombastic roses with the most subtle hints of scented berried eucalyptus. Although the roses are not the heady scented old English varieties, there was still the most amazing soft scent about this bouquet. Almost as if the roses had inhaled a parma violet or two.
We are now busy beavering away preparing list after list ready for 3 wonderful flower filled weddings this weekend. Now we just need a little sun.
I can’t wait to share some of the gorgeous images from Becky and Jo’s big day at Ufton Court. With my favourite colour scheme of the moment … peach, white, sage green and hints of soft grey. The arrangements are filled with some of my favourite flowers including Bombastic spray roses, dahlias and … dare I say it … peach carnations!
Becky’s bouquet was filled to the brim with berried eucalyptus, white dahlias, scented sweet peas, blush Bombastic spray roses, succulents, Majolika spray roses, Apple Tea carnations and softly scented wax flower. I have to admit its one of my favourite bouquets of the season, the soft peach tones are subtle enough to provide a slightly warm blush to the whites. More carnations please!
Wearing nude dresses, the bridesmaids bouquets were a smaller version of Becky’s bouquet, with those utterly wonderful dahlias taking centre stage.
I’ve preached and preached about how much I love adventurous buttonholes and Jo’s buttonhole completely sums my rants. Gorgeous soft silver tones from the succulents are complimented with the sweetly scented waxflower and dusty millar.
Becky and Jo’s big day took place at Ufton Court, I know I shouldn’t have favourites but its an amazing venue, with amazing staff where nothing is too much trouble. You can completely personalise the space and we’ve seen it transformed from seas of rustic sunflowers to elegant silver flute vases.
Becky chose these wonderful silver flute vases filled with flowers to compliment the bridal party but still keeping the wild country garden feel that works so well at Ufton Court. We also opted to team these tall arrangements with some little flower displays around the base with silver tea light pumpkin vases completing the look.
The cake was amazing, with gorgeous iced bee’s and delicate lace flowers adorning all 3 layers. The simple rustic circlet around the base of the cake is a great way to add floral decoration to a cake with such intricate detail.
Hannah visited with her mother, Diane a few months ago to discuss all the flowers for Hannah’s big day. Filling me in on all the details including lots of DIY bunting which would be hung throughout Ufton Court. I love setting up wedding flowers at Ufton Court, such an amazing venue and each wedding we do there is completely different! Hannah had chosen a colour palette of peach, blue and yellow, based around the amazing soft lemon bridesmaids dresses and her groom’s love of cornflowers.
I admit it … I am a complete David Austin rose-a-holic. This gorgeous Juliette rose is my absolute favourite, teamed with the soft blue delphiniums and deeper blue cornfowers, this is a bouquet I’m seriously considering for my wedding day!
I always feel a little uneasy uttering the word “carnation” but this soft peach Apple Tea carnation is perfect for weddings, just the right shade, not too orange and not too pink. I’m sure when I suggest it brides think I’ve completely lost the plot, but I hope you’ll agree, its a stunning carnation.
Do you love Hannah’s colour palette? Let us know what you think! xx