The Elephant Hotel, Venues, Wedding Flowers

Kathleen and Jay’s Big Day

If your a regular reader of this blog, or a customer who frequents the shop you will know there is nothingI love more than a vase of sweet peas! They are just one of those flowers that I could stick my face in for hours and keep on breathing in their heavenly scent. For that reason alone they are one of my all time favourite wedding flowers. If they are in season they will be in for a mention in a wedding consultation. I don't think I've met someone yet that doesn't like them! When I met Kathleen and Jay to talk wedding flowers back in gloomy January, the sweet pea was mentioned as one of their must haves. I won't go into the ins and outs of seasonality, but the beginning of April is a touch early for my most favourite wedding flower. We somehow managed to get in these lilac beauties pictured above in Kathleen's wedding bouquet and I think you'll agree they are absolute stunners! Teamed with scented seasonal muscari, deep purple lisianthus, Amnesia roses, Ocean Song roses, fresh...

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Flowers, Pretty Things, Supplier focus, Wedding Flowers

Supplier Focus – Hannah McClune Photography

We were lucky enough to work with the super talented (and also very lovely) Hannah McClune back in May 2013. I know, its taken us forever to blog the amazing images she took of Tracey and Simon's big day, but, we're sure you'll agree they are worth the wait! We know once you take a look at Hannah's images below you'll be hooked. As well as shooting fabulous weddings, she also takes baby portraits and family shots. Hannah's definately one to watch, after scooping  the Wedding Industry Expert award for " Best new photographer, Berkshire" we're pretty sure she'll be on to even greater things in 2014. Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour The men wore succulent and herb buttonholes. Here's simon getting pinned, the succulent is the perfect match next to his charcoal/blue suit. I love playing with textures on buttonholes, for any regular readers of our blog you'll know I've done an extensive post on boutonniers ... get the lowdown here Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Tracey's bouquet was filled with Sweet Avalanche roses, peonies, Majolika spray roses,...

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Flowers, Some little thoughts, The Olde Bell, Venues, Wedding Flowers

Anemones and Roses at the Olde Bell, Hurley

  Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Firstly I have to give a huge shout out to the rather wonderful Kathryn Edwards Photography, who provided all the wonderful images your about to feast your eyes on. As you can see from the gorgeous pictures of Kuofi and Matthews big day at The Olde Bell, Kathryn manages to capture all those details and beautiful intimate moments. One talented lady! Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Kuofi's bouquet was filled with David Austin Patience roses (divine scent!) poppy like anemones, bombastic spray roses, viburnum berries, scented rosemary, ranunculus and vintage pink amnesia roses. I think this has to be one of my favourite colour combinations at the moment, especially with the petrol blue viburnum berries! I love the simplicity of the bouquet, its a gorgeous mix of vintage tones with soft ivory and rustic hints. Kuofi's bouquet was bound in twine, reflecting the gardens at The Olde Bell, Hurley. Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Thank you again to Kathryn who sent through these images, you...

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Wedding Flowers

Dusky Country Garden Wedding

From the moment we met Tanya and Angus way back in September last year we knew the flowers were right up our street! Sage greens Soft pinks Dusky purples Basically a whole lot of heaven. Brides-to-be take note: Tanya provided us with the most amazing book of fabric samples allowing us to match everything perfectly. It was such a joy to have this piece of kit at our disposal! Clusters of vases adorned the tables, each filled with peonies, Amnesia roses, veronica, scented eucalyptus and herbs, flowering nigella and Majolica spray roses. I know I shouldn’t have favourites but Tanyas bouquet has to be one of my favourite of the year so far. Filled to the brim with blousy peonies, little groupings of ivory Majolika spray roses, darts of veronica, nigella and to top it off …sweet peas! Yum! Congratulations to Tanya and Angus. We love getting professional photographs of our flowers and these were provided by the Groom’s company www.angusthomas.com

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Some little thoughts, The Elephant Hotel, Wedding Flowers

Roses are Red

Red and gorgeous! Marshmallow Piano roses are my current new beau … they make my heart skip a few beats. I’ve always wanted to use them in a bridal bouquet and finally I got my chance! How happy we’re we when a beautiful bride asked us to create the wedding bouquet filled with berried ivy (delicious – although not when eaten) scented eucalyptus, the marshmallows aka Piano roses and Red Naomi roses. Seriously romantic, seriously seasonal, seriously gorgeous. More please! Take a look at some more of our wedding work here: https://greenparlour.com/blog/category/wedding-flowers/

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Some little thoughts, Wedding Flowers

Spring Is in the Air

Spring is in the air We’re a few weeks late on the ‘love is in the air’ theme, so we thought we’d skip straight to spring. Officially my favourite wedding bouquet ever! I’m head over heals in love with this gorgeous spring inspired wedding bouquet filled with anemones, scented lilac, parrot tulips, skimmia, blush Majolika spray roses and blousy ranunculus. I almost couldn’t bring myself to deliver it to the bride. Want want want! There are lots more gorgeous white wedding bouquets here: https://greenparlour.com/blog/category/wedding-flowers/white-wedding-flowers/

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The Elephant Hotel, Wedding Flowers

Emily + Andrew’s Winter Wedding

Emily and Andrew first came to see us over two years ago, whilst this is super organized, it made the whole process of choosing the right flowers for them completely stress free. We had time to source, suggest and show them lots of different items, ideas and of course flowers! They chose to get married at The Elephant Hotel in Pangbourne for its truly relaxed vibe and super chilled out atmosphere. The perfect setting for the winter wonderland wedding of their dreams. The final touches to the ceremony room included these rather ‘WOW’ candelabras, which I found just days before the wedding. A rushed email to Emily and Andrew with attached pictures and they loved them too. The flowers were designed to create a wonderfully romantic setting, with an undertone of 1940’s vintage glamour. Completely up my street! White Akito roses, were combined with berried ivy, viburnum berries, steely green eucalyptus, scented freesias, Avalanche roses and hints of Amnesia roses to create luxurious, opulent table centres. We all absolutely fell in love with the large silver pedestal bowls and decided they were a...

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Venues, Warbrook House, Wedding Flowers

Emily and Paul’s Vintage Glam Wedding

A glamorous vintage inspired wedding, set in the grounds of Warbrook House near Hook. Vintage roses are in abundance with hydrangeas, sweet peas and pearls adding a touch of 1940’s sparkle.

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Rushall Farm, Some little thoughts, The Black Barn, Venues, Wedding Flowers

Zoë and Ben’s Gorgeous Romantic Barn Wedding

Zoë first contacted us almost a year ago to start thinking about the flowers for her wedding taking place in The Black Barn, Rushall Farm. The barn is stunning, set in the middle of the Berkshire countryside with fields as far as you can see. With this stunning backdrop, we took full inspiration from the barns surroundings when designing the bridal bouquet and table centres for the wedding. Zoë's wedding bouquet was filled with English grown roses, scented stocks, sweet peas, lisianthus and hints of scented Baby Blue eucalyptus, it certainly smelt amazing! Collections of old glass jars filled the long banqueting tables in The Black Barn, each filled with a miniature hand-tie of flowers. Queen Anne's Lace is complimented with scented stocks, English grown roses, garden sedum, alchemilla mollis, eucalyptus, mint and agapanthus to create these wild, garden inspired wedding table centres. The final touches involved winding ivy and fairy lights around the rustic centre pillars in the barn. Gorgeous

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Lodge Park, Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers … Country Elegance

As soon as we had our first consultation with Samantha and Kevin way back in the deepest depths of winter, we knew this wedding would be right up our street! The brief: country elegance. The colours: creams, ivory and zesty green. The venue: Lodge Park a completely gorgeous National Trust property near Cheltenham. HEAVEN! Samantha knew from the start that she'd love hydrangeas and peonies to feature heavily, and scent was important too. I'm such an advocate for splashing out a little more for a wedding bouquet with scent. Freesias have to be one of my favourites, their heady citrus scent instantly transports me to a tranquil holiday somewhere in the south of France. With a rather regal entrance with stunning, uninterrupted views across the Chiltons, Lodge Park needed something to bring a splash of Samantha and Kevin's day to the venue for the ceremony. We toiled with heaps of ideas, but after much deliberation (and a sign from him upstairs) we decided on bay trees, decorated elegantly with white Avalanche roses. I'm not a pedestal girl, I have never been convinced...

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