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Love that Rustic Wedding!

Do you love the natural rustic style and want to capture that relaxed, informal look for your wedding? I hope the following images might give you a few ideas – and I can promise you that everything you see here is achievable as they are all designs I have created for my wedding clients. You can find more ideas in my website gallery too…

The Bride’s Bouquet

Freshly picked bridal bouquet

Loose, natural styled hand tied bouquets work really well – try the ‘freshly picked’ look, gathering armfuls of country garden flowers with lots of texture and plenty of foliage to set the flowers off

Summer Fun!

I so enjoyed working with Georgina to plan the flower designs for her marriage to Florian last summer – she was just so chilled about it all even though she was planning the wedding long-distance as she lives in Germany! The couple chose the fabulous setting of Normanton Church for their wedding ceremony – they were so lucky that they had a beautiful sunny day to take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop provided by Rutland Water for their wedding photos.

I am very grateful to Georgina and Florian for letting me share some of their wedding photos so that you can see how this beautiful wedding was styled, and of course to Matthew Horan who took such fabulous photos. You can see more of the photos and flower designs from this wedding on my featured wedding gallery – do take a peek…

Bride and groom at Normanton Church

Pink Perfection!

Amy and Chris's summer wedding took place at the Priory Church at Deeping St James. A beautiful setting and luckily the sun was shining on this happy couple. I really enjoyed filling the church with gorgeous flowers in shades of rose pink, cream and ivory. We chose masses of stunning roses with blowsy hydrangeas and touches of dainty gypsophila to create soft and natural-looking designs to reflect Amy’s preferred style.

Many congratulations to Amy and Chris and thank you so much for allowing me to share some of your fabulous photos taken by Nigel at www.acsphotography.com. Here are a few of the flower designs I created for the wedding and you can see more on my featured wedding gallery too. 

Bridesmaids in pink with their flower posies

Over the Rainbow!

I just loved the gorgeous mix of vibrant shades that Claire and Matt chose for their wedding flowers – such fun to work with colours like these! The wedding took place in the country setting of St Andrew’s Church in West Deeping – it was a bit touch and go as far as the weather was concerned with the rain pouring down as we were setting up in the morning, but then the clouds cleared and the sun shone down as this lovely couple celebrated their special day with friends and family.

My thanks to Claire and Matt for allowing me to share some of their fabulous photos by Emmie Scott (see more of Emmie's amazing work at www.emmiesweddingphotography.com). Here are a few of the flower designs I created for the wedding and you can currently see more on my featured wedding gallery. I hope they might inspire you to be adventurous with your colour choices too! 

Bride and bridesmaids with brightly coloured posies

A Country Wedding

Laura and Matt's beautiful country wedding took place on a lovely sunny summer's day. Their chosen rustic vintage theme perfectly suited the setting for their special day, with the ceremony taking place in the historic village church in West Deeping followed by a marquee reception in the grounds' of Laura's parents' house. We decided on a gorgeous mix of country-style flowers including plenty of roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus and dainty gypsophila offset with silvery-gre foliage.The colour palette of pale blush pink with cream and ivory perfectly complemented the pale pink bridesmaids' dresses and other decorations.

Many thanks to Laura and Matt for allowing me to share some of their fabulous photos taken by Lee Daniels (www.elegantleecaptured.com). Here is a little taste of the flower deisgns created for their wedding and if you would like to see more do pop across to my featured wedding gallery

Laura with her bridesmaids in blush pink dresses

Elegant Style

Stevie and Ross kept to a very subtle colour scheme of ivory with pale champagne gold for their summer wedding, but used their flowers to bring in shade of lilac. Their preferred style was elegant and classic, with flowers designs filled with hydrangeas, roses and other gorgeous flowers, but with plenty of foliage to set the flowers off and create a natural effect. It's always a good idea to choose a style to suit the wedding venue and in this case the mix of tall and low centrepieces were in a perfect style to suit the grand dining hall at Orton Hall with its magnificent fireplace.

My grateful thanks to Stevie and Ross for letting me show you some of their professional photos, taken by fabulous photographers Sam and Lousie (and thanks to you both for allowing this too!)

Lilac and cream hand tied bouquet

Summer Sunshine!

Yellow is a colour that seems to sum up a lovely sunshiny summer's day, so it was the perfect colour for Lauren and James's beautiful country style wedding in July. I just loved creating the flower designs to suit their theme, with a predominance of daisy-shaped flowers, touches of lace and hessian and designs with a 'freshly gathered' appeal. Lemon yellow with white/ivory is such a lovely fresh-looking colour scheme and lends itself to flower designs with a rustic/country style - think of daisies with their pretty white petals and bright yellow centres, lemon yellow 'snap dragons' and the bright yellow 'buttons' of craspedia. But of course the simple daisy shape of Lauren's favourite gerberas provides one of the best flowers for this look - we chose the smaller lemon yellow 'germini' varieties with their dark centres, mixed with white/ivory germinis with lemon/green 'eyes'. I just loved the relaxed country look of this flower mix!

Congratulations to Lauren and James and thanks so much for letting me include some of your fabulous photos taken by Chris Brudenell (thanks to you too Chris!). 

Bride's bouquet with lemon yellow gerberas

Blushing Bride!

Pale blush pink is always a popular colour with my brides, but I particularly loved the way Sasha chose to use it, mixed with blowsy white and ivory blooms in full round designs with minimal foliage. This style worked particulalry well with Sasha's gorgeous full-skirted gown and the colours were a perfect match for the pretty blush pink bridesmaid dresses.

Sasha and Lloyd's wedding took place on a beautiful spring day - always good to see thee sun shining on my happy couples! And I'm very grateful that they have allowed me to share some of the fabulous photos from their special day, taken by Georgi Mabee (www.georgimabee.com). If you love the look of this wedding you can see more photos in my featured wedding gallery.

Pale dusky pink and white flowers

Lilac & Pink Wedding

Gemma and Andy chose a gorgeous mix of flowers in shades of lilac with baby pink and cream/ivory for their late summer wedding, with decorations and other accessories to match. Flowers included some gorgeous mauve/lilac hydrangeas, which are great flowers to use at this time of year, as well as roses, carnations, scented freesias and touches of dainty white gypsophila to lighten the effect.

The wedding took place at the Haycock Hotel, with the beautiful grounds making a lovely backdrop to the wedding photos on this gorgeous sunny day. I'm very grateful to Gemma and Andy for letting me share some of their fabulous photos - and thanks too of course to Jim Donnelly (Jim Donnelly Photography)!

Bride & bridesmaids in lilac dresses with flowers in lilac, pink and cream

A week in the life of...

‘Ooh, I’d love to do a job like yours!’ is something I hear all the time. And people are right of course…. what could be better than being surrounded by beautiful flowers and creating fabulous arrangements to bring a smile to someone’s face!

Of course the reality is that wedding floristry involves a lot of hard work and sometimes very little sleep, and the bit where I am surrounded by gorgeous blooms is only a fraction of what I do in a typical week. I’m not just selling a product, I’m providing a service – and providing a high quality service so that clients don’t have to worry about their wedding flowers is what my business is all about.

So, for anyone considering a career in wedding floristry; or thinking about doing your own wedding flowers; or just wondering why it costs more than you thought to provide all those lovely designs you have been eyeing up on Pinterest – read on…..

Autumnal wedding table centre

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