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Rachel & Aaron's wedding

Rachel and Aaron's fabulous English country garden wedding took place on a lovely sunny day in mid-summer with a church ceremony in Whittlesey followed by a marquee reception at The William Cecil in Stamford - the perfect setting for a wedding of this style. Rachel chose a mix of pretty country flowers in pale dusky shades of lilac, lavender and pink with cream and ivory which worked perfectly with the violet shade chosen for the bridesmaid dresses. Everything looked so fresh and pretty and I just loved working with this mix of flowers and colours. I'm very glad to say that Rachel and Aaron were delighted with the results too!

Here are a few fabulous photos of the flowers kindly provided by Deans Street Photography . And many thanks to Rachel and Aaron for allowing me to share them with you.

A mix of country flowers in dusky colours

A country wedding

It's so lovely to be asked to do the wedding flowers for someone I know, so I was really delighted when my daughter's friends Jen and Roger approached me to discuss the flowers for their special day. Even better as my daughter had been asked to be one of the bridesmaids! The wedding was to have a country feel, with the ceremony taking place in the beautiful old church at Elton in the Cambridgeshire countryside, followed by a reception in a converted barn at Wilobe Farm. Just the sort of wedding I enjoy, so I had a fabuluous time creating the flower designs.

I am delighted that Jen and Roger have allowed me to share some of their wonderful wedding photos with you and hope you will feel inspired by their ideas.The wedding is currently being featured in my website gallery, so do pop across to see more photos from this beautiful wedding - and if you would like to chat with me about how you can make the most of flowers at your own wedding do please get in touch with me...

Bridesmaids in lilac and lavender

Spring Wedding Flowers

What could be better than being asked to provide the flowers for a gorgeous spring wedding with a beautiful colour palette of lavender, rose pink and paler pastel shades? I'm sure you'll agree the results were stunning...

I am delighted that Debbie and Joe have allowed me to share some of their fabulous wedding photos with you - taken by amazing photographer Georgi Mabee (http://www.georgimabee.com/), so many thanks to you too Georgi!

This wedding is currently being featured in my website gallery, so do pop across to see more photos from this beautiful wedding - and if you would like to chat with me about how you can make the most of flowers at your own wedding do please get in touch with me...

Lavender & dusky pink bridal bouquet

My Favourite Bouquets...

I must have the best job in the world…. mind you it is very hard work, physically demanding and involves countless occasions where I work straight through the night! However, that is all worth it when I get to bring a smile to my clients’ faces. And what could be better than getting the flowers just right for one of my lovely brides on her wedding day?

I love making bridal bouquets above all wedding flower designs – whether it is a hand tied bouquet in a natural country style with the ‘freshly picked’ look, or a more traditional flowing shower-style bouquet (which are currently gaining in popularity again), or one of the many different styles of bouquet that a bride might choose. The trick is to get the mix of flowers and colours just right in order to create a unique design to suit the style and preferences of each bride.

So here are just a few of my personal favourites to give you a few ideas…

Spring pastel flowers brides bouquet

Vintage Styling

Leanne and Steve decided on a pretty vintage scheme for their summer wedding, with pale dusky pink flowers and clouds of pretty white gypsophila. The results were fabulous as I'm sure you'll agree - just take a look at a few of the designs...

Dusky pink vintage style bouquet

Colour Pops Wedding!

As soon as I met Catherine and Dave at their first consultation I knew I would have fun creating the floral designs for their fabulous wedding at the William Cecil in Stamford. The fact that they would be sharing a wedding anniversary with me made it even better! They were keen to have flower designs in a natural style with lots of different textures and trailing foliage, and the colours they chose were a glorious mix of dusky shades with bright pops of colour, including blue, bright pink, peach and yellow.

 

 This fabulous wedding is the latest to be featured on my website – do take a look...

 

Bride's brightly coloured bouquet

 

A Cambridge wedding

I had such a fabulous time creating the flower designs for Lydia and Matt's gorgeous wedding in Cambridge. I loved the colours, I loved the style, I loved the setting and they were such a great couple to work with - what could be better? The ceremony took place in the historic setting of Clare College Chapel, followed by a candlelit wedding breakfast in the dining hall at Magdalene College. And just to add a special touch, everyone (and the flowers!) travelled between the two colleges by punt!

Lydia chose a beautiful country garden mix of hydrangeas, daisies, gypsophila, lisianthus and roses with mint green foliage and echeverias to complement the bridesmaids' dresses. The designs were in a relaxed country style, with a vintage feel to suit the occasion and setting - abolutely stunning as I'm sure you'll agree!

Bride and bridesmaids with pink & mint flower posies

Sunny summer wedding

Lucy and Ben chose such a fabulous, but unusual, combination of colours for their wedding decorations - sunshine yellow with touches of violet, just right for an early summer's day! Lucy wanted her flower designs to have a natural 'freshly picked' look, which was very much in keeping with the country setting for their wedding. The ceremony took place in the beautiful and historic setting of St Mary and All Saints Church at Fotheringhay, followed by a reception at the nearby Falcon Inn.

Happy couple leave Fotheringhay Church

What makes a flower girl?

...well, flowers of course!

Lots of my brides have decided to have little flower girls in the wedding party, but are often unsure on the most suitable floral designs for them to wear or carry. Well, I think the clue is in the name – they definitely need flowers in some form or another! However, the most suitable way to incorporate flowers into their outfits will depend very much on age and the ability to carry something nicely without using it as a weapon to attack the page boys!

If you are having adult or teenage bridesmaids and your flower girls are not too much younger (say in the 9 – 12 age bracket), you will probably find that they are happier carrying something very similar to the older bridesmaids. I usually make smaller (and cheaper) versions of the bridesmaid posies for girls who prefer to feel grown up. You can find lots of ideas for these in my previous blog about bridesmaid designs.

If you would like your flower girls to carry something different to the typical bridesmaid posies, I often suggest a little basket of flowers, which can be filled with the same flowers used in the posies. I usually make these as an open basket with a ribbon covered handle, although it is possible to buy little wicker baskets too if you prefer a more traditional look.

Blue & white flower baskets

Lovely Lily-of-the-valley

It was a dream come true when Laura asked me to do the wedding party flowers for her marriage to Christopher in April. Laura loves gorgeous scented lily-of-the-valley, and it just so happens that I do too! Laura came along to her first consultation with a picture of Kate Middleton's pretty bouquet that she wanted me to recreate, but when we chatted a bit more we decided to add in some other gorgeous dusky flowers to work with Laura's colour scheme, and to create something really unique for her. Let me know what you think of the results!

Laura's colour scheme was quite unusual and I think the results are stunning..... Love that pink gypsophila, don't you?

rose and lily-of-the-valley bouquet with pink gypsophila posies

And if you need any ideas for your own unique wedding flower designs do contact me to arrange for a consultation.

Helen x

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