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Natasha and Sam by Benjamin Stuart Photography

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A few weeks ago these beauties hit my inbox from the wonderful Benjamin Stuart Photography. We were lucky enough to both be involved in Natasha and Sam’s romantic country wedding at Combe Manor in Hungerford, Berkshire. I think you’ll agree Benjamin has captured our flowers beautifully and the images really are a feast for the eyes.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford

 

Natasha’s bridal bouquet contains Majolika spray roses, sweet peas, blush Safi roses, eucalyptus, astrantia and ivory Akito roses

We were lucky enough to deliver Natasha’s bridal bouquet to her at Combe Manor, it has to be one of my favourite parts as a florist. Suddenly this wedding bouquet, which you’ve spent months planning, writing about, tweaking until its perfect is delivered to the Bride. All that love and emotion we have put into creating the wedding bouquet then takes on a whole new meaning as she walks down the aisle.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

 

Natasha and Sam tied the knot in late May, its such a gorgeous time for flowers, with some of my all time favourite blooms in abundance. I literally cannot get enough of sweet peas during the summer months, and for me they are the most perfect wedding flower. Having scented items (unless you are suddenly going to be struck down with a major allergy) should be something top of your bridal agenda. There is something completely magical about the power of smell. Who wouldn’t want to be reminded of their big day when they smell the delicate scent of sweet peas in the future.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

 

All the flowers were designed to compliment a soft romantic yet rustic theme. Combe Manor is set in the most idyllic Berkshire countryside one could wish for, and the reception barn is really something else. With bags of character from the hanging murals to big black barn doors, the space really suits some light, dreamy flowers to compliment the drama.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

Natasha and Sam tied the knot at St Swithun’s Church next to Combe Manor, with this beautiful archway reaching high into the rafters. Filled with tons of scented foliage, as well as seasonal stocks, daisies and roses, the arch really brought the space alive. I love the idea of an internal archway too, and then it can be enjoyed throughout the service.

Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor Green Parlour wedding flowers Hungerford Combe Manor

The tables were adorned with rustic matt zinc jugs each holding chic country hand-tied bouquets. These were filled with sweet peas, alchemilla mollis, scented stocks, Sweet Avalanche roses, daisies and lots of scented foliage.

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Thank you so much to Benjamin Stuart for sharing the love with these wonderful photographs, I think you’ll agree he’s one to watch in 2014/2015. We can’t wait to work with you again.

Harriet and Rory tie the knot barn style

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Spring has well and truly sprung … our gorgeous flower stand is filled with some beautiful seasonal blooms from scetned muscari through to poppy like anemones, what a perfect time of year to get married!

Harriet and Rory certainly chose a beautiful weekend to tie the knot in the Tithe Barn in Yattendon. With their rustic, country vibe perfectly reflecting their surroundings. You are in for a treat when you look at all their gorgeous DIY detailing!

We had a selection of flowers that screamed country garden. From sea holly, gypsophilia, spray roses, iris to anemones and muscari. Bring on country styling …

country bridal bouquet

Harriet’s wedding bouquet contained clusters of gypsophilia, iris, scented anemones, groupings of sea holly, ivory Majolika spray roses and scented foliage. This completely summed up the country wedding brief to me.

iris and muscari bridal bouquet

scented bridesmaids bouquets

Harriet’s bridesmaids bouquets were filled with seasonal hyacinths, scented muscari, ivory Majolika spray roses, hints of eucalyptus and gypsophilia. Beautifully rustic and the perfect compliment to the bridal bouquet wouldn’t you agree?

We got a little bit snap happy when we visited the Tithe Barn in Yattendon … boy oh boy had this couple put in a lot of work. We literally walked in the door and our breath was taken away! Greeted by 3 trees filled with origami escort cards through to hay bale sofas draped in old quilts and cushions, through to old wire reels used as poser tables. We were in Pinterest wedding heaven!

I love banqueting style layouts, and a barn really lends itself to this informal table layout, especially when said tables are covered in old doilies, book stacks and amazing folded books acting as menu holders.

I want the bride to come and style my wedding now! Oh and yes that is a home made wedding cake … gorgeousness

Kathleen and Jay’s big day

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

scented bridal bouquet sweet pea and purple wedding bouquet

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 lavender and scented eucalyptus, this wedding bouquet really smelt absolutely divine.

Watch this space for more of my adventures with sweet peas soon x

Lindsay and Craig at Rivervale Barn

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

white and green wedding bouquet

We love love love setting up wedding flowers at Rivervale Barn. Such a gorgeous venue, with (amongst other things) the most beautiful bridal suite!

Our beautiful Bride and Groom, Lindsay and Craig, also fell in love with Rivervale Barn and kicking off our wedding season in style they chose our favourite colour palette of creams, whites and greens with a big dollop of seasonal zesty green. Spring has definitely sprung with these gorgeous arrangements – I hope your with me on how gorgeous Lindsay’s bouquet was!

the wonderful setting and lovely staff at Rivervale Barn and

we were lucky enough to be involved with their wedding flowers.

wedding bouquet Green Parlour

Filled with tons of seasonal ranunculus, gorgeous succulents, Akito roses and (another!) one of our favourite’s … guelder rose! The bridal bouquet was bound in a lime green ribbon to tie in with the bridesmaids dresses. Such a perfect mix, blending rustic elements with an elegant wedding.

 bridal bouquet florist rivervale barn

top table flowers rivervale barn

Succulents we’re definitely the star of the show! These little posies sat along the top table between vases to hold the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. Its one of my top tips if you’ve opted for a long top table, use the whole length and if you can re-use your bridal and bridesmaids bouquets here with a few smaller vases scattered between. Its a perfect way to create those full looking tablescapes that you see on so many wedding blogs at half the price.

florist Rivervale Barn

Rivervale Barn has gorgeous almond shaped tables, making it really easy for your guests to converse across the tables. Lindsay and Craig chose a central table centre designed to tie in with the bridal party flowers using lots of the super zesty guelder rose, white hydrangeas, white Akito roses, clusters of (ahem!) carnations and ranunculus. I love the clean lines of the cylinder vases for weddings, and you can give the arrangements away as gifts to your guests afterwards!

table flowers rivervale barn

We received this wonderful testimonial from Lindsay just a few days after her big day. We loved arranging their gorgeous wedding flowers and can’t wait to see the team at Rivervale Barn soon!

Thank you so much Ladies! The flowers were stunning!! We loved them all, couldn’t of asked for nicer people doing an amazing job xx

Louise and Andrew tie the knot at The Mill House

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

bridal bouquet Reading wedding florist

Today we are bringing you some vintage wedding flower loveliness from Louise and Andrews big day at The Mill House Hotel, Swallowfield.

You can’t get much more vintage than these gorgeous Amnesia roses, complimented with ivory Majolika spray roses, scented eucalyptus, hints of lisianthus and scented eucalyptus. Louise really wanted the old Hollywood vibe to her day, and subtle pearls, wound throughout the flowers provided the finishing touches to her romantic rose filled bouquet. I love the subtle colours, they make the most perfect wedding flowers.

wedding flowers Reading florist

Louise (and family!) got to work crafting lots of jam jars for table centres, wrapped with pretty lace and adorned with a few pieces of jewelry. I love these little home-made touches and I have to say the attention to detail on these little jars were second to none. The jars were filled with flowers designed to compliment Louise’s wedding bouquet, with vintage Amnesia roses, lisianthus, veronica, ivory Majolika spray roses and scented eucalyptus. I think you’ll agree they looked perfect on the tables.

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Green Parlour florist wedding flowers

Congratulations to Louise and Andrew – we had such a ball making all your flowers!