Posts Tagged ‘scented wedding bouquets’

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

Supplier focus – Hannah McClune Photography

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers

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.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

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

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

Tracey’s bouquet was filled with Sweet Avalanche roses, peonies, Majolika spray roses, scented eucalyptus, succulents and heavily scented sweet peas. Gorgeous soft pastel colours were chosen to compliment the flowers girl dresses. Each wore a different pastel tone from soft powder blue, through to pink and a subtle lilac. Beautiful!

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire

Photography Hannah McClune Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

I think you’ll all agree, Hannah’s photographs are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. We’re really looking forward to working with you again in 2014

 

Anemones and roses at The Olde Bell, Hurley

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Green Parlour wedding flowers The Olde Bell

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!

 

Green Parlour Wedding flowers The Olde bell

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.

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers The Olde Bell

 

Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

 

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers The Olde Bell

Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour

 

Thank you again to Kathryn who sent through these images, you must go and see more of her work on her website here. See the full feature on Rock My Wedding

 

 

 

Nathalie and Neil at The Aviator

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Nathalie and Neil tied the knot at The Aviator in Farnborough. If you haven’t visited this hotel before, you must! Its absolutely stunning, with unusual views across the airfield!

 

Nathalie wanted to blend the formal surroundings with a more relaxed country vibe throughout the bouquets and venue flowers. I think its a look that really works, especially when the ceremony took place within a picturesque old church.

 

Wedding Flowers at The Aviator Farnborough

Bridal bouquet filled with flowering mint, oregano, aim Graceland, lisianthus, dahlias, spray roses, nigella, eucalyptus, scabiosa and astrantia

 

Nathalie was keen to have lots of scent in her bouquet, and we focused on the amazing scented and flowering herbs that are available throughout July, August and September. Flowering mint is a complete favourite of mine and a scent I find incredibly calming, perfect for a bridal bouquet.

 

Wedding table centres country garden

Small vases were filled with scabiosa, dahlias, delphiniums, ammi Graceland, flowering mint, oregano, eucalyptus, veronica and nigella. Each place setting had a little setting of astrantia, scented myrtle and veronica.

 

Green Parlour florists Reading

Contrast to the sleek setting, mix and match vases scattered throughout the table balancing the soft country feel with the surroundings at The Aviator.

 

After setting up our wedding flowers at The Aviator we managed to sneak a few snaps of the amazing staircase that runs over all 4 floors of the hotel. What an amazing view!

Green Parlour florists at The Aviator