Ufton Court, Wedding Flowers

A Country Garden Wedding at Ufton Court

If you're as head over heels with a blush and grey colour palette for your wedding flowers then you absolutely must take a look at Becca and Phil's wedding at Ufton Court. It had us all oh-ing and ah-ing with beautiful summer colours. Becca and Phil married at the ever gorgeous Ufton Court way back in July. I've been sloppy not posting this sooner, it popped up whilst I was flicking through my instagram feed. I was reminded how utterly breathtaking their flowers were. Grey and blush has to be an all time winner of a colour palette - its soft, sumptuous and full of romance. Becca carried the most sublime bouquet, it had everything going for it - scent, size and full on texture. In fact we just grabbed nearly every single flower we loved and arranged it into this bouquet for her. The winning element for me had to be the Quicksand roses. I cannot get over how beautiful they looked. Combine that with the scented mint, ammi majus and sweet peas and we knew this wedding was going...

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Autumn Flowers

I'm fickle, flitting from one love of the season to the next. But there is something about autumn - crisp air, moody colours and the richness of berries. It really is food for the soul. As soon as September hits I'm ready. I want the wooly jumpers, the log fires and a house full of rich colourful flowers If I were to marry again I'd have to book an autumn wedding - the textures and colours are just so phenomenal and always blow me away. Its not about the flouncy rose in October - its all about a whole host of foliages, seed heads and rich jewel like colour. I'd carry a bouquet filled with snowberry and rosehips and the last few snips of my scented geranium leaves. It would be sublime and smelly (in a fantastically earthy way) So here's to the changing season and to a peep at what we have arriving in the shop When you just can't help but swoon over a flower. The hydrangeas have me every time - the colours, the shape and most...

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Flower trends, Wedding Flowers

A Country Garden Wedding in a Marquee

Dominique and Tim's wildlife meets country garden wedding is full of all sorts of pretty. From English grown blooms to giant flower balls. Their style has completely stolen our hearts Dominique and Tim wed in May (which is possibly my favourite flower month of the whole year) and with a little guidance we were encouraged to let our creative juices flow ... and flow they did! From some amazing English grown sweet peas through to giant flower balls that hung throughout the marquee, this wedding encapsulated the very meaning of English Country garden No picture could ever do this bouquet justice - the smell, all the amazing textures ... it was filled to the brim with the most wonderful seasonal flowers we could lay our florist hands on! Dominique carried this beautiful blossoming bouquet filled with choysia, sweet peas, alchemilla mollis, phlox, Majolika spray roses, solomons seal, ranunculus, astrantia, eucalyptus and ammi majus. The movement of this bouquet was phenominal, basically I bloody loved it! I find a sweet pea incredibly hard to resist, and combined with bouncy alchemilla mollis they make...

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DIY inspiration, Green Parlour in the Press, Wedding Flowers

DIY Flower Bouquet Tutorial

  Learn how to make a gorgeous country fleurs for your wedding with this super easy DIY flower bouquet tutorial Every bride should have a gorgeous posy of flowers to walk down the aisle with and this tutorial will teach you exactly what you need to know to DIY your own bridal bouquet. This bouquet will take around 60 minutes to make and can be made the day before your wedding - just keep it somewhere cool in lots of cold water. All you’ll have to do on the morning of your wedding is attach the ribbons, and your bouquet will be ready to go. What you need   A sharp pair of scissors Twine or greens string A whole selection of ribbon Lots of foliage from your garden – we’ve used herbs, eucalyptus, weeping  pear, spirea and heuchera For your flowers you want to think about shape. Having a mixture of round and spikey flowers gives your hand-tied a gorgeous rustic bouquet.   We’ve used 3 stems of lilac, 8 Memory Lane roses, a bunch of muscari, 10 stems of wallflowers, aquilegia, 8 bluebells, 1 bunch...

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Flowers, Wedding Flowers

Felicity and Ed’s Dreamy Country Garden Wedding Flowers

Felicity and Edwards country garden wedding If you adore country garden wedding flowers, then this has to be the post for you. Felicity and Edward's day was filled with buckets of our favourite seasonal blooms, with a just picked vibe. The perfect ingredients if you are looking to create a natural 'undone' wedding. Felicity and Edward's amazing wedding took place waaaay back in September. Its taken me forever to blog about this beauty, but the best things come to those who wait and believe me, I cannot wait to tell you all about it! When we first started talking to Felicity, I knew instantly the feel we should create for her big day. There were words bandied about like garden, natural, slight Mediterranean feel. Mostly Felicity wanted us to have a relaxed, informal feel taking inspiration from the surroundings. With a gorgeous colour palette of soft cream, ivory and hints of a light dusky blue, we set to work creating some rather beautiful 'just picked' flowers.     The Country Garden Wedding Bouquet Felicity's bouquet smelt more than amazing - packed with herbs, flowering mint, sage,...

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Choosing the Right Tribute for a Funeral

When your faced with choosing flowers for a loved ones funeral its so difficult to know where to start. A lot of undertakers have an in house florist with some set designs that you can choose from, this can make life a lot easier, especially when there is so much to organise, but what if you don't want to organise a standard arrangement - you want something a little bit more personal. For me funeral flowers are one of the most important flowers you will have to choose. They have to reflect someones lifetime ... their loves, dislikes, their passions and their hobbies. How do you transport all of this into flowers? We believe in finding out about your loved one. Its not just a case of picking an image from a catalogue - our florists want to know about their wishes, and yours. We want to make sure every item we make is completely bespoke. I personally adore wreaths for funerals. I understand they are not everyone's cup of tea, but the circle is so symbolic of the circle...

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The Olde Bell, Wedding Flowers

Colourful Spring Wedding Flowers at the Olde Bell

Bright spring wedding flowers for a March wedding  I cannot wait to share Kelly and Alan's beautiful bright spring wedding with you today. If you love purples, plum and cerise colours, this barn wedding is definitely for you. Add in my favourite spring flower - ranunculus, and you know THIS wedding is what its all about. With March whizzing by in what felt like a moment, and a sea of soft pastels, Kelly and Alan's big day came along and kicked us into full on bright, bold and colourful mode. I adore punchy colours and Kelly and Alan's scheme didn't disappoint. Plums, cerise, dusky mink tones and most importantly lots of texture - a florists dream! Kelly and Alan tied the knot at their local church and then headed to The Olde Bell in Hurley for the big celebrations. We've been to The Olde Bell on many occasions and have floralled up so many different schemes over the years but nothing as bold and beautiful as this. Tying the knot at the end of March, we had the pick of the spring...

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Flower trends, Pretty Things, Some little thoughts

Flower Club – What Flowers Do You Sell

Whether you go to market or buy your flowers online, how on earth do you decide what flowers you want to sell. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of varieties available and tons of different colours. Some florists go for the scatter gun approach - a little bit of this and a little bit of that until they have every colour under the rainbow in their arms or virtual trolley. Sure this is the way you can work, and indeed this is the way loads of florists shops around the country have run for decades, but we like to think of ourselves as a fine artists picking our paints very carefully so we can blend and get depth. I call it a 'currated' colour palette which sums up whats happening not only in the floral world but also in fashion and lifestyle. We're constantly looking around, gathering inspiration and then transporting it to our flower stand in tints and tones that blend together beautifully. So for spring the catwalks are all about spring colour - light bright and airy. The media bats...

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Some little thoughts

Welcome to Our Club

  Sometimes after a really busy, stressful time you need a few weeks to fully relax, take stock of everything and evaluate where you want to go in life. With Valentines and Mothering Sunday well out of the way, and our new approach to weddings giving us more time to be creative and bespoke with our work, it also means we get to share all that gorgeousness with you. I've been thinking about what we want our blog to achieve, not just the whole get more comments, have more likes mentality, but more the 'what does this blog represent' mentality. What do I want this to be about. When I read blogs, the bits I like best are the personal post entries, or a real look behind the scenes. I feel I can so connect with that person and more importantly I want to find out about their life - I want to be part of their club! I want to make our blog more of a personal journal, where we can freely share our flowery world with you, and...

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