Wedding Flowers

Dusky Country Garden Wedding

From the moment we met Tanya and Angus way back in September last year we knew the flowers were right up our street!

Sage greens

Soft pinks

Dusky purples

Basically a whole lot of heaven.

Brides-to-be take note: Tanya provided us with the most amazing book of fabric samples allowing us to match everything perfectly. It was such a joy to have this piece of kit at our disposal!

Clusters of vases adorned the tables, each filled with peonies, Amnesia roses, veronica, scented eucalyptus and herbs, flowering nigella and Majolica spray roses.

I know I shouldn’t have favourites but Tanyas bouquet has to be one of my favourite of the year so far. Filled to the brim with blousy peonies, little groupings of ivory Majolika spray roses, darts of veronica, nigella and to top it off …sweet peas! Yum!

Congratulations to Tanya and Angus.

We love getting professional photographs of our flowers and these were provided by the Groom’s company www.angusthomas.com

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A Country Barn Wedding in Kent

Kent is beautiful, Kent in the sunshine is breathtaking!

The van was loaded with all the gorgeous wedding flowers we had been busy preparing in the shop and the scent … well lets just say, if you could bottle it you would be rolling in it. So on the first sunny Saturday of the year we trundle out of our normal wedding stoming ground of Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

I know I shouldn’t have favourites but Katy chose all of my most loved flowers. Getting her email straight from Australia, way back in winter, I was already super super (yes it deserves two) excited about the flowers she mentioned.

Sweet peas

Herbs

Spray roses

Yes please!

The wedding was held in Tom’s parent’s barn. If they don’t rent it out for weddings, they definitely should, I would book within seconds of seeing it. It really encompassed the phrase ‘garden of England’ with agapanthus blooming, gorgeous lawns, amazing flower beds, white-washed barn walls … need I say more.

Candelabra’s don’t really cut the mustard here. It’s all about aged terracotta pots, sage green bunting and rustic lanterns.

The bridal bouquet was filled with Pepita spray roses, English grown herbs, sweet peas, flowering mint, ammi majus, Majolika spray roses, myrtle and eucalyptus.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Brooks!

 

 

Some little thoughts, Wedding Flowers

Spring Is in the Air

Spring is in the air

We’re a few weeks late on the ‘love is in the air’ theme, so we thought we’d skip straight to spring.

Officially my favourite wedding bouquet ever! I’m head over heals in love with this gorgeous spring inspired wedding bouquet filled with anemones, scented lilac, parrot tulips, skimmia, blush Majolika spray roses and blousy ranunculus.

I almost couldn’t bring myself to deliver it to the bride.

Want want want!

There are lots more gorgeous white wedding bouquets here: https://greenparlour.com/blog/category/wedding-flowers/white-wedding-flowers/

The Elephant Hotel, Wedding Flowers

Emily + Andrew’s Winter Wedding

Emily and Andrew first came to see us over two years ago, whilst this is super organized, it made the whole process of choosing the right flowers for them completely stress free. We had time to source, suggest and show them lots of different items, ideas and of course flowers!

They chose to get married at The Elephant Hotel in Pangbourne for its truly relaxed vibe and super chilled out atmosphere. The perfect setting for the winter wonderland wedding of their dreams.

The final touches to the ceremony room included these rather ‘WOW’ candelabras, which I found just days before the wedding. A rushed email to Emily and Andrew with attached pictures and they loved them too.

The flowers were designed to create a wonderfully romantic setting, with an undertone of 1940’s vintage glamour. Completely up my street!

White Akito roses, were combined with berried ivy, viburnum berries, steely green eucalyptus, scented freesias, Avalanche roses and hints of Amnesia roses to create luxurious, opulent table centres. We all absolutely fell in love with the large silver pedestal bowls and decided they were a must!

Cakes always amaze me, and Emily and Andrew had spared no expense with this drop-dead-I-want cake made by Peggy Porschen, who travelled all the way to Pangbourne to install it herself.

Emily’s wedding bouquet contained Akito roses, Amnesia roses, Majolika spray roses, berried ivy, viburnum berries, scented eucalyptus and thistles as a nod to her Scottish roots.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets were filled with Akito roses, Majolika spray roses, viburnum berries, berried ivy, eucalyptus and scented freesias. The perfect accompaniment to Emily’s wedding bouquet.

I can’t sign off without mentioning their wedding favours. Macaroons are possibly my favourite sweet treat of all time; macaroons from Ladurée are to die for.

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Get Emily and Andrews look

Venue: The Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne

Wedding Planning: Essentially You

Cake by: Peggy Porschen

Wedding favours by: Ladurée

Book a wedding consultation for your flowers by calling 0118 984 4000 or email info@greenparlour.com

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Wedding Bouquet Roses, Anemones and Fritillaria

My favourite spring bulb has to be fritillaria, their beautiful checkered heads are scattered throughout this spring inspired wedding bouquet which also contains white Avalanche roses, zesty green guelder rose, clematis, black centered anemones and scented eucalyptus.

We love the fresh zing that the guelder rose brings to the brides bouquet, especially when combined with the deep rich tones of the fritillaria, clematis and another favourite of ours – anemones. Bind wedding bouquets in bold ribbons – I love the polka-dot ribbon on this bouquet.

Flowers, Wedding Flowers

Spurred into Action, Dolly to the Rescue

Today I was spurred into action by the wonderful Wedding Sparrow who tweeted she was going to nose at the blog for some inspiration before a meeting with her wedding florist in a few weeks time. Hugely flattering but I also realised everything was looking a little out of date so my interim offering, before I upload lots of gorgeous wedding photo’s, is another homage to the white rose. Not only do I love its simplicity, its romantic ivy collar and the satin bow (I’m big on bows right now) but I also love my model mannequin with wooden arms.

She is called Dolly if you were wondering …

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White Wedding Bouquet

I am such a white rose girl and they are the perfect for a classical, elegant wedding. I think my favourite thing of all has to be spray roses, I am a complete sucker for them especially when you get these gorgeous green buds poking out between the Akito roses. We filled this wedding bouquet with yummy scented freesias and had one happy bride! hurray!