Category real weddings

Dan & Cheryl’s Beach Themed Wedding

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Dan and Cheryl were married on a brilliantly sunny June Saturday- just perfect for their fresh blue and white wedding colour scheme. Their reception venue, The Custom House on Poole Quay, emphasised the couple’s love for the sea and this great part of the country we live in.

I was asked to provide bridal flowers and buttonholes with a subtle beachy look. Cheryl’s bouquet included ivory roses, spray roses and lisianthus, with a little blue-green eucalyptus foliage. Mini starfish, shells and blue sparkles gave a rather ‘under-the-sea’ sort of look I thought…


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Sally and Tom’s Stylish London Asylum Wedding

I can barely contain my excitement about this one! Sally and Tom’s wedding ceremony took place on Saturday at one of the most unique and stunning venues I’ve ever had the pleasure to set foot in (I’m not supposed to have favourites am I?)…


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The chapel Asylum in Peckham is part of Caroline Gardens, a 19th century residential sanctuary of almshouses, originally built to house retired pub landlords. Bombed in the second world war and practically gutted, it incredibly retained it’s beautiful stained glass windows and some carved stone monuments. It is now an arts and entertainments space and the decaying walls are often used as a backdrop for fashionable photo-shoots. The place really does have a very special atmosphere with wonderful light and beautiful acoustics- amazing for a wedding!

I met Sally and her mum at a wedding exhibition, and I knew from the moment they showed me pictures of the venue that I wanted to provide their flowers. It’s a long old day trekking to London from Dorset and moving flowers about for hours, but it was definitely worth the effort!

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Susan and Christopher’s Garden Wedding in the New Forest

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Susan and Christopher were married last Sunday at Gaddens Manor, a beautiful private home in the New Forest. The stunning house and grounds are just perfect for an outdoor ceremony and marquee reception, especially with installation of the new wedding pagoda this season! It was a pleasure to work alongside Jen from Weddings By Engagement, who manages the venue, and also great on the day to see Diana Saxby, a fab civil celebrant who led the couple through their personal ceremony.

Susan and Christopher had an open brief, requesting country-garden style flowers in pastel shades, to complement the garden and give a soft and pretty look. I chose a mixture of roses, peonies (rude not to for a May wedding!), scented stocks, nigella, matricaria daisies, lisianthus and veronica…

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Natalie and Dave’s bright spring wedding in Wiltshire

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I headed up to Wiltshire on Sunday to deliver Natalie and Dave’s flowers. It was such a beautiful day and I really rather enjoyed the drive… all green rolling hills and sheep and whatnot. The flowers perfectly matched the sunny spring weather, incorporating tulips, roses and thistles (faintly Scottish theme) in shades of pink, purple, blue and cream, with a dash of lime foliage to really give the colours some zing.

Natalie’s bouquet was in an informal hand-tied style, bound with rustic hessian and twine. Simple, unfussy and natural…

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Jamie and Nicola’s Sunny Yellow and White Wedding

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Jamie and Nicola were married in church on Saturday, followed by a reception at the East Close Country House Hotel in Hinton. This was a special (and slightly weird) wedding set-up for me, as less than two years ago I married my husband at the same venue!

The lovely couple were keen to have an informal and cheerful day, choosing summery yellow and white decorations which gleamed in the bank holiday weekend sunshine.

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Ross and Abi’s elegant, rustic wedding at Lainston House

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Abi and Ross were married on Good Friday at the beautiful Lainston House Hotel near Winchester, which also happens to be where Abi works as a wedding coordinator. I felt honoured when I was asked if I could help with her flowers, as being in the business, she sure knows a lot of great florists! From the start I totally ‘got’ the look and feel the couple wanted for the big day- simple and rustic, but with a touch of glamour and style. I loved it!

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Jen & Stephen’s intimate ceremony at Trafalgar Park

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Jen and Stephen were married on Saturday at Trafalgar Park, a stunning 18th Century mansion house near Salisbury in Wiltshire. When the couple, along with Stephen’s mum, visited me to talk about their wedding flowers, I was excited to design a classic scheme to compliment the beautiful setting.

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It was lovely also to create a bouquet to compliment Jen’s amazing red cheongsam dress from Malaysia!
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