A Barn Wedding on the Edge of the Berkshire Downs
Keira and Martin were married in church in East Hendred Near Wantage on the edge of the Berkshire Downs. The reception was held at Lains Barn
a beautiful wedding venue close by.
Keira chose beautifully scented David Austin 'Patience' Roses for her own bouquet with Freesia and Gypsohilia. For the bridesmaids she chose Blue Hydrangeas with Avalanche Roses, freesia and cottage garden flowers such as Astrantia, Ammi and Scabious.
In the bar area we dotted jam jars of colourful garden flowers on all the tables.
The little flower girls looked gorgeous with Cornflowers in their hair.
The Buttonholes were made up of home grown Alchemilla Mollis, Astrantia and Scabious wrapped in rustic garden twine.
A beautiful addition to the wedding flowers was a heart wreath placed on the church gate. This heart is made up of Avalanche Roses and Cottage garden flowers such as Ammi, Phlox, Astrantia and Scabious.
Vintage Country Wedding in the Vale of The White Horse
Annie and Humphrey's English country garden wedding was over-flowing with beautiful details, from the bespoke table plan in a suitcase and bicycle biscuit favours to the tiny individual wedding cakes.
Mini milk bottles were used to decorate the occasional tables, cake, and guest book, carrying the theme through the wedding reception.
The dancing tent looked a little bare so we decided to jazz up the tent pole with a lovely arrangement of Delphiniums, Roses and stocks and added the colourful bunting in-keeping with the garden theme.
The table arrangements were a mixture of rustic wooden boxes and Golden Syrup tins, Kilner jars and jam jars filled with cottage garden flowers, foliage and berries.
Each table was themed to a favourite film or book of Annie and Humphrey.
Annie's hand-tied teardrop bouquet was a lovely mix of cottage garden flowers in summer colours. Clematis and Alchemilla Mollis gave it a natural messy feel. The stems were wrapped in Colbolt Blue ribbon to accent the Blue of the Corn Flowers.
Other features included the stacks of vintage crates at the entrance to both tents, with pitchers of flowers, vintage books, tea pots, old cans and tea caddies all filled with garden flowers.
The little bridesmaids wore half flower crowns of Cornflowers and the buttonholes were a mixture of pretty flowers wrapped in garden twine to continue the rustic look.
Annie and Humphrey were helped by Samantha at Oh So Perfect Weddings
who made all the beautiful pompoms you can see hanging from the trees, and planned their wedding day to perfection!
Hanna & Andrew's Wedding in late May at The Donnington Grove.
Even though this was only a small wedding, Hanna wanted the flowers to have a big impact!!
Hanna loves flowers and wanted them to be a big part of her special day.
Hanna chose a classic Ivory and Green colour scheme, with gorgeous Avalanche Roses, seasonal Agapanthus, Astrantia and Peonies and Freesia for their wonderful scent.
The ceremony flowers were two large pedestals and a mantlepiece arrangement. These were done in a wild and country style. Cow parsley and vibrant Beech leaves complimented the Roses, Peonies and huge Hydrangeas and cottage garden flowers.
The wedding breakfast was held on one large table in the beautiful Blue room with it's high ceiling. To compliment the height of the room, Hanna decided to have tall vase arrangements as a show piece along the length of the table. In between these were little vases crammed with delicate Ammi and fat roses!
I love my job, being a part of someone's most special day is a real privilege, but what make it really worthwhile, and brings a tear to my eye is when you receive feedback like this: 'Thank you so much for the most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever seen! Your flowers for my wedding were truly amazing, I was just blown away at how wonderful our wedding looked because of the beautiful flowers - they truly made a difference. I received so many lovely comments on the flower arrangements and we've brought them all home with us to enjoy. Your flowers on my wedding made my day even more special and I just can't thank you enough for making my wedding day absolutely perfect xxx'
The official photographs of this wedding were taken by Julian Porter Photography.
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Honor & Oliver's Wedding in April 2013 at Englefield, Nr Reading.
The over riding theme of Honor's wedding was Spring! She loved the idea of having gorgeous seasonal bulb flowers such as Tulips, Muscari, Narcissi, Anemone and Ranunculus teamed with the cottage garden flowers, Ammi, Astrantia, Forget-me nots and Alcamilla Mollis to create a look of just picked seasonal country flowers.
The reception was held in a marquee in the beautiful garden of The Old Rectory, where long trestle style tables showcased lines of jam jars, mini milk bottles and glass candle sticks, all filled with an array of spring flowers to amazing effect!
The bouquet and buttonhole stems were wrapped in raffia, in-keeping with the rustic theme and the little girls wore a halo of Baby's breath, Astrantia and Phlox with colour co-ordinating ribbons. The bride and maids wore single wired stems of Stephanotis in their hair.
Her theme was a soft pallet of Ivory, Pink and Green, with antique shades. Her bouquet was beautiful Peonies and Roses, with gorgeous scented Sweet Peas all wrapped in vintage lace with an oversized bow. The bouquet was a soft heart shape and was full and heavy with beautiful blooms.
This floral heart hung above the newly weds against a large antique mirror and created a lovely romantic feel to the top table.
Vicky & Charlie were married at the Old Mill in Aldermaston in May. Vicky was a very organised bride and came to our first meeting armed with a whole book of magazine cuttings and plenty of ideas, which made it easy to create flowers that she loved!
Her five bridesmaids had bouquets of Gypsophilia with a few Peonies, Roses and Ranunculus and the Groom and Groomsmen had a mix of Ranunculus, spray Roses and Astilbe in a range of shades to match the brides bouquet.
Below are the maids with the bride, just delivered to hotel in kilner jars and ready to go!
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Here is the lovely email I received from Vicky after the wedding:
"I want to thank you for the amazing job you did yesterday- the Mill look stunning- exactly as I'd dreamed of! It could of been from one of the magazines I bought you to look at!!"
Thank YOU Vicky for allowing me to be part of your special day! x
Last weekend I had the pleasure of doing flowers for an old school friend. Kelly chose a vintage theme of gorgeous muted tones of antique Pinks, Ivory and and Greens. I used gorgeous Ammi and Astrantia to give the bouquet a country feel and the most heavenly scented Ivory Roses and Lilac.
The buttonholes were wrapped in rustic twine and were a mixture of Ranunculus and Anemone with Wax Flower and Astrantia.
Here is a picture for Kelly looking gorgeous with her son.
The table decorations were a mixture of quart pint milk bottles and kilner jars filled with similar flowers which looked amazing teamed with Kelly's beautiful favours and tea lights.
Last weekend Sian and Craig got married at Purley Church, and then went on to The Old Mill in Aldermaston for the reception.
Sian's flower theme was inspired by vintage and cottage garden flowers which produced the most romantic bouquet. Teamed with the vintage lace around the stems, the overall look was simply beautiful.
Sian had wanted peonies in her bouquet, but sadly these are unavailable at this time of the year, but I managed to source some beautiful old fashioned spray roses in quite a bright pink which looked amazing next the the dusky shade of the antique rose, and then I added the vibrant green of the Alchemilla Mollis to complete the vintage feel.
Sian looked amazing on her wedding day and I felt so proud to be a small part of it!
To view the rest of the flowers from the day click here
Flowers from my cutting garden were used to create these show stopper arrangements for a country village christening recently. A little boy and girl were being christened so I could go wild with pink and blue and every shade in-between!
I can do as little or as much for any party or entertaining, so please call me to discuss your requirements!
The Blue Nigella and scented Sweet Peas used in this bouquet and buttonholes came from a local grower, and they looked so pretty next to the soft pink of the Sweet Avalanche Rose. I always give the groom a special button hole different from the others, usually with something taken from the bridal bouquet. Nigella flower are often said to be the chains that bind people together in love!
The jubilee weekend bought about many parties and celebrations and I was busy putting together table decorations and bouquets for the lovely Jane Staunton Catering and Fielders farm shop.
Jane went for a pretty vintage theme in Golden Syrup tins which went down brilliantly at a party over in Bedwyn. I used mainly English garden flowers such as gloriously scented Sweet Peas and Lisianthus for the 'White', Sweet Williams and Gerberas for the 'Red' and Cornflowers and Agapanthus for the 'Blue', Shame the weather didn't match the cheeriness of the flowers, but I am assured a good time was had by all despite the rain!