Excited and privileged to have one of my rustic Christmas wreaths featured on the front page of Dorset wedding magazine!! I was approached by the editor of the magazine when she saw the wreath at the Larder House in Southbourne. The fabulous Farrow and Ball were dragged into the shoot by donating some yummy red paint to re-decorate our Victorian front door for the perfect back ground to the wreath. The things one will do to get on the front page eh!
Hampshire wedding fair at Bursledon brick museum in Southampton…This venue is so unique and perfect for an industrial vibe to your day. Amazing raw brick walls, unfinished buildings and steam engines galore.
Autumn is my favourite time of year…… Gorgeous rusty orange foliage’s, shades of pink hydrangea, the glamorous pale peach ‘café au lait’ dahlia along with dripping pale green amaranthus creates an extravagant and sumptuous autumn look. Lilac memory lane rose give a lighter tone to the design with a few juicy figs to really embrace the season. Clients and suppliers were delighted to see such a rice combination.
Lulworth Castle wedding… Gorgeous summer wedding flowers with a real rustic edge. Scabious heads combined with aromatic woody herbs. Jasmine and ivy trails. Scented stocks, Pale pink snap dragons, Lilac memory lane rose, astrantia and fluffy green alchamila mollis. This combination of flowers was sculpted round a brief of silver, sage and dusky pinks. The bride wanted an informal look using country flowers and twisted hazel. The church decorations took on a hedge row look with simple but striking table centres. Her bouquet is one of my favourites so far this year. Charlotte was such a pleasure to work with and really embraced my rustic style.
An amazing selection of hand picked country garden flowers home grown right here in Dorset. Such vibrant colours contrasting against vivid green bridesmaids dresses. The relaxed feel of this Bournemouth wedding was perfect for this style. The ceremony was held in a tradtional church with the main event in a marquee at Holton Lee. This rural location allowed both me and the bride to put together the best of what summer has to offer. Home grown country garden flowers… a combination of Sunflowers, Cosmos, Knifofia, Celosia, Corn flower, Echinops, Sweet peas, Ammi, Crocosmia and soft floaty asparagus fern. My brides only requests were bright colours and sunflowers. Sometimes its great to be given free rein on what you create letting your imagination run wild on possibilities and combinations. This has to be one of my favourites so far this year. Congratulations Antonia & Luke, I’m glad the sun was shinning for you and you both had an awesome day!
I love creating new designs using things you find in nature… A simple but very effective top table arrangement… Lichen covered tree branch with a few holes drilled here and there with test tubes filled to the brim with rustic wedding flowers such as: memory lane rose, scented lilac and fritillarea. Tea lights are nestled amongst grey talandsia moss finishing the look.