Charlotte & Curley’s wedding at Lusty Glaze, Cornwall…

Ever since I’ve known Charlotte she’s always had a huge passion for the beach, so I think it was pretty safe to say when her man popped the question here life, from there on, would be planning the ultimate beach wedding! I asked Charlotte ‘why Lusty Glaze?’… We chose this stunning venue for its awesome location as we wanted a beach side venue with access directly onto the beach. Having a relaxed vibe to the day was so important, we didn’t want a formal wedding, we wanted our guests to truly relax. Lusty Glaze feels very secluded and exclusive, tucked within a little cove off the coast of Newquay. It felt like you where on your own private beach for the day. It ticked all the boxes for us, although it was quite some distance for everyone to travel to Cornwall, everyone embraced our vision and made a weekend out of it, soaking up some Cornish sun!

Charlotte’s a huge fan of soft greys and dusky blues. These shades where styled throughout the wedding from the bridesmaid dresses, to the gin bottles they chose, along with soft grey tablecloths acting as an accent against the pale blue sea view and sky. They didn’t want to take away from the venue’s stunning location so chose these soft colours, keeping things clean and fresh.

The flowers…’ I dreamed of white flowers and eucalyptus, with flowing silk ribbons from the bouquets and a floral arch’. My inspiration came from my lifelong passion of coastal weddings and dream photos I found. I wanted to keep things super simple and floaty, letting the natural flow of the flowers and foliage do the talking… I knew you got my vision so I left it up to you to create what you felt would be fitting, everyone loved it!.

For Charlotte’s ceremony there was seagrass matting on decked floor boards, simple white washed chairs with eucalyptus bundles tied with soft grey rough cut ribbon… this lead the way to her bespoke wooden arch wrapped in soft white floaty fabric and natural flowing florals… Her reception was inspired by her’s and Curley’s love of gin… There are such a variety of gin bottles in soft pastels colours, it was a crime not incorporate them into the table styling… Simple fresh flowers in nudes, soft lilacs, greys and whites, with sprigs of eucalyptus here and there filed each one, candle light styling finished the look. The bouquets where super floaty with lots of textured trailing eucalyptus. Soft blousy roses and seaside blooms nestled within.

The dress I chose was so far from the one I had in mind. As we were getting married on the beach I thought I wanted a really boho-beachy vibe dress, but when I was trying them on they really didn’t look right. I thought I would want to stay away from a lace dress, in my mind it had a more traditional feel, but when I saw the dress and tried it on with the soft layers of tulle over the top of the lace I felt like it was right. Looking at the photographs I am so happy with the dress I chose, I was barefoot all day, scooped up my dress when I needed to and it fitted with the relaxed vibe I had in mind.

The bridesmaids dresses… I wanted them in mis-match subtle colours. I wanted them to feel comfortable in what they were wearing too. We chose different shades of greys, dusky blues and lilacs. The flowers where all the same, tieing us all together.

The day couldn’t have gone better… we had sunshine even though it was forecast for rain, I had my dream photos captured barefoot in the sand, everyone of our friends and family traveled to be with us and we dance the night away into the early hours… Perfection!

Images by – Debs Alexander photography

Table styling by – Linen & Lace

Georgie and Omar’s wedding at Axnoller, west Dorset…

Meet Georgie and Omar who married in October last year at st Mary’s church, Netherbury followed by a reception at the stunning Anoller… a beautiful, private rural retreat…

These guys were all about natural elegance with foliage being the main feature throughout the wedding, continuity between church flowers, bouquets and reception flowers were key… shades of textured foliage teamed with dainty ivory flowers and interesting things like seed heads, thistles and rosemary for remembrance, were used to create the bouquets. Georgie wanted to wear something of her grandma’s who couldn’t be with them on the day, so she wove a bracelet of hers into her hair. I thought this was such a beautiful and unique way of incorporating her into the day.

The cute village church had simple bunches of foliage and white flowers attached to every pew end down the aisle… this lead to the ceremony area which had rustic stacked wooden crates with large wow factor flowers… sat amongst the crates were chunky pillar candles creating a romantic glow… finishing the look all the window ledges had trailing textured foliage and masses of white pillar candles, again adding to and creating a cosy romantic feel…

Reception flowers were all about the wow factor… Axnoller’s raw rustic barn is quite a big space and demands show stopper florals… 1 metre high glass cylinder vases topped with luxury foliage arrangements creating a wild unstructured look… Seed heads and thistles along with dainty cream wax flower and scented white phlox were dotted throughout… wow factor hanging globe tea lights cascaded around the vase, leading to further tea lights dotted around the base… As place cards, Georgie and Omar used black and white Polaroid photos of their guests which created this awesome monochromatic theme throughout the barn.. they also displayed treasured family photographs of their parents and grandparents on their wedding days with further pillar candles, tea lights and flowers… these finishing touches and attention to detail really did create the ultimate super classy look!

Georgie fell in love with a pair of gold sparkly Stuart Weitzman pumps
and chose a gorgeous bias cut silk gown with guipure lace bodice which was designed and hand made by Elaine cross…The bridesmaids looked lovely in the ‘Regent’ dress in a light shade of dove grey, and in their hair, delicate sprigs of waxflower, as well as glitter heels from Kurt Geiger, chosen to complement Georgie’s… I think you’ll agree the palette of simple textured foliage and dainty white flowers complement the dresses so well.

I had an absolute ball designing and creating Georgie and Omar’s wedding flowers… thank you for asking me to be part of your special day! A quote I once read… “Choose your suppliers not just for their skills, but as people – they share some of your most special moments with you”.

Images by… Robin Goodlad

Tathia & Luke’s New years eve wedding at Wick farm, Bath

Seriously!!!! I’ve honestly never seen so many candles… This wedding was one of those ultimate romantic cosy affairs which you truly wish you were attending! Tathia and Luke got in touch early last year to start planning their dream wedding at Wick farm… We had lots of in depth conversations about detailing and the overall theme, Tathia was all about the foliage/rustic glam look, which of course is what I’m all about! A subtle mix  of champagne, nude and ivory flowers were chosen to match the bridesmaids dresses and gold theme… and of course foliage, foliage foliage!

Speaking of bridesmaids… Tathia had 12!!! Yes 12 bridesmaids and one flower girl… I asked her ‘why so many’? and here’s how the story goes… So I had my maid of honour Maya, we’ve been best friends since high school… Robyn and Amber I’ve known all my life, also best friends since primary school… It goes with out saying my two cousins and Luke’s sister were in the mix… then I had my friends Lucia, Emma and Maddie, we’ve been close friends for several years now along with bridesmaids Kate, Chan and Jade. All of us have been so close and become besties all those years ago!… and I can’t forget my 8-year-old flower girl Mia, she is the little star of our whole family,  plus my gorgeous niece Roma…

The ceremony was all about soft drapes and fairy lights hanging from a central point in the barn… luxury trailing foliage garlands framed a white fabric arch with floral tie backs, held in place with thick gold trailing ribbons… masses of tealights, lanterns and candlesticks lined the perimeter of the room and aisle… plus little jars of flowers dotted here and there finishing the look…

The reception saw a room transformation… elaborate top table foliage garland trailed to floor with cosy tea lights, candlesticks and florals tucked in here and there… luxury gold candelabra table centrepieces were the star of the show with textured foliage arrangements and subtle flowers complementing the theme… around the base more candle light styling and florals were added… its the finer details and finishing touches that make each wedding perfect and personal to each couples theme… the whole event was stunning from start to finish… what a way to Bring in the New year! Congratulations Tathia and Luke xx

All props and styling by… Linen & Lace…
Drapes and fairy lights by… Rent event decor hire…
Images by… Belle bespoke photography

Burley Manor Winter Wedding…

I really enjoyed creating this moody winter combo at Burley Manor… Textured silver foliage combined with dried seed heads, wild dainty wax flower, purple cabbages and textured roses.. The bride and bridesmaids bouquets were set off with striking violet short length dresses making this combo really pop!

The church aisle was lined with flowers tied to the pew ends meeting two large wow factor floral arrangements sat on rustic wooden crates… The free flowing wild foliage, as always, has created a natural looking shape with moody flowers nestled within…

The perfect winter combo with an unusual twist!

New Forest Hanging Garden…

Alas I have received the professional pictures from one of my weddings this summer! Set deep in the New Forest this marquee wedding had the show stopper of all show stoppers… a hanging garden floral swing!

I had such good fun creating this wild unstructured garden flower design… All the colours from Royal blues, baby pinks, bright yellows, lilacs were set off by black beech leaves and silver birch. The swing hovered just above the bride and groom heads making it the star of the show. Ria’s bouquet was super cute too with multi coloured trailing ribbons, even the bridesmaid got a hold!

Very responsive and flexible

Clair is extremely passionate about what she does, which is highly infectious... She knows her craft and is very responsive and flexible to additional ideas... Everyone commented that they were the most stunning wedding flowers they'd ever seen!

An excellent creator of floral masterpieces

Clair instinctively knew what flowers to use based upon my brief... She is calm, relaxed, professional and discrete... An excellent creator of floral masterpieces which brought tears of joy to my eyes.

She is an extremely talented artist

Even after my own wedding over a year ago I still follow Clair on all her social medias... seeing her new work with other brides and feeling like she keeps re-investing herself, nothing is ever alike! She is an extremely talented artist.