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Lulworth Castle photoshoot…

Photo shoots are always such good fun to take part in, not only do you get free rein to decide what your going to create and show case new work, you get to have fun all day working with lots of wedding suppliers meeting old friends and making new ones… Our little group got together in the spring to shoot this little bad boy and we’ve recently been featured in Hampshire and Dorset Magazine!!!

Our Photographer Charlotte Bryer-ash takes the most awesome images, so soft and light… This shoot was based on a romantic fairy tale wedding with pure indulgence…Candle light everywhere, flowers on mass and just look at those awesome Macarons…

A soft pallet of flowers were chosen with pops of peach and stacks of textured foliage… the archway is one of my favourite designs, super modern and simple. The awesome thing was everything from the lavish ceremony styling was taken apart and re-used as the top table decoration, this is something I encourage all my brides to do so you get wow factor aisle decorations whilst making the most of your budget!

Coastal themed wedding at Lulworth Castle…

Working alongside Linen & Lace to help style this beautiful coastal themed wedding at Lulworth castle has been one of the best so far this year… The day started with delivering the bride & six! yes six bridesmaids bouquets…


 
For the ceremony Linen & Lace got to work on the chairs draping fabric over one side attaching them with simple coral ribbons & star fish, it’s all about attention to detail… Chalk painted mason jars hung from every chair along the aisle packed full of coral blooms & wispy foliage…

These led all the way down the aisle where wrought iron candelabras were adorned with hand made hanging drift wood & shells adding to the subtle coastal theme…

The reception room was brought to life with peach, dusky blue & sage green paper lanterns, drawing the eye down to luxurious table centrepieces…


 
The floral centrepieces were packed with textured coastal foliage & floaty grasses. Plump white hydrangea, large coral peonies & peach roses were off set by blue thistles and wispy nigella heads. The finishing touches were trailing lime green amaranthus, mimicking sea weed, with lots more hanging driftwood with shells…


 

Upton country court yard styled shoot, Dorset…

The sun was shinning beyond belief last week when I had the pleasure of joining some awesome Dorset wedding suppliers on a glamorous styled shoot… I was most excited about creating a floral centrepiece to hang from the centre of a tipi, not only was it challenging but it was my first time creating something so large… Carla and I from Coastal tents had such good fun planning and making this the day before the shoot crafting the hoop from moss and rustic twisted willow…

The floral chandelier was dressed in a base of textured foliage’s from textured ferns and tropical glossy leaves to woodland silver birch and trailing silver eucalyptus. Large blooms of scented lilac were dotted here and there amongst the foliage along with hanging white peonies and hanging globe tea lights for the ultimate romantic glow…

The chandelier was suspended above the tipi’s awesome fire pit which made one hell of a statement, I couldn’t think of anything better than socialising around this with a big glass of bubbly…

Our next creation was the table styling… The fabulous and much admired ladies from Linen & Lace where on board and presented the most beautiful tableware from crystal wine glasses, mix and match crockery with emerald green and gold designs to recycled glass bottles…

Our second tablescape featured my beautiful copper urns packed with a mass of textured rustic foliage for the ultimate foraged look with dainty white spring flowers nestled within. I had such good fun working with the best wedding suppliers Dorset has to offer… as follows… Coastal tent hire… Linen & Lace, Sadie Osborne photography, kirsten Sare make up artist and hair stylist, bridal re-loved, vintage china hire & Lisa knotely cake design

This seasons wedding flower trends…

This seasons wedding flower trends are all about hanging floral installations…

I love it, I’ve been a massive fan of hanging florals for years and it certainly keeps us florists on our toes trying to figure out the best way to reach the top of a marquee or barn ceiling and attach the precarious things with out (a) falling off our ladder (b) dropping it on someone’s head (c) breaking every stem on the way up! However we love a challenge, flower arranging has reached new dizzying heights…

These beaut florals spilling out over copper geometric shapes are bang on trend right now. I’m loving the autumnal hydrangea with the copper, the perfect colour combination…

I’m a huge foliage fan… this beams literally dripping in foliage… glossy tropical leaves with trailing ferns and floaty textures, all finished with eddison bulbs, copper tea lights and geometric shapes…

The Ultimate arch… Very cool and very simple… Find yourself a blank canvas with cool wooden chairs and have yourself a hanging arch made. Simply install a wooden beam and you’re good to go. Asymmetric is the way forward with trailing natural foliage and flowers…

Or super boho supper cool… Marquee ceiling with parallel hoops quite literally dripping in textured foliage. What a wow factor statement to feature at your wedding…

This is my ultimate favourite hanging installation… Rustic wooden crates hung upside down with a mass of forest foliages and white flowers… I want this in my living room!

Wedding arch ideas…

Four arch ways you should seriously consider for your wedding… The beach is the perfect place to make an arch way, silver birch branches buried into the sand with a casual draping of floaty fabrics and you’re half way there. A few clusters of flowers strategically placed and and you’ve wow factor…

Or a super modern foliage arch way, keeping it cool with a straight lined foliage garland and trailing fabric…

Rustic to the max arch way with willow branches curved around a doorway letting the natural flow of the branches create the shape, simply dressed in delicate foliages…

Or… a simple wooden structure surrounded by tree stumps, floral arrangements and candles on mass. I love all of the these designs, they really steps outside the box from stuffy formal floral archways…

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