Dorset wedding fair at farmer palmer… On a very wet and windy day in Dorset a lone field stood with several marquess…. People scurried from their cars to get shelter and the wedding fair exploded! I had such a good time and felt exhausted after chatting to so many new brides. I was thrilled to show case some of my favourite woodland designs to you all…. A scrummy combination of forest greenery and scented lilac, memory lane rose and white hydrangea, lavender, lotus pods, fritillarea and lime green cymbidium orchids with lavender and purple scented stocks all crafted into bouquets and luxury centre pieces.
A pleasure and an honour to be featured in on-line magazine ‘Lost In This’ After many hours of scribbling and deliberation created ‘My top 10 tips to planning your wedding flowers’. My aim was help all brides not only plan their wedding flowers but at what stage of the planning to start thinking about it. I realised it must be quite daunting and some people quite simply wouldn’t know where to start. So start planning your wedding flowers… follow the link below to ‘Lost In This’ on-line magazine, click the love tab then hit weddings. Enjoy the read.
A very exciting start to the year with Christchurch harbour hall wedding fair… Spring was most certainly in my mind when I created these cute little designs with watering cans and rustic bouquets. This hanging heart literally has so many uses, my favourite place is to have one hanging on the front door of your chosen venue to greet your guests on arrival. I also love the cute little candles wrapped in lace and ribbon. Its the finishing touches that make your wedding bespoke to you.
The Fabulous Larder House in Southbourne… Up stairs the luxurious Library, a must see cocktail bar, has a very ‘hunting lodge’ theme to it. I was asked to create a very large wreath to adorn their wall all year round. And so I set to work… Rustic tree branches wound around a barrel ring, you get the scale now, and packed with moss. Pheasant and peacock feathers along with rustic pine cones and dill heads were clustered around the wreath keeping it subtle and sympathetic to its surroundings. To finish some good old apple and orange slices giving a nod to the festive time of year.
New Forest autumn wreaths… I just adore this time of year, how the leaves on the trees change colour in their last desperate attempt to store food for the winter. Dormant heather springs to life in the New Forest and the last of the summer sunsets in the sky gives me stacks of inspiration for this years wreath designs. My favourite is the heather and maple leaves…