Sam & Alex’s enchanted woodland wedding at Herrison Hall…

From the moment I met Sam and Alex I knew this wedding flower journey was going to be special… Sam’s brief was… ‘think Lord of the Rings Clair!’… Well of course I was instantly in love! From proposal to saying I do, this entire wedding has been super Romantic with a capital R!…

So Sam, did Alex propose?… At home! I knew it was coming but thought he’d do it in Italy, as we were getting ready for a trip there. But he knew I would be expecting that, so instead he did it two days before we left. I came home from a meeting to find the house full of roses and a box sitting on the table. I walked up to it to look closer, and Alex came up behind me and whispered his proposal in my ear. It was super personal, intimate and romantic.

Talk me through your dress buying journey… I was planning to buy my dress overseas from a certain shop I liked, but my mother in law convinced me to go shopping locally ahead of time to get a better idea of the styles I liked. I ended up finding the most gorgeous sample dress in my size on sale, so I bought it! I couldn’t believe how quick and simple it was! However, choosing my Bridesmaids and their dresses turned out to be a bit more tricky… I had a couple of friends back home in the States I had to choose between to walk with my sisters and best friend here in the UK. In the end the decision was made for me, as one of them was helping me a lot with wedding plans, and the other simply couldn’t make the date!

Tell the readers about your flower choices and wedding styling journey?… I knew exactly what I wanted before I spoke with anyone, I’m such a huge fan of Lord of the Rings, it turned out to be a huge inspiration for the day,  I knew I wanted a forest theme, so foliage was always going to be hugely important for making that vision a reality. I was lucky to meet you, the foliage queen, and Sam from Linen and Lace! you were the first people I got in touch with and you both understood my vision entirely. I was able to put together the enchanted forest wedding of my dreams because I had the right suppliers who just got what I wanted. I never quite realised how important that would be until I started planning, I just let you guys roll with it and do your job!

 What was the best part of the day?… Alex’s vows for sure. I can’t watch or read them without crying… I loved my family from overseas being together with us along with close friends… and I loved my enchanted woodland you created for me!

Wedding stylists… Linen and Lace

Venue… Herrison Hall

Photographer…  Benni Carol wedding photography

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.