New Forest wedding at the incredible Gin’s Barn…

I seriously do have the best job in the world… I get to visit lots of Awesome locations during the year setting up peoples weddings, but I’m an absolute sucker for rural intimate locations… Gin’s Barn is located on the cusp of the solent’s tucked in on a little estuary in the New Forest… I was like a kid on Christmas day! I’d arrived early and my bride Erin was super chilled  so I had a little explore before setting up… the sun was breaking through the morning haze and the views were just stunning, I was very excited and loving my job…

The sail cloth tent was  exposed on all sides revealing the 360 view of the New Forest  country side, what a breath taking place to sit down, enjoy food and good wine with friends, celebrate your awesome big day and relax… I wanted to be a guest big time! Erin chose a trio of eclectic table centrepieces, all varying in height, shape and size using various glass vase’s… The chosen flowers were sumptuous and opulent using lush white peonies, hydrangea and large headed spray roses… Loose textured floaty foliage brought a natural feel to the flowers embracing a garden flower look… I was more than happy with the results.

It was an honour Erin and Kris… Thank you for asking me to part of your day!

Woodland wedding New forest…

I had the best fun teaming up with my fellow wedding stylists – Linen & Lace… This woodland shoot was inspired by make up artists – Tara Sanger  and captured by my favourite photographer – Charlotte Bryer-ash…

As you’ll all know I’m at my happiest when I’m in a woodland setting but Rhinefied drive in the New forest has to be one of the most stunning places in Dorset, I’m so lucky to live where I live!

The river captured our hearts for this easy go shoot with relaxed vibes of a simple woodland ceremony… My awesome new Willow tree’s got their first outing. I decided to keep it simple creating a boho feel with lots of trailing ribbons complementing the coral theme… Linen & Lace had some new eclectic pieces… Retro plant stands and candlesticks styled the ceremony with fern plants and florals, I just adored the finished look reminding me of Grandmas parlor when I was a little girl!

The dress was mass of coral fabric that never ended with flowers of subtle coral peonies and hydrangea, off set by burgundy foraged foliage and seasonal flowers, finished with boho trailing ribbons… I just loved it!

New forest intimate wedding…

Sam and Lindsay came to me with a vision of a very simple intimate wedding at Carey’s Manor in the New forest…

The summer season and natural surroundings of the hotel were inspiration for the theme… These guys had seen some of my previous work on Instagram and fell in love with vibrant seasonal flowers that would really stand out… I love vibrant colours so I was very happy and inspired with the brief… They decided on a eclectic combo of fern plants, vibrant floral jars, succulent favour plants, which would be pushed into the tablescape once guests were seated, becoming part of the design… silver candlesticks and tea light finished the look and created a cosy candlelit glow for their 13 guests to dine during their 8 course meal with pairing wines… Oh my gosh I would have loved to part of that table with its fabulous food, floral’s and intimacy!

Moon Gate Lulworth Catsle…

Oh so excited to introduce my Awesome new Moon gate to the wedding collection…

Lulworth Castle was the ultimate venue to show case this bad boy… The moon gate is 2.5 metre’s tall, so not small in any way! She framed the ceremony area of the stage perfectly with the awesome window as a back drop letting in natural light… Ferns, eucalyptus, ivy and textured seasonal foliage wound around the moon gate creating a wild textured look. There’s something about just foliage that I absolutely adore! Here it creates a kind of moody woodland feel… perfect Louise’s enchanted forest themed wedding.

Ceremony styling at The Old Vicarage…

I had the best fun styling the awesomely vibrant wedding at The Old Vicarage…

Emily was so open to ideas… her brief was natural and vibrant, so of course I was in my element… It was decided to make a real show of the beams hanging 30 jars packed full of vibrant florals… The aisle mimicked the beams with more floral jars plus lanterns and rustic wooden log slices… The fireplace was framed by two rather large striking arrangements packed full of vibrant flowers and tree branches… A floral wreath took centre stage surrounded by further lantern and log slice styling, oh and just one or two more floral jars! The impact when you walked into the room was incredible!

After the ceremony the entire room was stripped out and relocated to the marquee dressing all the tables including table plan, gift table and ad-hoc areas around the marquee… nothing went to waste, even a few jars made their way onto the garden tables spreading the vibrant love everywhere!

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!

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.

Exactly what every bride needs

Clair is knowledgeable & friendly which is exactly what every bride needs. Her work looks like it's out of an East London photoshoot with oodles of style... All of my bridesmaids want Clair to be there florist. She is exceptional!