Sarah and Jack had the most dreamy wedding day! It was full of so many lovely, thoughtful touches. Everything had been considered and carefully planned and it was an absolute triumph. I’m proud to have been part of this special day.
I first met Georgie and Charlie for a drink on a very cold January evening in Ashbourne to discuss their ideas for wedding flowers and I really liked them very much straight away – a shared love of all things Autumn and Foo Fighters made for great conversation!
Kate, as you can clearly see, is totally stunning! She would steal the show in the most ugly of dresses so when she stepped out in her stunning mermaid figuring hugging gown she was a total knock out!
No tomboy here
The funniest part is, Kate described her self as more of a tomboy than a bride when we first met. She’s not like any tomboy I’ve seen before!
Kate and Jimmy had a really clear style aesthetic. The flowers were to be the most lush white roses, accented with grey green foliages, and delicate white accent flowers. These would look stylish and classic against the slick grey suits for the guys and gorgeous dresses that her maids totally rocked! Simple buttonholes of tight, neat Akito roses and soft grey senecio foliage, were the clear choice here. With the maids carrying smaller versions of the elegant bridal bouquet.
Keeping it simple
The rest of the decor for the venue consisted of arrangements of white flowers and foliages around a trio of cylinder candles. A top table design matched and accent foliages were used to decorate the signage.
I’m sure you’ll agree that Kate and Jimmy know how to do good taste!
Kira and Gareth had a gorgeous colour palette ready for me to work on, but I have to admit I was a little daunted by the colour choice as it wasn’t a palette I’d used before, is it took me out of my comfort zone when it came to ordering new varieties. This is a good thing. It exercises the grey matter and I have to say I was really thrilled with the results.
You can pop over to the Brown Box Flowers site and pre-order any of those designs now – but the store will shut on Friday 29th at Midnight to ensure we have time to carefully source, pack and deliver with plenty of time.
I had the pleasure of chatting about Natalie’s wedding plans with her gorgeous mum Moira, before I actually met Nat and Mark. The couple currently reside in London town, and while they were in the process of getting the ball rolling I chatted a few essential through with Moira, and scheduled a meeting with Nat a few weeks later. Some things they were sure about, some they were till to decide. The no brainer part was that the ceremony would take place at the village church in Kirk Ireton – quite literally 30 steps from the family home (and really close to the local pub for the groom and his bonny men to visit to calm the nerves)…but the decision was a gorgeous Top Marques marque at the family home, or their semi permanent marque in the grounds of Tissington Hall?
When I received the call from Susan, Ellie’s mum, to ask if I was free to flower her daughters wedding, an Autumn wedding, at Yeldersley Hall, I was crossing my fingers and toes that they would choose me as their florist! You see Autumn weddings are just so special. The light is usually really special. The colours are just a sexy, and candles. There’s usually lots of candles. So really, what’s not to love?
I’m so excited to head into 2019. I think it’s going to be a really exciting year and we have some stunning events to work on, and new locations to visit and dress. We also have the National Finals of The Wedding Industry Awards to attend in January, so fingers ( and toes and eyes) crossed for a positive result there!
I received an email from Sarah quite some time ago, explaining she’d love to meet and chat flowers for her special day at Yeldersley Hall, but she was currently living in Singapore, so it may be a little tricky! She’d organised her wedding to fiancé Parth in India for later that year, but wanted to have a ‘really English wedding’ right here in her home town of Ashbourne for her international guests to enjoy – complete with afternoon tea and bunting!