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!
This is was one gorgeous wedding. Like something out a Richard Curtis film. The guests were wonderful. Family had travelled from across the globe. The gardens were so beautifully tended for months in advance. I felt truly blessed to be a small part of this wonderful big day for two really sweet and kind people, and their fabulous families.
I have just returned from a truly inspirational few days in Herefordshire, with Sabine Darrall on her Evergreen workshop, a short course dedicated to understanding more about foam free design. What on earth is that I hear you cry??? Well for those non florists, foam free means without the use of that green Oasis foam that is often used (by us too) in creating floral arrangements.
Nope, this is not a photoshoot, and nope Michelle is not a model, but you’d be excused for thinking both. Michelle is actually one half of an absolutely gorgeous couple (Mark being her fabulous husband) who had a dream of a day, with their Shiningford wedding.
I’m a BIG believer in flexing creativity once in a while. It’s great to work through wedding concepts with my couples and help bring their visions to life. But I truly believe, in able for me to stay fresh, on trend and hungry for new design, I have to indulge in creativity for creatives sake sometimes.
There is no other way to think of this super cool couple than with a level of joy that is so infectious you might just burst!
I’m not ashamed to admit I fell for Kerry the moment she walked into the cafe to have our first consultation. She had all the things I LOVE going on… Stripey tee – check, Red Lipstick – check, Smiles and giggles – check and more enthusiasm for life than I think I’ve ever had the pleasure to come across before. She is an absolute doll face! Ali her most wonderful partner in crime is a little quieter but no less adorable and he had maximum hugs when he consult was done. These are my kind of people.