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!
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 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.