A burst of English beauty

Last Thursday saw me rising before the sun and making my way to my flower wholesaler to pick up the flowers for Elle and Charlie’s wedding. They had a relaxed, country theme, with a celebration of English flowers in soft tones of blues, creams and a splash of pink.

Preparing the flowers for the Bride's bouquet
Preparing the flowers for the Bride’s bouquet

We had stocks, sweetpeas, delphinium, larkspur, scabious, nigella, David Austin old English roses, sweet william… the scents were AMAZING. In fact, I think I spent more time smelling the flowers than arranging them.

Bride's handtied bouquet
Bride’s handtied bouquet

The finished items were loosely arranged, with lots of texture and a light airy feel.

Bridesmaid's complimenting handtied bouquet
Bridesmaid’s complimenting handtied bouquet

The tables had a mixed selection of bottles and vases, with similarly loose arranged flowers. My silly battery sadly ran out before I reached the reception venue, so we’ll have to sit patiently for the official photographs to come through and share the reception decor in all it’s beauty!

Delicate gents buttonholes and ladies corsages
Delicate gents buttonholes and ladies corsages

And you know you’ve done a good job when the bride emails you from the airport before jetting off on honeymoon…

“we just wanted to say a huge thank you for the flowers at the wedding – they were all totally gorgeous. The table flowers were stunning, the colours and variety. It felt like sitting in a wild garden, and I loved it so much. It was all even better than I imagined – you did an amazing job, thank you!!”

I love my job.

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