Twelve Bouquets for Twelfth Night

It’s such a daunting task sorting through hundreds of photographs of my work, trying to narrow it down to just a few. My arrangements seem so varied, from classic shapes to outlandish creations. I am slightly over whelmed by the task ahead. Anyway, I’ve made a start (always good) and selected twelve bouquet shots to celebrate Twelfth Night and here they are.

1.An early spring bouquet created for Rebecca. I used soft hellebores, ranunculus and tulips for the main body of the bouquet and added sweeping ferns to create a vintage tear drop shape.

Image: SLR Photography

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2. Kate asks for lots of garden texture in her spring bouquet. That’s not always easy early on in the season, as many of the bulb stems snap if unsupported. Most of the texture here is created with parvifolia eucalyptus and a pale pink broom.

Image: Hannah Sherrington Photography

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3. May is such a vibrant time in the garden, so I was thrilled when Catherine opted for a riot of bright colours for her wedding flowers. Here is her bouquet of sweet peas, coral charm peonies, delphiniums and scilla.

Image: Neil Hanson Photography

Catherine & Ben's Wedding at Caswell House
Catherine & Ben’s Wedding at Caswell House

4. Beccy’s June wedding flowers included soft blush peonies mixed with highly fragrant ivory garden roses. Both elegant & romantic.

Image: Amy at Wookie Photography

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5. Jane asks for no particular flower to draw your eye in her bouquet. She wanted to re create a wild flower meadow vibe in pinks and blues. This bouquet was packed full of sweet peas, nigella, nepeta, aquilegia and achillea (plus a few more!)

Image: Katie Hamilton Photography

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6. Blush roses with strong blue nigella made a striking combination for this mid summer bouquet. The fever few running through softens the bouquet, giving a summer picnic kind of feel.

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7. It was great fun creating this bouquet for a primary coloured wedding in August. Teresa had great style and pulled the whole look off brilliantly.

Image: Phillipa James Photography

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8. Gemma’s July bouquet was a mix of dahlias, ageratum, alstromeria and veronica. I was lucky enough to have a little film made of me creating this one. You can watch it here: Making a Bridal Bouquet

Image: Alexis Jarworski Photography

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9. Poppy’s wedding was an English Country Garden affair with soft pastel roses, achillea and scabious. Wisps of panicum grass give a feathered outline to the shape.

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10. Natalie’s late summer wedding was packed full of dahlias, snowberries, snapdragons and astrantia.

Image: Ashley Jouhar Photography

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11. This textural bouquet of roses and grasses was created for Emma’s late summer wedding. There was an accent of deep peachy pink running through, so I was pleased to be able to use  the 2nd flush of heuchera flowers in it.

Image: Kevin Belson Photography

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12. And finally…An explosion of autumn colour for Natalie’s October wedding. A mass of berries, dahlias and craspedia. Bright, textural and unmissable!

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A huge thank you to all my brides, for choosing me to create your wedding flowers and allowing me to show them here. Also, much appreciation to all the wonderful photographers credited to these images.

I do have lots more photographs of my wedding work, which I love equally as much and hope to show on my new website soon.

Happy New Year to you all x

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Mood Board Monday – Barn Charm Meadow Style

Create a summer picnic vibe with lots of barn charm for your July wedding
Create a summer picnic vibe with lots of barn charm for your July wedding

Mixing strong colours with a few pastels will give you a summery garden mix. The softer tones will allow your strong colours to really pop out. Change scale and the shape of the flowers used to create texture for a meadow style wedding.

Come what May

This month has whizzed by. I’ve been so busy and I’ve loved it all. Weddings, workshops, flower stall and my first floral party. I can best show you through pictures. I hope you enjoy glancing back through one of the fastest months of my life.

First week of May

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Second of week of May

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Third week of May

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