Shop window design
Summer wedding centrepieces
I was lucky enough to work on this wedding with The Gorgeous Flower Company
Flower girls in the sunset
This flower crown, bouquet and corsage are a celebration of British summer flowers. All the flowers were home grown with the exception of the roses.
I have used larkspur, sunflowers, cornflowers, cosmos, ammi, flowering tobacco and roses, set off by a few pieces of variegated pittosporum. The theme of this design was festival flowers and I think it would work very well for a bridesmaids or flower girl. And imagine being able to use your home grown flowers for the bridal party!
For the dried flower crown, the flowers came from a floral heart I had made the previous week to hang on the patio and inadvertently left to dry in the sun. I enjoyed creating something so dramatic and it makes a lovely contrast to the living flower crown.
Destination Wedding - Lake Como
Winter Wedding at Northbrook Park
This was a Winter wedding on the 29th December 2019 - and what a way to end the year! It was a fusion Asian-English wedding and the bride looked radiant in a rose gold embroidered dress and full length veil, the groom dashing in Asian attire.
The colour theme was burgundy and gold and I included blush tones to highlight the darker flowers. I used pine cones, moss and pheasant feathers to be seasonal and evoke the feeling of an enchanted forest. The table centres were themed Beauty and the Beast and the couple provided with sentimental motifs to incorporate into the flowers. Every table was different and my favourite was a gorgeous little cabinet which contained a rose illuminated by fairylights. It was a joy to design and a treat to create!
Gorgeous photography courtesy of Lilybean Potography. Find them on facebook: @lilybeanphotography and Instagram: @lilybeanphotography
All things wreath related
Here is a selection of pictures showing my wreaths for sale at Secretts Farm shop and some fun snaps from a wreath-making workshop at the Weyside Inn. Everyone had a lovely evening fuelled by Christmas music and a dash of prosecco! I was very impressed by the high standards of the finished wreaths.
Bonham's Barn September Wedding
Photos by Rosanna Goddard Photography’ www.rosannagoddardphotography.co.uk
This was a September wedding at Bonham’s Barn in Alton. It was very important to the bride to have Sweet Williams and luckily they were still in season. We chose colours to match the groom’s kilt in his family tartan using burgundy, green and white, with some blush for the bouquets.
I really enjoyed dressing the venue with festive garlands and making the rustic jam jar centre pieces.
A Rustic Summer Wedding Photoshoot
For this rustic wedding photoshoot the contrasting styles of bouquet – cascading for the bride and a presentation bouquet for the bridesmaid – are very effective.
The flowers used here are roses, alstroemeria, snowberries, wax flowers, and scabious, set off by ruscus and jasmine. My favourite part was the addition of flowering mint, although it was difficult to resist the urge for a mojito after making the bride’s bouquet!
It was a beautiful day and such a gorgeous setting.
The garlands for the floral arch and the wreath for the candelabra are moss-based and an example of sustainable. floristry.
Foraging in Late Summer
Behind the Scenes
Here is a look behind the scenes at the hard work taking place on the allotment. I use home grown flowers and foliage as much as possible in my floristry.
Alice in Wonderland tea party
This was an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party and I used only red and white flowers. It was inspired by a visit to the magnificent West Green House Opera Garden.
Nibbs Gin at Farnham Gin Festival
It was a pleasure dress the stand for Nibbs Gin at Farnham Gin Festival. The flowers were designed to enhance the brand’s ethic of natural and home grown. The gin is elderflower flavoured so elderberries were a must, as well as other beautiful berries such as rosehips, snowberries, hawthorn and vibernum to keep the arrangement seasonal, and not forgetting nuts and seeds heads with the foliage based in oak, beech, maple and bracken.
I tried out making this beautiful enchanted forest centrepiece which would make a lovely table centre at a wedding or a party.
The structure of this arrangement is similar to a topiary tree. I used eucalyptus, pistache and ivy to create the round shape before placing the flowers which are slightly recessed.
The flowers I have used are lilac, blush and apricot coloured roses, pink dahlias, white hydrangeas, cream astilbe and ivory lisianthus - the combination was magical!
Wedding Fair stand for the Weyside
The Weyside has recently re-launched its wedding package and I was delighted to make some flower arrangements for their stand at Surrey Wedding Fair.
All home grown flowers and creative free rein with the birdcage - such fun!
Practice Makes Perfect
Here are a few pictures of my favourite creations made using every day flowers.
I hope you enjoy looking at a sample of my floristry which made the cut (pun intended).