Giant flowers… for a Surrey wedding

Claire and Tom married in early September, and planned their day with the help of Katrina Otter Weddings. I shouldn’t have favourites but, well, I do and this is firmly up there… a lush, rich palette of berry shades and all the foliage, with a beautiful garden back drop and the most gorgeous bridal gown. This was always going to be a cracker.

Thank you Guy Collier, as ever, for your stunning images- not all the below are his (marked where appropriate) and Kat for having me along.

We used viburnum berry, David Austin roses, English roses, cosmos, nigella, snapdragon, mimosa, pistachio, hydrangea, delphinium, beech, astilbe, waxflower, astrantia, jasmine and other, seasonal pretties.

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Guy Collier Photography


Guy Collier Photography


Guy Collier Photography


Guy Collier Photography


Guy Collier Photography


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Wiltshire wedding flowers for a beautiful ‘at home’ wedding

Rachel and Chris married at her family home in Rushall, Wiltshire. What a treat it was to work with them! Rachel was so relaxed and trusting and after a loose brief let me just crack on… perfect client!

We created about 200ft of garlanding for the various signs around the wedding and for the hanging ceiling decor for the marquee, as well as mossed stands for the tables, low vases arrangements, church flowers and bridal party blooms. Cannot wait to see the proper images from Brett Symes, but here are the images I took…

I used all English roses, sage, pittosporum, linaria, scabious, cosmos, lysmachia, setaria, astilbe, hydrangea, gladioli, delphinium, stock, snowberry, heather, tuberose, lily of the valley, dsc_2295-copy
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2 non-blondes and a flowery trade off

I have long admired Abby’s illustrations, and got in touch to see if she could teach me a new hobby… she willingly oblidged and we agreed a trade off as she wanted to learn some more flowery techniques for her new business Petal Studio.

After my little wing over to Ireland in Feb/ early March, Abby joined me in April for 4 days for a ‘Career Course 1-2-1‘. With limited supplies and growers in Belfast, I arranged to take Abby to 2 ‘market places’ to buy flowers to aide her sourcing supplies in Ireland- we visited Plantpassion, and New Covent Garden Market and, it’s fair to say, we overspent at both!

Here are some of Abby’s images, from her time with me of her work… Mine can be seen below.

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Abby’s images of my work- thanks Abby!

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