Dream Spring Wedding

July 30, 2014

 

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Beatriz and Christophs’ wedding was a truly English countryside affair. Full of personal and creative touches which combined their Spanish, French and Portuguese heritage, we worked with wedding planners Helen and Sarah from Carter Nendick to create  a wonderfully romantic spring celebration. To complement her beautiful Jenny Packham gown, Beatriz carried a trailing bouquet of ranunculus, spray roses, Queen Anne’s lace, astilbe, with scented sweet peas, lily of the valley and jasmine trails.

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On your wedding day, it doesn’t get much more romantic than being photographed in an English bluebell wood!

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Beatriz loves the romantic feel and delicacy of gypsophila, so we used it to great effect at the church and reception.

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Garlands of gypsophila lined the steps to the church for the ceremony.

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The Shelleys Hotel in the pretty East Sussex town of Lewes was the setting for the reception.

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At the entrance to the marquee, guests found their places from our table plan “tree”, complete with hanging tea light globes.

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What a lovely name for a table, especially when it’s dressed with sweet smelling herbs and spring flowers.

Beatriz and Christoph chose husband and wife team, Dragos and Laura of Be Light in Transylvania as their photographers. We think you’ll agree that their images are absolutely stunning, and you can see the full story of this gorgeous wedding on Drago and Lauras’ blog here.

Spring at Somerley

July 29, 2014

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Nothing says Spring quite like cherry blossom, and Nels and Antonys’ wedding in April was ALL about the blossom! From the church to the marquee, boughs of the pink stuff took centre stage creating maximum impact at this very stylish celebration, which was beautifully coordinated by Kelly Chandler from The Bespoke Wedding Company. Guests entered the church through a lavish arch of blossom, while urns flanking the choir stalls set the tone for the ceremony.

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Nel’s fragrant bouquet combined peonies and ranunculus with forget-me-nots and jasmine trails.

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The marquee reception was held in the grounds of Somerley House, and included the beautiful fountain as part of the design. Nels wanted the space to feel like an enchanted (and very glamorous) woodland garden, so we dressed every table with leaf wrapped vases of cherry blossom, suspended tea light globes from the branches, and surrounded the base of every vase with floral collections in shades of pink and blue. We love these images captured by photographer Bibi Basch.

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Having dressed the tables we couldn’t forget the beautiful fountain in the centre of the marquee. We edged it with tea lights, floated candles, peonies and hydrangeas on the water, and watched them all float to the outside when the water was turned on!

You can see more wonderful images and read more about the story on The Bespoke Wedding Company’s blog here.

Wedding at Hedsor House

July 9, 2014

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Last summer, on an extremely hot day in July, we had the pleasure of flowering a wedding at the gorgeous Hedsor House near Taplow in Buckinghamshire.  We had wanted to work there for some time, so when wedding planner Isabel Smith called to check our availability, we jumped at the chance! Cooling white and green shades worked perfectly in the garden setting of Hedsor, and we used the best flowers of the season, including clove scented stocks, hydrangea, larkspur, ‘Avalanche’ roses and peonies which have a mouth watering scent of lemon meringue pie! Trails of jasmine and stephanotis completed the fragrant flower palette.

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The bridal bouquet consisted of purest white peonies, roses and jasmine trails.

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A combination of high and low arrangements created interest across the room.

 

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Trails of stephanotis on a bed of roses adorned this beautiful cake by Boolee Scrumptious.

Thank you to Joe Short  for the use of these images.

 

British Flowers Week 2014

June 24, 2014

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It’s official, green is the new black! That’s what someone was kind enough to say, after our designs were featured as part of British Flowers Week 2014. From the 16th to the 20th of June, we and four floral design companies were asked to showcase our favourite British grown flowers, foliages and plants, as part of  a week long celebration. Our love of greenery in all its forms, from blossom and branches to herbs and shrubs was the perfect way to promote the often overlooked beauty of seasonal summer greenery.

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Mixed foliages including oak,  heuchera, pelargonium, flowering privet and philadelphus blossom adorned our romantic heart.

 

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Our moss lined urn exploded with mixed foliages including, oak, cotoneaster, privet, eucalyptus, cotinus and philadelphus.

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We wanted our bouquet to have that “just gathered” feel to it, and love the combination of mixed foliages with just a hint of delicate sweet peas and lavender.

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One of the things we noticed during British Flowers Week was the wonderful sense of cameraderie from our fellow florists. Our companions for the week were Okishima and Simmonds, Hybrid, Simon Lycett and McQueens. All stars, and our thanks to Okishima and Simmonds for producing this wonderful montage to celebrate the week.

Special thanks to Julian Winslow for his amazing photography throughout the week.

For the full story of the week, take a look at the New Covent Garden blog here.

 

 

Le Manoir Photo Shoot

June 18, 2014

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Take a wonderful team of very talented professionals, a stunning venue and an abundance of gorgeous flowers, and you have a recipe for an amazing project. This photo shoot allowed us to do what we really love doing; working with seasonal British flowers in an abundant herbaceous style. It was also in September, one of our favourite floral months, a time of year that’s so full of plenty that we were spoilt for choice with flowers and foliages.

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For the bridal bouquet we combined garden roses, dahlias, amaryllis and trailing amaranthus with clematis, jasmine, fern and rosehips to create a wildly romantic design.

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The groom sported a buttonhole of garden hydrangea and pepper berries with acer and beech leaves.

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The exquisitely hand painted decoration on the wedding worked beautifully with hints of natural floral elements.

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Soft trailing foliages and delicate floral details adorned the table plan, with its scrolls of calligraphy set against a background of chinoiserie paper.

 

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The table setting combined luxurious detailing with an abundance of late summer flowers and foliages. Hydrangeas, roses, amaryllis, rosehips, grasses and blackberry worked perfectly in this gorgeous garden setting.

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Our wonderful collaborators on this shoot were:

Designer and Stylist: Pocketful of Dreams

Venue: Le Manoir

Photographer: Weddings by Nicola and Glen

Furniture: Vintage Style Hire

Bridal Dress and Accessories: Kate Halfpenny

Groom’s Suit and Accessories: October House

Model: Made by Molu

Hair and Makeup: Claire Hanson

Cakes: Cakes by Krishanthi

Paper Goods: Gemma Milly

Decor Items: AmaraFarley Prop Hire - Brollies Galore

 

A simple thank you

May 23, 2014

A couple of gorgeous images landed in the Euphoric inbox yesterday morning, with a delightful thank you message. We provided bouquets and buttonholes for a wedding at the beginning of May in North London for a lovely young couple who we met last year.  It is always very heartwarming to receive thank you’s, especially so quickly! It means the world to us and makes our job so worthwhile. Photographs by Anthony Hurren.

 

Bridal Bouquet of white peonies and white ‘Avalanche’ roses.

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Bridesmaids bouquet of ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peonies, ‘Sweet Avalanche’ roses and pink ranunculus.

 

Wedding at Dartmouth House

May 9, 2014

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Dartmouth House is one of our favourite London venues, and we are delighted to be on their preferred suppliers list. This particular commission was unusual in that we didn’t meet the bride until the wedding day itself!! The couple live overseas and so everything was planned via email.

The wedding took place last September, and had a gloriously rich colour palette of raspberry, plum, magenta and red, perfect  for the time of year. We sourced English grown dahlias and hydrangea, which were a stunning compliment to the rich red garden roses , feathery astilbe and dramatic tumbling amaranthus, a perennial Autumn favourite.

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The bridal bouquet of red ‘Piano’ garden roses, ‘Blueberry’ roses, blush pink astilbe, garden hydrangea and amaranthus.

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Beautiful English grown dahlia and hydrangea ensured that all six bridesmaids posies were different.

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And here they all are!! We think you’ll agree those rich colours worked perfectly with those stunning french navy gowns!

 

What a Beautiful Bouquet!

April 15, 2014

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Our beautiful bride was married at St Paul’s Cathedral at the beginning of April. Two days later this stunning image landed in our inbox, and we just had to share it! A stunner we think you’ll agree!

Euphoric in the Press

March 27, 2014

 

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We are delighted to be featured in not one, but two magazine articles which are available at the moment. First up, our Spring Fling shoot for Wedding Magazine which featured gorgeous spring flowers in pastel shades, including the ever popular ranunculus in soft pink, powder blue muscari, queen annes lace and zesty guelder.

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And this East Meets West fusion from a shoot at Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons for You and Your Wedding magazine. Rich, warm tones, incorporating lots of texture and scent, included garden Roses, Amaryllis, Rosehips and a wonderful array of autumn foliages.

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Autumn Wedding at Preston Court

March 13, 2014

Julie and Ryans’ wedding was full of gorgeous elements, reflecting their creativity and attention to detail.  Preston Court is one of our favourite venues, so the floral details were the icing on the cake. A dreamy colour palette of deep coral, apricot and pistachio with pops of orange worked perfectly for an early Autumn celebration. Using garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, lisianthus and guelder we created blowsy bouquets and nostalgic table arrangements incorporating old books, vintage crockery and glassware with natural wood elements.

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Following an intimate ceremony under the pagoda on Julianna’s Island, the guests drank cocktails on the lawn before heading into the Barn for the wedding feast.

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These glorious images are courtesy of Marianne Taylor, and you can read the whole story and see the gorgeous details on her blog here.

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