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Autumnal Wedding in Devon

Jess & Rick, Huntsham Court, Devon

In September last year we created flowers in the beautiful Huntsham Court in Devon for Jess and Rick. Jess and Rick's colour palette was packed with autumnal shades and textures, with burnt orange Rudbeckia, burgundy blowsy Roses and delicate cream Dahlias. Jess's bouquet was accented with speckled toad Lilies and trailing Cobaea vines. 
Her bridesmaids carried bouquets and had wrist corsages both wrapped in vibrant blue silk.

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vervain autumnal bridal bouquet
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vervain wedding corsages with blue silk ribbon for a Devon wedding
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vervain large scale urn arrangement with autumnal flowers

In the church in the grounds of Huntsham we created two large statement urn arrangements, each with tumbling vines, golden amaranth and tall fluffy grasses. 

The long tables for the wedding breakfast were decorated with central vase arrangements and vines with ivy draped along each table, intertwined around the flowers. 

vervain unique table centres for a autumnal Devon wedding 
vervain unique autumnal wedding flowers for a Devon wedding
bridal bouquet for a Devon wedding
vervain bridemaid bouquets with silk ribbon 
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bridesmaids bouquets with blue silk ribbon for a Devon wedding
vervain wild garlands for a Devon Weddings
vervain wild garlands for a Devon Weddings

In the large entrance hall we wrapped wild garlands around each pillar and created natural upright meadows at the base with a matching installation piece on the fireplace.  

autumnal buttonholes by vervain for a Devon wedding

The buttonholes were also tied with blue silk ribbon, and the groom's Scottish heritage was celebrated with a single blue thistle in his buttonhole. 

autumnal buttonholes by vervain for a Devon wedding

Flower Workshop in a Victorian Glasshouse March, 2017

Back in March this year I was lucky enough to be invited to hold a hand tied bouquet workshop at the lovely Wild Goose Nursery in Shropshire, my studio for the day was their recently restored Victorian glasshouse. 

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Flower Filled 2016

 

2016 definitely had its highs and lows, but right now looking back on all the flowers that were created I would say there were far more highs. 

In 2016 we ran the first couple of flower courses on the farm, it was both incredibly fun and a learning curve. It also made me realise that I really enjoy teaching and the farm is the perfect location for it. So in 2017 there will be a LOT more courses happening, including some really exciting collaborations with some wonderfully talented people. WORKSHOP LINK

Above and below are a couple of polaroids Joanna Brown took when she came and snapped my first workshop in 2016. 

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2016 was full of so many beautiful weddings, weddings that challenged and pushed me (and CJF...) logistically and creatively. Thank you to all of the Brides and Grooms from 2016, you helped me achieve so much and get the most of a year of flowers, letting me loose to be as creative with flowers as I wanted. Thank you also to all the lovely freelancers who helped out along the way, I couldn't of done it without you. 

I also made a LOT of flowers for myself in 2016, whenever there were leftovers or an abundance of blooms on the farm I would get lost in my studio making something purely for pleasure and a little for practise... 
Below are some of the highlights of 2016, mainly behind the scenes and flowers for me, with a few wedding flowers in there and some images of flowers I created when freelancing for others over the course of 2016, which I hope to do more of in 2017. 

Happy New Year. 
Lets see what 2017 has to offer! 

2017 - More flowers for me, more challenges, BIGGER flowers and maybe to become a little less camera shy. Oh and a Valentines Pop Up shop in Bristol... 

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