flower week

Wedding Table Designs Part 04 - Autumnal Tablescape

A wild garden inspired tablescape, in autumnal shades with vibrant spiked echinacea, muted rudbeckias and amber tinged ferns, piles of fruit, veg and a couple of carefully captured caterpillars.

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Later this year I will be holding a table styling workshop, focused on creating beautiful and exciting table designs with the best seasonal flowers and foliage. Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to know more.

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Wedding Table Designs Part 03 - Bringing the garden to your table

Perfect for a small intimate wedding, a wild naturalistic arrangement running the length of your dinning table created invokes the feeling of a garden border. With bold garden roses, large leaved heucheras, delicate wild carrot and honey coloured phlox nestled in the centres.

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The rusty browns, deep burgundies and warm golds celebrate the autumn season without looking forced or unnatural.

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Adding in edible elements such as vine tomatoes creates an interactive element and also brings another dimension to the arrangements.

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Mixed grasses and tall dainty chocolate cosmos add height and texture without creating a barrier between you and your guests.

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Adding vines and clusters of garden roses spilling out on the table adds to the wild and natural look, helping to channel that garden feel along the table.

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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A love of good foliage

Full of my favourite foliage, amelanchier and currant branches. Foliage is one of the hardest things to source, but it is one of the most important elements, without the right foliage an arrangement just doesn't look as good. 
This spring vase is full of homegrown and locally sourced flowers, tulips and ranunculus in shades of pink, peach and white.