late summer

Late Summer September Wedding with White Flowers

In early September with the last burst of summer flowers we travelled to Castle Combe in Wiltshire for Ashley & Rob's elegant wedding. The colour palette was a subtle mix of cream and white with a hint of pastel yellow. 

All white late summer wedding with homegrown flowers and roses

Ashley's bouquet was wrapped in silk ribbon and filled with a beautiful mix of late summer blooms. Margret Merril Roses, Japanese Anemones, highly scented Nicotiana and delicate sweet peas still on the vine. 

vervain homegrown flower corsages with silk ribbon 
vervain white wedding corsages with silk ribbon and homegrown flowers
vervain bridal flowers with silk ribbon and homegrown flowers
vervain bridesmaid bouquets with silk flowers and homegrown flowers
vervain grooms buttonhole with homegrown flowers and silk ribbon

This picture (captured by Victoria Phipps) of Ashley attaching Rob's buttonholes before the ceremony is one of my favourites, I love the idea of this intimate moment between them just before they said their vows. 

vervain large scale urn arrangement with homegrown white summer flowers and vines

Due to the inclement weather, Ashley & Rob opted to change their outdoor ceremony to an indoor one a few days before the wedding. We created two large dramatic urn arrangements to stand either side of the couple as they said their vows, filled with tumbling vines and big blousy Dahlias and Hydrangeas. 

vervain table decor with large urn arrangements and tall table centres

For the wedding breakfast tables, we created high all-foliage arrangements as focal points in the room, surrounded by small bottles and vases with single stems and mini arrangements. 

vervain bridal flowers with silk ribbon
Castle Combe Manor House

Photographs by Victoria Phipps 

Summer Garden Bridal Class

Summer Garden Bridal Class

On June 19th we are holding a summer bridal class at the farm in Worcestershire where Vervain works and grows.

summer garden bridal class
summer garden bridal class

Summer in the garden provides us with so many beautiful flowers, from bold blowsy garden roses in every perfect shade of pink and gold to tall delicate Queen Anne's lace, the contrasts of texture and shapes are endlessly inspiring. 

white summer wedding flowers

Join us for a day filled with the best summer has to offer, create a delicate wild bridal bouquet with garden Roses, climbing vines and speckled Poppies. Then after a leisurely lunch in the garden spend the afternoon creating an intricate centrepiece.

homegrown bridal roses
homegrown bridal flowers by Vervain

Head to our workshop pages for more information on this class and the other class we are holding throughout 2018.  

 
 
summer bridal bouquets with wildflowers by Vervain
vervain wedding flowers
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I don't just do pink flowers, I promise.

Honestly I don't just do pink flowers. It just happens to be my favourite right now, lets says I am stuck in my pink phase. 
I feel white might be my next, maybe with a hint of pink... 

Flowers from late summer 2016. 

Work placement - Destination Wedding, France August 2016

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED, THIS PLACEMENT HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. 

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE

THANKS, INDIA X

An opportunity to work closely with the Vervain team on a beautiful destination wedding in the Dordogne, France. 

You must be available from August 3rd to August 7th 2016. 

This is a chance to gain hands on experience while working with Vervain creating pieces for a beautiful wedding set in the grounds of a French Chateau. 

vervain - faye dan wedding 01
vervain - faye dan wedding 02

Previous experience working with flowers is a must as you will be asked to create pieces by yourself, formal training isn't necessary but a good grasp of colour, shape and styling is helpful. You may be asked to create vase arrangements, flower crowns and buttonholes so it is essential that you feel confident working with flowers. 

Accommodation, travel and food expenses will be covered by Vervain. 

Before the wedding we will arrange a meeting to discuss all aspects of the trip, we will share the designs and ideas of the day with you - giving you an insight into the full process of working on an event with Vervain. 

Please email india@vervainflowers.com with your name, a bit about yourself (who you are, why you are interested, what your experience is and anything interesting about yourself!) your contact details, and a link or attachments of your floral work.

The location of the wedding - 
Lanouaille
Dordogne
FRANCE

August 3rd - 7th 2016

 
vervain faye and dan wedding 03
 
vervain faye and dan 04
 
Image via bride, sourced from Flower Girls of Los Angeles

Image via bride, sourced from Flower Girls of Los Angeles

CHATEAU LA DURANTIE