Simon Hughes Photography

Thank you to the lovely Simon Hughes who has sent me these photos of our wedding flowers at Cote Howe, using classic elegant whites and greens

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

and at Langdale Chase where we used beautiful autumnal colours and created a semi naked cake with fruit and flowers

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

Photo by Simon Hughes Photography

 

Thank you to Simon for sending these through. I am always amazed at how talented photographers are to be able to capture the detail, colour and shape of flowers, which is much harder than it looks. Lovely to see the final effect.

Church weddings

Churches are fantastic places to decorate with flowers and can help create the atmosphere for the rest of the wedding. Churches are often the first place the wedding party sees and you can be as elaborate or as simple as you want to create something that really shows your style.

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Highlighting the aisle in the church is a simple way to decorate the church instantly turning it into a wedding venue.  Aisle flowers don’t always have to be hung on the pew ends, they can be placed on the floor for a more understated look. You can also use plants, ribbons as well as flowers.

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Classic white wedding flowers

We loved receiving these photos and thank you’s from our lovely bride who got married at Belmont Hall.  We used all white flowers with some foliage to create a soft classic romantic style using old english roses, hydrangea, gypsophila and lisianthus.

 

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Candlelight helps create a lovely romantic atmosphere and we used hurricane lamps with rings of flowers as centrepieces.

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How stunning they all look!!!

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Wedding cakes

Here are some of the many cakes we’ve also made this year, again so varied and lovely to add our wedding flowers to, to match with all the other flowers.

IMG_1429 Victoria Sponge, Lemon sponge and decorated in Italian Meringue buttercream

IMG_1381  Semi naked chocolate cake with Nutella and buttercreamIMG_1374 Victoria sponge, chocolate cake and lemon decorated in fondant frills, dots and diamantes

IMG_1272 Fondant layers covering victoria sponge, lemon cake and chocolate cake

IMG_1388 Fondant frills covering a fruit cake, chocolate cake and victoria sponge

18268398_10155314475943384_2197572519054870397_n Dessert table of chocolate cake, Victoria sponge, lemon cake, strawberry pavlova, fruit cake, key lime pies, white chocolate and rhubarb pots,

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More wedding flower pictures

It’s been a busy year …..

21231712_10155760704628777_9095164718482504932_n (1) Oversized textured burgundy and peach wedding bouquet and lovely headpiece for a rustic tipi wedding

IMG_0916 Rustic country garden wedding bouquet in purples and mauves at Langdale Chase Hotel

IMG_1375  Soft blue and apricot wedding bouquet

IMG_1314 The Gazebo at Langdale Chase

IMG_1303 Tall soft pink and white centrepieces

IMG_1276 White and purple country garden wedding bouquet

IMG_1282 Hanging ceremony flowers to decorate Langdale Chase Hotel

IMG_1273 Succulents, white peony wedding bouquet with a hint of bright colour to lift the colours

IMG_1252  Tall table centre pieces in white and a mix of pinksIMG_1222 Soft blush pink wedding bouquet in textured summer flowers 18193201_10155310281828384_8200377748494670840_o Textured loose wedding bouquet with red and white peony, viburnum, lilac and ferns

IMG_0644-1 Foliage table runners using lots of varieties of eucalytpus and a few white flowers

 

Loads more to come, it’s only September!!!!

Wedding flowers (part 1)

Here are just a few examples of our work so far this year, it’s been really varied in colour, texture and style, so lots of fun to create.

IMG_1308 Vintage wedding flowers at Armathwaite Hall using whites, soft pinks and feathers

IMG_1317 Beautiful white orchid ceremony flowersIMG_1329 (1) The arch at Langdale Chase HotelIMG_1334 Peony and hydrangea wedding flowers at The Daffodil Hotel IMG_1355Flower and foliage table runner at Park House Barn IMG_1362 IMG_1361 IMG_0913 (1) Textured red rose wedding flowers in the Gazebo at Langdale Chase Hotel

IMG_1368 Tall cylinder wedding flowers at The Inn on the Lake

IMG_1378 (2) Blue and apricot wedding flowers in a floral table runner at Leeming House Hotel

IMG_1386 Balls of hydrangea wedding reception flowers at The Swan Hotel

IMG_1422 IMG_1420 Blue and lime green wedding bouquet and table flowers at Glaramara

IMG_0755 Candles and white wedding flowers at The Swan

 

see part 2 for more of our wedding flowers this year……

Summer Wedding Bouquets

It’s been a jam-packed summer so here are a few of our bouquets we have created for our brides these last few months.  Congratulations to them all on their weddings, we so enjoy being part of the day and creating some happiness.

 

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Fantastic Wedding Venue – The Plough at Lupton

This was our first wedding at The Plough at Lupton, what a fantastic place to get married!!! We so enjoyed working there, and the staff were incredible! Helpful, couldn’t be nicer and looked after us perfectly, allowing us to set up super early so we could be guests at the wedding too.

The bride and groom had asked for their long banqueting tables, which enabled us to create long foliage table runners in 3 types of Eucalyptus, Ruscus, Pistache, Lambs Ear, Senecio and Leucadendron with a small amount of white flower in.

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Relaxed, rustic and full of foliage in soft muted greys and greens was the style the bride and groom wanted and it suited the beautiful dining room at The Plough really well.  They have a great set up there and the design and colours with the copper hanging lights, big wooden tables, beams and eclectic chair coverings all creates a fantastic stylish, comfortable feeling that oozes charm.

Well done The Plough for creating a perfect atmosphere for a relaxed wedding … oh yes and the food was fantastic!!  Can’t wait to do more weddings there!

White wedding bouquets

White wedding flowers are still the classic choice no matter what style or time of the year you are getting married, so here are a few of our favourites.

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This monochrome bouquet is a perfect choice for a stylish city wedding, a simple yet elegant white bouquet with pops of blue/black from gorgeous anemones, texture from garden and spray roses, and pretty silver hues from silver brunia berries and velvety sift dusty milller leaves.

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 10.22.41We love this soft textured bouquet, perfect for a spin or summer wedding, in an informal setting. It’s romantic feel works beautifully with soft flowing dresses.  The lovely Scabious adds a delicate feel mixed with the Roses, Lisanthus and Ferns.

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 10.31.39This full, Rose and Ranunculus bouquet is perfect for a sophisticated garden wedding and suits the structured off the shoulder dress beautifully.  Soft silver tones with the Lambs Ears and varieties of Eucalyptus work to create tones of silver around the white old english Roses.

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 10.35.54We still love this simple yet very elegant Narcissi bouquet,that we created a few years ago The hint of glam is perfect for a Gastby-esque wedding, or without would make a lovely contemporary bouquet for a simple informal wedding.

We love white flowers, they can create a vast array of styles and suit many dresses and styles of wedding.  Simple, elegant, classic, with clean crisp lines or romantic, full and luxurious, whatever your style white flowers can create the perfect look for you.

Rock My Wedding feature

It’s always great seeing the delight on your brides face when you deliver her flowers and that moment that you know what you have created is exactly what the couple wanted is priceless.  We never get to see the whole event, so it’s fantastic to see your work and a very happy bride featured in one of the top wedding blogs Rock My Wedding and to see how the flowers have played a big part of the day.

Rock My Wedding featured one of our favourite venues Gossel Ridding a fabulous country house in the lake district and a wedding we worked on in the summer.

Gossel Ridding

Gossel Ridding

The feature shows the lovely couple Chloe and Micheal in their real weddings section and is full of wonderful photos from the very talented Melissa Beattie.

Chloe and Micheal wanted their flowers to match the pale blue bridesmaids dresses and to give a soft vintage pastel feel.  We used Old English Roses, hydrangea, lisianthus, spray roses and phlox to create  small headed textured look.

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets

Chloe wanted her bouquet to be asymmetrical with soft trails of ribbon from the stems and used a small amount of eucalyptus to follow the vintage theme through.

Bride bouquet in soft pastels

Bride bouquet in soft pastels

Absolutely delighted that they had what looks like such a fantastic day and we wish them loads of brilliant things for the future.

Gossel Ridding garden

Gossel Ridding garden

Thank you Rock My Wedding for featuring our work.