Lovely thank you card

We have just received this lovely thank you card from our bride and groom from their Langdale Chase wedding in July.  Kate and Mark wanted a really fresh clean look with whites and greens, using all flowers with hydrangea, old english roses and viburnum.  It was a very very hot day, and providing a cake as well meant we had to deliver everything as close to the wedding as possible to keep it all fresh.  We’re delighted they had such a fantastic day and they sent us this message ….

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…… Dear Kerry,  A belated but huge thank you for doing such a fantastic job on the flowers, cake and table decorations.  You made everything good so beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for anything better’

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Viburnum and hydrangea fresh flowers on a white fondant cake.

 

Wedding flower thank you card …

We have just had a lovely wedding card from our bride Catherine who got married at Linthwaite House in the spring along with some photos (our favourite thing to see!)  Catherine had this to say …

‘This is just a quick thank you for the wonderful job you did with the flowers for our wedding.  They were absolutely perfect! My mum said they were the nicest bouquets she had ever seen (which is quite something because she was quite sceptical). Thank you again for understanding our vision better than we did!’

Catherine had wanted her flowers to be ‘nothing weddingy’ and a mix of wild flowers in whites, greens, yellows, the odd pink and some deeper blue/purples.  They both liked the small headed flowers, which would give a not too formal look.  We used a mix of Ranunculus, Anemone, Craspedia, Freesia, Limonium and Grape Hyacinth amongst others to create that just picked look.

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The bride and groom had saved lots of wine and beer bottles which we filled with flowers for the tables and to be scattered around the hotel.  Here is our favourite photo of Catherine coming down the aisle, she looks absolutely gorgeous and so happy!  We wish you both all the best for your future as husband and wife.

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Silverholme Manor Wedding

We were so delighted to get these photos from our lovely bride and groom of their wedding day at Silverholme Manor a few weeks ago.  We never get to see the actual day, so it’s so great to see the happy couple together and married!!!

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© www.stevenbarber.com

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They also sent us this lovely thank you note ….

Hi Kerry

We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the flowers – you did such a fantastic job, they were absolutely beautiful and complimented our other decor really well.

I’ve attached a couple of pictures as promised!
Thanks again, x

We used a mix of pastel garden flowers to create a soft country garden look, perfect for a the vintage tea party that our couple had envisaged and suited Silverhome Manor perfectly on that lovely sunny day. What an incredible venue and a fantastic place to work!!

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Our bride wanted her flowers to be reflected in her hairstyle too, so we provided a mix of flowers for the wonderful Katie Dale to use and to place within the hair.  The hair and makeup she provided was perfect, beautifully subtle and made our bride look so stunning. Another great job Katie!!

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© www.stevenbarber.com

These beautiful photos are from Steven Barber who has done an amazing job, and we’re particularly grateful for the lovely flower photos!!! Thank you Steve

Derwent Photography

Thank you to Steve from Derwent Photography for these fantastic photos of our bride and groom at New House Farm.

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new house farm wedding, the lake district

Our couple wanted their flowers to have a vintage country garden look using roses, lisianthus, gyp, chamelaucium etc.  We created a mix of large and small headed flowers, so that it was more styled than the hedgerow look, but they didn’t want anything too ‘weddingy’.  These soft vintage colours created some beautiful pastel shades which matched the bridesmaids dresses perfectly.

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new house farm wedding, the lake district

As always Steve’s photographs really capture the mood and feelings of the day and we love the way he photographs  our flowers.  Thanks Steve, hope to see you again soon!

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Foliage bouquets

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We have really enjoyed producing these mostly foliage bouquets and arrangements for our bride who wanted everything to reflect the lake district scenery that surrounded her house and the marquee they had by the lake shore at Ullswater.  We used a variety of ferns, mixed with seed pods and green flowers, such as green roses, hydrangea, viburnum and santini chrysanths.  These we put amongst the odd anemone and soft pink spray rose to lift the colours a little.

Along with the bouquets we created some flower headpieces for the flower girls and bridesmaids using the same flowers as the other arrangements.

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Our bride wanted her long trestle tables for the marquee, filled with the same foliage based arrangements, so we created over 50m of table runners, designed to hold candles and be easily seen over so people could talk easily.  The beautiful marquee was from Bakerwood Marquees and looked stunning set in the lake disctrict and a great back drop for the foliage arrangements we created.

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2016 wedding floral trends

We’re seeing an increase in the focus on flowers at weddings, but not the one colour, blended with bridemaids colours any more. Our couples are focused on lots of greenery with pops of colour as an accent, not the central theme. We’re being asked for lots of non-pretty flowers, so succulents and cacti, seed heads with a non styled look, with sections of great flowers to create special areas amongst the other natural decor.

We’re also seeing a change in the shape of the bouquets too, small petite bouquets with fussy details are being replaced by wide overflowing oversized shapes and lots of trailing ribbons in a mix of colours.

This new seasons trends are a creative florists dream, with lots of foliage and texture we get to mix a wider range of products to create some spectacular pieces to enhance any wedding.

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Fantastic photos from Derwent Photography

We loved doing these unusual flowers for our gorgeous bride Rebecca who got married at The Punchbowl in Crosthwaite. Becca asked us for flowers in lovely deep reds and burgundys, purples and greens with the odd bright flower added in to give lots of texture and interest. We used autumnal hydrangea, hypericum berries, hibiscus, rannunculus, liatris, aconitum and craspedia to create a rare mix of flowers that would work well with the Punchbowls lovely rustic elegant feel. Thank you to Derwent Photography for supplying these amazing photos that captured Beccas fantastic smile and for Lucinda Hayton for making Becca look fabulous. Always a treat to work with these people.

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Lovely to see a happy ending in all this rain!

When Sam and Sam booked their wedding for the beginning of December, no-one had any idea that we would be flooded and the poor people of Cumbria would have such a time of it. However Sam and Sam picked the best venue to have their wedding at, beause of the huge effort that they went to, to sort out everything for them and get the registrat and suppliers there despite the flooding. The Inn on the Lake worked so hard for them and we managed to reach Ullswater after 4 hours of trying to miss the flooding to hand over the cake and flowers which they ferried back to the hotel. What a suprise to see these photos in the papers of our wedding cake and flowers. We wish the two Sams all the best for their marriage and hope the slightly dramatic start is all the trouble they have to go through. Cumbrians are amazing and worked hard in the face of adversity to make this wedding happen! Thank heavens for my friends 4×4 too!

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Thank you for the Photos Mrs D!

We have been sent some lovely photos of our flowers at Sarah and Simons wedding at Broadoaks Hotel . We used old english roses, Astrantia, Hypericum and Hydrangea to create a vintage look bouquet that matched her gorgeous lace dress and created 2 lines of rose petals to highlight the aisle with olive trees at the end. This is what she had to say ….

Hi

I just wanted to thank you again for the lovely flowers you did for our wedding on the 19th of Sept, sorry for the delay in sending some pics I have been waiting on gettig our photographs back but here are some now.
My flowers were gorgeous and better than I could have ever imagined, you were so helpful with everything and I truely appreciate all the time and effort you put in.

Best wishes

Mrs Davies 🙂 xx

Amazing photos by James Tracey Photography

Thank you to James for sending me his fantastic shots of Mia and Pete at their wedding at The Samling. Mia asked for a trail of phaleanopsis orchids with some greenery which suited her dress perfectly. We mixed soft yellows in glass cubes for the table to give a soft summer fresh look.

If you want to see more of James Traceys work go to jamestraceyphotography.com or catch up on Twitter #jtraceyphoto

Thanks again James, it’s not that often we get to see our flowers doing their thing!