You're the best thing

So it's kind of Autumn already! And we're all wondering 'how did that happen'. 2018 has been very much lived at breakneck speed. Breakneck and sweaty.  But today I feel there's a pause, a momentary rainy afternoon when I have a chance to upload a few photos from the incredible wedding at Dorfold Hall at the weekend.  

This was the opportunity for me to use a foam free technique I'd seen on the Instagram page #nofloralfoam. A bucket cut down to size with slits added so the foliage can drape, and filled with chicken wire.  Pure genius.  I implore all florists to use it for tall designs.  

And I've been working on editorial shoots with some fabulous creatives. So more of that soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the beauty!

Pretty pastel Spring wedding

Goodness it's been a whirlwind of a week.  Monday saw the prettiest of Spring weddings over at Eaves Hall in Lancashire.  One of those trips that sees the landscape changing quite rapidly.  One minute it's all pretty villages with crazy road layouts and the next it's middle of nowhere, rural moorland with sheep. 

So what went into this heap of pretty?  The double Ellen hellebores were rather special, and mixed with the Libretto Parrot and Menton French tulips gave the overall design such a soft romantic spring look.  Keeping it seasonal I added a little flowering currant and pussy willow.  Jasmine trails, I can see this being a bit of a theme this year, with the soft blush tips.  I have invested in a large number of Jasmine plants, with the usual 'no room' where on earth they are going to be placed remains to be seen.  I'm thinking pots for the time being. 

On the growing front all the spring bulbs I planted, have popped this week because of the warmer weather.  And I've just delivered another wedding this morning, the bride squealed with delight.  More of that in the next blog.  Or follow on Instagram for sneaky peaks.