Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Emma & James - Dusk, Candlelight and Soft Silvery Rain

Hello everyone!

I'm so delighted to bring you this very, very beautiful Sheffield wedding which happened only a few weeks ago. When Emma came to see me to talk about her day, she told me that she and James had decided to get married in November - not everyone's first choice I know, but she described the day as being really soft, with diffused candlelight, a ceremony at dusk overlooking the shiny, rainy, silvery shiny pavements of Tudor Square. And I just thought, yes! So, so beautiful. And it was.

As a graphic designer and avid collector of willow pattern china tea sets, Emma had a strong idea of containers, colour palette and look and feel. She adores the soft grey-green of succulents, so these featured as table arrangements in willow pattern tea cups and jugs, which she could give to friends and family at the end of the day. In terms of flowers, everything was to be kept very soft in rich buttery creams, delicate blushes and pretty peaches with feminine whispy foliages and grey-green eucalyptus.

Here are just a few shots from the day by the fabulous India Hobson who has quite simply captured the day perfectly ...

Emma wore the most exquisite kimono-style coat over her wedding gown whilst travelling to the Crucible

Her bouquet

All Emma's bridesmaids had pretty vintage-inspired wrist corsages (and a quick lesson on how to wear them from me beforehand!) 

En route

Willow pattern inspired order of service

I was so in love with this beautiful room in The Crucible and the view over Tudor Square was to die for 

... just lovely

The attention to detail was amazing and even the cake was willow pattern-inspired too

Just awesome! You might have noticed the highly creative and fabulous skills of my lovely friend Jenn Edwards too, who I was really happy to recommend to Emma and did a wonderful job on the day.

So, what do you think? Having always been a very sunny individual, I'm now totally sold on gorgeous winter weddings - I just adore those soft, muted tones.

Has this given you some inspiration for a wedding with a difference, or are you already planning an Autumn or Winter wedding?  Leave me your thoughts and I'll be sure to get back to you.

My thanks again to Emma and James for including me in their day and to the fab India Hobson for the use of her wonderful photographs.

Back soon with more pretties - until then, enjoy!

Tracey x

If you're looking for more help with choosing your wedding flowers or are searching for further inspiration, you can find lots of pics and information here:-

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Inspire Style Guide Issue 4 Neutrals - Is out Now!

Hello everyone!

I've good news - yes, Inspire is back! Our pretty, pretty, inspiration and completely free downloadable style guide is here again to help you visualise natural florals for your wedding day in our trademark 'just picked' style.

This issue we've focussed on one of next year's hot trends - neutrals. We've discovered after talking to brides at wedding fairs and during consultations here in our Sheffield studio, that so many of you are asking for soft, gentle neutrals.  Think rich creams, pure whites and gorgeous greens with verdant foliage.  But, don't think that's all! As with so much of work we do, we like to mix things up a bit and we've included beautiful pics of designs which introduce a little scented lavender or the tinest blush roses to add the merest hint of colour.

Subtly does it with these little beauties - so pop over to the website, join our group of devotees and immerse yourself in our pages of pretties!

Just to remind you, we also still have pdfs available of our back issues - just mail us and we'll send you what you're looking for.

Past issues are Natural (for all you Boho brides), Christmas (quite timely!) and Vintage.  Here's how they look ...

Right! I'm off to sort out flowers for this weekend's wedding and Amy's resting her bump this week and will be back with us next week with more news and her latest post!

Oh, and if any of you have downloaded Inspire in the past, read our previous posts, found them useful, or would like to see a special flowery issue to help with your planning, do leave us a comment and we'll get back to you asap.  We'd love it if  you were our inspiration for the next issue!

Tracey x

If you're looking for more help with choosing your wedding flowers or are searching for further inspiration, you can find lots of pics and information here:-

Monday, 11 November 2013

Country Garden Inspiration - A Botanical Gardens British Grown Photo Shoot

Hello all!!

I am sure you can all remember Kate, our lovely intern we had working with us over the Summer, well she's a lady of many talents - one of them being photography.  When she's not studying at Uni, Kate also second shoots for a wedding photographer, here in Sheffield.  So we thought it would be fantastic to combine our creativity and so we put together this amazing photo shoot to not only provide our brides with inspiration for their big day but as a thank you to Kate and give her some fantastic shots for her ever growing portfolio.

If you are planning a summer wedding then this is a blog just for you.  With a country garden feel and British blooms we took full advantage of the amazing venue at Sheffield's gorgeous Botanical Gardens. So grab a cup of tea and get comfy while you browse through the amazing pics and think about your perfect day.

Something we are particularly proud of is this interchangeable flower necklace or flower crown. Crafted from locally grown seasonal flowers, we've been finding that flower crowns remain popular but with this interchangeable version you can change the look throughout the day making it a very versatile piece.

As most of you will know, here at Campbell's Flowers we just love our personal touches.  This is something we showcase not only in the weddings that we do but also in our photo shoots.  It was a beautiful summer's day a couple of years ago that Tracey herself got married in the Botanical Gardens and it is also her gorgeous wedding dress that her daughter is modelling in the shoot.

Its hard not to smile when you see these uplifting yellow bouquets.  A touch of yellow is such a lovely idea for a summer wedding.  We love these bouquets which feature sunflowers - they almost seem to smile at you as look them.  Absolutely amazing!

The following pics are of our meadow inspired flowers featuring wheat and cornflowers.  We just love the handpicked look of this bouquet without it looking too messy.  Hand picked with style!

Last but by no means least we have the pinks and purples featuring sweet peas and lavender.  If you are looking for a bouquet with an enchanting fragrance to add little something extra to your wedding then this might just be the one for you.  We really feel that this bouquet optimises the country garden look. What do you think?

So we hope you have found this as fun and inspirational as we did.  We'd also like to say another massive thank you to the wonderful Kate, you can find her work here  You can also find lots more pretty photo shoots on our blog - just follow the link for lots more flowery ideas.

Much love Amy and all at Team Campbell's xxx

If you need more help with choosing your wedding flowers or are looking for inspiration, you can find lots of pics and information here:-