Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tasha and Oli - Hand Painted Silk, Maps & Thunderbirds!

Todays real wedding is that of Natasha and Oli who got married in April this year.  They managed to get the best weather for it as it turned out to be a cracking day.  They got married at The Royal York Hotel in you guessed it........York!  A stunning mansion style building has amazing gardens that overlook the city, which if you get the weather for it, (which Natasha and Oliver did)  makes for an amazing back drop.

For the brides bouquet Natasha chose pastels, ivories and champagnes with a hint of blue. She wanted a natural, 'just picked' hand tied using seasonal, highly scented blooms which I think T captured perfectly.  The bouquet included Yorkshire lavender, crespedia, small tulips, scented narcissus, astrantia roma, pale pink double lisianthus, bluebells, freesia, ranunculus and green bell.  We also provided hair flowers that matched the theme of the bouquet.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Laura and Gary - A Beautiful Body Art Bride

Hello everyone!

Todays we are bringing you a wedding from March 2014, spring was in the air and the day couldn't have gone better.

The venue was Cubley Hall, built in the 1700's Cubley Hall has retained much of its charm and character.  The Peak District is a very popular setting for our brides and this is such a beautiful place.  You will see from the pictures that although it keeps its period features it has a very modern and lively atmosphere and has the prettiest views you ever did see!

As always we can't wait to tell you all about the bride's bouquet.  Laura wanted a very natural looking, unstructured, but pretty bouquet using blues, greys and creams.  She was really interested in seasonal flowers which we always like to use anyway so we went for muscari, ranunculus, cream wax flower, lavender and a touch of eucalyptus. As both Laura's Nans are really special to her, we also included their respective favourite flowers - carnations and calla lilies.  Her bouquet smelt amazing and looked stunning with her 1950's style dress.

When Laura came for her consultation, her body art wasn't visible but we had an idea from her 'inky miss foster' email address that it might be wonderful to try and create flowers which in some way worked with the very beautiful and intricate black and grey designs - when we suggested this, she jumped at the our ideas! 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Viva Espagna! - Temps de Flores Flower Festival in Girona

Hello all

It's lovely to be back on the blog, as many of you will know Team Campbell's is growing and I've been quietly steering us into the busiest wedding season yet!  I thought I'd pop in though to just tell you all about my fantastic trip a couple of weeks ago when I got to stay with my lovely friend Anne-Marie of Posy Rosy who not only blogs the most gorgeous wedding mood boards and inspiration, but also designs the most amazing heirloom bouquets you've ever seen!  She's been trying to temp me to the Temps (sorry!) for a good couple of years now and unbelievably the festival co-incided this year with a wedding free weekend.  Nothing for it but to book myself a cheapy flight and pack some flats!

The Temps de Flores was launched over 50 years ago as a small flower exhibition and competition, since then it has grown to attract visitors all over the world and features the most incredible installations some of which are wonderfully abstract.  It's a real testament to colour, creativity and, of course, beautiful flowers which are all expected to last over a week in the warm sunshine! No mean feat I can tell you!

Here's just a taster of what two days of what Anne-Marie and I encountered walking around the stunning ancient buildings,  galleries, museums, churches, courtyards and public spaces .....

Love a bit of arty graffiti!

 Everyone gets involved - children, churches, community groups, the uni - everyone ..

I just adored how they used the eremurus (foxtail lily) to mimic the golden obelisks in this amazing church