Monday, 18 September 2017

August Highlights - Wedding Flower Ideas

Hi all,

Can't quite believe another month has passed, we have worked on some awesome weddings and as always have loved being part of your special days.  I have put together a selection of stunning August designs to provide floral inspiration you but also we like to have a look through, think back and enjoy all that we have achieved and the wonderful people we got to work with.

Bridal Bouquets

This month we had a real eclectic mix of colours and shapes to our bouquets.  Last month was all about the asymmetric bouquet but this month we just can't call it.  This just goes to emphasis just how unique you all are with your ideas.






Bridesmaids Bouquets


Posy style is always a winner for bridesmaids.  Even if you choose flowers that are totally different to your bouquet we can always tie it together with matching ribbon.







Flower Girls


I love wands!!!  They are such a great accessory for flower girls who are just too little to hold a bouquet but still want to be part of all the flowery fun.



Buttonholes and Wrist Corsages


A few of the mum and mum in laws opted for corsages instead of ladies buttonholes, something a little different and it means that you don't have to stick any pins in your new dress.  For the guys the sprig style definitely dominated again last month with plenty of personal touches added to make them extra unique.












Venue


Long and lows and footed bowls were the trend for venues last month.  We did do a couple of installations which we will be sharing with you once we get the professional photos back, they are super hard to photograph before they get put up.












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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Frances and Rob's Wedding at Sycamore Farm Barns in Matlock - Rustic florals in the great ourdoors

Hi all,

Frances and Rob got married July this year at Sycamore Farm Barns in Matlock.  The couple wanted a very relaxed, DIY feel to the day and the venue, set up and styling did just that.  Frances and Rob got married on the Friday and had an outdoor ceremony on the Saturday which is something that is proving very popular with our couples. This lovely idea allows you to have the "wedding day" that you really want in a location of your choice.

For her bouquet Frances wanted a very meadowy 'just picked' vibe, with plenty of texture.  The flowers chosen were campanula, astrantia, wax flowers, thistles, green bell, aster, tanacetum, stocks, delphinium and lavender.

The bridesmaids had a posy of just wax flowers with dainty flower crowns to match.  Buttonholes were kept to a sprig design.

Venue flowers were key with jars, buckets, vases, watering cans, floral chandeliers and milk churns packed full of blooms with a long and low design thrown in for good measure!

We had a lovely e-mail from Frances and Rob that read like this:

"We would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you for all your hard work in preparing the flowers for our wedding.  We had so many compliments for our guests on your gorgeous arrangements.  You captured our vision perfectly and we couldn't have asked for more."

Thanks once again, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Best wishes

Frances and Rob"

Massive thanks to Sam Reed Photography for letting us have these really stunning images!  Scroll down and enjoy!



Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Cute Canines and Delightful Dog Inspired Photo Shoot

Hi all,

So we have been patiently waiting to blog this one for so many reasons.  This shoot was the brain child of Ellie Grace Photography and there really is only Ellie that can come up with something so amazingly nuts but so beautiful too!  We were so chuffed to be part of this one as not only did it feature some absolutely incredible designs from many of our fellow creative friends at Light Space Collective there were also cameos from Lily whippet and my girl Violet.

 All the designs had a wild and lose structure which really added to the fun surroundings.

So sit back, scroll down and prepare yourself for a cuteness overload on so many levels.



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

July Highlights - Wedding Flower Ideas

Hi all,

So for this week's blog I thought I would put together our July highlights.  We were so busy last month designing for so many glorious weddings I wanted to put something together that would include many of them and offer you ideas and inspiration for your big day, however, if you are already married you can still enjoy all the floral pretty and maybe relive some of your memories!

This blog will give you a good idea of what is in season this time of year and how unique every wedding always is and can be.

Bouquets.  Whilst classic posy style designs are still a popular choice with brides for bridesmaids,  brides are often opting for a larger, more asymmetric look which is T's forte and we just can't get enough of them.  The lovely thing about these designs is they lend themselves well to either being completely wild but can be reigned in a little to create a more compact and structured look.




Monday, 31 July 2017

Hannah and Peter's Peak District National Park, DIY Marquee Wedding with a Special Connection.

Hi all,

It really is an incredible skill that Tracey has to connect with each and every bride that we work with and Hannah was definitely no exception.  From the moment that they met for the first consultation T knew exactly what she was going to design for Hannah and the florals she was going to use.  She has such a knack for interpreting ideas it really is incredible.  The lovely way we get to measure our success is when we get incredible feedback like the following e-mail from Hannah!  What a truely lovely lady Hannah is to take the time out to  write such a lovely e-mail.  It read like this:

"Ive just had two minutes to sit down and I wanted to send you a message to thank you so much for the beautiful bouquet and flowers you provided for our wedding last Saturday.

The bouquet was absolutely stunning, the colours were perfect and the design really added to the relaxed, happy feel we wanted for the day.  I had so much fun saying to people 'look there's rosemary, and look look, rub that leaf, that's mint!'  So many people commented on how beautiful it was and said it looked like I had just gathered it from the surrounding fields (which I took as the highest compliment - I explained that it had taken very talented people to make it look like that!).  I also had a very enjoyable conversation when one of my mum's friends asked whether I was going to throw my bouquet.  'Throw it?? Have you seen it??!'  Needless to say it did not get thrown and is still looking lovely on our bedroom window sill.

The lisianhtus worked perfectly for our guest flowers.  People loved having them to hold - it really made them feel part of the occasion - and they looked very pretty placed in the vases with the greenery in the marquee.  Similarly the hair combs and buttonholes lasted beautifully and complimented the look and feel of the day."

Hannah included some pics in her e-mail taken by guests which I have included below plus a piccie of her gorgeous bouquet taken by us!  Hannah looks gorgeous and so so happy!!!



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dutch Masters Wedding Inspiration

Hi all,

So we have been waiting for this stunning shoot to appear on Whimsical Wedding Wonderland so we can pop it up on our blog and share these awesome pics with you then over the weekend our wish came true and here they are!

This shoot was the brain child of our very own Queen T who took inspiration from some of her favourite artists, The Dutch Masters with colour pallets that you would find in the oil paintings of Rembrant, Vermeer and Co.  As you will see from the photographs Shelley Richmond captured the opulent feel beautifully and the gorgeously grand Saltmarshe Hall provided the perfect backdrop.

For the florals we opted for roses and other large blooms like Protea, and mixed up textures combining the likes of whispy, barely there ferns with seasonal anemone to create more drama.  To make the most of the stunning staircase we crafted a unique sculptural, waterfall installation using verdant foliage, textured broom and gorgeous tulips for a pretty colour pop.  If you are looking for wedding inspiration we can definitely recommend a statement floral piece to really make your day unique to you.  The free - flowing feel was also carried through to an asymmetric bouquet, and we also created a very full and romantic flower crown to complete the look. 

We got to work with a real wedding supplier dream team, most of which were based here at Light Space Collective.  Massive thanks to all of the following suppliers:

Concept, styling and flowers - Us!
Hair and Make Up - Jenn Edwards and Co
Stationery - Wildwood Paper
Cutlery - PML Plating
Model - Amber Ackerman

Now just scroll down and enjoy!



Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Lottie and Paul's Cornish Wedding - Meadowy vibes and a man in uniform.

Hi all,

We love working with all our brides but it is always so lovely when you get to design florals for someone you know!  Lottie and Paul are very good friends of T's, so much so that she was asked to also be a witness at the wedding, and have become good friends of mine too.  Looking through all these photographs was such a joy and so hard to just pick a select few for our blog.

The couple wanted a super relaxed feel to the day with a small ceremony at the rather grand and stunningly beautiful Port Eliot, St Germans in Cornwall inside the Orangery  with all the guests going back to the holiday house which they rented for a meal prepared by their very own chef!  The day started with bacon sarnies all round which if you ask me should be compulsory on the morning of a wedding.  I just had to start the blog with the bacon pictures, it just looks so good!

Paul is a Marine so wore his full dress uniform for the day with Lottie opting for a little less traditional sage green dress which suited her skin tone beautifully.  Lottie had her dress specially made as she is expecting her first baby any day now, exciting!  

In terms of florals Lottie wanted quite a wild asymmetric design with plenty of texture finished of with ribbon trails.  The flowers chosen were freesia, scented narcissus, broom, lisianthus and plenty of eucalyptus and tanacetum.  Our bride has gorgeous long auburn hair and wanted a flower crown to compliment her lovely locks, so the design was kept really wild with some absolutely stunning large blooms in there.

Lottie only had one bridesmaid, her sister Jess, who had a hand tied posy with flowers and foliage similar to the bride but on a smaller scale.  Paul had a sprig style buttonhole which sat nicely just above his medals.

Massive thanks to Drew Forsyth Photography for sending us all the incredible images.  I am sure this isn't the last we will see of this wedding.  Enjoy!



Tuesday, 27 June 2017

British Flowers Week - Our secret garden shoot

Hi all,

So as you will all be aware from our Facebook page and other social media we have just celebrated British Flower's Week and what better way to celebrate than to do a stunning shoot featuring all British grown flowers with some awesome suppliers in a secret location.  These photographs originally featured on Boho Wedding Blog but here it is again in all glory just in case you missed and also just because it's such a beautiful shoot and we love it.

British flowers are a subject quite close to our hearts here at Campbell's and wherever possible we use locally grown British blooms in our designs.  For this photoshoot we really wanted to showcase these local hero's and show people why locally grown really is the best.  Seasonality is key when picking British as they look better, last longer and smell amazing!

Here are a selection of the stunning pictures taken on the sunniest day in May, hand picked for your pleasure.  I suggest you pour and ice cold lemonade, sit back and enjoy!



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Kirsten and Matthew's Kelham Island Wedding - Cheerful blooms with a personal touch

Hi all,

This year saw quite a few Spring weddings which was great for us as the florals are so bright and stunning at this time of year and Kirsten and Matthew's florals were no exception.  Kirsten and Matthew got married at Kelham Island which is a favourite of ours when talking venues steeped in Sheffield history.

The couple wanted a very relaxed and informal day with no particular theme.  The brief we were given for colour was cheerful and bright and as always T delivered with her vivd floral designs.  Kirsten wanted a posy style bouquet with a just picked feel, the flowers chosen were double tulips, ranunculus, late scented daffodils, narcissus, muscari, lilac freesia, antique carnations and roses. What made Kirsten's bouquet extra special was the addition of her Dad's medals to the binding.  We cannot stress enough how happy we are include special and unique touches to your flowers, it really is the little things that matter.

Kirsten had one bridesmaid who carried a smaller version of her bouquet and a flower girl who carried a wand and also had some super cute flowers in her hair.  Buttonholes were a sprig style design and packed full of the super bright flowers.

Venue flowers included a mix of jugs and jars with a fun floral design on the front of a bike as you entered the venue.

Massive thanks to Tierney Photography for letting us have these stunning images, scroll down and enjoy!


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Jen and Matt's Rivington Hall Barn Wedding - relaxed, rustic and plenty of laughs

Hi all,

Today I am bringing you a real wedding from March this year.  Jen and Matt got married at St Thomas Parish Church in Leicester with the reception being held at Rivington Hall Barn.  They were such an awesome couple to work with, spending most of the consultation leading up the wedding laughing away at each other!  The couple wanted a super relaxed day with the flowers looking like they had just been plucked from a spring garden.  Jen is a massive fan of jewel colours which T mixed with pretty pastels.

For her bouquet Jen wanted a very pretty, natural, just picked design  with plenty of texture mixing small and large blooms.  The flowers used were french tulips, peony tulips, ranunculus, veronica, freesia, wax flower and blue muscari.  Jen had gorgeous ribbon trails which gave it that pretty festival style.

Flower crowns were very much a feature of the wedding with the bride and bridesmaids all wearing them with Jen having a larger designs and the bridesmaids having a simple wax flower and muscari design.  Bridesmaid bouquets were a similar yet slightly smaller than the brides bouquet but still featured super cute trails of ivory ribbon.  Buttonholes were kept rustic with a sprig style and ribbon finish.

Again venue flowers were kept nice and springy with plenty of country garden flowers and colours to suit the theme.

Massive thanks to Pixies in the Cellar for the gorgeous images.  Nothing left to say just scroll down and enjoy, oh and watch out for the appearance of Maximus sporting some gorgeous flowers!
















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