gardening · seasons · Spring · Summer · Weddings

Home Grown Sweet Peas

My first Sweet Pea harvest of the season and perfect timing for the gorgeous wedding of Rachel & Anna this weekend.

Very proud to have grown these myself – locally, without pesticides, feeds or anything else yukky. However, something brown & buzzing didn’t like me picking these and decided to give me a few bites! Worth the pain!

Three floral bouquets of Sweet Peas for The Brides and Bridesmaid – the darkest purples, the duskiest pinks with creams and our lucky dip of pale purples with reds and white, hand-tied with a simple twine wrap. Their scent is absolutely intoxicating – so many comments as I carried them down the street.

Wishing you all the very best for the future! Enjoy! x

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seasons · Spring · Weddings

Bluebells & Muscari

 

Embracing the season with these gorgeous Bluebell, Muscari and Hellebore buttonholes for a spring wedding for two lovely ladies in Oxfordshire. I love the marriage of that lilac & blue against the vibrant green of the Hellebores, softened with the fuzzy grey foliage of the ‘Snow-in-Summer’ (Cerastium tomentosum). Then simply tied with a thin piece of raffia.

Green · seasons · Spring · Weddings

St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

Lynn & John’s Wedding took place on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 – Obviously it had to be green!

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Her bouquet is made of Helleborus ‘foetidus’, Euphorbia ‘amygdaloides’, White Forsythia (Abeliophyllum),  Malus Apple Blossom, Viburnum ‘tinus’, Salix ‘babylonica’ together with a few  Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ & brought together using Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘Kermit’.

John’s buttonhole is made using the same flowers with the stems left open.

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John’s Mother’s Wrist Corsage has similar flowers but I’ve added some Prunus ‘laurocerasus’ blossom, tied with lace to fasten to the wrist.

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seasons · Spring · Weddings

Spring Wedding

This weekend is all about those gorgeous spring bulbs and blossom. Beautiful Muscari & Hyacinthus with Prunus blossom and Helleborus. Fresh and colourful, welcoming spring 2017. 

I’ve mocked up the table arrangements… Wood logs covered in lichen (Cetraria glauca), each supporting Hyacinthus pips on wires. 

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seasons · Sympathy · wreath

Hellebores & Snowdrops

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A hand-woven sympathy wreath. Made from Cornus alba, Salix babylonica, Corylus avellana with Helleborus, Galanthus and Skimmia. A beautiful tribute for a Woodland Burial.

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christmas · seasons · Workshops

Christmas Table Arrangement Workshop 2016

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Christmas Table Arrangement Workshop 2016

The smell of Christmas spice, blue spruce and mulled wine as you enter really launched us in to the festive spirit! Homemade mince pies and gingerbread baking in the oven, mulled wine simmering on the hob and the incredible amount of foraged materials from Ivy to Larch, Holly to Clematis – we couldnt wait to get stuck in!

This was a workshop to create a beautiful, natural table arrangement to adorn your table at Christmas. With the option of dinner candles in a long arrangement or a pillar candle in a round zinc tin; we had some incredible creations. We loved how every single one is different and reflected their personality.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our winter workshops this year! We really have had so much fun and loved inspiring.

We have some more planned for 2017/2018 so please sign up for updates and stay in touch.