It has been a long time since I’ve had a moment to write a blog – life seems to get faster and faster! That is certainly the case with a nearly 5 year old and running a business. February and March are (in general) my quieter months, so as I am up to date with my emails and my daughter is tucked up in bed, I thought I would take you back to last August and the beautiful wedding between Frances and Laurie.
Frances and Laurie were the very first couple to come to me wanting purely Kent grown British flowers. It was honestly a breath of fresh air and I absolutely loved their ethos.. local, local, local! I told them all about Jen and Bek at Blooming Green, and they jumped at the chance to have freshly picked flowers from their stunning plot. They also wanted all out colour, with a stunning mix of red, orange, yellow, blue, pink and purple flowers inspired by the covers of the Penguin Classics books.
There is little better than turning up with a pair of snips and an empty bucket to cut the most gorgeous blooms. The colour and choice is sublime, and it is a blissful few hours.. I am honestly like a child in a sweet shop!! Hydrangea, Sunflowers, Echinops, Dahlia, Scabious.. I could go on and on!
Frances and Laurie were keen to keep things as natural as possible, from the bouquets to the buttonholes and the table decor. Laurie’s buttonhole was just that, full of stunning colour and little twidly bits.. I just love the Sweet Pea vine, with the way it tangles and winds. It adds something truly special and unique.
Their wedding reception was at the absolutely beautiful St Julian’s just outside Sevenoaks. Again we kept things very natural and colourful, with bud vases full of stunning blooms. It all looked incredible, with the vases sat on top and around books of different colours, sizes and styles. St Julian’s has fairy lights and the most exquiste sun room full of Wisteria, and the colour of the flowers really made everything sing.
I loved everything about Frances and Laurie’s wedding day, and I am so fortunate, as it has lead to many of my 2020 couples going all out British too!
Rebecca created the most beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding in August 2019. We went to Rebecca with a fairly loose brief – bright, colourful and natural. She immediately understood what we were looking for, and suggested that she could pick our flowers from a local grower a few days before the wedding, which really appealed to us. We were so happy we went with that approach – the flowers were simply stunning – we got so many compliments. Rebecca was also a delight to work with – always quick to reply and so kind and positive.