Campbell's Flowers design vintage inspired, romantic, pretty flowers with a 'just picked' look. We strive to source our flowers locally and ethically and buy British wherever possible. We love to share our flowery experiences and our blog not only showcases our lovely weddings and gorgeous photo shoot inspiration, but also features heaps of DIY tutorials and all our latest work.
I just wanted to write a quick post about your feedback and reviews especially as the peak wedding season draws to a close. Over the Summer we have had some really incredible couples get back in touch with us saying some pretty amazing things about our flowers and the service they received which have both made us blush but also reaffirmed what a fantastic job we are doing and how proud we should be of the work we do here at Campbell's HQ.
So we not only wanted to say thank you but also just reach out to all the couple's that have maybe been putting off leaving a review, thinking "I'll do it another day" or even "they probably won't read it anyway". Your feedback means the world to us, we love what we do and in this digital age where the world can sometimes seem a little faceless and cold it's amazing for people to be able to read first hand from our real couple's what we are all about and what we have to offer. The warmth of the brides and grooms that we work with really shines through as you read their statements.
Here is what our most recent google review says, sent all the way from Texas!
"We used Campbell's Flowers for our wedding in England which I planned from the US. I booked solely on the basis of the amazing flowers I saw on the site, but was time and time again floored by how amazing the team was to work with. Tracey in particular is a delight and so so talented. My flowers turned out GORGEOUS - even better that I could have imagined. I can't recommend Campbell's Flowers enough if you want flowers that are classic but modern too." Sarah
So we really hope that we have inspired you to get in touch with us, we would absolutely love to hear from you! To review us on google just follow this link or on Facebook just follow this link or why not just do both?!
Another fabulously busy Summer month has gone by and not without providing us with another array of stunning seasonal blooms to work with. We couldn't have wished for better weather for our July brides, thankfully the weather hasn't fazed us here at Campbell's HQ in our super cool studio the flowers have been loving life! We do love our workspace.
As always we aim to provide you with plenty of floral inspiration for your big day so just scroll down and enjoy.
From the close and compact to the wild and wonderful we have it all in terms of bouquet designs last month.
For this blog we are talking all about wrist corsages. They make a great alternative to the traditional corsage for Mum and Mum-in-Law especially if they don't fancy sticking pins into that new dress. We have designed them for bridesmaids too as they make a great alternative to bouquets, especially for the little ones who can sometimes not be up for carrying flowers around all day.
We made this handy little YouTube video chatting all about them, showing you step by step how to tie them and where to place them. Just click below to have a watch. We are pretty sure this has been watched a fair few times of a wedding morning and been a bit of a life saver!
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So better late than never! It's been a hectic month here at Campbell's HQ as we head full on into wedding season hence the slight delay in our usual monthly blog, however, May was definitely worth the wait.
Brights have played a big part - from just a couple of colourful stems, to a full on cascade of lively hues. Summer season sees scented flowers coming into their own with stocks, roses and sweet peas but to name a few. We have had the opportunity to increase our involvement with local growers to incorporate more of the British grown blooms which has been a subject very close to our heart since we started our biz, and we aim to continue to increase our use of homegrown flowers, whenever we can.
Bouquets seemed to follow a posy style trend with our signature Campbell's wildness.
We met Roisin and Paul last year at one of our favourite events, The Indie Wedding Fair 2017! The couple were one of the first couple to tie the knot at the newly refurbished Yellow Arch Studios which is a gorgeous venue situated just down the road from our studio. We are so lucky to have such great wedding venues right on our doorstep.
The couple chose to get married on St Patricks day as a nod to their Irish heritage with a predominantly green colour pallet.
For her bouquet Roisin wanted a spring feel (even though there was a snow flurry or two on the day, British weather at it's finest!) with plenty of foliage with a touch of white. The design was kept meadowy and loose with an asymmetric shape. Some of the flowers and foliage chosen were ferns, eucalyptus, rosemary, astilbe and chrysanthemum all bound together with a stunning emerald green ribbon (another reference to the Emerald Isle).
For the bridesmaids the couple chose wrist corsages instead of bouquets which was a great choice as it complemented the dresses beautifully. Buttonholes were a sprig style designs using plenty of foliage.
Shout out to our buddies Jenn Edwards & Co who did a great job on hair and make up as always and big thanks to Mylo Photography for the images they are stunning. Also if you look closely Roisin is laughing in every single picture which absolutely reflects her personality!
So April saw us pop up on a couple of blogs which was super exciting and also appear in a rather wonderful magazine. We have been mega busy in the studio with weddings not to mention collaborating on a number of photo shoots, so you will definitely continue to see us and our work in the coming months.
Super happy to be bringing you a wedding from March this year which took place at The Black Swan in Helmsley. Even though it was March, Kay and Jonathan definitely got lucky with the weather which although it isn't the be all and end all (some pretty awesome weddings have taken place in the drizzly English weather) it's always nice when the sun shines. I'm sure it won't go unnoticed that Kay and Jonathan had the best ring bearer in the form of their handsome dog Zac, such a good boy!
Now lets talk flowers, for the brides bouquet Kay wanted quite a wild, asymmetric design with plenty of texture and trails. The flowers chosen were David Austin 'Juliet', ranunculus, delicate delphinium, blue thistle, eucalyptus, peach hypericum berries and muscari. The florals were finished off with a simple yet stylish champagne ribbon.
Bridesmaids had more of a compact posy design with flowers and foliage from the theme. Buttonholes were a sprig style design featuring muscari and thistle. T also designed a number of venue decorations which included a stunning long and low which you will see as you scroll down. These versatile arrangements are great as they can be used on the signing table to then later be transferred onto the top table.
The only thing left to say is massive thanks to Maddie Farris Photography for sharing these lovely images with us, scroll down and enjoy!
Here is what we have been up too in April. We have had such a wonderful month full of fabulous seasonal florals. If you are looking for inspiration then look no further. Simply scroll down and enjoy.
Last month we kicked off wedding season with a bang and got to design with some stunning spring flowers. Colour pallets remained varied as always from whites and greens to super brights. As always all photos taken by our very own T with our Kelham Island Studio as the backdrop.
Although I have written quite a few blogs this year, this is the first wedding I have been able to blog that actually took place in 2018. It's so exciting when the professional pictures start to filter through, what a great start to the wedding season!
Cath and Ben got married in February with a ceremony at the Sheffield Town Hall followed by a reception at the Leopold Hotel and Couch. The whole vibe for the day was super laid back and informal. The colour pallet for the florals was greens, whites, silvers, blue thistle and steely colours with a tiny hint of burgundy which complimented the blue suits beautifully.
For her bouquet Cath wanted quite a wild asymmetric design with plenty of texture. Bridesmaids had more of a posy design using flowers and foliage from the theme. Buttonholes were kept to a sprig design to match the wild style of the brides bouquet.
Last month our very own T appeared on Boho Weddings chatting all about this year's Pantone colour of the year, Ultra Violet and how you can introduce it into your wedding flowers. Here is what T had to say about it:
Yep, this is no wall flower of a colour. No humble hue happy to sit unnoticed in the shade or quietly blend in. No, this, dear readers, is a showstopper. A dazzler. A statement maker. And I for one can't get enough of it. Pretty much as vivid as it's possible for a colour to be, this deep and rich purple has long been associated with royalty and has more that a hint of cosmic about it.
It hasn't been without controversy though, and not everyone, has rushed to embrace it. In the design world Ultra Violet has experienced something of a 'Marmite moment' and divided opinion in the worlds of fashion and interiors. Flowers, however, offer a huge variety of ways to include it, play with it and truly get creative with it, so we want to show you how Ultra Violet can work for your wedding, so pop on Purple Rain and get ready to be inspired.
So far this year we have been overwhelmed with the amount of blogs and mags that have been kind enough to feature our work. We just love getting creative whether it be a wedding or a photoshoot and we fall in love with every design that we produce so it's beyond amazing when fellow industry professionals do too. We can't thank you all enough for showing us the respect and giving us the kudos by sharing our work with the world.
I have put together a selection of appearances below along with the links just in case you missed any of them. We can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us.
Brides Up North - ain't no party like a Sheffield party: cool botanics for an urban warehouse wedding - Kate & Russell
I do love it when the photographer manages to snap our very own T delivering flowers to the bride. As you can see from her face she is always just as excited as our brides are.
Laura and Jonny tied the knot in December in the gorgeous setting of 99 Mary Street followed by a reception at Trafalgar Warehouse. Although the couple were set on an urban feel they wanted to use florals to slightly soften the surroundings.
For the brides bouquet Laura wanted and ethereal, wintery design - super simple, super elegant, understated bouquet to remember. T created a stunning shape which softly trailed beautifully against the brides dress.
The bridesmaids had a hand tied posy packed full of green foliage and just a touch of white asparagus fern which adds a great texture to them. Buttonholes were a sprig design using eucalyptus from the couples' garden, white thistle and you guessed it, that all important white asparagus fern.
Venue designs featured something quite close to mine and T's heart, gin bottles! Although I do have mixed feelings about this as clearly, there is nothing sadder than an empty gin bottle, but then again it was filled with gorgeous foliage and flowers so not all bad. T and Grace also got to make a botanical back drop at Trafalgar Warehouse for guests to take pics in front of (I believe the kids call them #selfies) and for the speeches to take place. Foliage was running down the middle of the long wooden tables with tealights placed in between adding that softness that I mentioned earlier.
We got to work with our buddies at Inner City Weddings again which is always a pleasure and big thanks to S6 Photography for sending us the fabulous piccies. Scroll down and enjoy.
Today we are brining you this rather grand wedding from November 2017. Felicity and Steven got married at Carlton Towers which is a wonderful venue full of original features and fantastic backdrops. The bride and groom wanted a whimsical romantic feel to the day with flowers accenting the venue. The colour pallet was burgundy, pale pink and ivory.
For the bouquet Felicity wanted a wild asymmetric design with a mixture of smaller and larger blooms to create texture. T used a selection of flowers and foliage including eucalyptus, seed pods, berries, amaranthus, amaryllis, roses, echinops and anemone.
The bridesmaids had a smaller, posy style with similar flowers and foliage as the brides bouquet. Buttonholes were kept rustic with a sprig design, plenty of foliage and a sprinkling of berries.
The venue flowers were simply gorgeous from the isle runner to the long and low for the ceremony table T really did pull out all the stops to really work with this incredible venue. The table flowers sat beautifully in our set of gold footed bowls adding to the grandness of the surroundings. Although we didn't manage to get a professional shot of the incredible waterfall of flowers, T and Grace did take a few snaps on their phones which we just couldn't resist letting you see too!
Ok so we have done Christmas weddings, bonfire night weddings and Valentine's Day weddings, to name a few but this was our first ever New Years Eve wedding and we went all out on our floral designs for this one making sure that our bride and groom saw in the New Year with floral style! In the rather grand setting of Iscoyd Park it was definitely one to remember. The couple wanted a very natural feel to the florals with lots of textures and shapes with a burgundy, wine, red and cream colour pallete.
For the brides bouquet Laura wanted a soft flowing asymmetric design using lots of foliage and seasonal blooms. T kept it wild but not too messy with materials such asparagus fern, ivy, berries and two tone waxflower. Red was used as a accent colour so as not so take anything away from the gorgeous red dress Laura was wearing.
The bridesmaids had smaller, more compact bouquets with flowers and foliage similar to the bride. Buttonholes were kept to a sprig style design with plenty of texture.
The venue flowers were definitely the icing on the wedding cake. As you will see from the pictures below the pedestal situated at the end of the isle in the centre of the ceremony room was really something to behold. With breathtaking flowers and stunning shape and design, not too big or too small, T got this spot on - which brings me to the importance of site visits and also having a florist with the skill to provide something just right for the space. Not wanting to do things by halves T also designed a 2 meter wreath to go behind the top table at the wedding breakfast which provided the perfect back drop for some incredible photographs and of course the all important grooms speech.
We are super excited to share with you all our fab plans for Mother's Day. As always, we're working hard to keep it locally sourced and British grown and with this in mind bring you a wonderful workshop brimming with seasonal blooms, with brunch included for you to both enjoy. Or, maybe a beautiful bouquet is more your bag? All the details you'll need are set out below and should be pretty easy to order too, using our fab new on-line shop all, the links are included below. Enjoy!
Blooms and Brunch Mother's Day Workshop
Mother's Day is almost upon us (on Sunday March 11th, just in case you were wondering) and this year we are collaborating with Kelham Island's, multi award winning, The Milestone, to create the ultimate treat for your family's wonder woman, and what's more, you get to join in and learn a new skill too.
Campbell's Flowers and The Milestone are proud to present.........
Blooms and Brunch
on Saturday 10th March 9.45 am - 12.00pm
We are delighted to bring you a luxe floristry masterclass headed up by multi award winning Campbell's Flowers Founder, Tracey Campbell, followed by a brunch with bubbles at The Milestone.
Our ticket to a marvellous Mother's Day treat, Blooms & Brunch kicks off at our Kelham Island studio at 9:45am (for a 10.00 am start) with a 2-hour workshop where you'll learn everything you need to know about creating a stunning table arrangement. Once you and your mum have mastered this and indulged in some serious bonding, it's on to Sheffield's premier gastro pub The Milestone for a scrumptious brunch and a glass of fizz.
£100 per couple, with everything you need for your workshop, brunch and a glass of bubbles each included*. Any additional people after the original couple are £45 each.
It's always such a pleasure to work with the guys at Inner City Weddings and they do introduce us to some cracking couples. Hollie and Craig got married September last year and couldn't have asked for better weather for their gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Yellow Arch Studios. We are so lucky to be within bouquet tossing distance from such a great venue, not that we would toss any of your bouquets, we do take great care you know!
As you will see foliage was definitely key to all the designs for Hollie and Craig's day from the scaffolding archway right down to the buttonholes. For her bouquet Hollie wanted an asymmetric design with plenty of texture and to include a range of foliage plus some waxflower, succulents, seed pods and berries. For Hollie's crown T used eucalyptus, seed pods and populous which again was kept very loose and natural looking.
The bridesmaids had a smaller design using the same material but in a more unstructured posy style. For the buttonholes the men had a sprig style featuring blue thistle and you guessed it, plenty of foliage.
A trend that a lot of our brides are choosing over more structured centre pieces is to have long trails of greenery running along this tables with small plants and arrangements dotted through it. This works incredibly well on long tables but we have also been known to feature this design on round tables too! We are very adaptable like that.
Massive thanks to Shelley at Kindred Photography for sending us this amazing images and big shout out to our industry pals Jenn Edwards and Co. for all the ladies hair and make up. Scroll down and enjoy!
I do love our winter weddings and Charlotte and Steve's day was no exception. I am not a big fan of the cold but my word the flowers do love it and T makes each bouquet look so wonderfully magical with the white and silver blooms that are around at this time of year.
The couple shared an intimate day, starting at Sheffield Town Hall and ending at Tamper coffee. With the wedding being such an intimate affair, Charlotte and Steve took advantage of our collection service and picked the flowers up themselves. This is something our super chilled couples want to do, especially if they've not too much to collect.
It wouldn't be right if we didn't mention Charlotte's dress as it's not only one of the swishiest dresses I have ever seen but..........wait for it............it had pockets!! Have you ever heard of anything more perfect.
Chloe and Andrew tied the knot at Middleton Lodge in June this year. Chloe absolutely loved the Lodge so it was a no brainer when choosing the location for her wedding day. Middleton Lodge also holds a special place my heart as this was the location of the first Wedding Industry Awards that I attended as a fully fledged Campbell's employee, great night! Anyway, back to Chloe and Andrew, the couple wanted a fun, informal and relaxed day which definitely reflected in the loose styling of the flowers.
For her bouquet Chloe wanted quite a wild, asymmetric design with plenty of texture and pretty trails. The flowers chosen were green lisianthus, green bell, eucalyptus pods, hydrangea, lilac campanula, lilac freesia, spray roses, bloom roses and tanacetum.
The bridesmaids had more of a posy design but with some some small foliage trails. The buttonholes were somewhere in between a focal and sprig style which looked stunning and featured flowers from the brides bouquet.
The venue flowers were such a joy to design with plenty of incredible blooms everywhere from the fireplace to decorating a kissing gate, you name it and we put flowers on it! So on that note I would say sit back, scroll down and enjoy!
So T has been wearing her thinking cap again as we wouldn't want to miss out on gorgeous couple's like Helen and Lex who were only after a bridal bouquet and buttonholes. We have decided to go with a Friday collection service for smaller weddings. This will be specifically for couples who want our gorgeous T's designs (I mean, why wouldn't you!) but don't want the whole works! More details of this new service we be out soon but in the meantime please enjoy the gorgeous Helen and Lex's wedding.
For her bouquet Helen wanted a very meadowy, 'just picked' feel using a selection of smaller and larger blooms to create texture. Helen gave T full creative licence one which is always great as it shows a real trust in T's ability to create something amazing!
Well can you believe it, another year passed and another chance to do my annual round up. This year we have worked on some incredible weddings from chic urban city centre venues to farms and barns out in the sticks, you name it we have done it. The following pics are a selection of the weddings we have worked on this year in amongst the manic move and our award win, both of which I will mention later. So here they are in all their glory and as always we are proud to say that we have still never made the same bouquet twice. We would be nothing without our brides and we are so lucky to get to design for such unique, diverse and stylish couples. Thank you for being you!