Thursday, 29 September 2016

Unveiled Magazine - Big Love, Bursting Blossoms

Hi all,

We are chuffed to bits that yet again we find our work on the glossy pages of a wedding magazine.  There is something quite special about seeing one of T's designs in print with our little company name at the bottom!

This time we are in Unveiled Magazine which we always like to have flick through.  Amelia's bouquet pops up in a feature about the large bouquet trend which we blogged about a month ago (we do like to stay ahead of the times).  If you would like to read more about this trend and how you can apply it to your wedding then just follow this link to read more.

This copy Unveiled Magazine is available from all good newsagents!

Photocredit to the super talented Ellie Grace Photography.




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Thanks
Amy xx

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Joanna and Dave's Chatsworth House Wedding - Classic style with a grand backdrop

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a wedding from August this year.  Joanna was actually referred to us by her lovely sister Philippa who got married at Heathy Lea not long after we first started Campbell's. Referrals are absolutely fantastic and such an honour, as it really shows us how happy brides were with their flowers. Anyway, back to Joanna and Dave! The couple chose to get married at the rather grand Chatsworth House and as you will see from the photographs it did make quite the backdrop.

The general theme for the flowers was bringing the outdoors in.  Joanna wanted quite a natural, pretty look without it being too meadowy.  For the bridal bouquet T created quite a classic, romantic round hand tied which was quite compact with a little softness.  The flowers chosen were dahlia, 'Vendella' roses, cream lisianthus, green lisianthus, pink wax flower, astilbe and silver foliage.

Bridesmaids had something very similar but slightly smaller and slightly more colourful. with the addition of pretty pastel blue colours.  Buttonholes were a focal style with a little wax flower to finish off.

Massive thanks to Jon from S6 Photography for the photographs they are totally amazing!  So here they are guys, enjoy!


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Claire and Mark's Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Roco Wedding - Rainy days, happy faces and soft, seasonal flowers.

Hi all,

Like so many of our couples choose to do, Claire and Mark actually got officially married on Friday, the day before their 'wedding' day.  The day after, they chose a humanist ceremony with all their friends and family which is where we stepped in to design the flowers.  The couple met at the Botanical Gardens for gorgeous 'first look' photos and lovely shots with family (many of whom live far from Sheffield).  Then it was on to Roco for the humanist ceremony (intimately performed by a close friend) and reception.  Claire and Mark were so relaxed and as you can see, not even a spot of rain put them off having a great time.

In terms of flowers the couple wanted quite a neutral colour pallet with lots of seasonal flowers. Venue decorations were pretty potted lavender and silver succulents, along with shiny glass baubles hung from the cool, urban architecture, filled with white carnations for a touch of drama. For the brides bouquet Claire wanted something compact but with plenty of softness and texture.  The flowers chosen were scabious, lisianthus, white thistle, stocks, craspedia, daisies, lavender, waxflower, cornflowers, rosemary and eucalyptus.

Bridesmaids had a similar design to the bride but slightly smaller with less of the larger blooms. Buttonholes were the classic focal design.

Massive thanks to the talented Ellie Grace Photography for the images.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad - Editors Picks

Hi all,

So we were super excited to get an e-mail from DWHA (Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad) Magazine asking us to submit images for bridesmaids' hair flowers as they'd like to feature some of our work. Obviously we had a quick dig through our archives and whizzed off a few shots to oblige.

Nestled on page 21 you will find our flowers in a fantastic up do, creating lots of texture and prettiness which was the work of the talented and very lovely Julia Jeckell.  Equally talented and lovely, is studio pal,  Ellie Grace Photography who took this gorgeous shot.

As a bit of an added bonus, our blooms also play a part a little later on in the magazine (page 143) in an editorial which features Light Space Collective colleague, Jenn Edwards, where our flowers have been used in 2 of the up do's.  Photographs taken by Shelley Richmond Photography.

You can pick up your copy from a news agents now, we got ours from trusty old WH Smiths!  Well worth a read as it's full of lovely inspiration. 


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Floral Trends and Inspiration - Oversized Bridal Bouquets

Hi all,

So recently we appeared on Boho Weddings blog as the resident expert talking all about floral inspiration and in particular over sized bridal bouquets.  If you would like to read the blog in full the just click on this link and pop over to Boho but I thought I would give you a quick round up of what T had to say on the subject and how you can adapt these trends to fit your wedding day.  Over to T:

Hi everyone,

Now it has to be said that everyone here at Team Campbell's is a huge fan of the wild and wonderful wedding bouquets.  Not only are they a fantastic statement piece, but they are incredibly versatile as they can be made in a variety of shapes and styles to totally work with your beautiful gown.  This fabulous trend is something that works well with our ethos here at Campbell's HQ of creating beautiful, natural designs which let the materials we are working with really shine.  We also just adore all the forms, colours and textures we incorporate into our large-scale bouquets and just love the chance to use fabulous foliage too to enhance the beautiful blooms

T x

So whether you are wanting pretty pastels, pops of colour or seasonal shades there is something for everyone's style and budget, just check out the images below if you don't believe us.  Enjoy!

Photo credits to:



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Emma and Chris's Northorpe Hall Wedding - Natural sprigs and woodland charm.

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a super Spring wedding from May this year.  Emma and Chris got married at the beautiful Northorpe Hall which provided a natural and relaxed atmosphere, within just stunning gardens, which is just what the couple were aiming for.

Emma had quite a specific request with regards to her bouquet, she suffers with hay fever so T couldn't use anything too scented.  Sometimes we have to take things other than aesthetics into account but as always it's never a problem.  Our lovely bride wanted a very natural, woodland feel to the day with plenty of twigs and branches.  For the brides bouquet T chose to use low pollinators like wheat, barley, succulents, dried lavender, twigs, bluebells, euphorbia, berries, thistles, sweet peas and viburnum opulus with many of the blooms being British grown.

The bridesmaids had a similar design to the brides but smaller.  The buttonholes were a sprig style design including a white thistle and wheat. We just love this pretty cool, but soft colour palette.

Photo credit to Alwin Greyson.  Have a scroll through and enjoy!



Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Alice and Mark's Thornbridge Hall Wedding - A traditional day with pretty little florals.

Hi all,

Alice and Mark got married July this year at Baslow Church then onto Thornbridge Hall for the reception.  They wanted quite a traditional feel to the wedding which is really reflected in the photographs, with pictures of the bride at home and a beautiful church ceremony.

For her bouquet Alice gave T the brief of a country garden look with a heathery, muted colour pallet. The flowers chosen were lavender, heather, white thistle, astilbe, lisianthus, roses (including my favourite 'Memory Lane'), 'Vendella', David Austin 'Patience' and spray roses.  My favourite little addition by far though was the pale pink chrysanthemum's, they are the ones that look like little pom pom's.

For the bridesmaids T designed a smaller bouquet similar to the brides but with an even more of a muted colour pallet so they stood out against the bridesmaids dresses.  Buttonholes were kept to a focal designs with a single 'Memory Lane' rose.

Again this wedding was made a little bit more special as we were working along side fellow Lightspacer Ellie Grace Photography.  Gorgeous pictures as always.



Thursday, 11 August 2016

Ali and Jaime's Losehill House Wedding - Peonies, roses and floral curtains

Hi all,

Ali and Jaime got married in June at Losehill House on a gorgeous sunny day, nice enough that Jaime managed to get in a little bike ride before the ceremony. The couple wanted a relaxed feel to the day and by the look of things that's what they got.

Flowers were very important for Ali, so much so that she knew their wedding would have to take plae in June so that she could have a day filled with peonies -  as she has grown up around her mum's love of flowers.  So, as always, T rose to the challenge and came up with some stunning designs.  For her bouquet Ali wanted more flowers than foliage and a round quite compact design.  The flowers chosen were David Austin 'Kira' and 'Patience', white peonies, pale pink peonies, 'Vendella' roses, ranunculus, white spray roses, white stocks and anemones. 

The bride and the bridesmaids had little roses in their hair.  For the bridesmaids bouquet Ali went for a similar design to hers, just slightly smaller.  Buttonholes were kept classic and simple with a focal design.

Now we get to the venue flowers, I must admit these are some of the most gorgeous venue flowers I have seen, absolutely stunning.  The pew ends were breath taking but not a patch on the floral curtain made using Peonies.  I just love it.

Ali and Jaime were such a pleasure to work with and the icing on the wedding cake was a brilliant thank you e-mail from the bride herself which we blogged a couple of weeks ago.  Just follow this link to read more.

Massive thanks to HBA Photography for the amazing photographs!



Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Amelia and Richard's Losehill House Wedding - Soft, romantic blooms and handsome hounds.

Hi all,

I can't tell you how over them moon I was when T came to me and told me that we were designing for a wedding and the bride was wearing 'the dress', so let me give you a bit of background.  Last year we did a photo shoot with some amazing industry professionals and one of the models was wearing this gorgeous dress by Sassi Holford called Marilyn from The White Room and I fell totally in love. The design, fit and style is right up my street so I was so excited when I heard that the lovely Amelia would be wearing it.

Amelia and Richard got married at Losehill House in June this year, a venue that we love to work at, such stunning views.

After chatting with Amelia it was clear to us that she wanted a very soft romantic (just like the dress) feel to the day and designs.  For the brides bouquet Amelia asked for an asymmetric design, quite messy with plenty of foliage.  The flowers T chose were David Austin 'Kiera', David Austin 'Darcy', raspberry protea, pale pink and pink astilbe, spray roses, scented stocks, 'Sarah Bernhardt' peony, small cerise roses, pale pink lisianthus, olive foliage, eucalyptus, heather and ferns.  Amelia also had matching hair flowers attached to the prettiest headband.

The couple had 2 bridesmaids one of which was a super cute flower girl.  For their bouquets they chose flowers similar to the brides bouquet but a little smaller more compact design.  The flower girls also had a stunning little flower crown.

Buttonholes were kept simple and classic.

The ceremony table design was just incredible, as you will see in the pictures.  T had such fun designing this show stopping arrangement with lots of wow factor!

Photo credit to our fellow Lightspacer Ellie Grace Photography.  Enjoy!


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Wootton Park Wedding - Rebecca's very kind words,

Hi all,

We are so lucky to work with some really lovely brides.  As readers of our blog will know, many of them are referred by friends of Campbell's, and we are so proud to be referred by the amazing guys at Unique Wedding Planning. Joy and Josh work tirelessly with couples to create all manner of different wedding days and because of this, we've been lucky enough to design a really wonderful range of gorgeousness this year. 

Rebecca and Mervyn got married in June and just wanted to fill their day with flowers which was just music to our ears.  It seems that T's extremely hard work paid off when we received these kind words from the bride.  You guys really are worth the late nights, early morning and aching feet.  We love you!!

"Hi Tracey,

Hope that you managed to have a bit of a rest since doing our flowers!  A huge job, putting everything together.

We and our guest were absolutely bowled over by the floral displays.  They far exceeded my expectations of the brief and your initial design ideas which were fabulous in the first place.  Thank you so much for transforming our venue into a romantic, vintage styled indoor garden - and the bridal flowers were a perfect accessory to my hair and dresses.  I already have some pictures from our guest which feature your artistry, as a beautiful back drop to our day.

Our house and many other guests houses are now decorated with elements of the displays - which also scent our rooms.

Thanks again
Rebecca and Mervyn"

Below I have included some photographs of the venue that were taken by us but we should be getting some professional ones soon so watch this space.






Thanks for reading
Amy xx

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Helen and James, Whitley Hall - Spring sprigs and sensational scents.

Hi all,

Today I am bringing you a super spring wedding from May this year.  Helen and James got married at Darfield Church then straight onto Whitley Hall which is becoming quite a familiar venue to us now, which we love.  Helen was actually brought to us by her sister Katy who's wedding we designed for last  year.  Katy was one of the bridesmaids too.  We just love it when we get recommended by other brides but it's even more special when we get to design for someone else within the family, so thanks ladies.

Helen wanted a wild rustic feel to the flowers with a 'just picked' vibe.  The colour pallet was blush, cream and pale pink with a touch of lilac.  T designed something which wasn't too compact with a touch of softness to it.  The flowers chosen were Yorkshire lavender (keeping it local), wheat, green bell, pink gypsophila, 'Jana' spray roses, cream double lisianthus, 'vendella' roses, 'Sweet Avalanche' roses, lilac limonium, rosemary, astrantis 'Roma', raspberry veronica and blue thistles. From these ingredients we were also able to provide hair flowers as seen in the pictures below.

The bridesmaids had a similar design to the brides but slightly smaller.  James wore a sprig design buttonhole with plenty of rosemary, lavender and wheat.  It smelt divine!

Massive thanks to Laura Calderwood for the fantastic photographs. 







Thanks for reading
Amy xx

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Kind words from a gorgeous bride!

Hi all,

So we have said it before and we will say it again, we do love our jobs.  However, during wedding season it can be bit of a hard slog full of early mornings and late nights, heavy lifting and running about, so when we get e-mails like the one below it makes us instantly forget our aching limbs and tired eyes.  Thank you so much for this Ali we are so happy that we helped make your day exactly what you imagined.  We will definitely keep doing what we are doing for a long time to come because you guys are so worth it!

"Tracey,

I can't quite put into words how to thank you for the flowers this weekend.  They were amazing, absolutely stunning, the bouquets were everything I imagined, the peonies were just gorgeous.

Hannah and Ben the photographers came back up to the room and I asked them what the flower curtain looked like, they said they'd been to this venue a few times now and they'd never seen it look as stunning as what it did.  As I walked in to walk down the aisle, they took my breath away, it was brilliant and we've had quite a few photo's taken around this........loved loved loved it.

The table flowers were amazing too - the whole place looked beatiful.

You were so right about the flowers for my hair, Amy actually ended up using a couple of the smaller roses you included for Gaels (bridesmaid hair, she had the small bud roses) as the single rose was a little big, so god knows what I'd have looked like with a Peony stuck to the side of my head!!  The flowers she put in were just perfect.

Again, can't thank you enough, just amazing flowers, amazing decorations, you guys are amazing.

Thank you Ali xx"

Here are a few snaps of the flowers from Ali and Jamie's wedding taken by our very own Queen T. We should hopefully be receiving professional photos soon so watch this space.








Thanks for reading
Amy xx

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Kerri and Eoin, St Mary's Church and The Workstation - Aquatic Plants and The Great Barrier Reef

Hi all,

So when I think of this wedding all I can hear in my head is Sebastian the crab from The Little Mermaid singing 'Under the sea!'.  No, I am not going absolutely crazy, I will explain.  Kerri and Eoin who got married at St Matthews Church with the reception at The Workstation, are divers and asked that their flowers reflect their passion.  Kerri wanted her bouquet to look like underwater plants, such as sea anemones and corals which they had seen whilst diving the Great Barrier Reef.  I was so excited when I saw the brief that T was given and as always she didn't disappoint with the design.

For the general feel of the bouquet Kerri wanted a loose 'just picked' look.  Flower wise T did a brilliant job at achieving the underwater look that the couple wanted.  The flowers chosen were open pink wax flower, blue delphinium, craspedia, blue thistles, solidago, scabious seed pods, eucalyptus and green bell.

For the bridesmaids Kerri and Eoin chose to have smaller versions of the brides bouquet.  The buttonholes were a simple sprig design too, to tie in with the generally relaxed look and feel.

So here are the gorgeous pictures, enjoy people!

A big shout out has to go to our fellow Light Space Collective friend and uber creative photographer,  Ellie Grace Photography


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Beth and Paul, The Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell - Succulents and Spring Days

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a real wedding from April this year which took place at The Rutland Hotel in Bakewell.  Beth and Paul wanted a low key, intimate wedding so this venue provided the perfect place for such a day.  The surroundings provided a great backdrop for the photographs too which you will see below.

Moving on to the bride's bouquet, the colour palette was pale, soft, muted nude tones with champagnes, creams and whites in a hand tied design with a little softness. As you'll see from the gorgeous shots, Beth wanted succulents in her bouquet and you can watch T chat about this trend on our YouTube Channel just click on this link.  Using Beth's brief, T decided to on 'Vendella' roses, senecio, brunia, tulips, hyacinths, ranunculus, lisianthus and Yorkshire lavender.

For the bridesmaids, Beth chose to have smaller versions of her own bouquet, T made sure she used the Yorkshire lavander in there to compliment the gorgeous dusky purple bridesmaids dresses.  Beth and Paul chose a classic focal design for the buttonholes.

The mantle piece flowers were a stunning addition to the venue with long and low designs reflecting with subtle colour pallet.

Photo credit to Tom Hodgson.






This wonderful email popped up in T's in box, which we just had to share ...

Dear Tracey, 

Paul and I have just got back home and to reality after our honeymoon and wanted to send you a big thank you for such wonderful flowers on our wedding day in early April. 

I can't describe how beautiful they were, they were just perfect. 

We adored the colours, I know I tortured myself for months over not having a theme or specific colour scheme but the design and the flowers just bought everything together. You seem to have a wonderful way of knowing brides better than they know themselves! They bought that large room to life and made it look so elegant, everyone keeps mentioning how amazing they were!

I can't thank you enough. The flowers were the only thing I wanted from the day (apart from marrying Paul...mustn't forget that one!) and you just surpassed everything I could've imagined. Thank you for everything, you and your team are absolute gems. 

I've attached a couple of pics from Tom Hodgson Photography with the flowers in (hopefully I have attached them right!).

Thank you so much, I can't say it enough!! 

Beth & Paul Thompson 

Isn't that just lovely?  I'm feeling all warm and toasty!

Thanks for reading
Amy xx

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Black Swan White Swan

Hi all,

So we have said before and we will say it again, we feel so lucky to be part of Light Space Collective because it means we get to be involved in amazing, creative photoshoots like this.  T is a massive fan of the ballet so this was especially exciting for her, however, this is all new to me (I watched the film if that counts?) and I must say the shapes cast by the models and beauty of this shoot blew me away.

See for yourself......

Hair and Make Up: Julia Jeckell
Stylist: Anna Straw
Models: Izzy @Boss and Sadie

























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Amy xx

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