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!


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

Thanks for reading
Amy xx

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rose and Oli, Sheffield Town Hall & The Millennium Galleries - Understated elegance with a touch of vintage.

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a wedding from spring this year.  We were lucky enough to be working with a fellow Lightspacer on this wedding in the form of the lovely Jon from S6 Photography.  It's always a great little bonus to be working with our studio mates especially on such a beautiful wedding with a lovely couple.

Rose and Oli got married in the heart of Sheffield at the Town Hall with the reception being held just around the corner at The Millennium Galleries. The couple wanted a very understated elegant feel to the day with a sightly vintage look and boy did they achieve this.

For the bouquet Rose wanted a round shape with a just picked feel and plenty of texture.  The colour pallet was white, creams, champagnes and silvers.  For the design T chose to use snowdrops, white astrantia, 'apricot' lisianthus, cream wax flower, senecio, eucalyptus berries, rosemary, tulips and freesia.

The bridesmaids had smaller versions of the brides bouquet with the flowers girls having hoops with with little sprigs of flowers attached.  For the buttonholes Rose and Oli chose sprig designs to keep with the vintage look.

Massive thanks to S6 Photography for letting us use these fabulous images.

Thanks for reading
Amy xx

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