Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Lovely Libby's Living Wall for End of Year Fashion Showcase

We just had to share this little side project with you that we were lucky enough to be involved in a couple of weeks ago.  Libby is a fashion student and wanted Campbell's to create a 'living wall' to help style and showcase her final year degree show, for which Libby had designed a stunning array of coats in the most beautiful colours.  T and Mel were only too happy to help, especially as Libby already had the frames and succulents to work with.  Team Campbell's just added some lovely mosses, wheat, lavender and seed pods to create a carpet of textures. As a thank you for our help Libby wanted to get us a little something  so we felt we'd prefer a contribution to the Nepal Earthquake Fund than pennies to fill our coffers.  Not only did she do this and was incredibly generous (given her student status) but also sent us the nicest thank you card and little gifts too.  Such a talented lady and super nice with it.  Thanks so much for letting us be involved! 

If you have any up coming projects that you would like to us to get involved in there are plenty of ways that you can get in touch but to name a few website facebooktwitterpinterest , YouTube.

Amy x







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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Emma and Alex's Spring Wedding - May 2015

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a few snaps of the first wedding we had in May 2015.  Emma and Alex got married at the Botanical Gardens (T's favourite place in Sheffield) on a sunny spring day.  They didn't go for any particular theme as such, Emma and Alex just wanted to keep the feel of the wedding very natural and relaxed using seasonal flowers in all their designs.

Emma wanted a 'just picked' feel to her flowers which included iris, tanacetum, muscari, wheat, barley, rosemary, white thistle and lisianthus.  We also had the pleasure of designing a very and delicate and pretty Alice band for Emma's hair.

Photo credit to the very talented S6 Photography.

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Wedding by Campbell's Flowers

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Wedding by Campbell's Flowers

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Wedding by Campbell's Flowers

If you like anything that you have seen or read today you can in touch via our website or through facebooktwitterpinterestYouTube.

Thanks for reading.
Amy xx
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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Rebecca and Tim - A Cascading Bouquet for an Edwardian Gown

Hello all!

Today we are bringing you a wedding from August last year which featured on the wonderful Love My Dress blog.  We're always so delighted when our designs are part of a post on uber stylish, gorgeous blog and you can see the post here.  Rebecca and Tim got married in glorious sunshine at their local church which they attend in Leeds, St Michaels and All Angels.  Their reception was held at White Cloth Gallery in Leeds city centre, a very stylish and chic venue.  I think the following two pictures show off the venue beautifully and also include a father and bride picture which I am always a bit of a sucker for!

Vintage style cascading bouquet by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

Rebecca wore an incredible Edwardian inspired dress, hand made by the amazingly talented Kate Beaumont, whose studio is here in sunny Sheffield.  To keep in with the style of the dress, T and Mel designed a beautiful cascading bouquet which included seasonal blooms of gypsophila, stocks, snapdragons, pink and white waxflower, ammi, cornflower, pale blue delphinium, shell pink spray roses, green bell and of course fern.

Just picked flowers by Sheffield Florist Campbell's Flowers and wedding shoes.

Cascading bouquet by Campbell's Flowers


Cascading bouquet by Campbell's Flowers

Cascading bouquet by Campbell's Flowers

Cascading bouquet by Campbell's Flowers

So as you can see from the pictures so far, we got to make stunning flower crowns again to compliment Rebecca's gorgeous dress.  The crown consisted of delicate waxflower, gypsophila and shell pink spray roses.  As you can see on the top picture we got to make hair flowers for the bridesmaids too which included a smaller version of the brides flower crown and a super cute hair comb.

Hair Flowers by Sheffield Florist Campbell's Flowers.

Hair Flowers by Sheffield Florist Campbell's Flowers.

Hair Flowers by Sheffield Florist Campbell's Flowers.

Hair Flowers by Sheffield Florist Campbell's Flowers.

As mentioned before the bridesmaids had hair flowers too and they each had posies made from the same flowers as the brides bouquet.

Vintage bridesmaid flowers by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

Vintage bridesmaid flowers by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

Vintage bridesmaid flowers by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.


The men went for a sprig style buttonhole which looked great against Tim's bright blue suit.  The ladies had a similar sprig style but with a more feminine feel.

Sprig style buttonhole by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

Don't you just adore this 'first look'?

Sprig style buttonhole by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

Sprig style buttonhole by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

For the venue flowers Rebecca provided her own jars which she decorated and we filled the larger ones with flowers and foliage from the theme.  

mis match vases and jam jars by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

As you have been reading I bet you couldn't help but notice the incredible photography.  Full photo credit goes to Rebecca at Rebecca Tovey Photography.  Pop across to her website for a closer look, her work is just gorgeous!


Now is the time to love you and leave you.  If you like anything that you have seen or read today you can in touch via our website or through facebooktwitterpinterestYouTube.

Thanks for reading.
Amy xx
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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

T's Tips! Our latest Fabulous, Flowery Feature

Hello all

Well the sun's currently shining here in the Frozen North, although it's been pretty freezing of late but the cold never bothered us anyway!

Anyway, to cast a little light into your world, I thought I'd let you know about a little idea I've been hatching for some time.  I've been aware for some time now that whilst many of you are busy planning weddings, you're also leading busy lives too.  So much so that I occasionally hear from couples who say things like .. 'I wish I'd known that before I made the decision to book this, or order so-and-so, or spend money on this-that-and-the-other'.

With this in mind, I thought I'd launch a new idea (which I'm pretty certain no-one else does at the moment - although if it works, it won't be the case for long!) to pop a daily hint or tip onto our social media for all our lovely followers. We will also be adding videos to our YouTube channel, starting with this one, just follow this link.  To start with it, this week, will be flower related but I do think there's plenty of scope to turn this into a bigger idea and over the next few weeks we will be featuring hints and tips from good friends in the wedding industry who work in all manner of different areas to include planning, blogging, photography, venues, wedding dresses, accessories, hair, make up, car hire, cakes, styling, music etc.

You name it, we know some fabulous, creative and amazing people who have the same working ethos and standards as we do and lots and lots of different wedding industry fields.

So, if you're a bride or couple, let me know what you think of this idea; if you're an industry professional we've worked with and you've a hint or tip you'd like to share, then let me know too.  All feedback most welcome!

Thanks so much

Tx


Shot of me surrounded by British grown flowers by Thomas Skovende


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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Weddings Your Way - Floral Design Inspiration

Hello all

Hope all is good with you and if you're planning your wedding for this year or next, that ideas are flooding in! With inspiration in mind, I thought I'd share with you just some of the wonderful ideas our brides have had and our part in helping create designs which bring their flowery dreams to fruition!

Whilst we are happiest working in our trademark 'just picked' style (which can often mean ditzy little jam jars or mismatched antique bottles and the like) I thought I'd show you just how easy it is to interpret our style to encompass a whole heap of personalised creations.

So without further ado, I'll let the photos do the talking (although do excuse the quality they were all taken on my phone and I'm no photographer as you'll see) ....



With structures and outdoor ceremonies becoming more and more popular, we're being asked to create all kinds of large structures.  This massive heart frame stands so tall that our brides and grooms can look through it! For this wedding we used very natural foliage but we've also designed this frame using really wide range of other materials from just gypsophila to gorgeous seasonal blooms intertwined with moss.



 Indoors, we've been asked to decorate all manner of areas in churches but we just adored this beautiful rood screen in this lovely turn of the Century 'Arts and Crafts' design style.


When Laura asked us to decorate her 'bottom drawer' we were only too happy to oblige, leaving the top drawer open for her visitors to pop their cards into.



Jane and Paolo are totally into music and it was a huge part of their wedding (I nearly said played but just couldn't make myself!) they brought this gorgeous antique record player along to the studio, which I just adored designing into.




Becca & Tom's adorable vintage landrover which was adorned with pretty delicate flowers and lots of ivy too (you can tell I'm a bit of a fan of ivy, can't you). It absolutely poured down that morning and I was drenched but the day cleared up really soon after and the flowers loved the raindrops!


Elisabeth adores flowers and wanted her guests to be greeted with wild prettiness on the entrance steps to her venue - this was such a challenge but both the imposing pillars looked so, so pretty on the day.


This driftwood inspired sculpture was designed to make the most of the amazing views of the seascape at a Whitby wedding.

As you can probably tell, we're so delighted to work with some many incredibly creative people and just love the chance to create on-off pieces to suit you and your day.

I do hope this has given you an idea of the scope of what can be done with flowers - I always think that the only limit is imagination!

T x

If you'd like more ideas or want to talk to us about your wedding you can get in touch through website or through facebooktwitterpinterestYouTube or search campbellsflowers on instagram.


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Friday, 20 March 2015

Becky and Chris - Avengers, Lego, Hot Pink & 50's Styling = Creative Bliss!

Hi guys

It's so good to be back on the blog.  I've really missed posting regularly but with Mel taking a really well-earned two week break and more of you than ever coming to see me, it's been a bit of a challenge to stay on top of everything! Anyway, I've a couple of posts in mind which I'm planning on sharing with you really soon, but without further ado, I'll hand you over to our lovely Amy who's written another of her fab blogs all about one of our lovely couples.

Tx

Thanks T, so today we are bringing you a bright and beautiful wedding from September 2014. Becky and Chris got married at the Van Dyke Hotel and went for a 1950's inspired day with lots of references to Avengers and Lego characters as they're both massive fans.  Becky chose soft dove greys teamed with the brightest hot pinks for her florals and as you'll see from the photographs, the interior of the hotel is lovely but the gardens to make a beautiful back drop for the photographs especially if, like us, you are a bit of a flower lover.

Vintage style flowers by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

For her bouquet Becky went for a quite compact style posy (which works brilliantly with the silhouette of her fifties inspired tea length dress) with plenty of hot pinks and a little lavender to loosen the design.  Becky also wanted seasonal flowers where possible so we included dahlia, thistles, echinops, brunia, spray roses and a little eucalyptus. For that extra special impact, we also ordered some stunning 'Darcy' David Austin roses.  They were absolutely beautiful, smelt divine and worked so well with all the lovely textures in her bouquet.  We also designed a bridal crown for Becky too with colours and flowers from the theme but this she wanted to look 'just picked' which I think T and Mel captured beautifully.  The bridesmaids had a similar designs, just a little smaller.

Bright vintage wedding bouquet by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

Bright vintage wedding bouquet by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

Bright vintage wedding bouquet by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers.

For the table flowers Becky provided us with her own coloured mismatched glass vases which we designed into using suitable flowers and foliage from her theme.



On the picture below you can see quite clearly the Marvel/Lego theme.  We love it when brides add their own personal touches to their day.  Fantastic!


Thank you to One Wedding for letting us use some of your stunning photography.  If you have enjoyed looking at the pictures feel free to pop across to One Wedding website for more examples of their work.

If you have been inspired by anything you have seen or read then there are plenty of ways that you can get in touch with us website or through facebooktwitterpinterestYouTube.

Thanks for reading
Amy xx

PS:  I also dug out some pretty rubbish shots I took on my phone of some of the Becky & Chris' designs but they do show you the bridesmaid's bouquets in detail and also some of the buttonhole details which Becky provided us with, they were a fun surprise for the groom and key members of the wedding party!



Becky had a few really soft dove grey succulents in her bouquet for even more texture


And yes, those are carnations. But I love them (and so did Becky too!)


We' even managed to pop a few locally grown seasonal pretties into the bridesmaids' bouquets


He he!  Aren't these great? A lovely keepsake too for the men.



I just loved this wedding.  So much thought, creativity and personality too! I even caught a glimpse of a shot of Becky holding her bouquet in a full iron man mask  - which I'd absolutely love a copy of ... hint, hint!

Tx
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Maddie and Adam - Summery Seasonal Blooms, Gold Shoes & Cigars!

Today we are bringing you another amazing Campbell's wedding.  We are starting to get quite a few pictures sent to us from weddings that we did back in the summer which we just love to receive.  Today is the turn of Maddie and Adam who tied the knot last June and the beautiful Stancliffe Hall in Matlock.  A stunning venue with great surroundings, making a great backdrop for some amazing photographs.  Usually I start you off with a picture of the venue but I thought I would get started with a lovely picture of Maddie getting ready for her big day, you can just feel how happy she is!


For her bouquet Maddie chose an unstructured, pretty, natural bouquet including craspedia, cornflowers, acquilegia, wheat, daisies, bear grass and panicum grass and Queen Anne's lace, all finished with a shell pink ribbon with a lace overlay.  Maddie wanted soft, delicate colours but with a bit of a colour pop as she didn't want really pale pastels. We just adore the mustard yellow craspedia she chose, which became a bit of a feature of the florals.

Vintage bouquet at Stannage Hall by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

Vintage bouquet at Stannage Hall by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

Vintage bouquet at Stannage Hall by Sheffield florist Campbell's Flowers

For the bridesmaids Maddie kept with the theme and chose a smaller version of her own bouquet for them with hair flowers too for the smaller bridesmaids.


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