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.
Today we are bringing you a photoshoot that we were lucky enough to be involved in a couple of months ago that recently made it onto Festival Brides blog, which you can still catch by following the link. Hayley from Glory Days Vintage had the idea of putting together this Woodstock inspired shoot which suited us and our 'just picked' style down to the ground. We channelled our inner hippies and got on board straight away. It was a real honour to be hand picked to be part of such a great team of creative people.
The models are a folk/rock band called Zealous Doxy and even managed to treat all the guys to an impromptu song or two which really added to the festival vibe. Follow the link where you will find a behind the scenes video filmed by Special Day Films which includes some of the bands music.
Ryan from Shutter Go Click took some amazing shots but also helped lug our heart frame through the woods and surround it with bluebells. Once all set up the pictures speak for themselves, our heart frame isn't the most practical but it sure is beautiful.
Hi all, I was feeling all romantic today so I thought I would bring you a romantic, slightly chilly, wedding from Valentines Day this year! It is the first time we have ever had a bride on Valentines Day itself so it was a hectic yet very exciting day for us all here at Campbell's HQ. Ruth and James got married at Christchurch Gleadless, which coincidentally was where my Mum and Dad got married years ago. A beautiful church as you will see from the photographs. The reception was held at the wonderful Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield. Ruth and James love seasonal, wild flowers which is why they decided quite quickly that they wanted to work with us, which was just lovely to hear. Ruth wanted a very lose, unstructured and hand tied with lots of textures and soft trails, along with splashes of colour to offset her chosen muted tones. T and Mel used grasses, wheat and barley, seeds, berries, succulents, blue thistles, pussy willow, rosemary, muscari and ivy. In fact the succulent in Ruth's bouquet was such a star of her design, that she promptly named it 'Stanley' and T received a little note, along with a snap to show that Stanley is potted up, doing well and is a really fab reminder of their special day!
A huge thank you to Jon from S6 Photography for sharing his wonderful images with us.
Don't worry we are not going mad and repeating ourselves! A couple of week ago I shared a blog with you about our photo shoot for British Flower's week (15th - 19th June) which was a sneak peak at what happened behind the scenes. If you didn't manage to catch us on Whimsical Wedding Wonderland Blog here are the finished shots and a bit about what inspired T and Team Campbell's to organise this shoot. Here is where I hand over to Queen Campbell's herself to tell you all about it:
"To help showcase just how beautiful blooms from our shores can be, and to mark the third British Flower's Week, team Campbell's decided to create an entirely British-based inspiration shoot, with everything from the flowers to gowns, stationery and cake proudly created by some of the industry's best British grown talent.
I wanted to really encourage everyone to think about where their flowers came from as well as provide some beautiful big day inspiration. Just as we have a plentiful supply of sometimes over-looked seasonal stunners when it comes to flowers, we also have an incredible array of British wedding creatives deserving of celebration, so I was keen to curate a shoot that showcased this too."
Today's real wedding is quite a recent one, in fact it happened just this month! Usually there is a slight delay in getting the pictures as with photographers most of the work is done after the wedding with all the editing, so it was a brilliant surprise to have some preview photographs to share with you so soon.
Susanna and Nate got married at the Town Hall then had their reception at Whirlow Hall Farm in what I believe is the lambing barn, how brilliant! As you will see from the photographs it added real character and atmosphere to the day, what a fab location.
Susanna wanted a very rustic, natural and meadowy feel to her bouquet with plenty of herbs and fragrance. They wanted seasonality to play a part too so the flowers T and Mel chose were ammi, flowering oregano, mint, cosmos, astrantia, gypsophila, panicum grass and lavender plus we kept with the natural theme and finished the design with twine.
Susanna was thrilled with the end results and sent us a lovely e-mail saying ...
"You did such an amazing job with the flowers - they were so beautiful and it was such a lovely 'surprise' to have on the day!". We were also told that Susanna mentioned us in her speech which is such a massive compliment we were all really chuffed.
We would like to thank the very talented Joy at Unique Wedding Planning for introducing us to Susanna and Nate, we just love working with you and also Mark Tierney Photography for letting us have access to such incredible shots, we have been assured there are more to come so watch this space.
So this is my first day back at work after being away for a couple of weeks on a lovely family holiday to Cornwall. Now the majority of people might feel a little down on their first day back but not me, I get to come back to these stunning photographs in my inbox.
The flowers included in the brides bouquet were scabious seed pods, lavender, veronica, celosia, astrantia, peonies, 'Vendella' roses, 'Memory Lane' roses, wax flower, astilbe, anastasia chrysanthemum, jana spray roses, stachys, antirrhinum, lisianthus and eucalyptus.
As well as the brides bouquet, T and Mel got to put together some gorgeous hair flowers for the bride and bridesmaids. But they also designed one of my favourite things that Campbell's do, a wand!! And as Sarah said, a beautiful addition for such a pretty little princess. I just adore the colours too - muted, dusky lilacs, with sages, champagnes, raspberries and a little pop of magenta for lovely brightness to set off against those soft tone, which worked really beautifully with her lovely bright bridesmaid's dress.
In the e-mail that Sarah sent us the other day, she had some very kind words to say about us which left us just brimming with pride and feeling extremely lucky that we get to work with such lovely people. Here is what she had to say " We had the most amazing wedding day. The moment it started to become reality was when Mel arrived with the most beautiful flowers I had ever seen in my life! I could not take my eyes off them. The colours and textures surpassed my expectations. They looked so fresh and delicate, and yet so striking. They travelled all the way to North Norfolk with me on our honeymoon and were placed in our bedroom in our safari style lodge by the coast. I loved waking up to them every morning and remembering our special day. Frances adored her wand, such a special touch for a little princess."
Today we bring you a bit of a collaborative blog post with Amy & I both doing our bit to keep you topped up with lots of fresh ideas and bags of inspiration for your big day.
One very windy day we got together with a whole heap of wonderful industry friends and put together a pretty shoot which was all a bit Wuthering Heights inspired (I'm just a little bit in love with Kate Bush) but solely featured British grown flowers for this year's British Flower Week. Team Campbell's worked their socks off to create this prettiness for you and I'm happy to say the effort paid off as today we're featuring on the really lovely blog Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Click on this link to be transported to see our pretty Kathy, our brooding Heathcliffe, our delicate Isabella, a flower arch, floral jewellery, a floral chandelier, a table setting amidst the heather and ribbons galore!
So those are the 'real' photos, but what of the 'behind the scenes'? Well here we all are in our uncut glory, beautifully captured by our good friend Sarah Brabbin ... enjoy!
Hope you're all enjoying the lovely change in weather, I'm writing this to you on a beautiful sunny day, filling in for our Amy who is back later this week from her happy hols. We all can't wait to have her back!
So I thought I'd share a fab shoot we got involved with just recently and which we're really proud to say has featured on Johanna Payton's uber stylish blog The Fashion Detective - pop over for some wonderful sixties inspiration, it's beyond fab!
As regular readers will know, we just love collaborating with new and old friends and were delighted when the very lovely Julia Jeckell got in touch to say she was working with fab photographer Ellie Grace on putting together a gorgeous pastel inspired shoot featuring lots of sixties styling and would I be interested in designing a bouquet? Naturally I jumped at the chance and I think the results speak for themselves!
Due to technical difficulties (the camera broke) we have been unable to share as many of our own pictures of recent weddings as we would like but great news, it's fixed! So today we are bringing you the wedding of Sian and Nick from May 2015.
Sian came to see T for her consultation quite a while back and they really hit it off straight away. Sian said that T 'got her' straight away and booked was so enthusiastic and excited she pretty much booked with us there and then. As you know, we absolutely love working so closely with our brides and really pride ourselves on being able to interpret ideas so brides really get exactly what they want for their special day.
Sian and Nick got married at the very beautiful St Wilfred's Church in Cantley and then went back to her Dad's garden where they had set up a huge marquee. Sian's step mum had decorated the marquee with tons of gyp and roses but to take a little pressure off of her we not only designed all the bridal flowers and buttonholes, but also a couple of gorgeous pedestal design overflowing with blowsy blooms, together with the pew ends for the church in cute little rope handles jars.
Sian went for a compact, romantic style for her bouquet which was really classical elegant and incredibly stylish. The choice of colours and textures were really gorgeous, with flowers and foliage which included stocks, 'Vendella' roses, hydrangea, astilbe, lisianthus, dahlia, stachys, 'Jana' spray rose and massive peonies. For a very personal touch Sian had a picture of her grandad Roberts, with whom she was very close, hanging from her bouquet who sadly passed away 3 years ago.
The couple went for wrist corsages for the women instead of buttonholes which was something a little bit different.
The cake was made by Swoon bakery decorated with flowers by us.
Hurrah!! British Flowers Week is upon us once more and as you may have guessed it's one of our favourite times of year. We are chuffed to bits that it's now in its third year and getting the media coverage that it so richly deserves.
When T started Campbell's Flowers four years ago British grown was something that she always wanted to support and represent within the business and being one of the first to design in a very natural, 'just picked' style, felt passionately that seasonal and British grown was the way forward. To show just what she meant by 'wildflowers' and 'meadowy' she organised a photo shoot for her portfolio which, you guessed it, was based around all British grown flowers.
We thought we would share with you a few of our favourite shots of all British flowers and are so thrilled to be a part of such an important annual event.
One of the things that we all love most about our jobs here at Campbell's is the variety of weddings we get to design for, from large to small they are all so special and unique, as are the couples we work with. Maddie and Mike's wedding was no exception and had a place in all our hearts as the day was very much about family!
There were lots of kids there to celebrate with them and the bridesmaids were Maddie's children. Maddie decided against a bouquet as she knew she would end up carrying her son around for much of the day (being a newish mum I can totally relate to this!). So all the girls all wore gorgeous hair flowers specifically chosen for their ability to last a long time out of water, we used apricot and cream lisianthus, solidago, white thistle, pink gypsophila and chrysanthemum daisies.
Maddie and Mike chose locally grown seasonal blooms for their table arrangements to create a very meadowy look to suit the venue, which was in a wonderful barn, beautifully decorated at Totley Hall Farm, a working farm. Because the couple knew they wanted to spend as much of the day as possible with their family and friends, they called in the help of the very lovely and really wonderful Unique Wedding Planning, who kindly recommended us to Maddie and Mike, with Josh making sure that the day ran not only smoothly, but was great fun for all.
Part of my job here at Campbell's is to keep in touch with our brides, making sure that they're beyond happy with everything we do for them. So, you can imagine, I was super excited when these stunning photographs landed in my inbox the other day from Laurel, one of our lovely brides, who was married to David in April this year.
Laurel wanted quite a 'wild' look to her bouquet after seeing some of T's designs which she and Mel had put together for a previous wedding. Laurel's bouquet included cream lisianthus, 'Jana' spray roses, 'Vendella' roses, pink tulips, pale pink ranunculus, tanacetum dasies, blue and pink hyacinths, white astrantia and 'Sweet Avalanche' roses. As well as looking incredible, the combination of the flowers chosen created an amazing scent.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to Laurel & David for thinking of us and also to the so the very talented Jon from S6 Photography for letting us share his incredible photographs.