Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Country Gardens and Corsages - Alice and Deinnoil's

Hi all,

Today I am bringing you a real wedding from July this year which involved our very own T doing her own stunts and putting up some incredible floral designs on the beautiful summer house at Heathy Lea.

Alice and Deinnoil wanted a very relaxed and informal feel with an English Country Garden style to the day and afternoon tea.  For the brides bouquet Alice wanted a 'just picked', seasonal, posy style design including wheat and lavender.  T and Mel chose cornflowers, delphiniums, bright lilac stocks, memory lane roses, white aster, white thistles, green bell and jana spray roses.

Alice and Deinnoil went for smaller versions of the brides bouquet with sprig style buttonholes for the men.  For the mum's the bride and groom chose something a little different and went for wrist corsages which we absolutely love.  You will see T in the pictures showing the mum's how to tie them on and also giving Alice ' the talk' on how to hold the bouquet.  This what our brides love about T, she won't just drop the flowers off and leave she will make sure you are happy with everything from the design to how to hold them.  We also have a few tutorials on our YouTube channel if ever you fancy a nosey.

So with a massive thanks to Steven Haddock for the amazing photography and giving us full access to such great images.  Sit back and enjoy people!

Thanks for reading


Monday, 28 September 2015

Blushes, Barns and Braces - Lisa and James's Vintage Style Summer Wedding

Hi all,

Today's blog has a vintage feel to it with a very soft and romantic colour pallet.  Lisa and James got married this July at The Ashes, which is a venue I am not familiar with but looking at the pictures I am sure I will be seeing much more of it, very beautiful and I know that T absolutely loves it there, having the pleasure of working there lots of times.

Lisa wanted a very natural, feminine and romantic look to her bouquet so T and Mel went for 'Vendella' roses, double shell pink spray roses, cream spray roses, rice flower, white spray carnations and cream and pale pink peonies. The peonies were admittedly a bit out of season but as James works on a peony farm, Team Campbell's were absolutely on it and managed to sneak a few into Lisa's bouquet and the top table arrangements.  Lisa chose to have hair flowers which we just love and suited her hair and complexion beautifully but we can't take credit for that, Jenn Edwards MUA did a great job with the hair and make up, the bride looked natural and classically beautiful. 

For the bridesmaids Lisa and James went for a similar design to the brides but slightly smaller.  The men and women had sprig style buttonholes.  I think the sprig style looked great with the groom's braces, brilliant.

Massive thanks to Helen Russell for letting us use and share her fabulous images, had to include the cute baby shot.  So here you go guys, enjoy!


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Landrovers, Turbans and Flowers in the Rain - Becca and Tom's July Wedding

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a wedding from July this year and what a wedding it was.  I would say unfortunately it rained all day however it seemed to add beautifully to the day and will give the bride, groom and guests something to remember.  Becca and Tom took the whole day in their stride and as you can see by the photography you would be hard pushed to find a more smiley bride than Becca.  

Becca wore a Jenny Packham dress with a stunning turban and feathers, I must admit this is the first time I have seen a bride in a turban and I am totally blown away,  it's not something I ever would have thought of but it looks stunning.

For the bouquet Becca wanted something quite unstructured, asymmetrical with a wild flower look. The end design included herbs, grasses, ferns, veronica, astrantia roma, aster, pink gypsophila, wax flower, lavender, cream lisianthus, spray roses, green bell, stocks and astilbe.  For the bridesmaids Becca and Tom chose smaller versions of the brides bouquet

Another great addition to the day was the Landrover that Becca and Tom lovingly restored and T have the absolute pleasure of decorating.

Becca and Tom's wedding did feature on One Fab Day blog so if you would like to have a nosey at a few more pictures then just follow the link.  Speaking of pictures, a massive shout out to Kat Timmins for the stunning images and of course for letting us use and enjoy them.  So without further ado here they are:


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Falling leaves and Rich Rusty Colours - The First Day of Autumn is Upon Us

Hi All,

As always we like to stay ahead of the times so a couple weeks ago Queen T featured on Boho Weddings Blog as the resident floral expert talking all about Autumnal inspiration.  Today is the first day of Autumn, so with this in mind I thought I would bring you the highlights just in case you missed it. 


Friday, 18 September 2015

Babies, Blogs and Big Opportunities - 2 Years at Campbell's Flowers

Hi all!

Today I thought I would bring you something a little bit different and write an anniversary blog well, about me!  I have been at Campbell's for 2 years this week and so much has changed in that time both personally and professionally I thought it would be worth a little commemorative blog post!

I have spoken on Facebook about how much I love my job and how wonderful the brides are that we design for and all the industry professionals that we have the absolute pleasure of working with on pretty much a daily basis, but little is said about Queen T herself.  I didn't want to make this a self indulgent blog post but at the same time I am going to get a little personal because what this woman has done for me, most employees wouldn't even dream of, one of which was offering me a job when I was 8 months pregnant!

I met T when I had a Natural Skincare shop on Ecclesall Road which, if I am honest, never took off the way that I had hoped.  When I found out I was pregnant I knew it would be time to call it a day with the shop and although I was super excited about the imminent arrival of my baby girl I was feeling like a bit of a failure professionally, so when T asked me to come and work with her I thought she was nuts but knew it was an opportunity that couldn't be missed.  I loved it instantly but it was hard going trying to re learn a lot of skills that I had long forgotten, so to say that T was patient is an understatement.  

I came back to work when Violet was 11 weeks old suffering from terrible post natal depression and generally wondering what the hell was going on but somehow managing to convince myself that work would be a good idea.  T created this incredibly relaxed, friendly and approachable work environment for me.  Wednesdays were, and in some ways still are, my little pocket of sanity before it's time to go home and deal with the emotional roller-coaster that is motherhood.  

Two years down the line I am so much more confident and relaxed in work and motherhood and continue to feel like a valued member of Team Campbell's.  I have been encouraged and given the room to grow and I look forward to seeing how my role will continue to adapt and challenge me over the next however many years.  I can't thank T enough for the opportunities, time and support that she gave and continues to give me and if this post doesn't get me a pay rise I don't know what will.  Love you boss!

Thanks for reading

Friday, 11 September 2015

Blogs Within a Blog - A blog about all the blogs we have featured on over the past few months!

Hi all,

So I got an e-mail from Queen T a couple of days ago about all the blogs we had the absolute pleasure of featuring on over the past couple of months and how some of you may have missed them pop up on our social media and our blog.  We have been lucky enough to feature on quite a few fabulous blogs recently and it would be such a shame for you to miss them as not only do they contain some gorgeous images, but some really interesting writing too.  We decided to get a bit of an inception feel going on and write a blog about the blogs, it's like a blog within a blog (no, I didn't understand that film either).  Well here goes, I'm sure it will all make sense in the end (unlike the film!).

Suzannah and Nate got married at Whirlow Hall Farm this July in a wonderfully colourful and exciting barn setting.  Mark Tierney was kind enough to give us a mention on his blog along with a few other industry professionals who had a massive involvement in the day.  Just follow this link to the blog.


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Just Picked Styles and Seasonal Blooms - Liz and Rob's Super Summer Wedding

Hi All,

So as much as we love reminiscing about our previous weddings I must admit it is great to be blogging a recent wedding, from July in fact.  Liz was kind enough to send us some great shots of her wedding day and Stott and Atkinson Photography were kind enough to let us use them, hurrah!

Liz and Rob got married at Mosborough Hall a few weeks ago, Liz loves vintage, 'just picked' styling and as you can see from the pictures T and Mel had this at the forefront of their minds when designing the flowers in the studio.  The flowers that featured in the bouquet were Memory Lane roses (my fave!), pink gypsophila, cream waxflower, pink veronica, shell pink 'lydia' spray roses, eucalyptus and 'Vendella' roses.

Liz and Rob chose a smaller version of the brides bouquet for the bridesmaids and focal style buttonholes.  The venue flowers were again very much in keeping with the meadowy, vinatge look.  I just love the venue flowers too, they look like something straight out of a country garden.

Would just like to again give a massive shout out to Stott and Atkinson Photography for the brilliant shots and for of course letting us use them.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Creams, Pinks & Cute Candelabras - Rebecca & Gareth's September Wedding

Hi all,

I can't even begin to tell you how busy T and Mel have been over the past week, lets just say it's been more than a little nuts!  It doesn't let up either as this weekend coming is shaping up to be a corker too and as a result of this we are a little behind with out photographs of our current weddings.  I am also chasing up a few photographers so watch this space.  But fear not faithful followers we are here with a wedding from this time last year, so still keeping it seasonal, as always.

Rebecca and Gareth got married at the beginning of September 2014 at Tankersley Manor.  Rebecca went for a very vintage, natural look.  She also went for seasonal blooms which for us never go out of fashion.  For the bride's bouquet T and Mel decided on shell pink veronica, cream wax flower, cream lisianthus, 'Vendella' roses, 'sweet avalanche' roses, blush coloured dahlia, spray roses, white thistle and green bell.

For the bridesmaids Rebecca chose to have slightly smaller versions of her own bouquet and the buttonholes were a sprig style design with flowers and foliage from the theme.

My favourite by far are the candelabra, they are so cute and it just goes to show that you don't have to have the massive structures if you don't have the room, they can be sweet and compact too. 


Friday, 28 August 2015

Relaxed, Rustic and Wild - Rebecca and James's Urban Intimate Wedding

Hi all,

Today I am bringing you a little blog with flowers from around this time last year.  We like to think of our couples having a lovely first wedding anniversary and love reminiscing over what a joy it was to be part of their day.

Rebecca and James got married at St James Church, Shardlow with the reception being held at Masa Restaurant in Derby.   The couple wanted a no fuss, very informal and intimate wedding and that's what they had.  Lovely.

Rebecca wanted a very rustic, cascading style bouquet (which is a bit of a speciality of T's) and I do love the shape of these as it's something a little different.  The flowers we chose were phlox, veronica, stocks, white astilbe, astrantia, green bell, gypsophila, pink lisianthus, cream lisianthus, lemon snapdragons and larkspur. The couple went for a rounder design for the bridesmaids and a mixture of sprig and focal style buttonholes for the ladies and gents.

Here are the pictures so have a good look, and let us know what you think in the comments below its always great to hear your thoughts.


Monday, 24 August 2015

It's a Family Affair - Louise and Peter's Peak District August Wedding

Hello all,

Louise and Peter got married a couple of weeks ago at Peak Edge Hotel.  As of yet we have no professional photographs but thanks to advice from our friend 'The Brabbin' (Sarah Wedding Photographer) T is ace at setting her camera up and has taken some pretty great shots of the flowers.

Louise and Peter wanted a very relaxed feel to their day and opted for an intimate wedding with just 25 guests attending the ceremony.  For her bouquet Louise wanted a round hand tied with some softness and a 'just picked' feel.  For the design T and Mel used roses, eucalyptus, tanacetum, lavander, white astilbe, white double delphiniums, powder blue delphiniums, craspedia, wheat, oats, barley, grasses and the most beautiful lilacy hydrangea.

We also had the absolute pleasure of designing some hair slides for Louise and and wiring and taping some beautiful blooms for the bridesmaids too.  For buttonholes Louise and Peter went for a focal style for the guys and a sprig style for the ladies.

Anyway that's enough from me, check out the piccies!


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Baubles and Blousy Blooms - Sam and Adam's June Wedding

Hi all,

So we had that wonderful moment where we get in touch with a photographer to ask for a couple of shots from a wedding, and they came back with not just a couple  the but masses absolutely stunning photos.

Sam and Adam got married in June this year, with a ceremony at St Johns Church in Ranmoor with the reception being held at Firth Court, which is proving to be quite a popular choice of venue for our brides this year.  Sam wanted a romantic, elegant and classic bouquet with big blousy blooms so the obvious first choice was coral peonies along with 'Miss Piggy' roses, cream lisianthus, 'Jana' spray roses, stocks, white gypsophila, 'Peach Avalanche' roses and David Austin 'Juliet' roses too.  We also got the pleasure of making a gypsophila crown for super super cute Amelia the flower girl.

I personally love it when a bride asks us to use the glass baubles for their venue decorations.  T and Mel always do such a great job of making them look so stylish and elegant.  The team decided on a 'Miss Piggy' rose in each along with the topiary design gypsophila balls which looked breath taking.

A massive thanks to Ruth Atkinson for the photographs, as always she captured the day and atmosphere beautifully.



Sunday, 9 August 2015

Neutral Tones and Wonderful Wildflowers - Lucy & Chris's Outdoor Wedding

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you another gorgeous summer wedding that happened not so long ago, June this year in fact.  Lucy and Chris were married at Woodthorpe Hall with the ceremony being held outdoors, this seems to be a trend that we are seeing more and more of in our Summer weddings. Lucy and Chris wanted a very chilled and informal feel to the day which reflected in their wild, meadowy, 'just picked' floral designs.  We even got to set up the heart frame which you will see in the pictures looked just charming during the ceremony.  The Shepard's crooks, provided by Lucy, were such a nice touch too.

The flowers used throughout all the designs were white wax flower, green bell, eucalyptus, 'Jana' spray roses, 'Creme Garcia' spray roses, stocks, white aster, cream astilbe, veronica, green and apricot lisianthus and gypsophila.

Huge thanks to Red on Blonde who not only featured us on their blog (click the link to have a read) but for sharing with us these divine photographs with us, big shout out to you guys!  We love it so much when photographers are generous with not only their valuable time, but also their beautiful work.


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Declan & Ali and Guy &Jacqui - We do love a good celebrity wedding!

Hi all,

So here at Campbell's HQ we (by we I mean mainly me) adore a good celebrity love story and there was not one but two celebrity weddings recently.  That of Declan Donnelly to Ali Astall and Guy Ritchie to Jacqui Ainsley.  Now where my eye used to be drawn to who was wearing what and which celebrities attended, working for a florist I now check out the flowers!  We love to keep up with current trends so I was really excited to see floral arches aches and large flowers crowns in both weddings, something we 're proud to have designed for our lovely trend setting couples!

Below I have featured a couple of shot from Declan and Ali's wedding with their very impressive floral archway (drool!!) and Ali's beautiful, neutral coloured rose bouquet with contrasting green foliage.


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Your Yorkshire Wedding - Two Fabulous Features

Hi all,

So this week we were contacted by the lovely guys at Your Yorkshire Wedding to let us know that we appeared in the 2015 edition of their magazine.  Not once but twice we will have you know.

Not only were we pretty chuffed to be featured in the first place but it was for our British grown seasonal bouquets too - which as you all know is a subject pretty close to our hearts.

There was also a picture of Queen Campbell's herself picking up our award for best florist in our region at the Wedding Industry Awards 2015!  Proud as punch.