Friday, 21 June 2013

Cathy & Brett - Perfect Pastels, Lego Men & Magic Wands!

Hello all

Today we bring you the story of Cathy & Brett's beautiful wedding which took place at the end of May this year at the very lovely City Hall here in sunny Sheffield.

When Cathy & I met at a wedding fayre last year, we talked briefly about how she wanted really pretty, soft, feminine pastels in whites, creams, apricots and blues.  Once we met up for a consultation we also talked through her idea to use silver as an accent colour too.  It didn't take long to choose a stylish bouquet of soft pastels, hand tied in a posy style using blue hydrangea, creamy, scented tuberose, white ranunculus, silvery brunia, white phlox and  ‘Finess’ (apricot coloured) roses.  We also decided to conceal the binding point with a band of silver satin ribbon with a lace overlay to pick up the 50's styling of her gorgeous ivory satin gown with a silk georgette beaded overskirt.

We also secretly decided to incorporate some really personal details in the shape of a really fab lego man in Cathy's sons buttonhole and a funky little union-jack guitar lapel pin badge into Brett's buttonhole.  Just before the wedding, Cathy dropped these off with an extra little lapel pin which she asked to be put into her Dad's buttonhole.  I have to admit that it made me shed a tear when I saw it and, indeed, it had the same effect on Cathy's Dad too, apparently!

Here are a few of her designs:-

A close up of all those lovely textures and gorgeous colours in Cathy's bouquet

Cathy's memorium with little pictures of loved ones attached to her bouquet

The bridesmaid's bouquets were the same as Cathy's just a little smaller and with a different finish

So, when I delivered all the flowers, the little flower girls were there and one of them looked at me wide eyed when I said that one of these was for her and said "Is it a real wand?" to which I couldn't help replying ... "Well maybe, it is a very special day where magic happens isn't it?"  (I hope she wasn't too disappointed!)

Brett's buttonhole with a little guitar shaped badge and a little rockstar lego man for her son, Charlie

Her Dad's buttonhole with the loveliest sentiment ever 

 The ladies buttonholes had a little phlox added to them to make them just a little more feminine

Cathy sent me some of her 'official' photos too ...

Along with this rather touching and lovely email ....

"Hello Tracey!!!

Finally back in the land of the living and back to reality with a bump… work and rain!!
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the beautiful flowers and all the work you put in to make them just perfect!
Everything you suggested and cleverly put together worked brilliantly with our theme, and the colour of the blues were just perfect and worked so well with the bridesmaid frocks!! Absolutely stunning!
I can now fully see and appreciate how much thought and time you put in to your work, and what a fabulous lady to have on the 'wedding team'!! If anyone is looking for anything floral I will be sure to pass on your details.
I've attached a few piccies for you… THANK YOU AGAIN!!
Cathy xxx"

Photocredits:  Campbell's Flowers & Simon Bunney Photography

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