Whilst Kate and I get on with lots of exciting plans chez Campbell's, I thought I'd take the opportunity to catch up with some of this year's totally fabulous weddings, beginning with the Spring wedding of Sammy & Harry.
Sammy, it has to be said, is probably one of the most laid back lovely Brides I've ever worked with. Recommended to me by my lovely friend Amy from Pure Enough, Sammy and I hit it off straight away. When she told me that her bridesmaids were wearing royal blue and that she was to be married in mid-March, I just knew that hyacinths were going to be a feature of her flowers!
On talking everything through, we decided on very natural, soft and pretty posy-style bouquet with a 'hand picked' look in lovely whites and creams for Sammy, using blooms such as cream ‘Vendella’ roses, white ranunculus, white hyacinths, white spray roses, cream wax flower, rosemary and eucalyptus cinerea. As a pretty embellishment we decided on a cream satin band overtied with a narrow blue satin ribbon in a bow with short pretty trails.
For the four adult bridesmaids we created similar bouquets but added a lovely depth of colour by replacing the white hyacinths with gorgeous Delph Blue hyacinths instead. Beautiful. We also decided upon a tiny version of the Adults' bouquets for Bethany, her flower girl.
On the day, all went well and off I set in Dory to deliver a van full of scented goodies. Unusually, I had arranged with Sammy to deliver all the buttonholes to the guys first (purely because geographically it was easier and quicker) - imagine my surprise when I got there only to find no-one home! Some odd things can happen to a flowery person on peoples wedding days, but delivering to an empty house was definitely a first! Anyway, a kindly neighbour came to my rescue and managed to locate them all and they turned up not long afterwards!
Everyone loved their flowers and the bridesmaids were just blown away by the gorgeous scent of those amazing hyacinths. You just can't beat Spring flowers for a Spring wedding!
Here are a few pics ...
I loved working with such pretty, scented flowers and hope that they've given you some fab ideas if you're planning a Spring wedding next year too!
If you're looking for a bit more inspiration then try downloading our latest issue of Inspire or pop over to our website and check out our blushing brides for much more.
We'll be back very soon with Jenny & Matt's story of succulents, purple flowers and snow!