Well I have to say it's been a crazy couple of weeks with so much going on our flowery feet have barely touched the workroom floor! With Amy about to whizz off on maternity leave (don't fear she'll be back in the Spring time, easing her way back into Campbell's by sharing her time between our crazy flowery world and the intensity of motherhood and new borns - bless!) I'm spending a few days in York with the Running Bear (as he's known in our house!) as he joins those crazy, but admirable 26+ milers in the first Yorkshire Marathon. We're planning on spending a couple of extra days in York with some friends, mooching around and generally relaxing, so I thought I'd schedule this little post in the meantime.
So, last Sunday was our first experience of Save the Date's Wedding Event with a Difference - and what a fantastically different day it was too. Amy and I had spent quite a lot of time planning our stand, thinking about the day itself and liaising with the lovely Abbi to make sure we did ourselves proud! Having recently completed a gorgeous barn wedding which used fresh hops, we decided we wanted to convey a sense of our very natural rustic style to everyone and so incorporated them into our stand. As they'd started drying, they were incredibly messy to deal with but once we'd hung our little glass baubles in amongst them - they looked lovely and, happily, we had some amazing comments about them too!
Abbi and I had talked way before the event about the idea of doing a little seminar type workshop event and I suggested the pro's and con's of DIY Flowers with a little demonstration. I was really pleased to see that quite a few people were interested in what I had to say and had lots of questions at the end which was fab. Nothing worse than a dem followed by tumbleweed and no-one interacting! We've more plans with the lovely Save the Date ladies in the near future, we'll be updating you very soon!
Here are a couple of the designs I demonstrated ....
And these are a few more designs we put together - it's always a bit of a struggle to get across the wealth of ideas that you have and the infinite possibilities (I've always thought that the only limitations in floristry are your imagination!) but obviously we don't want to be too out there, prettiness does after all rule here at HQ!
It was truly wonderful meeting so many brides at this special event and just brilliant to meet up with old friends and make lots of new ones too. A big hello to Karen from Darby & Joan who we were happily next to and who it was so fab to see once again - nip over to her site if you're looking for vintage loveliness - her stand was truly gorgeous!
Right, I'm off up Mam Tor with the hounds, the girls and the old boy and Amy's sorting her life out before that small bundle of loveliness arrives!
See you all soon
Tracey & Amy x
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