Thursday, 9 January 2014

Campbell's Best Bits 2013 Part I - Spring

Hello all, well I have to say it's pretty good to be back - I've had the most fantastic couple of weeks off after an incredibly busy year and spending some really wonderful time with friends and family.  It's a funny thing but having worked some fairly long, intense hours last year has really made me realise how precious friends are and catching up with everyone has been so much fun.

Reflecting on the most fantastic year and looking through our ever growing portfolio I was struck by just how lucky I've been in working with such amazingly creative brides - I'm happy to say that Campbell's continues to attract couples looking for something a bit special and a bit different. I just love the challenges you set me. And, judging by what we've got booked already, 2014 is going to be just as exciting and stretching too - with quite a few changes, not least as we take on extra help to add to our existing fab team.

So, I thought I'd say a little thank you to everyone I worked with over the last 12 months and showcase some of our designs - there's so many to show you, I thought it might be best to divide them into seasons. Here's just a few of fab weddings we designed during Spring 2013 .... Enjoy!

Rachael & Wayne kicked off our year with these gorgeous seasonal flowers in bright, bright colours. As always we used as many British Grown flowers as we could. The jugs of daffodils featured several different varieties, all sourced from our favourite Cornish supplier!

Thanks to Shakespeare Photography for this shot

Then there was Jenny & Matt who's Chapel & Marquee wedding set in the gorgeous countryside just on the outskirts of Sheffield was wall-to-wall succulents, gorgeous 'Cadbury's' purples with pretty pussy willow and wonderful table arrangements of heather and moss pots, complete with bell jars. The deep, deep snow only added to the wonderful atmosphere and scenery.  Here's a snippet from their day ...

We just adored using Yorkshire grown lavender in the cute little buttonholes of succulents and pussy willow - here are a couple of shots courtesy of Kate Cooper

Then there was Sammy & Harry whose bridesmaids were all in wonderful sapphire blue and so we got our hands on seasonal and locally grown sweet, sweet scented hyacinths which looked a little like this ...

Danielle & Stephen's April wedding was all whites creams and greens with the tinest hint of pale blue. We took full advantage of the time of year and very short growing season of the delicious scent and delicate nodding bells of British grown Lily-of-the-Valley as you'll see from these pics ...

And last, but by no means least here's a snippet from Laura & Chris's Spring outdoor wedding at the lovely Wood Lane Countryside Centre. Her florals were soft blushes with a hint of shell pink ...

See how blessed we are and why I wanted to say thank you?

It's a bit crazy here at HQ with lots of consultations and meeting new couples to chat through ideas for their special day so I'll be back very soon.

And finally, we bring you fab news that our lovely Amy had her little girl, Violet, before Christmas. The girls and Matt are doing well and we can't wait to bring you pics very soon (I secretly can't wait for Amy's return from maternity leave we're all missing her terribly but obviously wishing her much love as a new Mum).

So, when's your wedding? Let us know and we'll try and include photos for the same time and provide you with lots of inspiration and examples of what's around your special day.

Back soon Tracey x

If you're looking for more help with choosing your wedding flowers or are searching for further inspiration, pop across to our Wedding Portfolio, or see more of our collection of Campbell's weddings on the blog or, you can find lots of pics and information here:-

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