Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Jenni and Joe's Wedding at the Maynard, Grindleford - Pugs, pastels and blousy blooms.

Hi all,

Another wedding, another super cute, dapper doggy!  I'm pretty sure I've said it before but I am totally in love this idea of having your dog at your wedding.  It's happening more and more and it's so fantastic that these little members of your family can be part of your big day.

Jenni found us through Love My Dress Little Book for Brides which is something that we are super proud to be part of.  The couple got married last September at the picturesque Maynard at Grindleford.  We got to work on a really pretty floral curtain full of little sprigs of flowers which made an incredible back drop for the ceremony.  As you know, we totally love a creative challenge and so it's great when we get to work on something a little different, to really make the most of a venue.

For her bouquet Jenni wanted quite a round shape, with a little softness, and quite a muted pastel colour pallet.  The flowers T chose were 'Vendella' roses, pale blue hydrangea, blue delphiniums and eucalyptus.

As you will see from the piccies the bridesmaids had a similar design to the bride but slightly smaller. The buttonholes were a traditional focal style with a single rose.  The long and low design T put together for the ceremony table was stunning with long trails and just gorgeous seasonal flowers.

Thanks so much to fellow Lightspacer Ellie Grace for the incredible photography.  Just scroll down and enjoy!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Hat-Trick for Team Campbell's at TWIA Regionals - An honest insight into what this means to us.

Hi all,

I can't believe it's taken me a week to write this blog but it's just been an absolute whirlwind since we got back from the awards last Monday!  We are absolutely over the moon to have entered these awards 3 times and, to have won them three times.  The connection we have with our couples is so important to us and customer service is always at the forefront of our business (as it should be with every business if you ask me, no matter how big or small) and this really does have a huge impact on the outcome of the awards.  If it wasn't for you guys voting for us and continuing to support us after your weddings then we wouldn't be here celebrating like we are.

We took a year off the awards last year to concentrate on the business and look at what was working, what wasn't, and make a few changes like the brand new website and just how we performed as a business generally.  So, to come back this year was a massive deal for us as we weren't sure how we would be received and whether we had made the right decisions when it came to change.  As always we were whittling over nothing and needn't have worried!  Our faithful followers and gorgeous couples were behind us 100% and as cheesy as it sounds we genuinely can't thank you all enough.

Another reason why this years awards was so special to us was that we got to share it with our fellow Light Space Collective buddy and good friends at Team Jenn Edwards, who went on win 2 awards, one for hair and one for make up.  Plenty of celebratory champagne was drunk that night between us and I can tell you it was a classic case of work hard, play hard.

The Wedding Industry Awards have been fantastic for us as a business, not only as a confidence boost for us but also bringing us new clients and raising our profile so we can continue doing what we love. It only seems right that we say a massive thank you to Anna and Damian who run The Wedding Industry Awards, just keep doing what you're doing guys! Also a shout out too, to the esteemed panel of judges who made the final decision - we are beyond flattered.

The final thank you goes out to Queen T as without her this business would literally be nothing, she continues to work her absolute hardest to make sure all our couples get the best possible experience and the most incredible floral designs.  Thank you so much for letting me share this journey with you!

Photos from the night by Adby Creative.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Danni and Ryan - You've got to be in it to win it!

Hi all,

It's so easy to turn your nose up at competitions and not even bother entering because you're thinking "It'll never be me!" or "no one ever wins these things!" Well, we are here to tell you that it could be you and someone does always win!  Our bride Danni won a competition to win her bridal bouquet which we ran at a wedding fayre and on our facebook page last year.  

Danni wanted something simple and stylish with a neutral colour pallet to suit the rest of the theme of her wedding.  The end result was so pretty as you will see from the fab photographs.  Danni trusted T with her bouquet so much so that they never met, all their discussions were either over the phone or through email.  T was a little worried when she went to deliver Danni's prize on her special day as we always love the connection we have with our brides. She needn't have been, Danni absolutely loved her bouquet, so much so that she shed a few happy tears when she first saw it.

Also I would like to point out that the way T presents the bouquet to the bride is just brilliant, I think that all bridal bouquets should be presented this way if you ask me.

Photocredit to Ellie Grace Photography

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Lucy and Darren's Aston Hall Hotel Wedding - Just picked designs bringing the outdoors in.

Hi all,

As soon as these photographs hit my inbox I thought "Wow! The colours are amazing and they look like they have been plucked right out the garden.", I then go to look at the brief and Queen T has done it again as that's exactly what the bride asked for!

Lucy and Darren got married in August this year at Aston Hall.  The couple wanted a calm, relaxed and informal day which sounds lovely.  Lucy loves flowers and gardens which reflects so beautifully in T's designs.

For the brides bouquet seasonality and a 'just picked' look was key.  The flowers chosen were roses, tanacetum, craspedia, lisianthus, green bell, veronica, spray roses and scabious seed pods.  Long trails were left on the bouquet to really drive home that natural look.

Bridesmaids had similar to the bride but slightly smaller and more compact.  Buttonholes were a sprig design with the same coral colour pallet which stood out beautifully against the suits.

Now I think its's only fair that scooby gets a special mention as he had his very own buttonhole which sat nicely on his collar.  My dog Minnie is very much part of my family and also attended my wedding so it fill be with joy to see that other couples have the same feelings towards their own four legged friends!

Massive thanks to John Williams Photography for sharing these photographs with us.  So scroll down and enjoy but make sure you keep a special eye out for scooby!