Wednesday, 21 December 2016

2016 Round Up

Hi all,

I have talked a lot about how this is my favourite time of year and guess what?  I'm going to mention it again.  For me it just encourages me to look back on the year gone, what went well, what didn't and also think about what the year ahead may bring and plan for it too.  So with this in mind I am so happy to be writing this blog about just that.  We started the year with big plans and I have to say that we more than exceeded our expectations in what we thought we could achieve and what we actually achieved.  It's been such a ride from start to finish, our first full year with Light Space Collective, a summer of incredible weddings all over Yorkshire including some of the biggest weddings we have ever worked on and then to end the year we won the regional award for best wedding florist at The Wedding Industry Awards.

We have been part of so many incredible weddings this year, I have chosen a few to share with you just one more time before the year ends.  If yours isn't included please remember that we absolutely loved working with each and every one of you.  We pride ourselves on making a connection with all of our couples we work with, something that we will continue to do well in to next year and beyond!

We do mean it when we say we never make the same bouquet twice and this little selection of photographs goes to show just that.

Katy and Ross - January 2016 - ILTO Photography

Rose and Oli - April 2016 - S6 Photography

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Campbell's Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 2016

Hi all,

So last week we had our annual wreath making workshop held right here at Light Space Studio.  I love working at the workshops as the atmosphere is so fab and I usually end up picking up a few tips as I'm pottering around, making the tea and sweeping the tables.  However, the Christmas workshop is by far my favourite one of the year.  Being a massive Christmas fan I am really in my element with this one and what was even more brilliant about this year is that I got to take part in the workshop and make my very own wreath (did I mention I have the best boss in the world)?

Actually being in the workshop was such a great experience and I can see why people choose to come back time after time and take part in them with us.  It's not just about sitting and watching T then trying to make a replica of what she has just made but about learning the skills to go off and make your own design with the given materials.   Creativity is fully embraced and encouraged which means that no one design looks the same and you end up with something totally personal to you.  I absolutely love my door wreath and after a shaky start T managed to turn it around and give me the tips and encouragement I needed to create something pretty splendid.

Shelley of Shelley Richmond Photography took part in the workshop too and took some really cool photos of the evening which are just fantastic and really reflect what a great evening it was.  We will be announcing dates for our 2017 workshops in the new year so keep an eye on our social media and website.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Laura and Mike's Saltmarshe Hall Wedding - Fireworks, ferns and stunning staircases

Hi all,

Today I thought I would bring you something a little different and blog a wedding from just a couple of weeks ago and keep it current.  Being part of Light Space Collective we are in the presence of some pretty talented and brilliant photographers so we have picked up a couple of tips on how to take a decent photo (clearly not as good as the professionals but we are pretty proud of our efforts) so instead of waiting for the professionals I have popped a blog together using photos taken by our own fair hand.  So do let me know what you think?

Laura and Mike got married on Bonfire Night at Saltmarshe Hall.  Laura just loves those crisp Autumnal days and the outdoors which is why the couple chose this time of year. They chose to have lots of fireworks, sparklers and fire pits to toast marshmallows - sounds just wonderful!

The floral decorations were Laura's passion, she just loves interior design which is why we had the pleasure of decorating the gorgeous staircase, making it a real feature for the day, you can see the pics below along with all the other stunning venue designs.  As you can see the colour pallet was kept quite neutral, whites, blushes, creams and greens with plenty of foliage.

For her bouquet Laura wanted something very pretty, slightly cascading, meadowy and 'just picked' with soft trails and plenty of texture.  The flowers chosen were white anemone, steel berry, astilbe, roses, dahlia, white thistle and plenty of fern.

The bridesmaids had a similar design with a slightly more green and white colour pallet (the first bouquet in the photographs).  The buttonholes were a sprig design with quite a rustic feel.

Laura made her own cake which we added our own sprig designs too to compliment it.

So just scroll down and enjoy!