Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Rebecca and Liam's Wedding at The Florentine - Soft, romantic and stylish

Hi all,

With the weather still being on the chilly side I thought I would stick with a winter wedding from November last year.  Rebecca and Liam got married at Nether Green Methodist Church, with the reception being held at The Florentine.  The couple wanted to get married in the winter but they didn't want a Christmassy wedding - although I did spot a cracker being pulled in the last photo but who could resist?

For her bouquet Rebecca wanted something very pretty and romantic, flowing and cascading with plenty of texture.  The colour pallet was to remain quite soft with hints of silver and blushes.  The flowers and foliage chosen were green bell, Vendella roses, Sweet Avalanche roses, Bombastic roses, lisianthus, eucalyptus, brunia, lavender, senecio, kochia, eucalyptus berries, steel berry, blue thistle, white astrantia and symphorcarpus.

The bridesmaids had more of a posy style, featuring flowers and foliage from the brides bouquet. The buttonholes were kept to a simple sprig design with the ladies having a few more pretty buds and feminine blooms in there.

Something that we are seeing more and more for venue flowers, are couples providing their own containers.  We do have lots of lovely vases etc of our own to hire out but lots of couples are opting to use their own, as it's just another personal touch that makes the day their own.

Rebecca and Liam even took the time to write us a lovely thank you e-mail which read like this:

"Hi Tracey'

Hope you're well and that you had a fab Christmas break and Happy New Year!

As you know, I trusted you from the second we met - I just knew that you could picture the ideas in my mind, but make them even better than I could have imagined!  You definitely delivered on this; even now when I look at the photos I spot something in the bouquet that I hadn't noticed before!  All of our guests commented on how wonderful the flowers were too! We're so lucky that you created all of our wonderful wedding flowers and are very grateful to you and the team for playing such an important part in our day.  There's only one downside to sending this e-mail and that's that I don't get to have meetings with you anymore - it was always such a pleasure and lots of fun!

Thank you so much again.

Lots of love 
Rebecca (and Liam!) xxx "

Massive thank you to Mark Tierney Photography for use of the gorgeous photographs.  Scroll down and enjoy!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Sensational Feedback from The Wedding Industry Awards

Hi all,

So last week was The Wedding Industry Awards National Awards (well done to all of the winners!) and although we didn't win ourselves that doesn't detract from the pride and elation we feel about winning the Regionals.  Another great thing about the nationals being over and done with was that we finally got sent all the feedback that our incredible brides wrote about us when they voted.  To say we were blown away was an understatement,  it just goes to show what a creative mind and good old fashioned customer service can achieve.  We are absolutely ecstatic that you felt we managed to get it so right for you all, it honestly makes us beyond proud and very, very humble.

I decided to put a blog together featuring a small selection of the feedback that was given to us. Thank you again everyone for taking the time to do this for us it really does mean the world.  Here goes:

Photo credit to Laura Calderwood

"Our wedding flowers from Campbell's were even more beautiful than we had imagined & really couldn't have been any more perfect.  From start to finish, Tracey & her fabulous team understood what we wanted - even when we were unsure ourselves - & created the stunning bouquets & centre pieces we dreamed of.  Guests commented throughout the day on how beautiful the flowers were, with one of my bridesmaids friends even asking for Campbell's details after seeing our wedding photos!  Thank you Campbell's!" Mrs Helen Guy  Follow the link to read all about Helen and James' wedding.

Photo credit to Ellie Grace Photography

"Absolutely fantastic service from wonderful people.  They were kind, bubbly and a joy to meet.  I'm clueless about flowers so gave them artistic licence, Best Decision EVER!"  Mrs Amelia Cottam.  Follow this link to read more about Amelia and Richard's wedding.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Emma and Daley's Peak Edge Hotel Wedding - Perfect pine cones in the Peak District

Hi all,

I am a massive fan of a Winter wedding as I love the lighting and the florals and foliage that are in season at this time, so I was so excited this year when we had quite a few December weddings, Emma and Daley being one of them.  The couple got married at the beginning of December at Peak Edge Hotel which created a stunning back drop for the fabulous photography.

They both wanted a very chilled and informal day, keeping it simple with plenty of personal touches; with a rustic, old school vintage look and a colour palette of white, grey, silver and cream.

For her bouquet Emma wanted a very vintage, meadowy, 'just picked' look with plenty of texture.  The florals chosen were brunia, white thistle, white roses, spray roses, lisianthus, eucalyptus, kochia, pine and pine cones.

The bridesmaids had a similar design to the bride but slightly smaller and more compact.  For the buttonholes the men had a very rustic sprig design, T incorporated elements from Emma's bouquet so it all flowed beautifully.  Ladies buttonholes were similar but of course far more dainty.  Here's T to tell you a little more about working with Emma & Daley.

Hello everyone!

So, where to start?  Emma first contacted me in March to arrange her flowers and as soon as we met, I just knew I going to love designing for her.  We talked at length about those all important details which are so important to create a really special look and feel.  One of these was how special Winter is to them both and especially skiing, in fact vintage skis were part of their decorations, along with the cutest little skis on the top of the cake (which was suitably adorned with flowers, of course). As Emma wanted something really simple for her table arrangements, I suggested little Christmas trees all covered in snow. Set in the cutest little rustic pots, they were perfect for their Winter Wonderland and made lovely little presents too. The last little, but no means least little detail, was a buttonhole for Henry their tiny little 18 month old page boy which was constructed using a magnet and not a prickly thistle like the men's.  Such a wonderful family affair, such fun and such lovely, lovely people!


Emma and Daley also took the time out to send us a wonderful e-mail to say thank you.  It read like this:

"Daley and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the beautiful flowers.  I am completely in love with my bouquet and still can't stop looking at it.  It also smells amazing in my living room!  The buttonholes and centre pieces looked brilliant.  We got loads of compliments on how lovely and different they all were.

Everything was perfect!  Thank you

Emma and Daley"

Massive thanks to fellow Light Space Collective buddy Ellie Grace Photography for the great photographs.  You're such a star!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Sarah and Marc's Holbeck Ghyll Hotel, Windermere Wedding - Big, bold and beautiful

Hi all,

So when I heard that Team Campbell's were going on a road trip to the Lake District without me I was totally gutted, that was until I saw all the hard graft that was involved in setting up this wedding which included some seriously late nights followed by some pretty early mornings ... and I must admit I was happy to have stayed at home!  However, as you can see from these gorgeous images it was totally worth all the immense effort and as always the team worked incredibly hard to make sure the couple got exactly what they wanted and more.

Sarah and Marc got married in November 2016 at Holbeck Ghyll Hotel.  Sarah wanted very rich. Autumnal colours with a 1920's Gatsby feel to the day, along with a really opulent feel. She also adores moss and so T covered the whole of her table plan table with rich, woodlandy moss. Birch twigs, berries and trails and trails of ivy were also massive feature too.

For her bouquet Sarah wanted an asymmetric hand tied which had to be big, bold and beautiful with flowing trails and plenty of texture.  The flowers included were rose hips as these have special meaning to Sarah, scabious seed pods, beech leaves, roses, dahlia, ivy, crocosmia seed pods, blue thistles, sedum, celosia, air plants, blue thistle, succulents, skimmia, dark purple brassica, red spray roses, birch twigs and lots and lots of berries.

The bridesmaids had a round hand tied with more lighter tones from the colour pallet with a very pretty flower crown from the flower girl.  They guys went for a sprig style buttonhole with gorgeous, super-glamorous corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom.

As you can see from the pictures below the couple went to town on the venue flowers too which T (as always) did an incredible job of designing.    There were huge gold candelabra, gold candles, tons of lovely vases, bell jars, stag's heads, skulls and mountains of moss.  Team Campbell's got to create floral designs for huge fireplaces, a gorgeous staircase, a beautiful oversized welcome door wreath, and of course the breath taking flower arch! There were literally flowers everywhere, which was just what Sarah wanted.

Just before Christmas, we had a really lovely e-mail from the bride and groom which we were totally bowled over by.  It read like this:

"Dear Tracey,

I hope this e-mail finds you well and that you are enjoying the run up to Christmas!

Now that we've had time to recover from the wedding, myself and Marc just wanted to pop and email over to say an enormous thank you to your fabulous self and all of the team at Campbell's Flowers, and to send you over some of the photos taken by our wonderful photographer, Andy Hook.

It was an absolute joy working with you from our first meeting until our wedding day (and indeed beyond).  Your passion and love for floristry and all things creative and beautiful is incredibly contagious and clear in every element of your process.

Your impeccable knowledge, design flair and ability to go above and beyond even the most bonkers briefs are traits only outshone by your warm and calming disposition, putting me at complete ease throughout the entire process.

We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work as a team on what was an incredibly challenging project, particularly dealing with this crazy antler wielding, gold vessel collecting, moss loving bride; understanding and encouraging my creativity, whilst also handling expertly the limits of the venue, particularly in relation to the very strict and limited set up times.

Big, bold, beautiful blooms, and delicate foliage, perfectly crafted into my Gatsby secret garden fairy tale, something that wouldn't have been possible with anyone other than yourself at the helm.  The beauty of that day will stay with myself and my husband forever.  Thank you all so very much.

With lots of love,
Sarah and Marc " 

Enjoy the stunning photography!

Photo credit to Andy Hook Photography