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

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Massive thanks to Amy for writing this lovely blog post.  I'd just like to add a little note to say that Sarah was simply the loveliest bride to work with, she had a wonderfully creative vision for her day and was completely open to our ideas and interpretations and trusted us implicitly - always guaranteed to bring out the absolute best in us!  Above all, despite striving to create something extraordinary (which wasn't always the simplest way of working) we seemed to laugh so much and always managed to maintain a sense of perspective and humour, whilst working together. Thank you so much to both of you for choosing us to share in your day. It was truly a joy. Tx

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