Monday, 31 July 2017

Hannah and Peter's Peak District National Park, DIY Marquee Wedding with a Special Connection.

Hi all,

It really is an incredible skill that Tracey has to connect with each and every bride that we work with and Hannah was definitely no exception.  From the moment that they met for the first consultation T knew exactly what she was going to design for Hannah and the florals she was going to use.  She has such a knack for interpreting ideas it really is incredible.  The lovely way we get to measure our success is when we get incredible feedback like the following e-mail from Hannah!  What a truely lovely lady Hannah is to take the time out to  write such a lovely e-mail.  It read like this:

"Ive just had two minutes to sit down and I wanted to send you a message to thank you so much for the beautiful bouquet and flowers you provided for our wedding last Saturday.

The bouquet was absolutely stunning, the colours were perfect and the design really added to the relaxed, happy feel we wanted for the day.  I had so much fun saying to people 'look there's rosemary, and look look, rub that leaf, that's mint!'  So many people commented on how beautiful it was and said it looked like I had just gathered it from the surrounding fields (which I took as the highest compliment - I explained that it had taken very talented people to make it look like that!).  I also had a very enjoyable conversation when one of my mum's friends asked whether I was going to throw my bouquet.  'Throw it?? Have you seen it??!'  Needless to say it did not get thrown and is still looking lovely on our bedroom window sill.

The lisianhtus worked perfectly for our guest flowers.  People loved having them to hold - it really made them feel part of the occasion - and they looked very pretty placed in the vases with the greenery in the marquee.  Similarly the hair combs and buttonholes lasted beautifully and complimented the look and feel of the day."

Hannah included some pics in her e-mail taken by guests which I have included below plus a piccie of her gorgeous bouquet taken by us!  Hannah looks gorgeous and so so happy!!!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dutch Masters Wedding Inspiration

Hi all,

So we have been waiting for this stunning shoot to appear on Whimsical Wedding Wonderland so we can pop it up on our blog and share these awesome pics with you then over the weekend our wish came true and here they are!

This shoot was the brain child of our very own Queen T who took inspiration from some of her favourite artists, The Dutch Masters with colour pallets that you would find in the oil paintings of Rembrant, Vermeer and Co.  As you will see from the photographs Shelley Richmond captured the opulent feel beautifully and the gorgeously grand Saltmarshe Hall provided the perfect backdrop.

For the florals we opted for roses and other large blooms like Protea, and mixed up textures combining the likes of whispy, barely there ferns with seasonal anemone to create more drama.  To make the most of the stunning staircase we crafted a unique sculptural, waterfall installation using verdant foliage, textured broom and gorgeous tulips for a pretty colour pop.  If you are looking for wedding inspiration we can definitely recommend a statement floral piece to really make your day unique to you.  The free - flowing feel was also carried through to an asymmetric bouquet, and we also created a very full and romantic flower crown to complete the look. 

We got to work with a real wedding supplier dream team, most of which were based here at Light Space Collective.  Massive thanks to all of the following suppliers:

Concept, styling and flowers - Us!
Hair and Make Up - Jenn Edwards and Co
Stationery - Wildwood Paper
Cutlery - PML Plating
Model - Amber Ackerman

Now just scroll down and enjoy!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Lottie and Paul's Cornish Wedding - Meadowy vibes and a man in uniform.

Hi all,

We love working with all our brides but it is always so lovely when you get to design florals for someone you know!  Lottie and Paul are very good friends of T's, so much so that she was asked to also be a witness at the wedding, and have become good friends of mine too.  Looking through all these photographs was such a joy and so hard to just pick a select few for our blog.

The couple wanted a super relaxed feel to the day with a small ceremony at the rather grand and stunningly beautiful Port Eliot, St Germans in Cornwall inside the Orangery  with all the guests going back to the holiday house which they rented for a meal prepared by their very own chef!  The day started with bacon sarnies all round which if you ask me should be compulsory on the morning of a wedding.  I just had to start the blog with the bacon pictures, it just looks so good!

Paul is a Marine so wore his full dress uniform for the day with Lottie opting for a little less traditional sage green dress which suited her skin tone beautifully.  Lottie had her dress specially made as she is expecting her first baby any day now, exciting!  

In terms of florals Lottie wanted quite a wild asymmetric design with plenty of texture finished of with ribbon trails.  The flowers chosen were freesia, scented narcissus, broom, lisianthus and plenty of eucalyptus and tanacetum.  Our bride has gorgeous long auburn hair and wanted a flower crown to compliment her lovely locks, so the design was kept really wild with some absolutely stunning large blooms in there.

Lottie only had one bridesmaid, her sister Jess, who had a hand tied posy with flowers and foliage similar to the bride but on a smaller scale.  Paul had a sprig style buttonhole which sat nicely just above his medals.

Massive thanks to Drew Forsyth Photography for sending us all the incredible images.  I am sure this isn't the last we will see of this wedding.  Enjoy!