In general 2016 has been a difficult, sad, trying, frustrating and annoying year …. It has also been a great, fun, challenging and exciting year especially for those in the wedding industry. I’ve seen many people jump into their wedding work full tilt and come up smiling and delighted for what the year has brought and excited for what still lays ahead
For me, this year has brought contact with new clients, lovely couples, fabulous venues… it has given me new challenges and lots of decisions to make but overall it has been a very good year!
I’m looking forward very much to 2017 and the new bits that are on the horizon, a new workshop/studio which I’m sharing with my buddy Sarah aka The Flower Bird, a brand new flower market which will be very exciting, new and shiny, lots of lovely weddings at some new venues and with new wedding planners which is always great… and best of all, I get to do what I love, every single day… how awesome is that!
For now though I figured a little walk back through some of the best bits of 2016 was called for… I hope you enjoy x
First we had a lovely wintery wedding at the Hotel du Vin down in Brighton with the lovely wedding photographer Lel Hurst. Lel chose a cool mix of whites including fragrant narcissi, lilac and White Cloud garden roses teamed with anemones, jasmine and Senecio foliage for her bouquet and a similar mix plus lisianthus and chincherinchee for her daughter’s bridesmaid bouquet. Once I get the pro shots sorted out I will be able to show a lot more of this lovely wedding
Then it was to St Stephen’s church up in North West London with Emilie and Will who also had a palette of white and green… delphinium, hydrangea, roses and eucalyptus with some cute succulent buttonholes for the boys
I thought I could see a colour pattern for the year emerging but our very next wedding at the very same venue, St Stephens, was one of the most colourful of the year for Davinia and Robin …
Davinia wanted a mix of pinks for her day and we devised a fabulous floral curtain to hang between the pillars as demarcation for the ceremony and reception areas
As we moved into Spring, the weather changed a little and so did the flower spec … it still stayed quite pink but went rather more seasonal which we love!
Next up we had Charlotte and Sean at Dartmouth House in Mayfair shot by the lovely Julie Michaelsen
You can see more of these beautiful wedding here and on So You’re Getting Married site too …
Katie and Andy were married in April at Fulham Palace on a beautiful sunny Spring day which featured a lot of blossom!!
Katie’s bouquet featured all my favourites …. O’hara roses, lilac, stock, sweet peas, ranunculus and viburnum opulus, it was really beautiful
Then we come to the stunningly bright wedding of Alexandra Wood (tailor to the stars) and Daniel which was at St Michaels Manor in St Albans …. We had all the peonies and all the roses for this one!!
Another very colourful wedding followed soon after down at Hampton Court House with Belle and Tim and a palette of rich purples, reds and golds although the personal and ceremony flowers were primarily ivory and cream with accents of the purple that Belle loved so much
Further into the summer we had Ne-et and Rob’s amazing wedding at Pennyhill Park – this is just a sneak peek of the amazing top table shot by Anushe Low as the wedding is due to appear in a magazine soon!!
That’s up to roughly half way through the year and not all the weddings we worked on either … so many more are yet to be seen…
Review Part Two to follow x