A beautiful relaxed garden wedding with herbs.

3rd November 2016 Uncategorised 0 Comments

This blog post is designed to inspire anyone planning a beautiful relaxed garden wedding with herbs.  Using in herbs as the main theme for your wedding day is not only STUNNING but they smell amazing too.

Back in June I had the privilege of doing the flowers and decor for Charlotte and Dan’s wedding at Colliters Brook Farm in Bristol.  The idea behind the day was a very relaxed summer garden wedding with lots of herbs.  I have always loved herbs and am slowly building up my collection at home.   It was hence a match made in heaven when I met with Charlotte and Dan to discuss their wedding plans.

The setting:  Colliters Brook Farm is a lovely relaxed rustic wedding venue in Bristol with a permanent marquee and sprawling lawns.  The couple had lined up a load of garden lawn games for the guests to play.  Luckily for Charlotte and Dan the weather played it’s part so all the activities they had planned were just as intended.

Decor: Each table was named after a different herb which were all potted in rustic terracotta pots.  Little mini terracotta pots accompanied the large herbs filled with beautiful fresh white flowers and cut herbs.  The main table had a lovely all fresh white and green arrangement with two lavender pots on either side.  Bunches of lavender and rosemary were used as tie backs and a small pot of herbs was placed on the seating plan display (made by the couple out of crates).

Flowers:  Charlotte held a beautiful herb bouquet filled with rosemary, flowering mint, chocolate mint, oregano, marjoram, lavender and the beautiful and by far one of my favourite roses, the gorgeous White Ohara Roses.  The buttonholes were a small herb bouquet of lavender, rosemary and white spray roses.  A frame decorated with flowers and herbs was also hung in the tree as a feature for guests to enjoy whilst exploring the garden.

Special touches:  I loved the bond this couple share.  On the morning of the wedding Dan had written Charlotte love letters which she kept getting all morning and I love that Charlotte had Patisserie Valerie delivery cakes to Dan on the morning of their wedding.

It was truly a gorgeous day and for anyone planning a beautiful garden wedding with herbs do get in touch I’d love to chat.

 

Suppliers:

Venue: Colliers Brook Farm

Dress: Maggie Sottero from Allison Jayne Bristol

Suit: Without Prejudice mens suits from Slaters

Photographer: Matt Willis

Guitar and Piano: Jon Pickard Band – Apollo Soul 2

Crepes: La Bone Crepe

Caterer: Spitting Pig South West

Harpist: Charlotte Poulter

Car: De Gournay Motors

Kings Weston House

10th September 2015 Uncategorised 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of exploring Kings Weston House in all it’s glory.  Now it was not the first time I’d been to Kings Weston House.  I have been to venue before, a few times actually for various events but this particular day was even more special.  We were in this ‘palace’ alone.  The grandeaur of the place when you are there all alone in silent speaks for itself and we were utterly blown away.  There was no one around apart from myself the odd contractor and the lovely Siobhan from Siobhan Amy Photography.  Our mission, to style and capture this beautiful venue as the grand stately home venue that is it.

When we arrived it was early morning, the café downstairs was open and people were walking their dogs in the nearby woods.  It was so overwhelming we didn’t know where to start.  We scurried around all the rooms trying to work out what to shoot where as it was purely a ‘formal grand’ shoot we were trying to create.

We were fortunate enough to find all the rooms set up as if there was an event just about to happen, which really added to the success of our day.

The beautiful lollipop’s featured in the shoot make great wedding favours and are by my very talented friend Lorynne from The Little Lollipop Shop.

So it’s with this that I encourage you if you haven’t already been either to go walk your dog or grab a coffee in the café and have a look for yourself.  It’s a beautiful morning or afternoon out.  And those of you thinking of getting married in Bristol, this is definitely a venue to explore if it’s Grand rooms you’re after with a view of Bristol.

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Flower by Magnolia Hill. Photos by Siobhan Amy Photography

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