A Cotswolds Barn Wedding – Fleur and Clive

14th July 2016 Uncategorised 0 Comments

“Thank you so much for doing our flowers, you couldn’t have got them more right!  They were exactly how I picutred them and more and they absolutely made the space.  You are amazing and I will be recommending you to EVERYONE!

It’s great having friends in high places, especially when they own an old working barn in the Cotswolds, waiting to be transformed into a a beautiful barn wedding venue!  Which is exactly what Fleur and Clive did back in June, in the Cotwolds.  Two weeks before their big day this barn was filled with tractors, dirt and who knows what what else…with a lot of hard work, and I mean a lot of hard work, the barn was reinvented into this stunning space.

Foilage garlands with hints of bright coloured flowers and brass candlesticks dressed the guest tables.   A 4 meter long full floral garland was designed for the top table.  Rustic vintage trestle tables were hired in from Bath Vintage Hire, which added that final touch in creating this beautiful barn wedding and setting.  Suspended ladders intertwined with foilage and hanging jam jars were hung from the barn beams.  Fleur’s bouquet was bright with trailing greens and the bridesmaid’s held a simple relaxed bunch of stocks.  All these styled details contributed to creating Fleur and Clive’s perfect and beautiful barn wedding.

Rain was unfortunately forecast for the morning of the wedding.  The ceremony was scheduled to take place outside and there was never going to be a Plan B so a basket of umbrellas was prepared for the guests.  Luckily for Fleur and Clive, the rain stopped just in time and the very talented photographer Lucie Hamilton managed an extraordinary photo at the end of the rainbow.  Who said rain on your wedding day was a bad thing?



Photographer: Lucie Hamilton http://www.luciehamiltonphotography.co.uk/

Vintage Trestle Tables: http://bathvintagehire.co.uk/


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.


Flower by Magnolia Hill. Photos by Siobhan Amy Photography



Featured in Gardens Illustrated

22nd July 2015 Uncategorised 2 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of working with Garden’s Illustrated on a feature about how to best utilise your garden when having a garden party.  We opted for an Outdoor Cinema Night and  Magnolia Hill is proud to be featured in the July Issue.

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