Hannah and Richard

I first met Hannah and Richard, two years ago, when they were just starting out on their journey making plans for their special day.  From the outset their colours and flower choice never wavered, dusky pinks, lots of roses and tall candelabra centrepieces. They did, however take time to discover their perfect venue. They were so excited to find the ‘beautiful and tranquil’ Shottle Hall, set in the breathtaking Derbyshire countryside, with the most beautiful views across the hills.

Fenning Brown Photography based in Ravenshead, (which I’m sure you’ll agree) created many truly memorable moments of their day.

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Hannah carried a sumptuous, scented hand tied bouquet of garden roses, spray roses and tuberosa. Her four flower girls’ pretty in pink carried hand made wands by ‘Akito’.

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Huge ‘Thank you’ and Congratulations! Mr and Mrs Pugh

Credit where it’s due:

Images: Fenning Brown Photography Dress : Wed2b, Floral crown’s: Kerry’s Florist Cake : Miss Lola’s Bakehouse DJ : Spirits High Entertainment,

 

 

Catherine and David

Another stunner!! Cool ice blue and white flowers for Catherine and David’s July wedding last summer. They weren’t to know it…but…the day turned out  to be an absolute scorcher!! The flowers lent a cool elegance to the whole day.Catherine n David 230716The day started early, with the delivery of bouquets to Catherine, spending the morning at her mum’s home in Mapperley. Ashleigh Turner was already there, when I arrived, creating a fabulous, soft ‘up do’ for the beautiful, happy and relaxed bride.CatherineDave0080aaaaaThen…a short drive in to Nottingham City Centre where David, was eagerly awaiting the delivery of the buttonholes at the St. James’s Hotel,  before he and his men took a leisurely walk up to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Barnabas.

Finally, a picturesque drive over to the little village of Sutton Bonington to dress Sutton Bonington Hall, another new and undiscovered venue for me. The Hall, a Grade 2 Queen Anne Country property, sits in the heart of this quaint village surrounded by a superb landscaped garden (ideal for those all important photo opportunities). Just the perfect choice for this lovely couple.Catherine and David Sutton-Bonington-Hall-wedding-photographer-34Catherine wore a beautiful Ronald Joyce dress from 7th Heaven Bridal and carried a stunning bouquet of white and ice blue cottage garden flowers.CatherineDave0784CatherineDave0795CatherineDave0797Catherine and David Sutton-Bonington-Hall-wedding-photographer-63Centrepieces of pure white blowsy Hydrangeas in large glass cubes, were all that were needed to add a simple elegant statement to the wedding breakfast.CatherineDave0493CatherineDave0488CatherineDave0462Catherine and David sutton-bonington-hall-wedding-photography_0108David and Catherine Sutton BoningtonHallThank you to Mr and Mrs Cawley,  J.S.Coates and Roo Stain for sharing stunning images of a most memorable day.

For more beautiful  memories of the day pop over here and here.

Happy New Year!

Well here we are again. It’s time to reminisce and say ‘Goodbye’ to another year and ‘Hello’ to the New Year, already full of promise and new dreams in the making.

What a busy and successful year it’s been. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside so many lovely couples and suppliers.

It’s been a year of dressing some amazing spaces, in venues both old and new. 

So, here is a huge, heartfelt ‘Thank you’  to those who have entrusted me with their floral dreams for the big day, both past and future couples. 

Big Thanks to all of the photographer’s who have shared so many memorable moments with us, without them, there would be no blog.

Wishing each and everyone of you ‘A Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year 2017′!

Rosanna and Steven

The beautiful and quaint Country Cottage Hotel in Ruddington was the ideal setting for Rosanna and Steven’s relaxed wedding celebrations in July.

Stunning memories of their special day, beautifully captured by the very talented Kathryn Edwards, Thank you!

This fabulous, fun loving couple wanted to ‘bring the outside in’, as a reflection of their love of the great outdoors and to echo the secluded garden that nestles behind The Country Cottage Hotel. Enamel jugs and jam jars all dressed with lace, and full to overflowing with pretty delicate blooms, certainly brought an essence of the quintessential summer garden to the celebrations.

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The bride wore a beautiful Kenneth Winston lace gown from Dream Wedding Dress in Nottingham and Nicola Hodgkinson created the perfect finishing look for Rosanna with a relaxed ‘up do’ and natural make up. Gorgeous! (Stephen was blown away when he saw his beautiful bride, you can see his very emotional reaction here…..just lovely!)

Rosanna carried a hand tied bouquet of summer blooms with her maids’ carrying simple, single stems of blowsy Hydrangea.

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Huge Congratulations to you both!!
To see more of this lovely couple’s day and an emotional video pop over here.

Kirsty and Martin

The last time I visited Cockliffe Country House Hotel it was in deep mid winter, so it was a joy to return in the height of the summer. It’s always great to see the changing face of a venue during the different seasons. Cockliffe is a real gem. Reminiscent of a French Chateaux, this 17th Century former farmhouse sits in secluded splendour, at the end of a shady, wooded lane, far away from the hustle and bustle of life! A perfect choice for Kirsty and Martin’s relaxed summer wedding.wedding-nottingham-robertsail-8

The eve of the wedding was a late finish for me, forty white roses were suspended from the beams in the old barn ready for the following day’s celebrations.  These had been a last minute request from Kirsty, to give her wedding a unique look. They certainly did, as these photos show! I must admit I was thrilled to see Robert from Robert Sale Photography when I arrived early on the morning of the wedding…I just knew I would get some fantastic images from him to share with you. (We have worked together on a number of weddings and he never fails to impress).

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Kirsty wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero beaded gown, and carried a mix of beautiful summer blooms. Perfect, blowsy and scented ‘Alabaster’ garden Roses, Astrantia, Astilbe and Scabiosa were teamed with the ‘flower of the moment’..Dahlia.

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