With the Governments latest announcement that small intimate weddings can now take place, it seems that this will be the new normal for the next couple of months at least. I have everything crossed that bigger weddings will be able to take place from October.
In all honesty, I flowered my last wedding mid March the week before the lockdown and I miss it! It’s been a strange and emotional time for all of us, couples and suppliers. We look forward to being a part of your wedding day as much as you’re looking forward to getting married. I’ve been a florist for over 20 years and since leaving school I’ve never had a summer off (not even having my children!) I’ve spent the last few months on video calls to new clients, rescheduling 2020 couples who have had to sadly postpone their wedding and juggling the joys of homeschooling, give me flowers any day, they don’t answer back! It’s been quite demanding at times and I’m sure everyone can relate to this. I am happy that I have managed to accommodate every wedding that has had to postpone, so I still get to be part of their special day. However, some of these couples have now had to postpone twice and next year is incredibly busy. If you are due to get married in 2021 I would urge you to book your suppliers quickly as our diaries are looking pretty full, including mid week weddings.
How to flower smaller weddings
If you have decided to go ahead and have your wedding with less numbers, it doesn’t mean it has to be any less beautiful. It’s still your day and memories last a lifetime. Never underestimate the power flowers have to transform a space and to get your guests talking!
Needing to have a creative outlet (and some time away from the children) I teamed up with fellow florist and good friend Sabine Darrall to create a small intimate wedding and to get the creative juices flowing again. Sabine is one of best florists in the industry and I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside her on some huge events. We wanted to show that it is possible to have breath taking florals even for smaller weddings. We were able to use the refurbished Saw Mill at Barton Court, this space was perfect for a smaller wedding, with it’s exposed brickwork and large windows.
With a growing trend for large suspended designs, we wanted to be able to create something that echoed this, with complimenting foliage pillars framing the ceremony and with an outside coming in feel with all the designs. We sourced beautiful British grown flowers from the lovely Penny Dommett in a very neutral colour palette with accent colours here and there. We also wanted to be considerate to the environment so the whole look was completely foam free. I think you can agree the end result was breath taking.
For the wedding breakfast we opted for more colourful displays of flowers, in beautiful glass vessels surrounded by elegant candles. This simple design works so well on tables and leaving budget for the larger impact designs.
If your in planning stages of your wedding and would like more information on our creative process you can contact us here. After receiving so many enquiries about smaller weddings and many couples opting to still get married this year surrounded by their close family and friends, I decided to create our Prêt à Porter collection. You can order direct from our online flower shop, once the order has been placed we will then arrange a video call with you to keep it personal and on the day we will create beautiful florals using the best seasonal British flowers available to us. This is a simpler approach than our bespoke service but we still put our heart and sole into it, however you decide to celebrate your wedding, we’re here to support you and give you the best advice.
I really hope that we’ve given you some inspiration and food for thought.