From the beginning, my journey with each and every bride is a personal, friendly one where I aim to learn as much as possible about her wedding and to involve her, as much as she would like, in her flower and style choices. My ethos is to help and encourage each bride to envisage her perfect floral designs and to ensure that I tailor make unique pieces, specific to her wishes. I have created wedding designs in many different styles from seaside to woodland themed, structured or wild, traditional or quirky and timelessly classic. Flowers are one of the key elements in a wedding - their beauty captured forever by the wedding photographer.
In 2016 Polly and Ross were my first wedding couple. Polly wanted a moveable meadow for her wedding flowers and so they went from Kennaway House where the marriage to place to The Clock Tower for their wedding breakfast and onward to a campsite in Salcombe where kids and grown-ups alike celebrated until the wee hours. Photographs by: Friends and Floralities
Rosie was inspired by classic wedding flowers, opting for baby blue and pink hydrangeas as the principal flowers for her bouquet without foliage. Some blue-green foliage was added to her daughter's flower crown and my signature PomPom designs for the register table. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth.co.uk Featured in: Your Devon&Cornwall Wedding Magazine, September/October 2017 edition
Sarah travelled from South Africa to marry at Kennaway House in an intimate ceremony there - her choice of flowers included fluffy white peonies, delicate pink astilbes and her "must have" - blue irises. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth
Zoe wanted a vintage style bouquet which included her favour calla lilies. She chose my waterfall pocket design for the groom and best man which looked fab against their Cadbury's purple pocketchiefs. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth
Sally loved the sea - she selected her venue so that she would be next to it and hoped to swim in the sea on her wedding morning. Not a lover of traditional wedding flowers, Sally and I worked on a palette of sea colours to include sunshine and a smattering of seashells and starfish - even a piece of driftwood. Photographs by: email@example.com & Floralities
Jenny and Craig, with their two lovely daughters, enjoyed a sunny wedding at The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel - with bouquets and buttonholes including elderflowers among the blush roses and white peonies, there must have been a heavenly scent to enjoy. Photography by: Friends and Floralities
Kaz and Dan were married at Larkbeare House and celebrated their wedding at the Mercure Rougement Hotel in Exeter. Kaz's choice of burgundy flowers worked so well in her freestyle bouquet with exquisite orchid accents. Photographs by : Family and Floralities
Sam and Martin chose Sidmouth Harbour Hotel for their wedding day and the photos prove it was joyous one. Delicate hues were selected by Sam to complement her gorgeous dress which had a blush under layer. A floral layer with added pale lilac was chosen for the rich chocolate wedding cake and placed on top of a rustic tree slice. Photographs by: www.alexwaltonphotography.co.uk
Hayley and Mark also enjoyed a sunny day during their wedding at The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. Hayley's nautically themed wedding reception was the "bee's knees" and I was so glad I got a sneaky-peak at her amazing staging when I took her floral pieces to the hotel on the Big Day. Photographs by: Sandy@love-in-focus.co.uk
Gemma and James celebrated their wedding day at The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel.. Gemma's main brief was that cornflowers were to be the focal flower at her wedding. With the tiny yellow centres of tacecetum daisies providing a splash of sunshine, her flowers had a country soft feel and looked gorgeous displayed in my new acquisition, handmade glass goldfish bowls filled with ice-cube shaped clear aqua beads.
Rhian and Allen enjoyed deep blue skies when they held their Renewal of Vows ceremony at Sidmouth Harbour Hotel in March. I was given carte blanche with the reception flowers and suggested hat boxes. Placed individually at tables or as an trio on their own table as chosen for this celebration, they double as a deep vase for longevity, making them an ideal gift and a beautiful keepsake box after the flowers have passed their peak. Carefully preparation of the succulent plants used in the arrangements meant that they could later be planted up and displayed at home or in the garden. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth.co.uk
Rachel & Will had a July wedding. They were married in Ottery St Mary Church and their reception was held at the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. Rachel's love of sunflowers permeated her wedding designs - the garland wending it's way from Church to Hotel and back home for veranda decor the following day. Photography by: Family friend & Floralities
Lucy and Adam celebrated their marriage at Sidmouth Harbour on a breezy Saturday in September. The rain kindly held off and the wind added such charm to the photographs it could have been ordered in for the occasion. Lucy was such a lovely young bride to work with - so open to ideas and, like me, over the moon when we were able to use her two favourites in her wedding florals - white thistles and "blushing bride". She too opted to have some succulents as a keepsake of her bouquet and lots of bluey-green foliage. Photographs by: nickwilliamsphotography.co.uk