May. What's not to love?

For those of you who follow my floral musings on Instagram or Face Book, I try to keep my posts as current and relevant to the seasons as possible. 

Mindful that I don't share much more than a glimmer of a couple's perfect day I usually share the merest glimpse of what I am actually working on on any given day - a flower room full of flowers before I start arranging or a bucketful of beautiful blooms, more often a single shot of a bridal bouquet once delivered. 

It can take quite a while before I finally catch up with the photographer and receive any images of my flowers in context and when they do finally arrive, that moment to share may have passed for another year. Still, the thrill of seeing those flowers and the excitement I had for a particular look I was trying to create, I'm instantly transported back to relive it all over again. 

I keep most of these images in a professional portfolio which only clients are privy to, with a few examples uploaded to The White Horse Flower Company website galleries.

For once I am actually sharing a whole wedding capture, professionally photographed by the very lovely and talented Anneli Marinovich.

I'm rewinding to a beautiful May Bank Holiday weekend back in 2015; a week when the girls and I threw body and soul into five gorgeous consecutive weddings. This particular wedding you might be interested to know, was our finale. The girls and I still laugh about that week because I was on a roll and every time I made that particular day's bridal bouquet, I'd declare it was the best one I'd ever made - until the next one!

That all said and done, I have to admit, Kerri's really was a corker in what was for sure a run of absolute five star beauties. So without further ado - here is Kerri and Robs spring wedding at Wasing Park. I hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to comment below, I'd really love to know what you think.

 Linz x 

 

Beautiful buttonholes. 

Beautiful buttonholes. 

Kerri's hand tied bridal bouquet - bursting with just everything May had to offer. What you can't always appreciate from a photograph is the movement these types of bouquet have. Light and wispy the stems bounce and swish, wafting the most beautiful scents from the trails of jasmine and sweet peas (I still dream about this beautiful ensemble).

Kerri's hand tied bridal bouquet - bursting with just everything May had to offer. What you can't always appreciate from a photograph is the movement these types of bouquet have. Light and wispy the stems bounce and swish, wafting the most beautiful scents from the trails of jasmine and sweet peas (I still dream about this beautiful ensemble).

Kerri and her maids. I often have a colour swatch or a small photograph from which to work with to help pull together a collection of flowers to colour co-ordinate with the maids dress fabric. When I arrive on the morning of a wedding to deliver the bouquets, I am often eager to check my co-ordination skills have been successful! I was pretty chuffed with these flowers! 

Kerri and her maids. I often have a colour swatch or a small photograph from which to work with to help pull together a collection of flowers to colour co-ordinate with the maids dress fabric. When I arrive on the morning of a wedding to deliver the bouquets, I am often eager to check my co-ordination skills have been successful! I was pretty chuffed with these flowers! 

I love this photo - it has so much movement and captures the emotion perfectly. I love seeing these images as like Cinderella, I am not privy to this moment in real time until the couple or the photographer share an image such as this with me.  It is with much pride that I see my flowers (and the months of planning and preparation) come together in a capture such as this. To know my small effort will forever be part of their wedding memories. Looking at this image gives me goosebumps (of happiness). 

I love this photo - it has so much movement and captures the emotion perfectly. I love seeing these images as like Cinderella, I am not privy to this moment in real time until the couple or the photographer share an image such as this with me. 

It is with much pride that I see my flowers (and the months of planning and preparation) come together in a capture such as this. To know my small effort will forever be part of their wedding memories. Looking at this image gives me goosebumps (of happiness). 

Buttonholes - one of my favourite details in any wedding is the making of these little works of art. Honestly, I could happily make these all day!

Buttonholes - one of my favourite details in any wedding is the making of these little works of art. Honestly, I could happily make these all day!

I know flowers are the focus for me as a florist (obviously) but they simply form the backdrop to a bigger picture - the people. I am always mindful that my flowers are not (usually) the focus of an event. This sums up my point perfectly - the aisle flowered simply with posies of frothy gyp, saying in an understated way "there is a wedding here today" and the top left rear-ground: the pedestal which sets the tone and the feel to the day. The focus of course is these two gorgeous people declaring their love. Perfection. 

I know flowers are the focus for me as a florist (obviously) but they simply form the backdrop to a bigger picture - the people. I am always mindful that my flowers are not (usually) the focus of an event. This sums up my point perfectly - the aisle flowered simply with posies of frothy gyp, saying in an understated way "there is a wedding here today" and the top left rear-ground: the pedestal which sets the tone and the feel to the day. The focus of course is these two gorgeous people declaring their love. Perfection. 

I love every minuscule detail in this arrangement, the colours are so warm and sunny they make me want to smile; then there's those stunning coral sunset peonies and all the little "bitty bit" flowers that make it totally complete. I'm a huge fan of eremuris and I adore asclepia and Solomon seal so this was a real peach of a ped to whip up - and whip it up I did! I remember making this pedestal in twenty minutes flat because the ribbons on the trees outside the church took so long to hang, I lost track of time! 

I love every minuscule detail in this arrangement, the colours are so warm and sunny they make me want to smile; then there's those stunning coral sunset peonies and all the little "bitty bit" flowers that make it totally complete. I'm a huge fan of eremuris and I adore asclepia and Solomon seal so this was a real peach of a ped to whip up - and whip it up I did! I remember making this pedestal in twenty minutes flat because the ribbons on the trees outside the church took so long to hang, I lost track of time! 

The little details: The heart on the gate: made from scratch from wire and moss - not too bold but simple gypsophila which tied in perfectly with the gyp posies on the pew ends in the church. Less is more, sometimes it's worth considering these details before adding buckets of colour.

The little details: The heart on the gate: made from scratch from wire and moss - not too bold but simple gypsophila which tied in perfectly with the gyp posies on the pew ends in the church. Less is more, sometimes it's worth considering these details before adding buckets of colour.

Bridesmaids bouquet. 

Bridesmaids bouquet. 

It is not uncommon for me to make a miscellany of different arrangements for reception table centres. Using different vessels, I often elevate short vases and jugs by standing them on old books. I have a collection of little coffee cans which I use as tealight votives as shown here for this very simple relaxed styled wedding reception. I rarely make any table centre "exactly" identical, I don't always have set lists of ingredients listing three of those and six of that but rather gather a selection of different elements for each table piece. For me, the varieties and and the colours will all come together on the day - it keeps the arrangements as you create them constantly fresh and exciting - (even when there are twenty or more to make)! 

It is not uncommon for me to make a miscellany of different arrangements for reception table centres. Using different vessels, I often elevate short vases and jugs by standing them on old books. I have a collection of little coffee cans which I use as tealight votives as shown here for this very simple relaxed styled wedding reception. I rarely make any table centre "exactly" identical, I don't always have set lists of ingredients listing three of those and six of that but rather gather a selection of different elements for each table piece. For me, the varieties and and the colours will all come together on the day - it keeps the arrangements as you create them constantly fresh and exciting - (even when there are twenty or more to make)! 

The Bouquet. What can I say? I recall making this with such clarity, Saranna and Caroline, my co florists on this busy bank holiday weekend had been laughing as each day passed and I made another bridal bouquet, I'd declare that it was my absolute favourite! Except this really was the final of five bridal bouquets that week and I really did think it was sublime! Kerri left me some of her bridal gown off cuts which I tied around so that they billowed under the bouquet and complimented the dress to perfection. 

The Bouquet. What can I say? I recall making this with such clarity, Saranna and Caroline, my co florists on this busy bank holiday weekend had been laughing as each day passed and I made another bridal bouquet, I'd declare that it was my absolute favourite! Except this really was the final of five bridal bouquets that week and I really did think it was sublime! Kerri left me some of her bridal gown off cuts which I tied around so that they billowed under the bouquet and complimented the dress to perfection.