And with a blink of an eye, summer left and autumn wafted in...

Two weeks away and I find myself back home in autumn. My favourite month,  full of sunshine, colour and transitions. It is always busy too.

In the office once again with two weeks worth of admin / emails / to do list to wade through before I begin a busy seven days of flowering. We have two show case events this week as well as a wedding to arrange and deliver. Two weeks in Italy seem but a distant memory already.

I've been teaching this summer too. I teach florists, budding florists, as well as those who just want to feel more confident around flowers - arranging them for pleasure rather than to pursue a career or perfect a particular technique or style. I really enjoy this side of my work, sharing as well as watching the realisation dawn on a students' face that with an explanation and a demonstration, they too can arrange beautiful flowers thus giving confidence to tap into a creative side they might not have realised they truly had.  

The Christmas wreath workshops will be on my workshop page shortly, here you will be able to click a link and book, a few tweaks to the running details of these and (I hope) by the end of today you can get in touch with the three host venues I shall be teaching at. Over the past three or four years, make your own wreath workshops have become very popular and there's a great many to choose from. Well aware of the vast price differences in these classes, I remain steadfast in my response that you get what you pay for, we are not all the same, not by a long shot and not judging by the feedback I receive each year from my own classes. As always TWHFCo. workshops are at the higher end of this growing market with ingredients and experienced teaching to match. Do bear this in mind when considering where you book.

I've received some beautiful pictures from a few of the glorious weddings we have worked on this summer recently and seeing as I've an inbox full of enquiries for 2018/19 to reply to, I thought what better time to show and tell some of our recent work. 

So, no more blathering, here are the pictures you really came to look at - enjoy. I can assure you  we really enjoyed creating them.

Linz x

Photo credits: Benjamin Stuart Photography, Guy Hearn Photography,  Studio Rouge and the final six images were my own. 

 

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The ubiquitous sofa shot of my flowers! Love these.. 

The ubiquitous sofa shot of my flowers! Love these.. 

Jam jars. 

Jam jars. 

Nick and Andrea 

Nick and Andrea 

Tom and Rachel 

Tom and Rachel 

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This is Clock Barn. I have strung flowers along the back wall which makes for a pretty back drop if you decide to have a ceremony here, it also provides a pretty backdrop for the drinks reception and looks mighty fine when the disco begins! 

This is Clock Barn. I have strung flowers along the back wall which makes for a pretty back drop if you decide to have a ceremony here, it also provides a pretty backdrop for the drinks reception and looks mighty fine when the disco begins! 

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Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

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At the wedding of Francesca and Martin we made a garland and wrapped it around a frame to form the backdrop to their ceremony. 

At the wedding of Francesca and Martin we made a garland and wrapped it around a frame to form the backdrop to their ceremony. 

We then took it down and refashioned it as the table garland for their top table. 

We then took it down and refashioned it as the table garland for their top table. 

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Monique's and Grahams 35th wedding anniversary wedding vow renewal celebration

Monique's and Grahams 35th wedding anniversary wedding vow renewal celebration

Another atypical ceremony option. Crates of flowers.

Another atypical ceremony option. Crates of flowers.

A beautiful all foliage wedding at Long Barn, Hampshire. We made garlands and squiggled them across half of the tables as tall vases filled with silver birch and contorted willow drew the eyes upwards. Add in lots and lots of candlelight -pillar, tea lights and floating candles and you have a simple but incredibly stylish look.   

A beautiful all foliage wedding at Long Barn, Hampshire. We made garlands and squiggled them across half of the tables as tall vases filled with silver birch and contorted willow drew the eyes upwards. Add in lots and lots of candlelight -pillar, tea lights and floating candles and you have a simple but incredibly stylish look.   

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