Manchester United Themed Wedding @ The Old Middleton Grammar School

When Steven and Adele first came to me they bubbled with ideas of a Manchester United themed day. They didn’t want it to take over but they are both huge fans so the colour was a cert. The venue the … Continue reading

Fun in the Sun at Walton Hall, Warrington.

Laurence & Lyndsey wanted to get married outside……weather dependant! So we needed a plan B. We became weather obsessed, as we really wanted to create plan A, dress the bandstand at Walton Hall & Gardens, Warrington. How lucky! Dry for … Continue reading

Wedding Flowers for Number 11, Disbury Park

Bridal bouquet of seasonal British flowers

Rebecca and Lee came to see me last year. It was a brief consultation, they knew exactly what they wanted. Seasonal British flowers for their intimate wedding reception at Number 11, Disbury Park, Disbury. Number 11 is a beautiful Victorian … Continue reading

Vibrant burst of colour and life hits a sleepy Yorkshire village.

What a beautiful day for a wedding! David & Rachel booked a quaint little church and hotel near Settle in the Yorkshire Dales for their wedding. I’m not sure the sleepy little village was ready for the burst of colour and life their wedding and guests brought. Rachel really want spring flowers for her wedding but spring was early this year and all the daffodils had finished. I managed to hold back some narcissus though which were incorporate into the bridesmaids’ ties. It was also the last of the ranunculus, but they were beautiful and helped with the seasonal transition. Luckily the British summer flowers had just started to be available, Cornish pinks in vivid magenta and plums, stocks, calendulas, red peonies and deep purple iris which unfortunately perished in the heat. 

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Thank you so much Sassy for capturing the moment I gave Rachel her bouquet. A friend of the bride had made her a silk headdress and it was my job to echo this with her bouquet. I even sneaked a skull in there, Rachel really like skulls!  

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

The bridesmaids carried a pastel bouquet each including bridal crown narcissus, white parrot tulips, pale pink ranunculus, pale pink sweat peas, crème de la crème roses, matricaria, veronica, crespedia and touch of green belle. 

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

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Photo by Sassy@assassynation  http://assassynation.co.uk/

The brief for the marquee was eclectic charity shop look, including herbs, to incorporate brightly painted table numbers that the bride had made. It was refreshing to be able to use lots of colour. Unfortunately the wild flowers such as cow parsley, meadow buttercups and red campion I had cut had perished in the heat and we couldn’t use them.

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The wishing tree held the guest table numbers and looked great with the hand printed luggage tags the bride had provided. 

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Thank you to Sassy from Assassination for letting me use her fabulous photos.

Congratulations to David & Rachel and best Wishes for the future.

All other picture were taken by myself Nicola Hanney. Flowers by Wild & Wondrous, http://www.wildandwondrousflowers.co.uk

 

 

Spring wedding flowers for a bleak winters day

Wild & Wondrous’s first wedding of 2014 landed on a horrid day. It was dark, cold and trying to snow. Simon and Rachel wanted spring flowers for their wedding and they really did brighten the day.  Image

Orange ranunculus, sol d’or, daffodil, bupleurum and a touch of green bell to give it that Wild & Wondrous touch. Warm, bright and ever so fragrant.

The bride wanted mostly white with a touch of orange and blue. I bought lovely Johan Straus daffodils for the touch of orange and used white ranunculus, Pueblo narcissus, paper whites, green bell and I snuck a few muscari in for something blue. She was delighted.

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The reception at Shawhill Golf and Country Club in Chorley was just for close family and friends and the room was lifted by the placement of a few single stem vases and jam jars.  ImageImage

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Wild & Wondrous Autumn Wedding Bouquet

I’ve just received some fabulous pictures form a bride and had to post them. Jane only can in the week before her wedding as she wasn’t going to have fresh flowers for her big day. She really liked an autumnal sunflower bouquet Emma had made the week before and ordered a similar one with the addition of dried lavender. She also ordered a special button hole for her dad.

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Jane wrote in her email “Please find attached some photos of the flowers you did for my wedding. There were brilliant, perfect, I couldn’t have asked for better!! They were the cherry on the top of the wedding day cake and everyone commented on how beautiful they were! I loved having them, wished I could have had them forever and thought they were great value. All round I am one happy customer!”

Floral Designer Emma Winstanley of Wild & Wondrous http://www.wildandwondrousflowers.co.uk

Photography by C.T. Images http://www.ctimages.co.uk