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London and Brixton East had a surprise last week when an amazing group of talented floral designers and industry greats got together for Chapel Designers London 2016. The event organised by Holly Heider Chapple of Chapel Designers and Nick Priestly of Mood Flowers was an amazing few days of love, laughter, and learning.

These images show some of my personal highlights.

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Window boxes in rainbow colours stretching out along the street in front of Brixton East created by groups of Chapel Designers working together in colour teams inspired by a demo by talented duo Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin from London florists Rebel Rebel.

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A Chapel Designers Conference gives everyone a chance to unwind, rethink mechanics and techniques, share experiences, start new friendships, noursish old friendships and learn in a relaxed and open way. Holly Chapple opended her heart to us and enabled us to produce some great work. Paul Pryke gave us an insight into the world of a floral writer and designer and inspired us with her work. Rebel Rebel told some great tales of early days and I just love their bouquet on legs. Flowerona gave us some useful tips on Instagram and social media.

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After a demo from Holly I loved creating this elegant bouquet so beautifully captured by Amanda Dumouchelle who had travelled over from the US to work with Holly and the Chapel Designers. Her work is so wonderful I can’t wait to see more of her images of what my fellow Chapel Designers created. So much beauty in one place.

Karen Morgan @kmorganflowers Passion for Flowers bouquet created at Chapel Designers London 2016

A highlight was the Chapel Designers Dinner where we celebrated with all the speakers and Chapel Designers, certainly an evening to remember. The fun we had creating the immense tablescape was awesome and we all enjoyed getting to dine under our floral canopy. Team work never looked so good.

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An early morning visit to New Covent Garden Market gave us a chance to repurpose our designs alongside the Floral Angels. A great opportunity to support this wonderful charity so close to many of our hearts.

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The finale was an epic demonstration by Shane Connolly, his dramatic urn design was overflowing with natural beauty and seasonal delights including garden favourites Viburnum burkwoodii, Amelanchier, Viburnum Opulus and Jasmine. I love his style of work and am thrilled to have had an opportunity to watch him at work.

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I am back in the studio now missing my fellow Chapel Designers, feeling inspired by what we can achieve together and looking forward to continuing as floral friends in this wonderful industry.

Thank you Holly, Evan and Nick for organising Chapel Designers London 2016




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The Chapel Designers group was founded by Holly Chapple of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, in 2010. Holly created the first organization of its kind. An organization that not only educates, supports, and mentors creatives, but  encourages the individual designer to be his or her most authentic self. I am proud to be a member of this esteemed group The Chapel Designers and enjoy building relationships with talented florists and designers around the globe. Chapel Designers support each other and work together on major collaborations creating the most amazing weddings.

The world is a large place but through Holly and The Chapel Designers forum we are one big, happy family. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be part of this great organisation and of the friends I have made through Chapel Designers.

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Just take a look at some of the amazing work in The Spotlght here by some of my fellow Chapel Designers, talented and stylish wedding florists from around the world…

Scroll to the bottom to see links to their websites and photographer credits.

chapel designers - a collection of stylish wedding florists - @kmorganflowers UK Chapel Designer

Credits: 1 Au Courant / Lauren Liddell Photography // 2 Floressence / Natalie Watson Photoography // 3 Dominique Flowers / Whitney Heard Photography // 4 Flourish // 5 Petal & Bean / Ash Meier Photography // 6 Mt Lebanon Floral / Katelyn Rose Photography // 7 Passion for Flowers / Duncan Cox Photography // 8 Stacy K Floral / Alexandra Meseke Photography // 9 Soiree Floral / Gina Meola Photography // 10 GreenSinner / Cara Rufenacht Creative // 11 Margaret Joan Florals / Anna J Photography // 12 Nature’s Grace Design / DeFiore Photography // 13 The Flower Story / BrightSide Photography // 14 // Colonial House of Flowers / Apt. B Photography


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Sometimes you have a once in a lifetime opportunity…

I had just such an opportunity in April and decided to attend the Chapel Designers Conference London 2015. This amazing event was put together by floral rockstar Holly Heider Chapple founder of Chapel Designers with the help of Nick Priestly of Mood Flowers.

From the moment we all gathered for drinks in the aptly named The Rose pub to our final tearful moments leaving Simon Lycett’s studio 3 days later we made lifelong friends.  Love of all things floral binds us together and allows this esteemed group of Chapel Designers to nourish and grow. I am honoured to be part of this family of florists from around the world.

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We had the most wonderful experience and jawdropping selection of florals to choose from at our base in Brixton East. The love, laughter and emotions we all shared encouraged us to create the most amazing florals.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to meet so many talented designers. Holly inspired me to create this freeform bouquet.

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Photographs above kindly taken by the amazing Modern Vintage Weddings.

Jo Flowers and Susanne Hatwood gave us a wonderful masterclass on their romantic, natural style of floral creations both have amazing styles and worked effortlessly to create delightful masterpieces. The compote design above I created after being inspired by their designs.

Rhona Wheeldon of Flowerona joined us for a session on Social Media and is was a highlight to meet her and gain some insights to the world of social media.

The photos below are a snapshot of instagram photos and offer an insight into the amazing times we shared. A masterclass from Robbie Honey who created the dramatic rose and eucalyptus urn, an inspiring behind the scenes visit to Simon Lycett’s studio and so much more.



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Yesterday we were on location at Birtsmorton Court, here is a quick sneak peek of the gorgeous bride and groom. A dream team of wedding industry suppliers from The West Midlands collaborated on a wedding shoot, more photos to follow soon.

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Flower crown in blush pink and peach tones using ranunculus, lisianthus and roses.

Natural free-form hand tied bouquet in peach and cream tones including willow, astilbe, ranunculus, David Austin roses, Quicksand roses, Super Bubbles roses, lisianthus, lilac and amni hand tied with ribbons.

The button hole included a Quicksand rose, ranunculus and snippet of astilbe finished with soft peach.

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