Sometimes in life you meet someone who inspires you and whom you love working with. I met with Charlotte O’Shea quite by chance and have enjoyed working with her ever since those early days. Never did I expect that I would travel the country with the Rock My Wedding team and create the florals for their stunning book. This past year has been a milestone in our floral journey and I feel so honoured to have my work featured in a book. When Charlotte first approached us at the concept stage we just knew we had to be involved and put our heart and soul into this project.
As Charlotte so beautifully put it “Karen Morgan from Passion for Flowers followed us halfway around the country with her magnificent blooms and ability to whip up a floral storm in an unprecedented short amount of time. I swear she is actually ‘Mary Poppins’ in disguise. Her van plays host to a seemingly limitless supply of trinkets and decorative pieces from her daughter Gemma’s wedding decor store – The Wedding of My Dreams”
WHO SHOULD BUY THE BOOK
The book is an inspiring read, a great gift for newly engaged couples or for anyone wanting to add some last minute details to their wedding day. No wedding should be planned without it!
Kilworth House is a delight to decorate and Kathryn and Bailey were looking for natural flowers in bright warm colours, with coral peonies and gloriosa lilies. We first met at The National Wedding Show and were chosen to bring Kate’s vision to life.
The bridal bouquet was a cascading design with coral peonies and trailing gloriosa lilies, together with highlights of orange roses and green dill which Kathryn carried with joy the whole day.
KILWORTH HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS – LUXE CEREMONY FLOWERS IN THE ORANGERY
A luxe look is perfect for the Orangery at Kilworth House, with its elegant glass frame, window ledges and beautiful tiled floor. The colours were carefully selected with Kathryn and her mum and they brought the Orangery to life.
KILWORTH HOUSE DRINKS RECEPTION – FLOWER GIRL FLOWER CROWN
I just love the image of the flower girl with her flower crown and whimsical posy collecting confetti below, completely oblivious to the grown ups around.
KILWORTH HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS – TABLE CENTREPIECES, BRIGHT PINK, CORAL, ORANGE FLOWERS IN LUXE GOLD VASES FOR CENTREPIECES IN THE ORANGERY
Whilst guests enjoyed drinks and canapes on the terrace the team moved in to decorate the room with luxe gold vases as centrepieces. The flowers in bright pink, coral and orange complemented the soft gold cloths, stylish charger plates, gold cutlery and luxe glassware. Every last detail was carefully coordinated to ensure this Kilworth House couple had the most amazing of wedding days.
FLOWERS FOR THE CHEESE CAKE
Bailey, Kathryn and families have a love of good food and cheese so the choice of cake was a labour of love. Each cheese stack had been carefully selected as a favourite and we loved the opportunity to style the table with a rustic wooden tree slice and beautiful blooms from their day.
I was thrilled to receive thanks from Kathryn and Bailey and a lovely note from Kathryn’s mum, “We knew from day 1 that you were the florist for us and I would recommend you to anyone; worth every penny (or £)! Thanks again for the visual impact you created for a perfect day.”
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.
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.
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.
For the bouquet we created a relaxed hand tied bouquet of pink, white, green and blue hydrangeas with touches of pink astilbe, veronica, wax flowers and seeded eucalyptus. Tied with vintage lace and a brooch.
WHITEWASHED WOODEN CRATE CENTREPIECE
For the centrepiece we used a wooden crate (available from The Wedding of my Dreams) and painted it white. We used similar flowers to the bouquet for a relaxed look. We included mixed colours of hydrangeas, blush pink roses, wax flower, astilbe and eucalyptus.
The buttonhole was an amnesia rose, snippet of blue hydrangea and eucalyptus tied with rustic twine.
The place setting shown on the green napkin was a small bunch including a snippet of blue hydrangea, blush pink rose, eucalyptus and wax flower tied with twine. These make pretty place settings for the ladies.
This mix of flowers would suits a relaxed wedding, perhaps at a barn or in a marquee during the Spring or Summer. This mix of colours are also perfect if you have chosen a watercolour theme for your wedding.
FAIRYTALE BOUQUET – WHITE WEDDING BOUQUET
Another of our bouquets were also featured within the magazine, this white wedding bouquet is hand tied with lace. We used a mix of white winter flowers for this bouquet including white ranunculus, white hydrangeas and white roses.