Bloom Fleuriste for Kathryn & Ian at Shustoke Farm Barns

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I’ve been fortunate to work on some lovely weddings at Shustoke Farm Barns this year, which is always a treat as I get to visit and decorate our own wedding venue all over again.

Kathryn and Ian got hitched in late May, with a pink and purple scheme for their wedding flowers. The couple booked me before we met – which I usually don’t like to do – but they live in Hong Kong so I was happy to make made an exception on this occasion.

As is often the case, Kathryn started off with a neutral colour scheme in mind but later requested to add some brighter hues with splashes of hot pink and purple, alongside nude and foliage. I combined astilbe, stocks, sweet pea and veronica with talea, pink piano and bombastic roses. Peonies were just coming into season so I included some hot pink ladies in the table flowers, which also featured wax flower and thlaspi. Kathryn and Ian’s family collected vintage glass beer tankards, which helped with the rustic look that is perfect for Shustoke.

We kept things neutral for Kathryn’s floral crown with white spray roses, white wax flower and blush astilbe, finished with twine and ivory satin ribbon. Doesn’t she look gorgeous? I love her chic and understated J Crew dress.

Monday Moodboad | In the pink

Posted by Hannah.

I can’t get enough of blush at the moment. I’m coveting these linen pillowcases from Bodie & Fou (although will probably go for these cheaper H&M ones in light pink instead) and I’m planning lots of blush wardrobe additions for our honeymoon in June (how nice is this sweater?!).

We talked about using blush in wedding flowers with grey in our Pale and Interesting moodboard, and today we’re going to look at pairing it with its sister shades – nude and dusty pink. It’s such as easy colour palette to work with and feels natural, romantic and relaxed all rolled into one. Flower-wise, Café au lait dahlias would be a must, alongside moody Avalanche roses and some English garden roses, and lots of lovely foliage.

My dream dress would be Claire Pettibone’s Queen Anne’s Lace dress (such a stunner) and we’d kit out our bridesmaids in Zara – simple bell sleeve nude dresses with killer pink heels for utter understated chic. We would channel Rachel Bilsom’s gorgeous flush cheeks and glossy hair, and wear Mac Fanfare on our lips (it’s such a gorgeous shade, we should all run out and get it for summer.)

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Claire Pettibone Queen Anne’s Lace dress / Cafe au lait Dahlia

Table centre / Pink garden roses

Nude dress / Unknown

Sandals / Paper pompom / Unknown