Bloom Fleuriste for Katie & Ben at Compton Verney

When Katie and Ben told me they were struggling to find a florist with a natural yet modern style, I knew we were going to get on well as it was the exact same problem that inspired me to become a florist during my own wedding planning. Katie had firm likes and dislikes on flowers, which I really welcome generally as it helps to narrow down the options and really understand the look clients want to achieve.

The palette was pink, lots of pink, from the palest blush to the brightest cerise. Katie wanted unusual flowers among some classics like David Austin roses and eucalyptus, in a loose natural style that felt stylish and unique. Katie and Ben’s floral designs really show the impact of a single colour palette, particularly against the stark white backdrop of Adam Hall at Compton Verney. Variety, tone and texture are particularly important when working with a limited palette, and I maxed this out with a cocktail of fluffy, furry, spiky, soft, feathery and whispy blooms in many shades of pink. Finally, I added David Austin’s hot pink ‘Kate’ rose for a special touch. Delicious.

Here’s a small selection of Katie and Ben’s photos, courtesy of Gina Print Photography. Doesn’t she look sensational? And how lovely are the soft pink Hobbs bridesmaids dresses? They’re a popular choice this year,

Warwickshire florist

Leamington Spa florist

West Midlands Florist

Compton Verney wedding

Pink bridesmaid dresses

Compton Verney flowers

Marquee lights hire

Compton Verney Weddings

All images by Gina Print Photography

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Monday Moodboard | The Colour Purple

Posted by Hannah.

Things have been pretty hectic around here lately, what with Melissa moving to Sydney with her honey (sob) last month and the wedding season hotting up, but I’m pleased to back in blog land with a new Monday Moodboard.

I fall in and out of love with purple all the time. I probably loved it most when I was about 13 years old and pestered my dad to paint my bedroom walls pale lavender, but I’m enjoying a little flirtation with it again at the moment. It all depends on the particular shade and what you pair it with. As one our Bloom brides aptly put it “no Cadbury purple” and I couldn’t agree more. While it can work to make a dramatic impact, purple is the darkest colour on the colour spectrum, which causes it to dominate and overshadow more delicate shades.

Lavender, mauve and violet on the other hand look gorgeous when paired with soft pinks, white, peach and lots of greyish green foliage. I also love warm plum shades, particularly in autumn. I’d personally avoid going all out with purple dresses, ties and purple flowers… I think it works far better as highlight hue rather than completely in your face. In fact, I think my favourite pairing is with mint as it’s so nice and fresh and can feel really modern. My purple flowers of choice are stocks and delphiniums for height, sweet peas for scent and delicacy, and Amnesia roses for their nostalgic romance. I had dusty pinkish-mauve nails for my wedding and got so many compliments on them, so that’s something to consider for a subtle touch.

purple wedding

Source unknown / Bhldn Elsa dress

Paisley mint tie / Delphiniums

Source unknown / Source unknown

Mauve Nordstrom dress / Mercury glass lanterns

Monday moodboard: winter wonderland

We love winter weddings. There’s so much opportunity for Narnia-inspired styling, with chic snow white accessories and touches of forest green. And to ward off the cold, we’d serve hot mulled cider and mini croque monsieur, and fill the venue with hundreds of twinkling tea lights to create a beautifully cosy atmosphere.

winter white moodboardMountains / Rustic table scape

Alternative garland / Stars napkin

White and green floral display / Lulu Frost earrings

Kate Spade champagne saucer / Rosemary place cards