Today we are talking flowers, winter flowers inparticluar as Trcey from Campbells flowers offers up some suggestions for a winter wedding. Summer and spring weddings are lovely but there is something magical about a winter wedding that can really capture the imagination, so let your creativity run riot with the flowers you choose! Let Tracey guide you and give you some ideas!
I’ll pass the blog over to Tracey……….
My thanks as always to Kelly for the chance to share a bit of flowery inspiration with all her lovely readers, today I bring you some lovely ideas if you’re thinking of doing it a bit differently by having a Winter wedding. Not everyone’s first choice as, without a doubt, Summer weddings are still by far and away the most popular season. However, here at Campbell’s HQ we’ve been incredibly honoured to work with some wonderfully creative Brides all of whom have chosen to get married over the past few months.
Think dusk, romantic candlelight, log fires, crisp days and soft silvery, shimmery light and you’ll start to get just what’s so wonderful about this time of the year. In terms of flowers because there’s plenty to choose from in a whole host of colour palettes – here’s just a few of the weddings we’ve designed recently.
One of this (and next) year’s most popular colour palettes, team soft buttery creams, delicate shell pinks and pretty peaches with ultra-cool dove greys and silvers of fabulously textured succulents for a gorgeous feminine look.
I’m absolutely delighted to share with you this pretty, pretty wedding which we designed really recently for our lovely Bride, Hannah, who absolutely adores white roses and cones. We also introduced wintery vibes by using silvery foliage reminiscent of ‘snowflakes’, along with some exquisite white thistle and grey-green eucalyptus – an absolute favourite of mine!
I have another lovely summer wedding for you today, to brighten up this cold December day! Brought to you courtesy of Mark Tattersall who I have had the pleasure of working with in the past, this wedding is full of colour, summer sunshine and a relaxed and chilled out couple. Set on a Farm so the couple had a blank canvas to work with, James and Lindsey really went to town on making sure this wedding was full of colour and fun. Taking inspiration from wild flowers as well as bright fabrics this wedding is full of handmade bunting, napkin rings, table centres, hay bales and lots of garden games. A perfect summer wedding!
‘2 years of hard work and planning boiled down to a really special afternoon and evening. It was a relaxed, informal and very personal day.’
James and Lindsay were married on the 8th of June, with the ceremony at St John’s Church, Frankby, and reception at Church Farm, Thursaston, Wirral. ‘We looked at venues in Oxford (where we met), London (where we live) and on the Wirral (where Lindsay grew up). We chose Church Farm in the end for the sensational views and because it provided us with a blank slate to build the perfect wedding for us – we found this much more appealing than signing up for a standard package. We had 90 guests and were engaged for just under two years, planning throughout in fits and starts.’
Today is the Blogs 4th Birthday, so I just wanted to say a little Happy Birthday to me and to say a BIG thank you to you the readers of the Blog for always being there and for making the blog what it is today without you the blog would be nothing, I’d be sitting here writing with no one to read my endless wedding ramblings, so the fact your tune in on a daily basis, leave comments, leave love on the Facebook page, tweet me and share my photo pinterest is a really big thing for me.
I started the blog in 2009 as an extension of my wedding planning site, I set myself a target of blogging 3 times a week to highlight the work I was doing with my wedding planning. Fast forward 4 years and here we are, the blog has gone from strength to strength, as has its readership. Since then the blog has had a massive re design which has really cemented it’s place in the wedding blog market, it has won awards, been voted in many top 100 and top 10 lists, it is read internationally and is growing in popularity each month.
Next Year will see the start of a new project for Boho Weddings and a brand new addition to the Blog (no not a baby blog). It is an exciting progression for the Blog and it will mean even more fresh content on a weekly basis for you! More details of this in the new year!
I still love my job, I love bringing you beautiful real weddings, fun DIY tutorials, the latest wedding trends, inspiration, wedding planning advice and offering the blog up for discussions. But as I said the blog would be nothing without you.
So today I am sending you all virtual birthday cake! and saying a BIG Thank You for your continued support! Here’s to another amazing year at Boho Weddings. The future sure does look exciting!
Big Boho Birthday Love
I have a super pretty and elegant wedding for you today courtesy of Daffodil Waves Photography. The wedding takes place at Warwick House, who offer the option of an outdoor ceremony, and as we had such an amazing summer of sun this year, Vicky and Tom were able to hold their ceremony in the beautiful gardens. With the help of friends and family Vicky pulled together a beautiful pale pink wedding with a ‘Vintage floral’ theme. Lots of shabby chic details mixed with elegant dressing makes this wedding oh so pretty. I am loving the big light up letters at the end of the post and of course this gorgeous couple and the amazing sunny weather, bring back summer!
‘The day I got to marry my best friend. The most perfect day on the hottest day of the year, filled with sunshine and happiness!’
Vicky and Tom were married on the 1st August at Warwick House, Southam. ‘I came across Warwick House in a magazine and when we went along to their open day we instantly fell in love with it! The décor was elegant and neutral and we knew it would fit the style of our wedding perfectly. We had 74 day guests and another 100 in the night! The wedding took 18 months to plan, enough time to complete all the DIY elements I wanted to add to the day.’
As you know Christmas is just round the corner and I did promise you a few christmas related posts, so today I have a Christmas review from Dot Com Gift shop. Dot Com Gift shop is a lovely website selling a variety of gifts, decorations, wedding bits and bobs, items for the home and garden and all round manner of pretty. It is possible to get lost on the site for hours searching out more and more things to purchase!
As well as a great selection of wedding stuff, they currently have a wonderful selection fo Christmas decorations, items and gifts! I would strongly recommend you pop over toe the website and have a look and, maybe purchase a sneaky little gift or decoration for christmas while you are there. There is so much choice and everything has such a unique and pretty look and feel to it! I love it, so much so that the guys at Dot Com Gift shop sent me over a selection of christmas goodies to review!
I Love this pretty garland, with 20 LED lights, it is battery powers so it can go anywhere, round your computer screen, on a mantel piece, as a table decoration. I placed it on our living room mirror and it works beautifully as the mirror catches more lights. It makes our front room super festive. The bells are a great addition and make a very festive sound!
£2.95 for 6 meters
Great vealue for money, this Christamas ribbon comes in a selction of designs. We will be using it coupled with brown paper and luggae tags for an old fashion festive feel.
£9.95 (was £24.95)
I think this is my favorite item out fo the lot and was really impressed with the size, it is a lot bigger than I expected, as I thought it was going to be the size of an actual christmas tree bauble It has a distressed feel to it and has little fairylights inside which make a gorgeous glow when lite up. We have this dangling from the mirror that the bell garland is on. The only down side is it does need to be plugged into a power point, so you are a bit restricted to where you can hang it as the cable cold be a bit longer.
I have a beautiful wedding for you today, and what makes it more special is that the whole thing took place in the family garden, including the ceremony. With a relaxed, meadow theme this bohemian wedding is full of beautiful details and some gorgeous photography courtesy of Chris Fishleigh Photograpy. Hollie and Matthew are a stunning couple and I am totally in love with Holly’s Rembo Styling dress, complete with her flower crown she looks absolutely beautiful! As for the choccywoccydoodah cake, wow! Another masterpiece from them! I just love this wedding, the ceremony under the tree is so special and the rest of the wedding follows the relaxed chilled out vibe, just perfect!
‘Our wedding was absolutely the best day. A day we will truly cherish for the rest of our lives’
Hollie & Matthew were married on the 10th August, under a tree in their garden, Crowborough, East Sussex. ‘Having looked at a number of beautiful locations in Sussex, we didn’t find anywhere that we loved as much as we did the garden! Having it at home also allowed us to create our dream wedding on our budget. We had 135 guests and it took us a full year to plan’.