This year is proving to be the year that a lot of friends say “I do”. It is always an honour to do flowers for friends and family and the best part is seeing the flowers in situ in the bride’s hand, against the bridesmaids dresses, on the tables and wherever else they may be.

Firstly, there was the springtime wedding of Beth and Hal. This was not a conventional wedding and it perfectly reflected their style, good taste and sense of humour. It involved a lot of flower related work but the venue gave me a little room in a courtyard, the sun was shining outside and the flowers were canary yellow. It was bliss.

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This wedding was a true collaboration - Beth and Hal knew exactly what they wanted and both put an alarming amount of love and effort into planning the day. Lots of friends mucked in and it was unforgettable with too many laughs to mention.

And if you’re thinking, canary yellow? Really? The bride wore an ivory dress, red lips, emerald green shoes and it all made perfect sense. No other colour would have done.

This weekend we celebrated the nuptials of Quey and Gary. A very different but equally beautiful celebration, they married in the cathedral, put on pie and mash in the church hall and then took us to a country house in the evening. The family had picked garden flowers for the tables which were beautiful and I was left in charge of bouquets and buttonholes. Quey carried powdery blues and ivories with silver foliage. She couldn’t have looked any more beautiful as she left the church and walked into the sunlight.

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And so on to the next… In a couple of weeks it will be the turn of my cousin James and his bride, Lizzie.  I’m anticipating a lot of work but feel completely confident that there will be a good party at the end of it all.