I am absolutely thrilled this morning to see the styled shoot I was involved in back in the summer has finally been revealed on the very popular Bide’s Up North wedding blog.


Lots of lovely inspiration for you for a glamorous yet bohemian style of wedding, and if you love foliage then this is definitely for you!!

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Vicky’s wedding was held at the family house with an outside ceremony and wedding breakfast in a marquee.

For the ceremony the seats were straw bales covered for the comfort of the guests and the aisle was decorated with jars of flowers hanging from shepherd crooks. The flowers kept the colour of vintage and dusky pink and ivory and were a mix of summer flowers.


Straw bale seats, flower jars on hooks form the wedding ceremony aisleLanterns of flowers on crooks line the aisleEustoma, roses, mint, astilbe in a hanging jar

This bird cage, bride’s own, was filled with the same mix of flowers as the aisle to decorate the ceremony table.

Black bird cage with a mix of summer flowers


The marquee for the wedding breakfast was all white with the only colour being the flowers and logs scattered around the space.

The top table had 2 log slices with small jars of flowers and candles at either end and a few further small jars of flowers dotted along the length.

Astilbe, Dille, Roses, Mint, and eustoma in small jars stood on a wooden sliceA small jar of flowers for the top tableFlowers for the top table


The guest tables kept the wooden theme going with a branch added to hang the table numbers on. The slices once again had 3 jars of flowers filled with a mix of summer flowers. These included roses, astilbe, celosia, eustoma, dille, rosemary and mint. Many of these being scented.

Summer mix of flowers in vintage and dusky pink and ivorySummer flowers for a country vintage themeDusky and vintage pink and ivory flowersSummer flower mixWooden Slice table decorationWood slice with jars of flowers of dille, roses, mint, eustoma and astilbePretty summer mix of flower centerpiece

The marquee entrance and table settings

Entrance to the marqueeMarquee table flowersTable centerpieces in a marquee

I also provided roses for the homemade cake.

Cake flowers

The marquee and planning was provided by Keymarquee

Vicky came to me through a recommendation from another supplier with about 8 weeks to go to her wedding. Travelling with work outside the UK for much of this time made meeting up tricky but we managed a brief meeting before everything else was sorted through email.

The style and colours were already chosen, a vintage feel with a very pale pink and ivory theme. The wedding was at a family members home with an outside ceremony and marquee wedding breakfast. (These will be tomorrow’s blog post)

The bride carried a hand tied bouquet of Quicksand (blush pink) with Naomi (ivory) roses and pale pink Astilbe and sprigs of Rosemary. The stems were bound with ivory lace from the wedding dress.

Roses and astilbe bridal hand tie bouquet with Rosemary foliageBlush pink and ivory bride's bouquetRoses, Astilbe and herb bouquet

The 5 bridesmaids each carried a smaller version of the brides’s bouquet.

Blush pink and ivory rosesBridesmaid bouquet with lace around stems

The two flower girls both carried a smaller version of the bridesmaids.

Small bouquet for a flower girlFlower girl roses

All members of the bridal party including the groom each wore a single Quicksand rose with a sprig of Rosemary.

Blush pink rose with Rosemary buttonhole


All these designs are very simple yet fit the vintage styling and colouring perfectly.

Elaine from Elsham Hall asked me to contact this bride after her wedding florist wouldn’t use the venues candelabras for the table centerpieces, knowing I would and was happy to, saving the bride from hiring items when there is no need.

The set up was to be all cream and ivory with the features being lace and pearls. The candelabras are covered in lights with pearls attached around the wire and the chairs were covered with lace hoods.

The top table was to be a long and low of a mix of foliage but all ivory roses and gyp with lengths of  lace and pearls entwined through the design.

Ivory roses with foliage and lace and pearls entwined through design

The 10 guest tables carried this theme through with an ivory rose and gyp display on the candelabras with lace loops in the design.

Lace and pearl set upIvory roses with gypIvory roses with lace and pearls on a cream candelabra


I have many candelabras, vases and bowls to hire but should you wish to use your venues pieces please get in touch to see how I can help you.

Chloe came to me from a recommendation from Elaine at Elsham Hall where her wedding ceremony was being held.

She knew exactly what she wanted in her bouquet, sunflowers, but wasn’t sure if this was possible due to their size. Sunflowers can be quite big and have large stems but with mixing them with gyp and only having a few in the bouquet (6) this minimizes the issues. The stems were wrapped with hessian to add to the natural style of the bouquet.

Sunflower and gyp bridal bouquetYellow sunflowers and gyp

Chloe also asked me if a flower crown in gyp was possible but she wanted to be able to attach her veil to it. For this she wanted a 4″ gap to allow a quick bit of sowing on the wedding morning. I attached a few small wire hoops to allow the crown to be pinned into the hair and left the gap. I am assured it worked perfectly.

Gypsophila 3/4 flower crownGypsophila flower crown


The three bridesmaids each carried a smaller sunflower and gyp bouquet with hessian around the stems.

Bridesmaid bouquet of sunflowers and gypSunflower and gyp bouquet


The groomsmen each wore a small buttonhole of gyp tied with twine.

Gypsophila buttonhole tied with twine

Elsham Hall is one of the venues where I am a preferred supplier. Over the years I have set up many wedding receptions with flower displays and each time it looks completely different.

With a venue like Elsham Hall and a team headed by Elaine this blank canvas barn can be transformed into your unique wedding style. Flowers, I feel, make a huge difference to the look and style at any venue and help bring together all those other details you have sourced from far and wide and are now spread out across the space. Scent is an added bonus with fresh flowers and will in future years transform you back to that once in a lifetime special day. Many blooms, especially seasonal ones, are packed with scent adding another dimension to your wedding. Colour also helps define your style, be it bright and bold or pastels and romance. But each style feels at home in this barn.

Here are a few of the reception set ups I have provided fresh flowers for, most using candelabras or vases provided by Elaine out of her immense collection.


Elsham Hall with purple, pink and cream displaysStocks, roses and eustoma with foliage in Wellington bootsElsham Hall table displays of Wellington bootsTop table design in pinks, purples and creamsPink purple and cream urn pedestalCath Kidston inspired receptionPeach and cream ceremony table displayConical vase flower display with added kitesCoral and ivory archwayGreen and white ceremony table displayCup cake tower and flowersFlower archway and ceremony table display

Top table design of roses, orchids and blossomBlack bird cage lanternElsham Hall

Hot air balloon table displaysVintage bottles and flowersSmall bottle displays with flowersTable displays of rosesTop table vases of rosesReception flowers at Elsham HallWhite ceremony table designBlue and white set up at Elsham HallPink, cerise and peach garden rose display

Pink and ivory flower displays at Elsham HallPink and ivory ceremony table designCream candelabras with pinks and ivory flowers


If you have decided on this lovely venue for your wedding and would like to discuss fresh flowers, please get in touch via the form on the contact page or ask Elaine for my details.

Rachel’s sunflower theme continued into her reception venue of The County Assembly Rooms.

The top table was decorated with a long and low design of sunflowers, roses, santini, soli and mixed foliage.

Sunflowers, roses, soli, santini with various foliage for the top table

The top table is positioned in front of the ‘lady’  and the mantelpiece looks lovely with matching asymmetric designs either side, these used the same flowers as the top table.

Sunflowers, roses, soli, santini and berries for half of a mantelpiece designYellow and green asymmetric design


The cake was given a lovely sunny topper of a corsage spray which trailed over the first tier and two single sunflowers adorned the bottom tier.

Corsage design to trail down from the top tierSingle sunflowers and foliage for the base of the cake


I provided 4 bay trees dressed with a dark blue base and ribbon stem and these then had sunflowers decorating the ‘tree’ part. Thank you flowers were also given. These were hand ties in water, to keep fresh all day, and were in the wedding flowers and colours.

Blue and yellow bay tree with sunflowersSunflowers in bay tree, to hireYellow and blue thank you hand tie


Rachel very kindly sent me the first image from her wedding and the next was sent via The County Assembly rooms so you can see the venue set up.

The tables each had a 50cm cocktail vase with a posy of sunflowers, santini and soli with foliage.

Real bride Rachel and her flowersMartini vases with sunflowers at The County Assembly Rooms

Rachel came to me through a package deal but wanted to change the flowers and colour to her choice of sunflowers. With the wedding being in the main sunflower time of year this was achievable.

The bride’s bouquet was a mix of yellow sunflowers, small sunflower like santini chrysants and soli with green hypericum berries and pistachio foliage to blend in. The stems were bound with twine to continue the rustic feel of the wedding.

Sunflowers, sol, santini chrysants and green hypericum berries in a brides hand tie bouquetSunflowers, santini chrysants and sol with green berries and foliage with stems bound in twineSunny sunflowers

The 3 bridesmaids carried a small version with sunflowers and santini with pistachio foliage. The stems again being wrapped in twine.

Bridesmaid bouquet of sunflowers and santini chrysantsYellow bridesmaid bouquet with stems bound in twine

The flower girl wore a flower crown of santini chrysants, soli and berries to match in with the bride. She also carried a small basket of rose petals.

Hair crown in yellow and greenSantini chrysants, sol and green berry hair crown


The page boy was the ring bearer and carried the rings on a sunflower head. These were attached to loops pinned into the head for security.

Sunflower with ribbon loops for attaching the wedding rings


The groomsmen each wore a small sunflower as a buttonhole with the stems bound with twine and the ladies wore a corsage. A single sunflower head with berries soli and santini with foliage.

Sunflower buttonhole with twine around stemSunflower corsage

This is one of my wedding flower packages.

Rose bouquets for the bride and 2 bridesmaids, 6 buttonholes and 2 corsages.

Roses can be any (available) colour or split between 2 colours. Different foliage or gyp can be added and any colour ribbon used.

Other packages available, please use the form on the contact page for more details.


Rose bridal bouquet with purple ribbon wrapped stemsIvory avalanche roses with foliageBrides hand tie bouquet of ivory roses and ivyRose bridesmaid bouquetRose buttonhole with ivy leafDouble rose with gyp and foliage

Kim’s mum has been a long standing customer and so when her daughter wanted wedding flowers they approached me to see if I could help. Kim chose this design out of my portfolio, it matched her colour theme and she loved the flower mix. Memory Lane roses, purple eustoma, lilac freesia and ivory roses and gyp all presented with a silver wire collar and the stems wrapped in purple satin ribbon.

Brides bouquet of purple eustoma, lilac freesia and roses, ivory roses and gyp surrounded by a silver wire collarBrides bouquet of purple, lilac and ivory flowers in a silver wire collarGorgeous memory lane and ivory roses, lilac freesia and purple eustoma

The matron of honour carried a Carmen ivory rose bouquet with ruscus foliage.

Layers of ivory rose petals as one large bloomCarmen rose bouquet


The two flower girls each had an ‘Alice band’ of fresh ivory spray roses, gyp and hydrangea florets with ivy leaves.

Half flower crown of ivory spray roses and gypHair design for a flower girl of spray roses and gyp


The ladies each had a lapel corsage of an ivory rose, spray roses, gyp and stallion chrysants and foliage.

Ladies corsages of ivory rose, spray rose, stallion chrysants and gypLapel rose corsage


The men all wore an artificial buttonhole of a purple thistle, eustoma flower and gyp sprigs.



Ladies corsages and men's buttonholes


For the venue, The Pride Of Lincoln, I provided the top table display, sorry no photo, and this lovely archway for the cake table. This was decorated with organza and had a ruscus garland with lilac and ivory roses and bunches of gyp tied around the front arch.

Archway of ruscus, gyp and roses over the cake table