Lemeece and Jon tied the knot just last week (on my birthday!) and chose the most gorgeous rich jewel toned colour palette, perfect for this time of year. Rich magentas and berry shades were paired with burnt oranges and bright fresh greenery. The extra treat was almost all the flowers were locally grown in Sussex ❤️
Below is a picture of the Sussex Flower Farm where I got a lot of these flowers from, it’s a lovely way to spend your time choosing exactly which blooms you want to have in your designs. I chose dahlia, hot pink cosmos, geranium foliage (which smells amazing!) agastache (which also smells amazing!!), fennel, antirrhinum, calendula and strawflowers. There are also some Dutch flowers in this bouquet too, hydrangea, roses, eucalyptus parvifolia and pittasporum
For more flower inspiration you can browse through my blog posts by colour and season, thanks for stopping by.
Georgia and Jim’s Mexican fiesta inspired wedding was so much fun to work on! They chose the fabulously stylish Fabrica as their venue with their ceremony at Brighton Town Hall. I love a Brighton wedding, nice and local and always super stylish!
This wedding was bursting with bright colours (which if you know me you’ll know is right up my street!) and the venue was decorated with Mexican blankets, succulents, colourful moon cacti and even dinosaurs in glass vases! It was a real treat for the eyes and a proper colourful Brighton wedding.
Spring weddings are a favourite of mine, I love the flowers that are available and the huge variety of colours which come with the season. Tulips and ranunculus are particularly special to me and luckily for me Georgia was really happy to go seasonal and embrace the Spring flowers! We used pinks, reds and oranges in the bridal bouquet with some bold green tropical style foliages which all tied in fabulously with Georgia’s orange nails and red lipstick. What a stunning bride!
Lisa Devlin worked her magic and captured the most amazing photos, you can see more pictures of this gorgeous couple over on Devlin Photos
Those flowers with the pink bag and red lipstick! Beautiful Georgia looking glam on her doorstep in Hove.
Congratulations to Georgia and Jim! Such a lovely couple and a real pleasure to work with.
Great news guys – colour is here and if you’re a full blown colour enthusiast such as I you will find this pretty exciting. Last year’s wedding season saw a rise in people opting to have stronger notes in their flower colour palettes, a splash of cerise pink to brighten up the overall look or some yellow to add zing. Colourful wedding flowers are a great way to really brighten up a ceremony or reception room. Uplifting zesty, citrus colours have become very popular along with peaches and corals being a 2016 favourite.
Before I was fully immersed in the wedding world it hadn’t crossed my mind that there would be such a thing as wedding fashion trends, I thought people got married and simply chose colours that reflected them or which worked well with the venue or season. But nowadays there are so many visual references, particularly Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook where we are surrounded by fabulous pictures of these amazing events it is hard not to be unknowingly sucked into following the trends. I am happy when the trend is for bold and bright, it is always really fun to work with punchy colour schemes.
We’ve been seeing a rise in relaxed and more personal weddings in the last couple of years and 2016 saw many festival and fiesta style celebrations taking place. Personally I have seen a reduction in the pale rustic jam jar style wedding an a rise in the brighter bolder Mexican fiesta style. Small jars and vases are still popular though, having clusters of smaller arrangements rather than one large one on each table remains a popular reception decor choice.
January is one of the busiest times of year for wedding planning with many newly engaged couples getting excited and starting to plan their big day. I’d advise getting started with a Pinterest board, pin away with any images you are inspired by – even if you aren’t sure on the style or colour scheme you are going for. Over time you will start to see a pattern emerge and it seems to come together in terms of a theme, or if you can’t see the theme then I often can – and that is where your florist will help you out!
I truly love working with the seasons and I’m pretty sure Autumn is my favourite (but ask me again in Spring and I might tell you something different!) Vivian and Sam tied the knot in the beautiful gardens of the Chiddinglye estate, a gorgeous farm tucked away in Sussex with Patrick’s Barn ready and waiting onsite to hold a fabulous reception in. There’s the added bonus of having your food freshly prepared right next door by Becky who runs The Garden Chef (I strongly urge you to try her chocolate brownies, so good! Becky very kindly kept me fed whilst I was setting up!)
Vivian and Sam wanted the focus of their wedding to be seasonal blooms and full of luscious foliages, I was pretty happy to be allowed to get stuck in to rich Autumnal colours. Dahlias, amaranthus, euphorbia, roses, crocosmia, the most gorgeous colour cerise vanda orchids, a whole load of green goodness including asparagus and sword ferns and eucalyptus were all used to create a natural wild look with a pop of colour.
Vivian’s bouquet was a natural looking, cascading posy full of gorgeous greens and rich Autumn oranges and pinks.
The ceremony took place in the gardens and it was touch and go with the weather – but they did it and it looked amazing!
Patricks barn looking awesome, I love the colour of the lanterns against the flowers. The clever folk at Not Your Average I Do provided and installed the lanterns and fairy lights which really adds to the atmosphere of the barn.
I really enjoyed working on this wedding, congratulations to Vivian and Sam and thank you for choosing Bettie Rose!
I love all the weddings I do as each and every one is individually special. It is lovely the way that flowers can add extra personality to an event and everyone’s personalities are a different. So when a wedding like Ruth and Greg’s comes along it is extra exciting as their style choice was right up my street! I don’t need to be asked twice to go for it with tropical style colours and flowers! I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this wedding, from choosing which bright and fabulous blooms to fill the tropical fruit tins to setting up on a beautiful summers day with retro 90’s dance tunes blasting out of the sound system whilst they tested it all out (it was definitely working!)
Here’s a few pictures for you to enjoy from their day to help you remember the beautiful Summer which seems like so long ago now it’s raining and Autumnal!
I used a mix of bright flowers with a Tropical feel to them including one of my favourites, Sandersonia (the Chinese lantern style flower) which I don’t get to work with very often. There’s asclepsia, dendrobium orchid, zinnias, asparagus fern, antirrhinum, germini and hot pink carnations in these cool tins.
I love the simple stylish bridesmaids dresses paired with their colourful wrist corsages.
The Anchor Inn (near Lewes) is such a beautiful venue, I love how you can go boating on your wedding day!
What a lovely couple. Congratulations Ruth and Greg!