An English heritage wedding

Natasha and Theo made their vows last summer at one of England's oldest wedding venues, Almonry Barn - a scheduled ancient monument in Somerset. 

I had a feeling it was going to be a wedding to remember when I was contacted by Lauren from Flourish Caligraphy all the way from Canada. Lauren was curating the wedding for her friend Natasha, and their mutual friend -  fine art wedding photographer Megan Laura was also organised to fly over to shoot the wedding.  

They were really keen to use English roses, so we did.. use lots of them! Varieties include Margaret Merril, Charmant and Whiter Shade of Pale, all provided by The Real Flower Company

When people think of English flowers, they often think of 'wild flowers' such as daisy, cornflower and poppies, ending up in a riot of colour. These beautiful shots show that English flowers can be used to create a classic look, with a very muted and delicate colour palate. 

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If you are looking for beautifully crafted wedding stationery, take a look at Lauren's website. She sends her work all over the world.  

And Megan Laura Photography is a destination photographer and I know would love to come back to England to shoot more weddings..her work is incredibly special. 

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As spring arrives, so too do British flowers. All bouquets are locally grown (except for roses, which are Fairtrade).

Bouquets cost £35 and will include: roses, ranunculus, narcissi and tulips, in a mix of bright colours. 

Bouquets are available to collect from The Good Florist workshop in Fairwarp (TN22 3BL) or from Wilderness Woods (TN22 4HJ) on either Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th March. 

 If you have a special request, or would like to know about delivery charges as an alternative, please email me roberta@thegoodflorist.co.uk

Each bouquet includes a donation of £1 to Wilderness Woods, helping to protect our community woodland. 

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Hannah & Zac's festival wedding

Sometimes when I drop a bridal bouquet off, I want to stay and join the party. This was definitely one of those weddings.

Hannah and Zac live in Melbourne, but chose to get married in the UK at The English Herb Farm in Hampshire. They were blessed with a gorgeous summer's day. 

I wish I could tell you more about their suppliers, as these guys had everything nailed. The caterers were a sustainable seafood company called Clawfood, hand picked my Hannah & Zac who make their living selling pizza from a wagon in Australia. 

Hannah's dress was made by Australian designer Anna Campbell who specialises in relaxed, bohemian,  free-spirited wedding dresses, and the beautiful photography is courtesy of Mckinley Rodgers

Intimate banquet at Pelham House

Before the wedding season hots up, I wanted to share with you one of the most beautiful weddings from this winter.

To get married by candlelight and then fly to Sri Lanka for winter sun seems like a good reason to get married in January. 

Lisa and Toby tied the knot at Pelham House in Lewes, with their two children Didi and Zac.

Lisa has a really elegant and individual style and she opted for a printed silk dress from Stella McCartney. 

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The reception was a dream for me to work on. We decided to create a winter garden, and I used lots of dried hydrangea, potted plants, lichen covered branches and fresh seasonal flowers including hellebores, muscari and narcissus.

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Photographer Sarah Weal is a Sussex based portrait photographer. Her website shows a beautiful collection of portraits, including some famous faces. 

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Pelham House is a 16th Century townhouse with a really intimate feel. The ceremony room has stately wooden paneling which adds warmth and depth, perfect for a winter wedding. It also has a beautiful garden.  

I would really recommend checking it out if you are looking for a wedding venue in Sussex. 

Second wreath workshop announced

The wreath workshop on 3rd December is now full so I've added a second date. 

Thursday 10th December, 7-9pm

Wilderness Woods, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, TN22 4HJ

Get seriously festive at this  winter wreath workshop. I'll be showing you how to make a wreath for your door, using natural materials and foliage foraged from the woods. 

Create your own design using evergreens, dried flowers, seed pods and pine cones and soak up the festive atmosphere by the fire in the cafe. 

Cost per person £30 which includes a drink from the Wild Bar. 

To book email me roberta@thegoodflorist.co.uk or call me on 07816 873138.

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