It's been an exciting year, surrounded by gorgeous flowers but as always the highlight has been the people I have met along the way, special people who make the journey so much fun, and simply become good friends.
We love the emergence of Spring, the optimism, and the promise of warmer, sunnier days. Here's a few highlights from our Spring Workshops courtesy of some very creative ladies, many of whom I owe enormous thanks for they keep coming back year after year.
I love Spring flowers, especially Ranunculi, Paper White Narcissus and Muscari. Combining these wonderful blooms can make a Spring wedding or celebration really special, here are a few of my favourites.
.... this beauty featured white & lilac Roses, Peonies, Clematis, Sweet Peas and Lysimachus, thank you Emma Watts for sharing her lovely images
It's not all about flowers, it's the images!
Here was my challenge, how to capture images I would be proud to share? I invested in a new camera and booked onto one of Clare West's photography workshops. I first met Clare at one of my weddings last year and she was awesome! Here's a few of my photos, I have a long way to go but Clare was a great teacher, thank you so much, you've set me off on the right foot!
Roses are a real passion of mine, especially the garden varieties so you will see them featured in many of my weddings, here are just a few of my favourite images.
.. and then came Lyla!
Shredding garden foliage; eating tomatoes, plums & apples from the garden, it's all in a day's work! If you come to visit, she will be here to welcome you, along with her wiser companion "Pippa" unless of course you tell me that dogs are not your cup of tea and then they will be totally discreet, but how could you resist!
These are some of the moments I wouldn't miss!
It's an utter joy and a privilege to be a part of such a precious day!
Midsummer night's dream inspired, styled photo shoot
We had the most fun working with so many talented wedding professionals in the magical setting of Lila's Wood. Thanks to Matt Bishop for the images, and Bochic Weddings & Events for organising and styling the whole shoot. Full credits and all images are on the Boho Weddings Blog.
I love the whole run up to Christmas, as crazy as it is! It is just wonderful to have the opportunity to inspire, guide and admire the festive creations that result from my workshops. Thank you to Fiona Scott for coming long with her camera and capturing some great shots.
We ended the year with a magical, winter wedding at Notley Abbey, then headed back to finish our Christmas flower orders before getting ready for our family Christmas and a little more madness that I can only attribute to the 4 children, 2 dogs and 1 cat that provide me with endless fun! Thank you to Sam Docker for your awesome images.
Thank you to everyone I had the pleasure of working with last year, I'm so lucky to have the support of such lovely people. Finally, I couldn't sign off without saying a huge congratulations to all my couples who married last year, I wish you every joy and happiness.