Flowers are such a massive part of a wedding- they're often in most of the pictures and can really set the style of your day. An amazing bouquet with a beautiful dress can make some stunning pictures. With that in mind I went along to Mrs Bee's Flowers, based in Stamford, and met Viv who offers a range of flower services.
When I arrived Viv was starting to make a small bouquet and a button hole - I know little about flowers, but I could already see how well the colours and textures all went with each other. So on went the kettle and I set to work capturing what goes into putting these pieces together, and I can tell you it's a lot. There's so much thought which goes into planning the bouquets, what looks right, what the flowers mean etc. and then it all has to be put together in a way which is pleasing to the eye. In a way I thought it was similar to photography, when it's done right it looks effortless, but if it was done wrong you would soon know about it. This is why it's so important to find both a flower supplier and a wedding photographer who can produce work to make it look effortless.
I was impressed with the work which went in to creating these pieces, especially with the button hole - I had no idea how intricate it is, using wire, pins and ribbon yet making it look like they haven't been used!
I think you'll agree that the final pieces really are stunning, simple, elegant and beautiful, which is exactly what most people are looking for when planning their wedding. Viv is such a lovely woman, who clearly is really passionate about her craft - and she makes a mean cup of coffee!
The handheld bridal posy was made up of Alpe d'Huez roses, lisanthus, olive and myrtle berry. It was finished with white satin ribbon and pearl pins - tied in a natural spiral. The buttonhole consisted of an Alpe d'Huez rose, ivy, myrtle and dusty miller.
Not only are they beautiful but the flowers also have a meaning:
- Olive - 'Peace'
- White rose - 'Purity'
- Myrtle - 'Marriage'
- Ivy - 'Fidelity'
How sweet is that?